“The Well-Grounded Career of Debbie Alsup”
Debbie Alsup landed in law after her original high-flying plans were brought down to earth in college.
Blame Baylor. Or thank it.
“I wanted to be a pilot,” she says.
After spending nearly 40 years at Thompson & Knight, and taking part in more than 100 appellate cases in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, Alsup chuckles as she reflects on the happy accident that launched her legal life.
Her ambition to become a commercial airline pilot began in high school, when her parents signed her up with a coach who taught ground school during the week and took his students flying on weekends.