Michell Bradie said she tries to identify with her customers and take the time to listen to them. (Courtesy of Michell Bradie)
Michell Bradie said she and her mother, Anna Bradie, were the first mother-daughter duo in the country to attend law school together. Michell is a senior partner at Bradie, Bradie and Bradie, a family law firm based in the Magnolia area.
“[Professors] watched us throughout our law school careers because they worried about whether or not it would hurt the mother-daughter relationship or not. We had no idea [about making history]”said Michel.” It was wonderful going to school with mom.
Michell said she is a third generation lawyer; his father, Peter Bradie, began practicing law in 1978 after an engineering career that took him across the world.
After graduating from South Texas College of Law in Houston in 1989, Michell said he worked for a downtown Houston law firm before joining his parents’ firm. In 1991, Bradie, Bradie and Bradie was founded.
“It was a huge blessing because so many people complain that work takes them away from their families, but mine has brought me into my family,” Michell said. “My mother and I were extremely close during our law studies, and it allowed me to become so close to my father. … He was a wonderful mentor and partner.
Michell said she first studied hotel management. His mother had a background in philosophy.
Michell said she believed her mother chose to study law after observing Peter’s passion for his job. The lawyer’s roots run deep in the Bradie family, which also prompted Michell to consider studying law, she said. Michell’s two grandfathers were also lawyers, with Anna growing up watching the courtroom.
After Peter’s death in 2007 and Anna’s retirement, Michell said a case overload led her to limit the scope of the business to wills; estate planning, such as declaring a power of attorney; and probate services, or the transfer of assets in the event of a person’s death. The firm serves the counties of Montgomery, Harris, Waller and Grimes.
“God gave me the gift of being able to help people,” she said. “You are a lawyer and legal advisor. … I still think we can change professions one person at a time, where people will know someone is hearing them; they take the time to listen to find out what [clients] really … are trying to accomplish.
Bradie, Bradie and Bradie
6606 FM 1488, Ste. 148-363, Magnolia (mailing address only)
An office is located on Egypt Lane in Magnolia for meetings by appointment only.