I have handled personal injury and workers’ compensation claims in the Grants Pass, Oregon building where I started my practice in October of 1980. The location right across the street from the courthouse is too convenient to change. The shelves of books and other things our office has acquired over the decades of our busy law practice remind me of the lawyers who hired and trained me. The example set by their brilliance, hard work and devotion to clients I wish on every young lawyer. I know I use skills and attitudes to serve my clients that I learned from them at an early stage of my career. I had great fun writing the following article which originally appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Trial Lawyer magazine, the quarterly journal of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.