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Monday, November 13, 2017

Barrister of the Month - Richard L. Carr Esq

"Litigation is like riding a bear; you don't decide when you get off - the bear does."

From across the conference table, Richard Carr conveys these words to me with no smell amount of dignity and reverence. Richard explains that one of his mentors, the late Richard Snell, the well-known and well-beloved Dayton attorney, hit him with this phrase as a young attorney to express the thought that litigation cases have a life of their own. (A quick Google search reveals no other instance of this quote, lending strong credibility to its authenticity and uniqueness.) As our conversation continues, it becomes clear that it will not be the only piece of wisdom that I will be imparted, so long as I know where to look.


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