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Helping Larry Flynt

Intellectual property lawyer Joshua A. Lorentz is no stranger to big-name clients

When Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sued his brother in a trademark spat in Ohio in 2011, Flynt’s trial attorney looked to Joshua A. Lorentz for help. “Mark [Vander Laan] gave me a call and asked if I had time,” says intellectual property attorney Lorentz, who works with Vander Laan, the head of litigation at Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati. “And I think the true answer was ‘probably not,’ but I had to help out … Plus those types of opportunities don’t come around too often …

Silver Lining

From fundraising to pro bono work, bankruptcy lawyer Irving E. Walker helps break down barriers for the homeless of Maryland

On Jan. 25, 2011, Baltimore City’s Mayor’s Office of Human Services, among others, counted the number of homeless people in the city and found that the total had jumped more than 50 percent in just eight years: from 2,681 to 4,088. Compared to its 2009 count, there was a nearly 20 percent increase in those sleeping on the streets or in shelters that night. Irving E. Walker wants to fix that. “There are blocks [of abandoned homes] where it’s like a ghost town,” says Walker, a …

Act 10, Scene 2

Shana Lewis is a problem-solver for Wisconsin school districts

In early 2011, while visiting her husband’s parents in Summerfield, Fla., Shana Lewis watched the family printer spit out 146 pages of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed Act 10 legislation, which overhauled public labor relations in Wisconsin.  “I expected that there would be some changes to collective bargaining,” says Lewis, a labor, employment, school and municipal lawyer, who works primarily with about 50 Wisconsin school districts. “But I had no idea that it was going to be such a …

The Three-Dimensional Life of James B. Summers

Litigator, writer, volunteer—the Memphis attorney does it all, and with humor

James B. Summers takes trial work seriously. Himself, not so much.  “It is the one thing that you live for if you truly are a trial lawyer, because it’s an experience unlike anything else,” says the Memphis construction litigator. “You’re literally 24/7, and your brain is going at a million miles an hour, and you’re trying to keep up with 30 plates spinning in the air. It’s a very exhilarating experience. “And then there’s the point where the jury comes in and kicks your butt …

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