Lawyers Who Joke Together Can Work Together

Discovery with Adam Hebbard

Published in 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine

By Adam Hebbard on February 14, 2022

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My nickname is … The Dinosaur (based on what my signature looks like), or Hebb.

My colleagues would be surprised to know that … I play guitar, bass and sing in a couple of different bands.

The lawyer I most admire is … Harvey Birdman.

The local attorney whose memoir I’d like to read is … John Timmons. 

The quality I most like in a lawyer is … personality. If we can joke, we can work together.

My pretrial routine is … breakfast at Waffle House.

My career high point (so far) has been … winning a directed verdict in a criminal trial.

The most annoying thing about my job is … the never-ending tide of emails, phone calls, text messages, FB messages, etc.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … a game show host.

When I win a case, I celebrate by … not going back to the office.

The SCOTUS justice I’d most like to meet is … Thurgood Marshall.

My courtroom walkup music would be … “Eye of the Tiger.”

I can’t believe more people haven’t read … The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

On weekends I … run around with my hair on fire chasing two small children and counting the hours until I can return to the relative peacefulness of my office.

The most fascinating person I ever met is … Bill Arnett, may he rest in peace.

On my best day I … am charming, witty and personable.

On my worst day I … am demanding, petty and irritable.

My motto is … “You can get sued anytime, by anybody, for any reason.”

The movie line I quote most often is … “What we have here is a failure to communicate,” from Cool Hand Luke.

I wish I had invented … some digital technology or platform of dubious societal (but enormous monetary) value.

My favorite podcast is … Opening Arguments or Waitin’ Since Last Saturday.

The thing that I would change about the legal profession is … centralized, statewide leave of absence and conflict e-filing.

The one piece of advice I offer new lawyers is … invest your time and effort into your local community.

If I won the lottery I’d … retire.

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