While Womble Carlyle litigator Pressly Millen is no clotheshorse -- he often gets help from his family matching a tie to the rest of what he's wearing -- he has some strong views on what constitutes appropriate attire for a lawyer. He's watched the evolution of what lawyers wear for the past 25 years and is not a fan of the trajectory. Millen just can't imagine a client would feel comfortable forking over $500 an hour to the attorney who looks like he's going to hit the links immediately after the meeting.
Commentary: I Like My Professional Uniform
The National Law Journal
April 21, 2008