Being a lawyer, and by that I mean a trial lawyer, is a unique profession if, that is, you want to be good at it.
Look, I know, probably better than anyone, most lawyers just don’t care. They are about “the money”. I, on the other hand, suffer from an affliction that causes me to form deep bonds with my clients which, in turn, makes me work tirelessly for them. I can honestly say, over the past 20 years, I’ve never taken a “real vacation”. Even at Disney World or when visiting Italy, Ireland or Greece…I work. I often tease my clients by saying, “you came on vacation with me and didn’t have to pay for the airfare”.
A woman approached Darrow after he won her an acquittal in a criminal case and said, “Mr. Darrow, I don’t know how to thank you for what you’ve done.” In response, Darrow said, “Madam, since the time the Phoenicians invented the concept of money and currency, there is only one way to thank a lawyer.”