D Magazine sings Randy Johnston’s praises and Randy sings right back after being named to the D Best Lawyers in Dallas Hall of Fame.
“D Best Ballad”
Inside every older lawyer there’s a young girl or boy,
Asking what the hell happened, how’d I get to this point?
I been doing this a while and had a fair amount of success.
Made some money along the way, found some wrongs to redress
Never quite felt that I knew all that I should
Hoping if I worked hard, someday I’d be good
Hoping someday they’d say, “look out, it’s her or its him,
That lawyer you can’t beat, the one that’ll win.”
Of course, that never happened, but hey, I can dream
Of the day they all say that the admissions are now deemed
And I really am good enough, though not as good as I think
In my mind I’m the best but at least I don’t stink
And so clients came and went, cases opened and close.
I got better at my job, made friends of some foes
I watched judges get younger, opponents get smarter.
The law change around me, keeping up got harder.
Mostly liked what it did but there were days when I didn’t.
Discovered law is an art and you make your own blueprint
But no one can deny that the hair’s turning gray.
That my eyes now have wrinkles, I think I like it that way.
And the judges who used to say “just get out here kid,”
Now compliment me, tell me how well I did.
And they want to know if I like to help their campaign
Give ‘em some of my money so they can rule against me again
But every once in a while, there’s a pat on the back
Someone recognizes you’ve been on the right track
You’ve done good work, helping clients who needed you
And the years that have passed have not defeated you
So thanks D Magazine, for calling my name
Along with all the others in your Best Lawyers Hall of Fame
– Randy Johnston