“War Stories” – A Wealth of Experience

Jason Graham’s “War Story”: Stand by your man

Commercial litigator and SynerG member, founder, and Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer Jason W. Graham shared this "SynerG War Story" about beating a motion to disqualify him and the lessons he learned from it:  I have done a fair bit of construction law in my career.  A number…

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Bill Bassett’s “War Story”: It ain’t over ’til it’s over!

General transactional lawyer and SynerG member Bill Bassett shared this “SynerG War Story” about learning the difference between "recess" and "adjournment" the hard way back in his litigation days:  Back in 1973, as a sole practitioner, I had just started representing the Atlanta Regional Commission, a newly created governmental planning…

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Kim Rockwood’s “War Story”: What I learned from a bully of an opposing counsel

Estate planner, construction litigator, and SynerG member Kim Knight Rockwood shared this "SynerG War Story" about her final straw with bullying opposing attorneys and the lessons she learned from it: When I was a young lawyer trying construction cases on my own, I was immensely intimidated by opposing counsel who…

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William Dreyfoos’ “War Story”: How a “Chaos Theory” Call Taught Me to Always Take Notes

Senior law practitioner and SynerG member Bill Dreyfoos shared this "SynerG War Story" about an unusual and fascinating phone call early in his legal career that he failed to take any notes about and the lessons he learned from the experience: At the beginning of my career, in the 1980’s,…

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