Name: Julie Head Quaid
Date and Place of Birth: February 22, 1958 in Waxahachie, Texas
Family: Husband-Chuck Quaid; Son and Daughter in law-Christopher and Erin Farish; Daughter-Alex Quaid; and Grandson-Carson Farish
Education: BA –Austin College 1978; JD – Southern Methodist University School of Law 1981
Firm Name: Quaid Farish, LLC
Member of Collaborative Divorce Texas since: 2004
I started practicing Collaboratively because: As a family lawyer, I saw families being destroyed by litigation. That always felt wrong to me so I starting looking for a better way to help families transition through a divorce. When I discovered the collaborative process, I knew immediately that it was a way to help change the culture that created and encouraged such devastation. It should be the first option considered.
What I like best about this job: I can help people create innovative, durable resolutions to their family law issues while still being respectful of themselves and their spouse.
My hobbies are: spending time with my family, reading and travel.
My last meal would consist of: Mexican food and Champagne.
My favorite restaurant is: Café Momentum
The most interesting thing I have ever done is: Assisted my friend/veterinarian on a Medial Patellar Luxation surgery on one of my dogs.
The two greatest influences of my life have been: My mother and my husband
I drive a: Black Corvette
I wish I drove a: Black Corvette
I am currently reading: Stakes is High: Race, Faith and Hope for America written by the Reverend Doctor Michael W. Waters
Favorite book: Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict written by Dr. Donna Hicks
Favorite song: “The First Time Ever I saw Your Face”
Favorite band/musician: George Michael
4 Fantasy dinner guests – (living or dead): I would rather be with my family than anyone else but outside my family, it would be: Larry Kramer, Coretta Scott King, Nelson Mandela and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Favorite quote: “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
My friends say my greatest asset is: Empathy
The most important advice I could give a teenager is: “Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called Work, Family, Health, Friends and Integrity and you are keeping all of them in the air. Work is like a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends and integrity- are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. They will never be the same. Once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of balance in your life.”