W. Chip Herin, III
Why Should You Vote For Me?
My passion for the law and the legal system is surpassed only by my commitment to delivering excellent client service.
Accessory of Empowerment
My accessories of empowerment are my cufflinks. Admittedly, I do not wear cuff links every day, but when I want to elevate my dress to a higher standard (often to impress a client or a judge), I wear them. Many younger attorneys shy away from more traditional dress such as French cuffs and suspenders, but I proudly embrace those traditions.
Shoes of Empowerment
My shoes are black wingtips that complement the formality of my suit. While Morgan Freeman’s character in The Shawshank Redemption famously remarked: “Seriously, how often do you really look at a man’s shoes,” I believe that “Red” would be surprised how often judges, other attorneys, and even clients notice our shoes. Shoes, like our accessories, can either contribute to the formality of our attire (and by extension, the nobility of our profession) or cut against it by creating an air of disrespect (i.e., I strongly suggest not going to court in boat shoes or sandals).
Outfit of Empowerment
My chosen outfit is a suit, which is a hallmark of my profession as an attorney. An attorney’s suit is tangible proof of his respect for the legal system, the courts, and most importantly his clients. While some members of my profession are pushing for a more relaxed dress standard, I embrace the formality and tradition a suit entails. I work for Coolidge Wall, a law firm that traces its roots in Ohio to 1853. Like the attorneys of my firm who came before me, I am proud to wear a suit every day and honor that longstanding tradition.