Articles Written by Erik Lundegaard

'The Trees are Gone'

Lymari Santana returns to Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria

Featuring Lymari J. Santana

Justice Kennedy: Renaissance Man, Decent Person, Mock Trial Enthusiast

How the lawyers of Super Lawyers have seen the court's longtime swing voter over …

Featuring Leo J. Pircher, …

‘A Hole in the Constitution’

Linda Klein on the story behind the 25th Amendment

Featuring Linda A. Klein

The Listening Tours

Linda Klein on her year as ABA president

Featuring Linda A. Klein

The Mickey Mantle that Never Was

And the secret of the simplified Chinese character

Featuring Blake A. Rummel, …

Inside the White House, with Shawn Holley and Kim Kardashian

How the LA attorney and her client helped free Alice Marie Johnson

Featuring Shawn Holley


How the personal became political (and big business) for Rod Kight

Featuring D. Rodney Kight, Jr.

Pilot Program

Bronze Star recipient Clinton T. Speegle is using his Iraq War aviation expertise to help …

Featuring Clinton T. Speegle

Another Inconvenient Truth

Victoria Cook’s viral Facebook post helped expose gender bias in documentary filmmaking

Featuring Victoria S. Cook

Craig Mitchelldyer

Stephen Manning: 'The World is Watching'

Oregon immigration attorney is named top legal innovator of 2017

Featuring Stephen W. Manning

The Searcher

IP attorney Robert Cumbow shares his lifelong love of movies

Featuring Robert C. Cumbow

The Room Where It Happened

How did a bastard orphan go on and on to become a musical phenomenon? Loren Plotkin and …

Featuring Nancy A. Rose, …

Unlimited License (to Sue)

IP attorney Christopher Seidman protects artists in the digital age

Featuring Christopher Seidman

The Three Lessons of Edward Tolley

The prominent Athens trial lawyer talks about what he’d do to change the justice system

Featuring Edward D. Tolley

500 Hours of Prep for a 30-Minute Argument

If Kathryn Karcher lives in Washington state, why is she president of the California Academy of …

Featuring Kathryn E. Karcher

You Messed with the Wrong Marine

How elder abuse litigation attorney Kimberly Valentine transcended a tough upbringing to become …

Featuring Kimberly Valentine

How to Make Divorce Faster, Cheaper and Smoother

Getting Divorced in Southern California


Labor Force

Barbara Zack Quindel on east coast sarcasm, the Wisconsin idea, and the last five years for …

Featuring Barbara Zack Quindel

An Innocence Man

Barry Scheck talks Louima, Lyons, and whether the state has executed an innocent man

Featuring Barry C. Scheck

Craig Mitchelldyer

Schroer as in Prayer

Appellate attorney Janet Schroer on repair work, staying in Oregon despite a gubernatorial …

Featuring Janet M. Schroer

Redstone Pictures

Balasubramani, Offline

Internet attorney Venkat Balasubramani loves talking about tech matters and legal theory, less so …

Featuring Venkat Balasubramani

Dustin Snipes

Right Way for Right-of-Way

Eminent domain attorney and Expo Line advocate Bradford B. Kuhn on why the easiest way from Point A …

Featuring Bradford B. Kuhn

Mind the Gap

Why W. Lewis Garrison Jr. has been accused of turning Alabama into ‘tort hell’

Featuring W. Lewis Garrison, Jr.

Playing With the Interplay

Nancy Crow on the giant puzzle of tax law and the special joy of the Windsor decision

Featuring Nancy Crow

When a Cemetery is Not a Cemetery

And other tales from Oliver Maner’s Patrick T. O’Connor

Featuring Patrick T. O'Connor

Frank Rogozienski

The Man in the Gray Hat

The formerly controversial Gene Iredale embraces nuance and theft

Featuring Eugene G. Iredale

The Golbert Report

Traveling the world and buying Chagalls with international tax attorney Albert S. Golbert

Featuring Albert S. Golbert

Trial Dog

In an age of settlements, clients with must-try cases are relying on experienced lawyers like J. …

Featuring J. Ric Gass

Luke Copping

Debt and Taxes

Tax and estate planning attorney Deborah Weber talks eggshell audits, offers in compromise, and why …

