Meet the Barrister – Al Harvey
A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
LT: When did you decide to become a lawyer?
Al Harvey: In seeking counsel from my parents, my mother wanted me to become a minster. My dad told me I could be anything I wanted but “please don’t become a lawyer or a Democrat.” As it turns out I disappointed both of them.
LT: What do you enjoy most about being a lawyer?
Al Harvey: I greatly enjoy working with members of the firm to prepare for and try lawsuits.
LT: You are stranded on a desert island, what music are you listening to?
Al Harvey: Celtic.
LT: What do you want your legacy to be?
Al Harvey: A true professional, known for integrity and dedication.
LT: What is your favorite drink?
Al Harvey: Memphis water (when mixed with various ingredient makes the best beer this side of County Tipperary, Ireland)
LT: What famous person do you admire and why?
Al Harvey: General Carl Mundy, who rose to be Commandant of the Marine Corps. He taught me valuable lessons in honesty, courage, resilience, and humility.
LT: What is one thing on your bucket list?
Al Harvey: To learn to play the five string banjo and be a member of a Hillbilly band!
General Harvey is a shareholder in our Memphis office, is a senior member of the firm. He has an extensive practice in federal and state courts defending doctors, lawyers, architects, engineers, and other professionals. He is involved in complex business litigation, intellectual property disputes, and securities cases. General Harvey has a special interest in national security and governmental affairs and frequently lectures, teaches, and consults with clients on these matters. In addition, he has served at the state and national levels on setting ethical standards for lawyers and judges. Mr. Harvey retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserve with the rank of Major General.