Trump’s The Andrew Jackson of Our Time, Says Historian-Partner

Dallas lawyer Talmage Boston’s first brush with presidential history came from his mom’s gift on his seventh birthday: trading cards with photos of presidents and facts about their time in office.

The Winstead shareholder took a much deeper dive into the world of presidential historians in more recent years with a series of more than 30 public interviews with history authors and former government insiders. He’s included those interviews in the book, “Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents,” which came out in September.


PDF: Trump s The Andrew Jackson of Our Time Says Historian Partner _ Texas Lawyer

Schulte Roth Founder Played Key Role in Real-Life ‘Loving’ Case

Attorney Bill Zabel said the new movie “Loving” accurately portrays the struggles of a white man and a black woman whose U.S. Supreme Court case overturned laws against interracial marriage.

How would a trusts and estates attorney who has represented some of the nation’s richest people know?

Zabel, founding partner of New York-based Schulte Roth & Zabel, wrote the winning brief for the ACLU in Loving v. Virginia, which was decided in 1967 and is now the basis for a film directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.


PDF: Schulte Roth Founder Played Key Role in Real Life Loving Case _ The American Lawyer

Meet the Woman With the Highest Score on the Texas Bar Exam

Lynne Powers is remarkable in more ways than one. Even though she earned her law degree outside the Lone Star State, she snagged the highest score on the Texas bar exam.

She’s also only the third woman in the last 10 years to earn the top marks on the July exam.


PDF: Meet the Woman With the Highest Score on the Texas Bar Exam _ Texas Lawyer

‘Mother of Animal Law’ Parlayed Her Passion Into a Profession

One of Joyce Tischler’s earliest memories as a child was bringing home an injured bird to nurse back to health. That passion to help animals propelled her to a career with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, which she has led for more than three decades.

“It wasn’t a career path when I started down it—there was no animal law,” said Tischler, 63. “We invented it.”

People who know Tischler use words like “pioneer” and “visionary” to describe her. Tischler said she can’t remember who first called her “the Mother of Animal Law,” but the title stuck. Tischler’s peers say it’s an apt moniker for the lawyer who may have penned the first legal article about animal rights, “Rights for Nonhuman Animals: A Guardianship Model for Dogs and Cats,” while still in law school.


PDF: ‘Mother of Animal Law_ Parlayed Her Passion Into a Profession _ Law

Atlanta Attorney’s Documentary on Gender Bias Features Legal Pioneers

The legal profession has come a long way from the 1940s and 1950s when many law firms blocked women from litigation departments and wouldn’t let them sign their names to legal work.

But it hasn’t come far enough, says lawyer and filmmaker Sharon Rowen.


PDF: Atlanta Attorney s Documentary on Gender Bias Features Legal Pioneers _ Daily Report

Lawyer Found Guilty in Money Laundering Case

A Texas attorney and two co-conspirators face 40 years in prison after a federal jury on Friday convicted them in a case involving defrauding lawyers and law firms across the nation out of at least $8.8 million.

Attorney Perry Don Cortese of Little River, Texas, and his co-defendants were convicted of conspiracy to commit international money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, according to U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III of Florida.


PDF: Lawyer Found Guilty in Money Laundering Case _ Texas Lawyer

Though Not the Diva, Justice Ginsburg Snags Juicy Part in Opera

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been promoted.

Ginsburg—a passionate, lifelong opera fan—will have a speaking part as The Duchess of Krakenthorp in the Nov. 12 opening night of the opera, “The Daughter of the Regiment,” presented by the Washington National Opera.


PDF: Though Not the Diva, Justice Ginsburg Snags Juicy Part in Opera _ Law