Featuring Deborah Weber

Redstone Pictures

Keep It Simple, Stupid

That’s what Steve W. Berman has always done, in class action lawsuits against Jack in the Box, …

Featuring Steve W. Berman

Dustin Snipes

The Young and the Restless

PI plaintiff’s attorney Robert T. Simon hung a shingle at 29, but it’s his pretrial ritual …

Featuring Robert T. Simon

Real People, Real Problems and a Chance to Help

Three reasons why the law appeals to real estate attorney Willis Carpenter

Featuring Willis Carpenter

GC of the GA GOP

Republican lawyer Anne W. Lewis talks voter ID laws, the state’s political racial divide, and a …

Featuring Anne W. Lewis

Grounded in Aviation Law

Former pilot Ronald L. M. Goldman represents air crash victims, but one of his first clients was …

Featuring Ronald L.M. Goldman

Contamination Counselor

Environmental law attorney Andrew L. Kolesar on the consequences of toxic decisions

Featuring Andrew L. Kolesar

Life, Death and the Green Bay Packers

Real estate attorney Benjamin S. Stern, of Chernov, Stern & Krings, talks about the global …

Featuring Benjamin S. Stern


Before taking up entertainment law, Marilyn G. Haft worked for the ACLU, Bella Abzug, the White …

Featuring Marilyn G. Haft

Dustin Snipes

To Dream a Dream of Family Law

Michael Maguire won a Tony for leading a failed revolution in the original Broadway production of …

Featuring Michael L. Maguire

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Age Discrimination?

Seven local attorneys try to bring light to a murky issue

Featuring Stephen P. Connor, …

Frank Rogozienski

The General


Featuring Michael I. Neil

Land Useful

Land use attorney Sarah M. Rockwell, of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, grew up hearing dinner-table …

Featuring Sarah M. Rockwell

Doing the Dozens

Professional liability defense lawyer Christine L. Mast juggles dozens of cases—including, …

Featuring Christine L. Mast

Oscar, Oscar, Oscar

John Quinn and David Quinto, of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, general counsel and lawyer for …

Featuring David W. Quinto, …

Maryland Law & Politics

Timothy F. Maloney talks ’70s politics, civility among lawyers, and having a gun pointed at his …

Featuring Timothy F. Maloney

Maryland Law & Politics

Timothy F. Maloney talks ’70s politics, civility among lawyers, and having a gun pointed at his …

Featuring Timothy F. Maloney

Buting for the Defense

Cancer survivor Jerome Buting on fallibility, prejudgment and the deterioration of criminal law

Featuring Jerome F. Buting

The Four Lanes of Alphonso E. Tindall Jr.

As a child he walked the precincts for the first African-American running for mayor of New Haven; …


Redstone Pictures

Paramount Duty

Thomas Ahearne wins one for public education

Featuring Thomas F. Ahearne

Dustin Snipes

Faer, Focused

Laura Faer, statewide education director at Public Counsel, knew what she wanted to do in high …

Featuring Laura Faer

Frank Rogozienski

Collaborative Art

How an expertise in poisoning led Alexandra Kwoka to family law


Lone Ranger

Jean Dubofsky, the first female justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, and the appellate lawyer who …


Cochran’s Man in Atlanta

Hezekiah Sistrunk Jr. sees lawyering as a service job

Featuring Hezekiah Sistrunk, Jr.

Wanted: Shades of Gray

IP and business litigator Adrian Pruetz, whose eponymous firm merged with Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs …

Featuring Adrian M. Pruetz

Insurance Exchange

Jeffrey A. Wothers, managing partner of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, talks insurance, Lloyd’s of …

Featuring Jeffrey A. Wothers

Corey Hengen

War Stories

Dennis P. Coffey on the war on drugs, law schools, and how overlegislated we are

Featuring Dennis P. Coffey

The Rabbi’s Son

Bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman on tough cases, humorous deal toys, and how to handle power …


Rick Dahms

James Lobsenz Rewrites the Rules

How a Seattle appellate lawyer helped end 'don’t ask, don’t tell'

Featuring James E. Lobsenz

Dustin Snipes


Sara Azari fled Khomeini-era Iran, practiced law in Rio and defends the worst of the worst

Featuring Sara Azari

Frank Rogozienski

Long-Term Care

Estate planning and probate attorney Carol Kao talks with her clients about the two certainties of …

Featuring Carol K. Kao

Swimming, Not Sinking

Denver native Lawrence Litvak talks cases, judges and his ‘sink or swim’ philosophy

Featuring Lawrence Litvak

C. Neal Pope’s Door-to-Door Advocacy

The class action attorney from Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood on the best mentoring …

Featuring C. Neal Pope

‘Take Your Violin and Go Back to Vienna!’

