Monday, January 27, 2014
The Roanoke Times reports here that Judge Samuel G. Wilson of the W.D. Va. will be retiring August 1, 2014. I have written here not too long ago about trying one last case before him in Big Stone Gap. Before that trial, I saw him at the Judicial Conference in 2011 and told him I was getting married and taking on a bunch of girls. "It's a good thing you ran into me," he said, and proceeded to give me his advice on dealing with teenage daughters. When I saw him again in 2013 I told him his advice had been timely and accurate. He laughed. I remembered him talking about a daughter in 1995, when we were waiting for a jury and telling stories to kill time during a trial in Big Stone Gap, when John Brownlee was one of his law clerks - and now I could relate, completely. Good luck, and thanks.