How Athletics Reduces Crime

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.” – Michael Jordan – Many people begin to get into trouble at a young age. I cannot truthfully say that I was an...

Never Give Up

There is nothing more disturbing to watch than a good person simply give up. Some clients have already given up all hope when they enter the conference room. They will never admit such. But, their body language tells another story. What we don’t realize is that we are...

Leading With A Limp

For millions of people across the globe, strong leadership equates to near perfection in the life of the leader. I have always believed that as well. However, this assumption is not true. The truth about leadership has been made clear over the past few weeks by the...

A Miracle

Summer – A Southern Interstate – 3:00pm – Bill, his wife, and their children are driving home from a short vacation. Bill is in the back passenger seat next to his oldest daughter.  His 12 year old son is in the front passenger seat. It is...

The Other Man’s Shoes

“There is no client as scary as an innocent man.” Michael Connelly – The Lincoln Lawyer – I thought that since my prosecutor friends and colleagues are having a good time down in Jekyll Island, Ga for their annual conference, I could sneak this column in this...

The Man From Oak Park

A child was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois who would later have a significant impact on the world. This morning, I had the opportunity to interview a most gracious man who is now 81 years old. Gene was 18 when he met the man from Oak Park. The first...

Navigating A DUI Investigation

Do not drink and drive; even if only one beer was consumed. No one wants to hurt someone else or themselves. No one wants to get arrested, go to jail, risk losing their license, pay huge fines, have insurance go through the roof, and perhaps even lose a great job.If a...

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION

“You are justified in avoiding people who send you from their presence with less hope and strength to cope with life’s problems than when you met them.”  Ella Wheeler Wilcox Summer – 1982 – Carrollton, Ga. – 11:30 am – Two boys walk to a convenience store...

CONFRONTING FEAR

Ten years ago, I wrote a column on the aspect of fear and hope in our lives. I also mentioned that a minister delivered a message that got my attention.  The minister said that Satan has a shed where he keeps his tools of evil. Addiction, depression, hate, disloyalty,...