S is my attorney. Though I haven't given him much business or billable hours, he would be the person that I'd call if I had anything even approaching a legal question/problem. I have every confidence that he'd either find a solution himself, or direct me to a person that would. S is also my friend / ex-official mentor / current unofficial mentor. If I become a successful attorney, I have every confidence that I'll owe him a "thank you," if not more. S is better than the average attorney, for a handful of reasons (e.g. younger, better looking, better able to empathize with his clients needs, takes the time to meet up with a guy like me).
Over coffee this morning, I realized that he was also better (at least in my eyes) because of his business model. I've yet to meet an attorney whose big kind of dream perfectly aligned with mine, but S's is not far off. His idea, however, is not the kind that won't be met with some sort of resistance. If he goes down that path, he'll be following a route that most attorneys don't follow, so I imagine that it will naturally weird some people out. But he seems more than ready for it. He stated, "Just because it hasn't been done yet doesn't mean that it can't be done." He's absolutely right. In the end, his journey will get him to the place he wants to be, it will get him to his definition of success, it'll get him to the point where I can no longer afford to hire him as my attorney. And I'm so looking forward to it.
J is my absolute favorite person from law school. I knew him from day 1 and loved him from day 6. A is J's recent bride. I fall in love with women more slowly than I do with men, so please, be patient with me, A. Together, they are not only new homeowners, but also a fun and interesting couple to know. S and I are so happy for you, your marriage, and your home.