In 1955 my father went to work for his uncle, Carl Booth, who was the
Mobile County District Attorney from 1944 to 1970. My first memories as
a child were of going to my father's law office, where my mother worked
as his bookkeeper, and to the courthouse, where my father tried major
criminal trials. There was never any question in my mind but that I was
going to be a lawyer, too--just like my great-uncle and my father.
Booth passed on many years ago, but I am blessed to have my father, at
79 years old, still coming to my office at 56 So.
Conception St. every
weekday morning around 9:30 when we can share a cup of coffee and talk
about life, the law or anything else that comes to mind.
My father has always preached to me that the practice of law is a
profession, and not a business. To me, that means, among other things,
that the zealous, ethical representation of my client is the first
priority of my job. Everyday that I come to work, I try my best to live
up to that creed.