Fred O. Haiman grew up as the son of a Vietnam-era military man and family businessman. His focus through high school was playing the trumpet in the marching, symphonic and jazz bands. His collegiate career included competing in Collegiate Rodeo, riding Bareback Bronco and playing Rugby for Southwest Texas State University, where he was selected for the Texas Select Team his senior year. He graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1986. After college, Fred moved back to El Paso where he met his wife, Deana Lynnell Haiman, whom he married in 1989. Fred then began working on his Master’s Degree, and in 1989 he joined the El Paso Police Department where he worked until 1994. While working shifts as an El Paso policeman, Fred finished his Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 1992. During his time with the police department, Fred worked as a patrolman, academy instructor, background investigator, and in traffic enforcement. He also worked on Research, Planning, Special Projects, and was on a select team that designed and developed the Community Policing Regional Command Center concept that the El Paso Police Department still uses today. After graduating from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1997, Fred spent the first 10 years of his legal career practicing as a trial attorney. In 2007, God got Fred’s attention by almost taking his life due to a disease called Ulcerative Colitis, which resulted in a botched surgery and ruptured intestine. After that near-death experience, 6 surgeries and 8 months off work, Fred decided to completely change his law practice to an area where he could truly help people. He left the stressful pace of litigation and went to work for a small boutique firm that focused on Estate Planning and Elder Law in El Paso, Texas. In 2013, Fred moved The Haiman Law Firm to Allen, Texas before merging with Rex Hogue to create Haiman Hogue, PLLC in 2016. One of the driving forces to move to the north Dallas area was to give his daughters better educations. They are currently attending school in Prosper ISD and are flourishing. One thing a near-death experience will do is help put life’s priorities in place, and for Fred, his number one priority in life is FAMILY!!