He's a Sharp-Dressed Attorney ... Except for that One Time

Discovery with Anthony Daub

Published in 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers magazine

By Anthony Daub on October 12, 2021


My colleagues would be surprised to know that … I was in the show choir in high school.

My most embarrassing moment as a lawyer was … having to unexpectedly appear in a criminal court bond hearing for a family member while on vacation. Unfortunately, I did not pack my courtroom attire, and had to show up in jeans, old dirty sneakers and a second-hand dress shirt. Thankfully, the presiding judge was very understanding. 

My career high point (so far) has been … getting my family member released on his own recognizance while wearing the aforementioned attire.

When I win a case, I celebrate by … enjoying a craft IPA or bourbon on the rocks.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … the fifth Impractical Joker. I am known for my pranks. My all-time favorite is one I pulled in high school. All of the classrooms had televisions, so I got a universal remote. In class I would synchronize the remote with each TV, and turn on something funny, like Jerry Springer or a bowling tournament. Despite the school’s “investigation,” no one ever figured it out. Most teachers gave up and left their televisions unplugged. 

On weekends I … can be found on outdoor adventures with my fiancé, playing fetch with our dog, cooking or attempting to lower my golf handicap. 

My worst previous job was … washing dishes at a truck-stop diner. 

My courtroom walk-up music would be … “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top. 

The qualities I most like in a lawyer are … eagerness to learn and empathy.

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