From the back seat, I heard in that unmistakable Texas drawl, “Did I ever tell you how we lost Pete?” And so, we learned how the Wilson family lost and miraculously found their beloved dog, Pete. It was one of the several tales about his family and his exploits that David Wilson entertained us with while we rode from Long Island back to Midtown during the TIPS Section Conference in early May. David was a great storyteller, a trait that helped make him a great trial lawyer. Although David and I had known one another and worked together for many years, we had taken separate paths in TIPS. At the end of that long car ride back to Manhattan, I felt very fortunate that I would be able to get to know David better and hear more of his stories over the coming years as we served together on TIPS’s Council. When our group arrived at the hotel, we hugged goodbye, laughed about Pete, and acknowledged that we would all see each other again soon. It was with great sadness that I learned David passed away suddenly a few weeks later on June 3.
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