Legal Technology Guru Seth Wilson Reveals the One Word Lawyers and Dads Have in Common

Discovery with Seth R. Wilson

Published in 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers magazine

By Seth R. Wilson on February 7, 2019

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My nickname is … I don’t really have one, but I do have a red birthmark on my neck, so I’ve always thought it would be cool to be called “the redneck lawyer.” My wife does not agree.

I can’t go a day without … technology. Coffee. Seeing my family. Not in that order.

If you were in my office, you’d … say it looks like an old church. Because it is.

My colleagues would be surprised to know that … I play electric guitar.

When I was a newbie lawyer I … was scared to sign my first appearance. It was the first time I was taking responsibility for representing someone as an attorney.

The lawyer I most admire is … Abraham Lincoln.

The quality I most like in a lawyer is … decisiveness.

My pre-trial routine is … Prepare. Worry. Prepare. Proceed.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … doing something with technology.

I almost quit the law because … it’s hard. But it’s worth it.

I can do a pretty good impersonation of … most of the characters in Napoleon Dynamite or The Emperor’s New Groove.

The SCOTUS decision I’d overturn is … my lawyer has advised me not to answer this question.

A different practice area that intrigues me is … patent law.

My favorite Twitter feed is … @timhawkinscomic.

I can’t believe more people haven’t read … the Bible or the Constitution.

My motto is … Do the work.

I wish I had invented … a flying car.

My favorite podcast is … MacPower Users.

My fictional hero is … Frodo Baggins.

My real-life hero is … wait, Frodo isn’t real?

Nothing cheers me up like … time with my wife and kids.

If I had a time machine, I would … go to the Old West.

My favorite word is … “No.” I’m a dad and a lawyer.

My least-favorite word is … “right?”

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