Thursday Profile: Carrie Huff

 By Jo Mathis

Legal News
 
Residence:  Haslett.
 
Currently reading: The Sports Illustrated College Football Preview.     
 
What is your most treasured material possession?  Pictures of me and my husband on our annual golf trips. 
 
What advice do you have for someone considering law school?  Don’t take it lightly. Be over prepared, involved, social and ambitious. Find an internship or externship and use it as a lengthy job interview and selection process. 
 
Favorite local hangouts: Any local golf course. 
 
Favorite websites: ESPN, Golfnow, ICLE and Michigan Courts.
 
What is your happiest childhood memory?  Traveling to France, Italy and Holland, and playing on an all American soccer team for the first time when I was 15 years old. 
 
Which things do you not like to do? Wake up before 5 a.m.
 
What would surprise people about your job? There is a lot of happiness in Family Law. 
 
What do you wish someone would invent? A computer program or device that would type everything I am thinking.
 
What has been your favorite year so far? 2005.
 
What’s your most typical mood? Happy/Fun.
 
If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would that be? Rory McIlRoy.
 
What’s the most awe-inspiring place you’ve ever been? Jamaica.
 
If you could have one super power, what would it be? Invisibility. 
 
What would you say to your 16-year-old self?  Live each day to the fullest. Make the best of the friendships and experience you are living now because you will never get back this time. 
 
What’s your proudest moment as a lawyer? Every time I achieve a goal for a parent and their child(ren).
 
What do you to relax? Golf and fish.
 
How would you describe your home? Neat, tidy, fun loving.
 
If you were starting all over again and couldn’t go into law, what career path would you choose? Emergency room surgeon or professional golfer 
 
What’s your biggest regret? Not learning to play golf before I was 25. 
 
What word do you overuse? Darling.
 
What is something most people don't know about you? I completed my college and law school education in a total of 5 years and I played division I soccer in college and travelled overseas to play when I was in high school.  
 
Can’t-live-without technology: Cell phone.
 
What was the greatest compliment someone ever paid you? That I am a “mini-me” of my mentor Janice K. Cunningham.
 
What’s the best advice you ever received? Live each day to its fullest.  Also, the more you sweat in peace time the less you bleed in war. 
 
If you can help it, where will you never return? Garland Golf Resort.
 
What do you drive?  Lincoln MKZ.
 
What would you drive if money were no object? Ferrari F355 Spider.
 
Favorite place to spend money:   The Golf Warehouse, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Tommy Hilfiger and Home Depot. 
 
What is your motto? Live each day to its fullest. Tenacity equals Perseverence.
 
Where would you like to be when you’re 90? Retired with my husband living in Jamaica on a golf course on the ocean. 
 
What would you like carved onto your tombstone?  I can’t answer this. One thing that I hope is that people remember me for being funny, honest, ambitious, patient, persistent, dedicated, accomplished and loving.
 

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