Dean B. Eggert, Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, Manchester
Specializing in Education Law
We’ve selected six Lawyers of the Year for portraits and asked them to share a favorite quotation and to tell us why they love what they do. These profiles appeared along with Woodward/White’s annual Best Lawyers in America list, as published in our November issue.
Why Do You Love What You Do? I have always loved the practice of law, but over the years my reasons for loving the profession have changed. As a young lawyer, it was all about competing, honing my skills and becoming an effective advocate. Fortunately, Wadleigh, Starr & Peters offered me much more than those opportunities. The firm taught me to honor the law, to respect the opinions of others and to preserve the truth.
Today, I strive to measure my success by the success of others. I try to ask questions like, how are my clients doing? How are my colleagues doing? How are the young lawyers in our firm growing? What will I do to help our firm last another 100 years? One astute writer called this the transition in life from the search for success to significance. And in my estimation, that’s when practicing law becomes truly fulfilling.
— Jim Elliot
Wadleigh, Starr & Peters
95 Market St., Manchester