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As Memphis as You Can Get

As Memphis as You Can Get
David M. Cook, son of a steamboat captain, challenges juries to ‘cast the first stone’

The People-Pleaser

The People-Pleaser
When everyone gets up from the table smiling, it’s a good day for Nashville transactional attorney Darlene Marsh

Music Rows

Music Rows
Nashville entertainment lawyer Linda Edell Howard goes to battle for clients

The Three-Dimensional Life of James B. Summers

The Three-Dimensional Life of James B. Summers
Litigator, writer, volunteer—the Memphis attorney does it all, and with humor

Memphis lawyer Arnold Perl on the shift from ‘workers’ to ‘human resources’

The Amazing Career of Michael Cody

The Amazing Career of Michael Cody
From guiding billion-dollar public utility arbitrations to indicting the governor to representing Martin Luther King Jr., the Memphis attorney has done it all

Mike McLaren Keeps It Simple
Litigator Mike McLaren of Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee in Memphis boasts a varied practice, working in business litigation, medical malpractice defense and environmental law. He also has a varied listing on, having appeared in seven movies in various roles, including a judge, a basketball player and a psychiatrist smitten with Sandra Bullock.

It’s Not Over Till It’s Over
How Memphis attorney David Siegel learned to never give up on a case

Paper Chase
Maura Abeln Smith oversees all things legal at International Paper Co.

The Great Communicator
When Leo Bearman Jr. speaks, juries listen

Q&A: William Massey
Memphis-based Bill Massey of Massey McCluskey is one of Tennessee’s top criminal defense and death penalty attorneys, but he still makes time to teach young lawyers

Murderous Spouses, Media Frenzies and a Client Named Snake
Defense lawyer Leslie Ballin has seen it all       

Smaller Can Be Better
For some lawyers, big firm life offers security. But for others, that's less important than independence and flexibility.       

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