One year ago today, I departed big firm life to start my own appellate boutique—if you can call one lawyer a boutique!   The result has exceeded my expectations in almost every way.  While I am grateful for the opportunities I had at Fulbright & Jaworski and the excellent experience I obtained there, my current practice is a much better fit for my personality and work style, and it is also better for my family (although my wife would say that I don’t work any less).  Special thanks to all the folks who have referred cases to me or hired me over the past year.  Without you, I wouldn’t be posting this message.