Finding Your Own Personal Style

Vol. 15 No. 9

Alan Martinson is an associate with Dickstein Shapiro LLP in He can be contacted at

As a litigator, I have spent most of my maiden years in practice working in the trenches: researching legal issues, developing facts, and writing memos and briefs. I have seen a few courtrooms and participated in some adversarial calls, but I have rarely been the center of attention. All of this time in a support role, however, has allowed me to see what works for different lawyers and, thus, what might work for me. Whatever your practice, picking and choosing from the varied styles of others can inspire your professional development.

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