Complex answer: To carry on a family tradition of having an attorney in a rural area, coupled with a sincere interest in the practice of law and a realistic view of a practice. I grew up in the law, have worked in legal areas my entire life, and wish to practice it in my family's office with my great-uncle's simple motto of "Everyone deserves a lawyer." Knowing the realities of practice, I don't have any grand desire to be a public service attorney, or own a big house...just a down-in-the-muck Sh*t law practitioner who builds a decent reputation and can feed his family while helping his clients as much as possible. Prestige? Please...like I said, I grew up with lawyers.
Less Complex Answer: Divorces. There's gold in them thar hills, and from observing my family's practice I've learned that not many attorneys want to take on these types of cases because they're emotional, heated, and get downright nasty. I am, by and large, not that nice of a guy and kinda like the idea of being the backwoods pitbull in a case of who gets "the jeep" and who gets the "trailer".
Yeah. Who wants to watch me run a good name into the muck in five years?