The legal community suddenly lost one bright light—acclaimed lobbyist Thomas (Tommy) H. Boggs, Jr.—on a September day in 2014. Like or dislike his politics or his clients or his law firm management skills, but appreciate his successes. I can’t help but wish that there were more lawyers like him: rapt storytellers, engaging, big personalities, charismatic, willing to go against the grain, and of course smart and good at what they do.
I still remember Tommy Boggs paying a visit to my law school Legislative Advocacy class some 25-odd years ago. He was the type of lawyer whose name law students knew. If you wanted to become a lobbyist, you wanted to work for Tommy Boggs. I imagine that he enjoyed his life and his career. Every lawyer should be so happy.