In high school, I had big plans to become an engineer — that is, until I read Louis Nizer’s memoir My Life in Court. I chose the book for a contemporary reading class, thinking it would at least be an interesting read. For me, it ended up being quite a bit more than that. From the moment I opened the cover, I was completely hooked.
Nizer’s work stood out to me because it showed a side of practicing law that I had never considered before. Most courtroom stories seemed to feature a lot of over-the-top, emotionally driven theatrics — so much so that I had never even considered going into the legal profession. In Nizer’s stories, though, he approached every case with a level head and a well-designed strategy. Most fascinating of all, he seemed to create a rhythm in the courtroom. Even as a teenager, I could almost imagine myself litigating his cases in exactly the same way.
When I started law school a few years later, one of the first things I learned was that only about 1-2% of the students in our class would become trial lawyers. Rather than deterring me from my goal, that statistic simply made me think, “Well, I guess I’ll just have to be one of them.”
|IN||Active In Good Standing||2000||10/13/2020|
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Silver Key||American Bar Association, Litigation Section||1971|
|Attorney||F. .Harrison Green Co., L.P.A||2016 - Present|
|President||Pro Sports Management, Inc.||1982 - 1989|
|Judge||Butler County Court||1978 - 1982|
|Attorney||Newlin, Green, and Weinrich||1974 - 1976|
|Attorney||Roger B. Turrell & Associates||1972 - 1974|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|North East Lawyers Club||Member||N/A|
|National Federation of Independent Businessmen||Member||N/A|
|Better Business Bureau||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Cincinnati Lawyers Club||Member||N/A|
|Indiana State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|North Eastern Reporter||Pond v. State, No. 18A02-0310-CR-913 , COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA, SECOND DISTRICT, 808 N.E.2d 718; 2004 Ind. App. LEXIS 933,||2004|
|North Eastern Reporter||Village of College Corner v. Town of West College Corner, No. 81A04-0110-CV-424, COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA, FOURTH DISTRICT, 766 N.E.2d 742; 2002 Ind. App. LEXIS 606, April 23||2002|
|North Eastern Reporter||Case No. 99 CA 2662, COURT OF APPEALS OF OHIO, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, SCIOTO COUNTY,||2000|
|University of Louisville||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
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