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In Memoriam: James T. Conlon, Jr.

My friend and mentor, JIm Conlon, passed away at his home in Missouri, on December 10, 2011.   When I first began to practice law in 1978 at Bower & Gardner, I was assigned to assist, Jim, a former assistant district attorney in Westchester County, on virtually every “Conlon file” in the office during my four year tenure at the firm.

What I learned from Jim during those years was never imparted to me in law school or anywhere else.  First, Jim was an incredibly hardworking lawyer and it was a matter of principle with Jim that any junior working for him should work just as hard.  I truly believe that Jim deemed hard work good for one’s soul.  A part of his intensity lingers inside me 30 years later. 

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