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Book details
  • SubGenre:Lawyers & Judges
  • Language:English
  • Pages:108
  • eBook ISBN:9798350910063
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350910056

Adventures In Court

11 True Stories Based On Fascinating Cases

by Paul W. Orth

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This memoir follows the fascinating cases that highlighted the first half of Paul Orth's career, from the 1960s to the 1980's, as a trial lawyer with much appellate work.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Army, Paul W. Orth went on to Hartford, CT to find employment in a law firm. He was soon hired by Hoppin, Carey & Powell, a medium-sized general practice firm. Four years later, he became a full partner and was responsible for the firm's court work. He had a variety of unusual civil and criminal cases over the following years, some by court appointment and many by private clients and charitable organizations. "Adventures in Court" follows the stories of Orth's law career specializing in appellate work. He has argued some three dozen cases before the state's Supreme Court and a dozen in federal courts of appeal. In 1976, he attained a personal goal of arguing a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court - and winning it. He was an adjunct professor of trusts and then of legal writing at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Around 1983, he was elected president of the Hartford County Bar Association, later received the Connecticut Bar Association's annual legal services award, and has been a fellow of the American Bar Association for over thirty years. In 1987, his firm merged with Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, where he specialized in
About the author
Paul W. Orth grew up in Harrisburg, PA and Northampton, MA. As a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, he went to Dartmouth College where he majored in economics, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated with magna cum laude. He went on to Harvard Law School and upon graduation was drafted into the United States Army, where he became a member of the counterintelligence corps and was assigned to Munich, Germany. In January 1956, he met his future wife at a Faschingsball in Munich's modern art museum, and they married a few months later. He received an honorable discharge and soon went to Hartford, CT to find employment in a law firm. He soon progressed to partner and argued over four dozen cases before appellate courts before becoming president of the Hartford County Bar Association and retiring in 2000.