Q&A With BCBH Law Partner and Super Lawyers Recipient Angela Bullock
Nicole Winch | June 2, 2020
The Super Lawyers award is given to licensed attorneys who demonstrate exceptional professional achievements throughout the year. The main goal of these awards is to provide the general public and other legal counsel an extensive list of credible and distinguished attorneys to choose from.
No lawyer fits that description better than Angela Bullock, a senior partner of Bullock Campbell Bullock & Harris, P.C.
Angela has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2020. She has not only been recognized this year for her professional excellence but has also been selected the last four years as well. Her dedication and commitment to serving asbestos victims has made her a valuable candidate for receiving this award each year. Angela represents BCBH Law, which is a national mesothelioma law firm that has practiced asbestos litigation for over 20 years.
According to SuperLawyers.com, a patented multiphase selection process is used in order to determine the most outstanding lawyers in each state. Lawyers are entered into the candidate pool through either peer nominations, third-party recommendations or the Super Lawyers research team.
Before final selections, lawyers are evaluated by various achievement indicators such as experience and community service. Every year, only 5 percent of attorneys are selected to be Super Lawyers.
Receiving an award after such a rigorous approval process makes it evident that Angela’s work is of the highest quality.
We put together some interview questions so you can get to know Angela and what receiving this award means to her.
Q:What does being named to Super Lawyers mean to you? Why is this an important recognition?
A: It’s a great honor to again be acknowledged in the Texas Super Lawyers — a list of top lawyers whom I admire and consider to be outstanding. I’m humbled, especially when judged among many worthy peers, since this recognition was created through the nominations of my colleagues, including some of my personal mentors, lawyers whom I have mentored, and opposing counsel.
Q: This is the fifth straight selection for the recognition. What does this consistency say about you and the firm?
A:The Super Lawyers’ prestigious fifth-consecutive-year selection recognizes our attorneys’ steep experience, rewards our firm’s commitment to our clients and underscores our team’s personal service. Recognitions, such as these from our peers, confirm we are on the right track in providing high-quality legal services and fierce advocacy for our clients.
Q: Which of your qualities and BCBH Law’s qualities are you most proud of?
A: I am most proud of the personal touch we offer. In addition to the experienced litigation skills we consistently offer, we help with more human issues. We have been known to open our homes to out-of-town clients to stay while treating at M.D. Anderson (a cancer center in Houston, Texas), drive clients to medical appointments, move clients to new homes, bring meals when clients have difficulty cooking or getting out, or drive clients to trial in a different state when flying isn’t an option, just to name a few personal touches. They are little things, but that genuine human interaction means all the world to our lawyers and clients.
Q: What sets you and the firm apart from other lawyers and law firms?
A: All my partners and I have dedicated our careers to helping victims of asbestos. It’s all we’ve done and all we will do.
Q: What is one area, either personal or professional, that you’ve grown the most since becoming a lawyer?
A: I think what works for me is putting in the time to continually learn and grow, even when I’m not in the office. I try to make the most of the legal conferences I attend by meeting as many lawyers as possible as well as putting in quality time catching up with established attorney friends. When I was a younger lawyer, I never realized how much I could learn and become reenergized in just a few short days.
Also, I’ve learned to optimistically accept change and happily adjust to changing times and ultimately be better for it, both professionally and personally. As I’ve grown, I’ve learned to embrace change and modify my career accordingly — change manifested from both voluntary and involuntary circumstances. It’s what keeps me successfully resilient.