Minutes before dying, a Virginia attorney turned to his wife and family members and whispered “I should have worked more,” according to a spokesperson for the family.
Alton Caperton, a former partner at a mid-size litigation firm in Roanoke, had spent most of the last ten years of his career “shuffling papers, taking long lunches, and playing Bejeweled,” an associate at the firm told The Turnip. “He was an inspiration to us younger attorneys,” the associate, who did not want to be named, said. “We were busting our butts every day, even weekends. But we could see light at the end of the tunnel in the form of A.C. I’m shocked, though, that he regretted his choices.”
Caperton’s son, who is also an attorney, acknowledged that his father “probably spent too much time with us. Not to say that I didn’t like him coming to every single one of my sports events and going camping with me three times a year, but there really is a limit, and dad overdid it.”
Caperton’s law firm, Waczynski, Caperton, and Hughes, expressed surprise at Caperton’s dying comment. A spokesperson for the firm said, however, that they are now completing a “routine” review of the firm’s billing records.