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Battle in the Bayou

Brad Marten and Billy Plauché tackle the Gulf oil crisis—from Seattle

As a horrified world watched last year, a sea-bottom gusher poured an estimated 206 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The April 20, 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon offshore-oil rig—which killed 11 workers—caused the largest marine spill in U.S. history, devastating marine life and fisheries, shoreline ecosystems and economies. A year later, two of the primary lawyers helping the state of Louisiana litigate the spill were working away in offices five blocks from …

Rebel With an Assortment of Causes

Lembhard Howell has spent 40 years bringing justice to his clients and change to the system

Not many lawyers are the subjects of poems. But then, not many lawyers are Lembhard Howell. His friends speak of him with a knowing chuckle: If Howell is on your side, you must have a righteous cause. Sitting in his 21st-floor downtown office, the unassuming 74-year-old personal injury and civil rights attorney seems soft-spoken for such a legendary figure. Then, as he spins stories about topics that inspire passion—ranging from his stint in the Navy to the numerous police-accountability …

White-Knuckle Time

Lawyers find themselves doing a lot of hand-holding these days

Stock prices that sound more like postage stamp values. Pension funds barely worth the paper they’re written on. Corporations that can’t get the loans they need to operate. The horror stories of this year’s economy translate into crises for real people. No one knows that better than the attorneys whose clients are caught in the downward spiral. Gayle Bush Tends to Business It’s hard to believe that back in the day, Gayle Bush was among the writers suspended from his college newspaper at …

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