Hon. John Cannon Few
The author is the chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
Courage is the defining quality of great lawyers. Good lawyers think deeply, speak eloquently, and write persuasively. They are creative, persistent, and dedicated. Good lawyers combine an extraordinary work ethic with compassion for ordinary people. However, no good lawyer, no matter how talented and skilled in these respects or in others, can be great unless the lawyer has courage.