Atticus Finch: A Model for Lawyers


Published in the Toledo Bar Association's April 2011 newsletter is Eastman & Smith attorney Matthew D. Harper's article on Atticus Finch. Mr. Finch is a character from the popular novel To Kill a Mockingbird. A respected small town attorney, Mr. Finch is tasked with representing an African American man accused of a heinous crime in the South at a time when the Jim Crow laws were still in effect. How he conducts himself throughout this ordeal and the lessons today's attorneys can take from his actions are the topics of Mr. Harper's article. To read the article, please click on the link below.