My how time flies! It seems like I blinked and seven years have passed since I opened my solo construction practice on July 1, 2010. The reaction of friends, family, and importantly clients to the move since my announcement 7 years ago has been wonderful. Frankly, going solo was one of the best decisions I could have made professionally (of course, the best decisions I made were to ask my wonderful wife of now 23 years to marry me and to have the three great kids that make my life fun and interesting every day). I truly enjoy being the “captain of my own ship” and having both the responsibility and flexibility that comes along with that title.
Since my last yearly post, I became an official mediator for the Goochland County Virginia General District Court while growing my private mediation practice. I was named to the Virginia Legal Elite in Construction Law for the 10th straight year (and all of my years in solo practice). Thank you again to all of you who have such confidence in me and my firm. Along with this honor, Super Lawyers saw fit to name me to the 2017 Super Lawyers in Construction Litigation. Also, my (admittedly less consistent) postings here at Construction Law Musings have been going on for 8 and a half years as of this post.
I have had another year on the Board of Governors of the VSB’s Construction and Public Contracts Law board and the seminar committee has another great time at the Boar’s Head planned this October (stay tuned for details). In an additional honor and bit of fun as well, I was asked to join the Virginia Bar Association’s Construction and Public Contracts Section Council. If you’re a construction attorney here in Virginia (or just across the border) then I recommend a membership.
On the home front, my oldest daughter finished a successful Sophomore year at West Virginia University (go Mountaineers), my son graduated from high school and is headed to Appalachian State University (go Mountaineers (again)), and my youngest daughter is headed to high school in the fall. Every year I wonder how these great kids grew up so fast!
So, without further ado, thanks to all of you that read this blog and that have supported me in so many ways over the last 7 years. Most importantly, thanks to the best family, and in particular the best wife, anyone could ask for. I could not have done all of this without you.
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