b'After more than 40 years as apersonal injury lawyer in Las Vegas, Rick has enough stories to fill atwo-volume memoir.And having built a tremendously successfulstickyourthumboutandyouhitchhike, lawfirmnotonce,buttwicehehaswhich was very common in the 60s. I always enoughhard-woninsightandacumentotell people I hitched into town.RICK write the quintessential how-to guide. HarrisarrivedinLasVegasonhis15th INTERVIEW WITHBut hed rather spend his time tending to thebirthday. He would stay for the next 54 years.Richard Harris Law Firm, exploring ways to strengthen and enforce its identity as the topTheHallmarkstore,whichwaslocatedin personal injury law firm in the State he loves. Las Vegass first indoor mall, was a family-run affair. Everyone pitched in and the hours IN THIS ISSUE: Born in Idaho, where his father worked at acould be long. Harris remembers spending nuclear testing facility and was involved inholidays at the store, helping to change it over AN OFFICE IN THE SKY .7 the development of the first nuclear reactorfor the next holiday on the calendar.fortheUSSNautilussubmarine,Harris SPIRIT OF NEVADA:movedwithhisfamilytoNewportBeach,TheresprobablynothingmoredifficultUNIQUELY SPIRITED .8 California,whenhewasateenager.Histhantherestaurantbusinessandtheretail father, Donald, had decided to change careersbusiness,saysHarris.Mydadwasthe ALBERTO CASTRO: BELIEVE IN THE and go into retail. After opening a HallmarkhardestworkingpersonIveevermet.He POWER OF CHANGE 10 store in Newport Beach, Harriss father nextloved work and he outworked everyone.looked to open a second store in Las Vegas.FLIGHT FOR BEAUTY 12 By the time Harriss father retired, he owned Harriss arrival in Las Vegas is a story hes told30 Hallmark stores.ATTORNEYS FAVORITE QUOTES .14 so many times over the years that its nearly CASE RESOLUTION PROCESS 16 mythological. Hes even included it in someHarrisdescribeshismother,Janeen,asan of the firms advertising spots. angel with an enormous heart.PET CARE 101 & PET ANXIETY 18 On the day they moved, the rest of the family POLITICS UNUSUAL .20 wasaheadinamovingvanwhileHarrisI thank my mom and dad all the time for the and his father followed in the familys 1963gifts they gave me and the examples they gave JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE22 Mercury Colony Park station wagon. In theme, says Harris. I credit them for those sweltering desert heat, the car overheated andtwotalentsthatIthinkembody a THE GIFT OF MOBILITY .24 blew a head gasket, leaving the father and sonsuccessful personal injury lawyer: stranded on the side of the road. hard work and heart.PROJECT BACKPACK LAS VEGAS 25 Harrisconsideredbecominga RICH COFFEE BY THE NUMBERS 26 WhatdoyoudoinJunelawyerfromearlyon,andhis of1968whenyourcarfather encouraged it.breaksdown?says SPIRIT OF NEVADA: RECOGNIZING THE TALENTHarris.Well,you IN ALL AGES .27DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS, DANGEROUS DRUGS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION .28H2 0H N0!30CASE STATUS 32PUTTING OUR HEART INTO IT 34'