I went “Big Law-less” 6 yrs ago this month. Ironically, my professional independence has enabled me to interact with many more superb appellate specialists at Big Law firms than ever before – as well as with dozens of outstanding appellate attorneys in smaller, boutique, and solo-practice law firms, and at free-enterprise & individual-liberty advocacy organizations. Conducting the Atlantic Legal Foundation‘s renowned Supreme Court amicus brief program is extraordinarily fulfilling. And my volunteer leadership role in DRI‘s Center for Law & Public Policy continues to expand my professional horizons even further. Choosing NOT to retire should be on every baby boomer lawyer’s list of retirement options!