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Professional Profile: John Lormon

John Lorman

RESUME

Name: John J. Lormon.

Company: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP.

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Title: Partner.

Revenue: Not disclosed.

No. of employees: 225.

Year founded: 1946.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Boston College; Juris Doctor, Boston College, 1975.

Birthplace: Springfield, Mass.

Current residence: San Diego.

Family: Single; brother, Reginald, and sister, Mary Ann; goddaughter, Isabella.

John Lormon is a partner and head of the Clean Tech Energy and Climate Change Practice Group at the law firm Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. Lormon specializes in environmental, climate change, sustainability and ecosystems law.

PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Essential working philosophy: Work is the great equalizer.

Best way to keep a competitive edge: Follow your hunches.

Guiding principles: Don’t look back unless you are going that way.

Yardsticks of success: Living with a contented mind.

Goals yet to be achieved: To cry all the way to the bank.

JUDGMENT CALLS

Best professional decision: To focus on environmental regulatory and legal issues.

Worst professional decision: Not working in the environmental field sooner.

Toughest professional decision: To leave San Francisco to move to Anchorage to work for the trans-Alaska pipeline company.

Mentor: Sam Timmons who was a senior vice president at Nassco. He was someone who cared and took time to show it.

Word that describes you: Loyal.

TRUE CONFESSIONS

What you like best about your job: Helping others.

What you like least about your job: Administration of my law practice.

Pet peeves: Duplicity.

Most important lesson learned: To stand at the edge of loss and to retrieve some lesson from the silence.

Person most interested in meeting: Tom Whittaker, the first disabled mountain climber to reach the 29,028 foot summit on Mount Everest.

Three greatest passions: Coast and ocean, problem solving and healthy lifestyle.

First choice for a new career: Writer.

PREDILECTIONS

Favorite quote: “The happiest people are oriented to something other than themselves.”

Most influential book: “The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Alone 1932-1940,” William Manchester.

Favorite status symbol: Porsche G-2.

Favorite restaurant: Locke-Ober, Boston.

Favorite place for business meetings: Sixth Avenue Bistro, downtown San Diego.

Favorite vacation spot: Home in Ocean Beach.

Favorite way to spend time: Socializing with friends.

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