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Renaissance Man

At 11 he could program a computer. He nearly became a doctor. So how did Charles Calkins end up in a law office?

Three large bicycles dominate the space in Charles Calkins' Winston-Salem office and offer a clue to his diverse interests. "I have not had any success in bicycling, which may be why it interests me," says the Kilpatrick Stockton attorney, who owns 12 bikes and three BMW motorcycles. That's hard to believe. Calkins, who co-leads the firm's North Carolina patent practice, has played pretty much every sport out there at some point in his life. He was an intercollegiate tennis player. He has run …

Embracing Change

San Diego's Regina Petty has never been content with the status quo

Throughout her career, Regina Petty has learned to laugh some things off—even when they’re not the least bit funny. Take that unreal law firm interview during college, where the senior partner lauded her, as she remembers, “for being there, given that he knows how hard it is for ‘you people because your mother’s on welfare and your father’s not around.’ “My mother wasn’t on welfare. She was a single parent,” Petty says. She recalls asking a “profusely apologizing” …

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