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Author Archives: Spencer Farris

Writs and other major awards

1201farris1:  Attorney Spencer Farris.  KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

Although the weather in my part of the world hasn’t quite gotten the memo — until recently, it’s been in the upper 80s and low 90s here — it is officially autumn. Little known fact: the word autumn comes from ...

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Lessons from Dogs

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Regular readers of this space may remember my dear dog Judge. He died several years ago — I was convinced it was only one or two years, but my wife and the pictures on social media reminded me that it ...

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I Am a Liberal, I Swear

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I lived in Oklahoma when I was young. Most politicians from my home state were Democrats, and the term “yellow dog Democrat” was a common label for my fellow citizens. The saying went that these folks would vote for an ...

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Remembering isn’t enough

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Among the (growing) list of things that annoy me are misuses and abuses of language. Overly redundant. Any and all. They’re, there and their used inappropriately, second only to your and you’re. Epic, awesome, and iconic for things that are ...

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What is an Old Pirate to Do?

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I’ve keep running into pirate symbols lately. Trial lawyers have a lot in common with pirates, as I’ve written in this space before. Pirates came up with a system of workers’ compensation long before it was popular elsewhere. They always ...

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