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‘I Like Working With People Whose Hair Is on Fire’

Tom Curzon keeps his cool-at work and on the taekwondo mat

Tom Curzon does not fluster easily. After all, this is a man accustomed to flying kicks aimed at his face. "You learn in martial arts that when you are fighting or sparring you have to be able to relax in the face of danger," says Curzon, with Osborn Maledon in Phoenix, who is a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo. "That's how you can be quick and powerful. That applies as a lawyer. Staying calm, cool and collected in a tense situation can be extremely helpful." Not that many of his clients …

The Six Hundred Million Dollar Man

Paul Frye wins big for the Navajo Nation  

As an engineer at an Atlanta packaging plant in the early 1970s, Paul Frye's eyes were opened to racism. African Americans were paid less than their white counterparts; discrimination was rampant. When Frye took a stand, he was chewed out by management. "I was soundly rebuffed when I tried to correct [the inequities]," says Frye, 60, from Frye Law Firm in Albuquerque. "So I decided to pursue it from a different angle." He turned to the law, graduating from Harvard Law School in 1977. After a …

Give Her Your Tired, Your Poor …

Gloria Goldman fights for the American dream        

The letter still brings tears to the eyes of Tucson immigration attorney Gloria Goldman. "Thank you, thank you, thank you and a million more thank yous for helping me stay with my parents and brothers who love me," wrote a child whose adoption by immigrants Goldman made possible. The girl changed her name to Gloria to honor the lawyer. "You get to change lives doing what I do," Goldman says. "It's law with a social work aspect to it. ... In the end, you can make an incredible difference." …

Raising Arizona

The status quo is not good enough for Amy Gittler  

As a young Arizona public interest attorney in the 1980s, Amy Gittler took her fight for equal treatment of individuals in the workplace all the way to the Supreme Court. A decade later, she started devoting her practice to helping corporations stay out of trouble. One thing never changed for Gittler: her desire to change the world. A good way to do that, she decided as a student at Northwestern University School of Law in the mid-1970s, was to specialize in employment law. "Employment law was …

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