2018 REWIND: The Best of NetWorth Radio’s Dallas Business Leadership Series!
Radio2018 REWIND: The Best of NetWorth Radio’s Dallas Business Leadership Series!
This featured interview combines Trustee Bootcamp and our ongoing estate planning discussion in an interview with John Mallios, an experienced North Texas attorney.
Join us for key insights into the estate planning process: Do I need a will or a revocable living trust? What happens if the original document is missing? How does probate actually work? What are the most important things that I need to do right now to protect assets?
John Mallioscompleted his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Salmon P. Case, College of Law in 1978. After his successful completion of the Texas Bar Exam, he became a licensed attorney in all State and Federal courts in all districts in the state of Texas in May of 1979.
Mr. Mallios opened his own practice in 1980 and early on in his career he specialized in Criminal and Family Litigation. By 1983, he specialized in, not only Criminal and Family Litigation, but also Business, Probate, and Personal Injury law. Mr. Mallios has been involved in numerous cases against corporate defendants where he has obtained substantial verdicts and/or settlements.
Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, Author, Public Speaker, and Founder of two non-profits benefiting Veterans and First-Responders is originally from Detroit, Michigan. Ryan enlisted in the Navy after watching the Twin Towers fall on 9/11, and Parrott served eight years as a U.S. Navy SEAL attached to Team SEVEN, completing three combat tours to Iraq before being assigned to Advanced Training Command as an Instructor.
In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Ryan was riding atop a Humvee manning the gun turret in enemy territory, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), causing a flash fire and throwing him from the Humvee. Ryan regained composure with his face and arms burned, and witnessed his fellow team members suffer devastating burn and blast injuries. While Ryan’s burns were only first and second degree, his teammates suffered lifelong injuries.
After completing his service, Ryan moved to Dallas, and in April of 2011, Ryan had the privilege of meeting a retired Army Ranger officer who suffered significant burn injuries, and Ryan was inspired and humbled by his display of strength and courage, despite his debilitating scarring. Ryan was discouraged that this Ranger, and others like him, were not benefiting from progressive treatment of burns in the same way that amputees benefit from incredible advancements in prosthetics.
Searching for better answers, Ryan sought out physicians, medical professionals, civilian burn survivors as well as fire-fighters and paramedics, seeking to understand how burn treatment could be improved.
In 2012, Ryan established Sons of the Flag to help burn survivors and their families find the help and medical attention that they deserve. He is also the founder of the Bird’s Eye View Project, addressing the extreme needs of Veterans and First-Responders through extreme sports.