We had the good fortune of connecting with Camisha Lemons and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Camisha, what principle do you value most?
The principle that matters most to me is INTEGRITY. Unfortunately in today’s society, it is actually rare to see people or businesses that operate with sincere integrity. It seems to always be about making the next dollar. Please don’t misunderstand me; I own and operate a business, therefore, I understand the importance of making your bottom dollar, margins, income goals etc., however, I am a firm believer that when you operate in the spirit of integrity, the money and all of the other goals you’ve set will follow. It’s imperative that you do well by others and focus on being an advocate for them in that particular moment. If I give my clients the best of myself, my time and my skills/talents, then I’m operating in full integrity. Though the desired outcome may not always be to our liking, I believe that if I’ve operated in full integrity, then I’ve fulfilled what I was called to do for that client.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the Managing Attorney for The Law Office of Camisha Lemons; we are a boutique firm that provides legal services in the areas of Business, Estate Planning and Probate, as well as mediation services. It has not been an easy journey to building my practice, but it has definitely been a rewarding one. I believe that I have been able to stay true to myself and core values, while zealously advocating my clients wholeheartedly. The biggest lesson that I’ve learned in this season of my law practice is to “do it afraid.” So often, we are paralyzed by fear and uncertainty, even by the goals that we’ve set for ourselves but have yet to achieve. If I’m honest, and if you’re honest with yourself, it can make us think that we aren’t built or made to pursue our particular industry. However, that’s not the case at all and quite frankly, if it doesn’t scare you a little, you’re not dreaming big enough!! Our dreams should scare us to excitement and push us towards greatness! Our success is not only for us, but for the little girls and boys who are watching us. Our tests are tied to someone else’s testimony; so we have to do “IT”, whatever your “IT” may be…do it afraid.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My first stop would be The House of Pies on Kirby Dr. I’ve been going to this location since I was about 4 or 5 years old with my family so it holds a special place in my heart and I love breakfast, which is served there 24 hours a day! A win in my book! I love food trucks, so we would check. out The Houston Sauce Co., Houston Sauce Pit, and That Funnel Cake Place for some of the best food truck eats in Houston!! Depending on the time of year (and the Houston heat, whew), I love to visit the different events and festivals that happen in Houston and the surrounding areas, such as the International Festival, the Jazz Festival, the Food Truck Festival, the Festival of Lights and of course, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. If looking for a quick getaway from the city, the Kemah Boardwalk and Galveston Beach is the best place to get some fun in the sand and relaxation.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I wouldn’t be where I am without my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ; I am thankful and blessed that everyday I have the opportunity to wake up and do what I love. I also dedicate this shout out to my amazing husband, Cory, whose encouragement and love has supported me over the last 10+ plus years, and to our beautiful son, Cameron, who inspires me to be great everyday. Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t say THANK YOU to the following: my parents Othal and Cynthia Dixon and siblings, my extended family, my pastor, Dr. Michael P. Williams and The Genesis Church family, my mentor The Honorable Christopher M. Lopez, and my community of colleagues, friends and loved ones who have ever sent an encouraging word, text, referral, or simply showed your love and support for me.