You told me that I did not have to thank you. You are correct, I do not have to thank you but I want to thank you. First, I want to thank you for the many hours you spent researching and compiling all aspects of Bill’s life and premature death. Second, I want to thank you for those few days in an Emmet County courtroom where you told Bill’s story to total strangers in such a way that allowed them to know how special he was and how senseless it was that he wasn’t there to speak for himself. Your ability, understanding, compassion and at time dispassionate way of speaking for those who no longer can speak for themselves are truly remarkable. Finally, I want to thank you for the support and sometimes reality checks you have given me during the last several years. God know I needed the reality checks especially when wheels of justice turn. May your next client have more patience and understanding of the system.
– describing Robert B. Sickels