Entertainment lawyer Eric Weissmann, of Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall, on fleeing …

Featuring Eric Weissmann

Rifkin, Not Ripken

Alan Rifkin has represented Maryland’s Senate, governor, jockey club, and, yes, its baseball team

Featuring Alan M. Rifkin

Sympathy for the Defendant

Tracey Wood is energetic, optimistic, and represents ‘the most hated’ defendants

Featuring Tracey A. Wood

Being Dan Monnat

What the criminal defense lawyer has learned from Gerry Spence, Grace Wu … and the Lone Ranger

Featuring Dan Monnat

It Came From Hollywood

NATO (the other one) turns to former TV screenwriter Gary Klein as its legal counsel


The Fourth Lesson of Joe Flom

It has something to do with liquidity


A Serious Man

Ron Meshbesher talks about his legendary career and what it’s like being name-checked in a Coen …


Remembering the St. Louis

Robert Rubin has made protecting civil liberties his life’s work


The Storyteller

Trial legend Gerry Spence on fear, honesty and the value of knowing one’s story

Featuring Gerald L. Spence

Uncle Sam Wanted Him

How Peter Greenspun, a table-pad manufacturer’s son from Philadelphia, wound up representing …

Featuring Peter D. Greenspun

Foreign Service

How Robert Mautino, of Mautino & Mautino, learned nine languages, snuck a Filipino war veteran into …


In-House at the White House

Cheryl Stanton talks about working as a counsel and special assistant to President George W. Bush


Defending Goliath

Kenzo Kawanabe of Davis Graham & Stubbs on what ultimately influences jurors

Featuring Kenzo Kawanabe

Veteran’s Day in Court

Natalie Brown of Leventhal, Brown & Puga soldiers on for a soldier

Featuring Natalie Brown

Q&A With Gary B. Blum

The time and expense of the Rocky Flats case didn’t lead Gary Blum to consider alternative …

Featuring Gary B. Blum

Q&A With Nagendra “Nick” Setty

How Nagendra Setty dropped out (of med school), turned on (to patent law) and set up Fish & …

Featuring Nagendra Setty

A Bit of a Rebel with a Bit of a Cause

Schuyler Moore’s life would make a great movie; but would he watch it?

Featuring Schuyler M. Moore

Q&A With Thomas Geoghegan

How the labor lawyer at Despres, Schwartz and Geoghegan almost broke the Watergate scandal

Featuring Thomas H. Geoghegan

Q&A With Ward B. Coe III

The Gallagher Evelius & Jones attorney talks about taking on country clubs, S&Ls—and skunks

Featuring Ward B. Coe, III

The Pugilist (Not) At Rest

Michael Tarnoff of the Warshafsky Law Firm is boxing again—after 50 years

Featuring Michael I. Tarnoff

Mr. Schpak, The Next Generation

How Andrew Schpak is helping save Hollywood … the theater

Featuring Andrew M. Schpak

Q&A With Murray Schwartz

Murray Schwartz of Schwartz & Perry has been practicing for 60 years. He currently focuses …


Sullivan’s Travels

What happened when Wyoming's Michael J. Sullivan returned to the land of his forebears

Featuring Michael J. Sullivan

Windows of Opportunity

In 1978, Bill Neukom helped launch Microsoft. Now he's going after a small thing called world …


Q&A with Edna Ruth Vincent

Edna Ruth Vincent, a family law attorney with Colten Cummins Watson & Vincent in Fairfax, Va., was …


Grilling George Foreman

How Henry Holmes helped create one of the most successful product introductions of the …

Featuring Henry W. Holmes, Jr.

A Safer Chicago

How Ron Safer and his team took down the Gangster Disciples

Featuring Ronald S. Safer

Political Lawyers

Patrick Oxford and Boe Martin

Featuring Patrick C. Oxford

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