Q. What inspired you to enter law?
A. My interest was in Labor Law, as I had worked as a shop steward while employed as an industrial welder.
Also, I sought the intellectual stimulation and environment that law provides. I like the idea of working with
people and providing solutions to their problems. And, notwithstanding the abundance of lawyer jokes, it is a respected profession.
Q. Which trial brought the biggest change in your life?
A. Perhaps a trial decades ago involving a taxi company whose taxi driver was claiming that he was an employee rather than an independent contractor. I represented the taxi company. We won that case which led me to representing many companies that have employment issues.
Q. If you have a time machine, which trial in the American history would you go and why?
A. The Scopes Trial in Tennessee because the attorneys on both sides, Clarence Darrow for Mr. Scopes
and William Jennings Bryant for the Prosecution, argued back and forth to each other as well as to the
jury regarding issues of science and religion.
Q. If you had a super power, what would it be?
A. To make it easier for people to forgive each other and move on.