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Leadership in Law 2012: Andrew C. Mallor

Partner, Mallor Grodner, Bloomington Indiana University Maurer School of Law

April 25, 2012
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Andrew Mallor (IL Photo/ Perry Reichanadter)

Andrew Mallor is the antidote to “bad lawyer” jokes. He strives to make the legal profession better through education and example. He has set a high bar for those practicing in family law. Andy leads by example in his practice, sharing his time and expertise with others about to enter the profession and through his involvement in the Bloomington community and local charities. He shines as an example to younger lawyers and constantly reaches back to help aspiring lawyers forward. His business savvy and legal intuition have earned Andy the moniker: a lawyer’s lawyer.

The best advice I ever received was
to do the hardest tasks first, whether calling a client with less than a great result or dealing with a difficult problem.

I wish I had known when I graduated law school that
Bill Oliver, my tax professor, would come work with me after retiring from IU. I would have asked him for a better grade in tax class.

My best stress reliever is
attending theater with my family.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be:
Ironically I am doing it. I own Andrew Davis Menswear and have two full-time jobs.

In 2012, I’d like to
take a long vacation in Italy with my wife, Jane.

The three words that best describe me are
family-centered, service-oriented and entrepreneurial.

In my community, I’m passionate about
supporting the local arts and theaters and contributing to not-for-profits that make a difference.

In the movie about my life,
I have no idea who would play me, but I want Spielberg to direct.

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  1. "Am I bugging you? I don't mean to bug ya." If what I wrote below is too much social philosophy for Indiana attorneys, just take ten this vacay to watch The Lego Movie with kiddies and sing along where appropriate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etzMjoH0rJw

  2. I've got some free speech to share here about who is at work via the cat's paw of the ACLU stamping out Christian observances.... 2 Thessalonians chap 2: "And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God’s churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last."

  3. Did someone not tell people who have access to the Chevy Volts that it has a gas engine and will run just like a normal car? The batteries give the Volt approximately a 40 mile range, but after that the gas engine will propel the vehicle either directly through the transmission like any other car, or gas engine recharges the batteries depending on the conditions.

  4. Catholic, Lutheran, even the Baptists nuzzling the wolf! http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-documents-reveal-obama-hhs-paid-baptist-children-family-services-182129786-four-months-housing-illegal-alien-children/ YET where is the Progressivist outcry? Silent. I wonder why?

  5. Thank you, Honorable Ladies, and thank you, TIL, for this interesting interview. The most interesting question was the last one, which drew the least response. Could it be that NFP stamps are a threat to the very foundation of our common law American legal tradition, a throwback to the continental system that facilitated differing standards of justice? A throwback to Star Chamber’s protection of the landed gentry? If TIL ever again interviews this same panel, I would recommend inviting one known for voicing socio-legal dissent for the masses, maybe Welch, maybe Ogden, maybe our own John Smith? As demographics shift and our social cohesion precipitously drops, a consistent judicial core will become more and more important so that Justice and Equal Protection and Due Process are yet guiding stars. If those stars fall from our collective social horizon (and can they be seen even now through the haze of NFP opinions?) then what glue other than more NFP decisions and TRO’s and executive orders -- all backed by more and more lethally armed praetorians – will prop up our government institutions? And if and when we do arrive at such an end … will any then dare call that tyranny? Or will the cost of such dissent be too high to justify?

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