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A Forty Year Small Firm Career

by Carolyn Elefant on December 25, 2005 · 0 comments

in Celebrating Solos, Finding Your Passion, Solo Profiles

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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.

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