Early in my legal career I had the privilege of representing Pat in a "high stakes" legal case involving a dining room table. Pat had gone all out to get a custom made dining room table with leaves, spending a couple of thousand dollars, only to find out that the rocket scientist who made the table made the grain of the leaves run counter to the grain of the table. In the first trial that I handled myself, we got all of her money back (and it was paid). Ultimately she found a table that she liked much better for half the price, so it was complete victory. I will always have such fond memories of working with Pat on that case, and she and Howell were always such a great couple. I treasure the time I spent with her and will always remember her smile, her laughter and her defective dining room table. My thoughts and condolences to Howell and to all her family.
Steven Johnson (Fort Lauderdale)