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Lawyers CB King, Donald Hollowell and Vernon Jordan (Photo: Courtesy Photo) Lawyers CB King, Donald Hollowell and Vernon Jordan (Photo: Courtesy Photo)

Vernon Elion Jordan, former partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, died Monday at the age of 85.

As the world remembered the powerhouse attorney and civil rights advocate, retired Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears recounted something more personal.

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Cedra Mayfield

Cedra Mayfield is a litigation reporter with the Daily Report, the ALM newspaper in Atlanta. She can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @cedramayfield

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