Frank Love Jr. recalls when he was first hired at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy in the fall of 1951. “There was a reluctance to expand back then. The firm didn’t hire anyone unless they had to, absolutely had to. I was lucky to get a job. But the partners were not all that convinced that I was going to be a trial lawyer,” said the man who ended up being the chairman of the litigation department.

“When I started work here, of course there was very little specialization. You did everything: real estate, divorces, adoptions, or whatever. But the primary source of business at that time in this firm was litigation, so everybody did litigation. Buck Murphy, even later our top corporate lawyers like Elliot Goldstein, tried cases. Associates were trained by helping partners try cases.

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