In Memorium - Duke Schatz

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Welch, Eugene P.
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1986
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INTRODUCTION|Every young lawyer (and probably a few old ones) needs a father figure. I dare say, Duke Schatz was a father figure for more lawyers than most. Those who held him in such high esteem were younger lawyers, some older lawyers, and a good many that were his contemporaries. The one thing that probably attracted more people to Duke than any other factor was simply charisma. The impact of Duke's charisma was profound and long-lasting. His impact on the legal community was very much like that which was experienced by the members of the firm. Few left any encounter with Judge Schatz who did not immediately and readily accept the man's integrity and sincerity. He brought to the Gross, Welch firm a vast array of personal gifts: enthusiasm, sound judgment, compassion, a great sense of humor, and a deep love of his family and his work. These gifts enabled him to establish himself as a tough advocate and opponent, while maintaining the basic qualities of fairness in an uncompromising representation of his client...
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19 Creighton L. Rev. 6 (1985-1986)
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Creighton University School of Law
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