Defense attorney Clinton Pitts has passed away.
This is breaking news.
The initial thoughts that come to mind when thinking about Clinton are "gentleman" and a fantastic lawyer who genuinely, truly cared about his clients.
The second that comes to mind with thinking about Clinton was that he was a man who cared about his looks. He dressed for success. This isn't a flippant comment or observation. Certain members of our profession have style, and Clinton was one of them. And as a superb trial lawyer, Clinton knew- as we all do- that jurors form impressions from the moment they walk into a courtroom and look at the participants. And Clinton gave the impression of a successful lawyer. But of course, an impression isn't enough. You have to walk the walk and Clinton could do that. He routinely handled the most difficult and serious death penalty cases, and he did his job supremely well.
Please post your comments and memories about one of the best attorneys in our profession, and one of the best men you could ever have the pleasure of meeting.
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