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Rene Sandler told us about the accident
that almost took her life, and why it made
her a better lawyer. Finally, M. Hamilton
Whitman Jr. shared how his love of sailing
on the Chesapeake Bay helped lead to his
successful maritime practice.
We think this lineup adds to the notable
attorneys, like Ken Ravenell and Paul D.
Bekman, whom we’ve featured in the past.
Thank you for reading. We welcome your
FROM THE PUBLISHER
“How do you do it?” That’s a question we
Most obviously, you have to be on the list
get asked often. “How do you choose who
to feature in the magazine and on the
cover? Particularly on the cover.”
Well, it’s not easy. There are so many
good lawyers out there with so many
interesting stories, and we can select only a
few each year.
to be featured in the magazine.
The longer you’re on the list, the better.
The higher on the list, the better.
We strive for diversity: in practice area,
law firm, city, gender, race. We strive to
create a balanced editorial lineup not only
for this year but against what we’ve done
in previous years. We strive for quality, and
over the years have won several Society of
Professional Journalists awards.
But it would be all for naught if we didn’t
have interesting stories to tell.
For this issue, we sat down with medical
malpractice legend Donald L. DeVries
Jr., who’s known as the nice guy around
town—even when he’s eviscerating an
expert witness. Criminal defense attorney CINDY LARSON
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