A lawyer exasperated by rapid changes in technology and the increasingly unprofessional discourse among colleagues has reportedly reverted to a prelaw state of being.
John Mark Cosgrove, a solo practitioner in Bethesda, Maryland, announced from the podium at a Solo and Small Firm Conference Tuesday that “I’ve had enough,” and promptly quit the profession, donned flip flops, and was last seen spending time with his wife and kids.
It is the fourth reported incident this year of lawyers reverting to a prelaw state, and business consultants are concerned the trend could continue into 2012. “While I understand it, it’s not good for our portfolio,” said Stu Wideman, Jr., a practice management consultant in Cleveland.
Interviewed over the weekend, Cosgrove said he’s doing “great, and not looking back. Just yesterday my wife didn’t answer a question precisely and, get this, I let it go. Fucking awesome.”