Interesting Attorneys – Jonathan Plaut – Chardon Law Offices

In the first of what we expect will be a long term successful series of Blog Postings of Interesting Attorneys, Legal Bistro is pleased to present Jonathan Plaut of Chardon Law Offices.  Our goal for this series is to highlight lawyers who are doing interesting things in their personal lives.

Besides being a highly skilled litigator and criminal defense attorney, Jon is also an accomplished musician.  He is the lead singer and base player in a band called The Learned Hands.  His musical influences include Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Dan Bern, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Michelle Shocked, Rush, Van Halen and AC/DC.

Jon recently played rhythm guitar at the BB King Blues Club in Manhattan backing up Carmine and Vinnie Appice (of Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck fame), and played viola for the great troubadour rocker Michelle Shocked during seven of her shows in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine and Massachusetts.  He has played at various rock venues throughout the Northeast.

Jon speaks and writes Japanese, and he has represented numerous Japanese citizens and businesses in a variety of matters including corporation formation, civil lawsuits, criminal defense and governmental investigations.  He served as a foreign legal associate at the firm of Anderson Mori in Tokyo, Japan where he represented numerous multinational corporations.

Jon has taught courses in criminal law and environmental law at Tufts University and Boston College.  Jonathan has also taught spoken and written Japanese at several secondary schools including Choate Rosemary Hall and the Kent School.

For additional information about Jonathan Plaut, please visit Jon’s complete Legal Bistro Profile.

Interesting Attorneys – D. SCOTT WRIGHT – Wright, Green, P.C.

In the first of what we expect will be a long term successful series of Blog Postings of Interesting Attorneys, Legal Bistro is pleased to present D. Scott Wright of Wright, Green, P.C. Scott is  a senior member of the firm and currently managing shareholder, graduated from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1978. Scott is a native of Tennessee.

Our primary objective for our Interesting Attorneys series of blog postings is to recognize lawyers who are doing very unique and interesting things in their personal live.  We are not seeking to endorse any lawyers for their legal expertise.  We selected Scott because of his stage talent and presence.

Scott’s interest in music and theater date back to his very earliest memories and keep his non-billable hours busy. He is a classical singer, conductor, composer, and award-winning actor, having appeared on stages across the Central Gulf Coast in opera, musical theater, oratorios and in roles as diverse as Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Sr. Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, Morales in Carmen, Marco in Gianni Schicchi, and Emile DeBecque in South Pacific, to name only a few. His credits include over forty opera productions and as many stage plays. He has performed, as a bass-baritone, with four symphony orchestras.

Scott was the conductor of the Bay Area Strings Community Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra, both part of the family of Mobile Symphony, Inc. from 2004 to 2009. He has served as a director and officer of several arts organizations including as president of the Mobile Arts Council. In 2001 he was the “man in the white suit” for nationally-aired television commercials advertising Mobile, Alabama’s tri-centennial. With his wife he recorded two CDs of songs from the WWII era as a fund-raiser for the benefit of the WWII Memorial Foundation. He is also the author of many musical compositions and one humorous book, Ernest Hart.