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Rocky Mountain High

Matt Hayhurst finds his calling back home in Montana        

In his Missoula office, Matthew Hayhurst surrounds himself with photos and artwork depicting the two joys of his life: family and mountains. In order to spend more time with both, the 35-year-old returned to his home state of Montana in 2002 after clerking for a 9th Circuit judge in San Francisco and working for Perkins Coie in Seattle. He enjoys the diversity of his work as a small-town attorney at Boone Karlberg, working on everything from pet trusts to products liability claims. "I've …

Eat, Drink and Remarry

Marilyn York fights for men's rights in Nevada        

When clients enter the law offices of Attorney Marilyn D. York, Inc., a 1926 bungalow-style building in Reno, they often encounter a standard poodle or dachshund. While they wait, they can peruse a binder with dating advice, or lean against a pillow that reads "Eat, Drink and Remarry." "We're probably known for our unprofessionalism," jokes York, 32. "I walk around without shoes on half the time." Despite the laid-back attitude, York and her eight female employees fight hard for their clients. …

He Works While You Sleep

Salt Lake City's Jason Hardin left the Navy to slow down. That was the idea, anyway        

Jason Hardin remembers the day he called his mother with the news. "I said, ‘Mom, guess what? I finally decided what I'm going to do in life. I'm going to go to law school.'"  She started crying. "You're going to be a lawyer?" she said. "She was seriously upset," he remembers. "She didn't have a good concept of them." More than a decade later, mother and son are both quite pleased with the choice. "It's been great," says Hardin, 38, a partner at Salt Lake City's Fabian & Clendenin. "It's …

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Jeffrey Fereday makes environmentalists and businesses play nice

“This is sick!” shouts Jeff Fere-day, as he jumps up and down to keep warm. “I’m going to be so dead!” And no wonder. It’s 23 degrees and dark, as Fereday and 30 other Nordic skiers—including his two sons, ages 14 and 18—get ready to challenge each other in an evening race under the solar-powered lights at the Bogus Basin ski resort near Boise. A snow aficionado, Fereday, 57, spends his days representing clients who want their share of the white stuff once it melts. At Givens …

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