Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
October 2011

Most people are lucky to have just one great mentor to help nurture and guide their careers. Robert McKirgan, a litigator at Lewis and Roca, had several. He credits these remarkable professionals with shaping his development as a respected trial lawyer—no small feat given that he belongs to a firm brimming with some of the area’s most distinguished litigators.

Learning the Fundamentals

McKirgan learned something different and distinct from each of his Lewis and Roca mentors.

Jordan Green, a former partner, was instrumental in teaching McKirgan how to try a case. “I spent a few years ‘carrying Jordan’s bag’ in the Herbert and Bunker Hunt fraudulent transfer case in Dallas,” McKirgan said. “He involved me in every aspect —meeting with clients, going to court and taking depositions.”

“Thanks to Jordan’s influence and training, I really learned the process of litigation and how to effectively present a case regardless of the subject matter,” he said. “Because of this, I’m comfortable litigating on a variety of issues. And that is what makes the practice so much fun; the process is the same but what goes into that process is always different and unique.”

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