Moments ago I met William T. Coleman. Mr. Coleman spoke at Lewis and Clark Law School to mark MLK day (or the day after) . For those who do not know, Mr. Colemen, who is well over 90, was the first African-American to serve as a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court (as a clerk for Justice Felix Frankfurter). He graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School. He is most well know for his work as a co-author of a key brief in the landmark Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education. Mr. Coleman also served as counsel to the Warren Commission which investigated the death of President Kennedy. He also served as Secretary of Transportation under President Gerald Ford. When we spoke I warned him that a comment he made regarding gays serving in the military might be taken the wrong way. In any event, while is is now frail and moves around with the help of a wheelchair, he is still very sharp witted and funny. See what the papers say about it in the morning.
Met A Civil Rights Leader Today
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“Helping Everyday People, Every Day” is not just a slogan. It is my passion. I seek justice for you, an injured and/or disabled person facing a powerful insurance company or employer. Why? Because helping folks in claim distress makes best use of my unique blend of insurance defense and inside claim handling experience. I worked for insurance companies or their law firms from 1990 to 2001. As a result, I know insurers and employers have great power and sometimes abuse that power. I now work to prevent that from happening. I opened Rizk Law Offices in 2002. I have a big heart and insights only a former insurance attorney can have. Call me if you think I might be able to help you. – Richard H. Rizk