Editor’s note: Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld are among the recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Lawyer. They will be recognized at The American Lawyer Industry Awards in New York on Dec. 2.

Twenty years later, Marvin Anderson remembers the phone call like it was yesterday. He was behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, sitting in traffic on Interstate 95 near his home in Virginia. As soon as he heard the news, he pulled off to the shoulder and stepped out of the truck. And then he started dancing. Cars streamed past, honking their horns, oblivious to what he was feeling.