This article, Lincoln Lawyer Balances Business, Passion (12/25/05 – Lincoln Journal Star) profiles Lincoln, Nebraska lawyer Herb Friedman’s forty years of small firm practice, which included arguing a case before the United States Supreme Court and pioneering television advertising in his state. Now 70, Friedman has no plans to retire and reflects on his career as follows:
“I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve done. I’ve tried to be a credit to the profession. I’ve tried to make a good living.”Won some. Lost some. But being a trial lawyer is an exhilarating way to make a living. You’re kind of a modern-day warrior.”
And equally inspiring, Friedman apparently has managed to raise his children to discover passion for what they do – even if it doesn’t involve law. Says his son:
“[My father would] say, ‘You can do whatever you want, but you have to love what you do.’ Like my dad, I’m going to the tune of my own drummer.”
Yet another solo inspiration.