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Look, Up in the Sky!

A bird? Superman? No, it's a plane flown by Daniel Rester

Most people who travel from Baton Rouge to Shreveport have to either make the four-hour drive on I-49 or board a commercial flight routed through Dallas, Houston or Atlanta, a trip that takes about four hours as well. When Baton Rouge attorney Daniel K. Rester needs to get to Shreveport, however, he simply climbs into his personal Piper Cherokee Six plane and flies the 250 miles himself. It takes about an hour. Even if he has no particular destination, Rester flies once a week to keep his …

Quitters Never Win, But Sometimes Winners Quit

Nancy Marshall turns New Orleans politics on its head

Few political candidates run for office on the platform that they will step down once elected. But that was exactly Nancy J. Marshall’s promise when she ran for assessor of District 6 in New Orleans. Marshall, a products and professional liability attorney with Deutsch Kerrigan & Stiles in New Orleans, sees her victory as part of the spirit of reform that has been sweeping through New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. Six other candidates joined with her on the “I Quit” (I.Q.) ticket …

The Greatest

In Jack Martzell’s half-century career, he has represented Muhammad Ali and the KKK has wanted him dead

John “Jack” Martzell has made his name by taking things as they come. “I remember riding a trolley when I was a high school sophomore filled with plans and mulling over how none of them ever seemed to work out,” he recalls. “I made a deal with God and said I would just provide the forward momentum for my life, and ‘You do the rest.’ It’s worked out wonderfully.”   Over his five-decade career, Martzell never formulated long-term plans or objectives for his practice. But …

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