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Ian Turvill was chief marketing officer at Chicago-based Freeborn & Peters in 2017 when he died by suicide in his home in Evanston, Illinois.

The circumstances of his death echoed that of law firm partners who recently ended their own lives. He was under immense pressure to meet deadlines. He worried that any failure would mean losing his job. He had long struggled with depression and anxiety, yet he hid it at work, and his death came as a surprise to everyone except his wife, Marny Turvill.

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Dylan Jackson

Dylan Jackson writes about the business of law and race. He can be reached at [email protected] or 305-347-6677. On Twitter @DylanBJackson

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