Get to Know MCCM Partner Lucien A. Morin, II
Did you ever wonder what made us decide to become lawyers? Maybe you wondered what we do when we’re not practicing law? Welcome to the latest post from our “Get to Know Us” series, featuring different members of our MCCM team, where we answer those questions. Our next post features Partner Lucien (Lou ) Morin, II who celebrates 40 years with the firm.
Why did you become a lawyer? Having to decide between pursuing a degree in automotive design (cars being a love of mine) or attending Boston College where I would be close to my relatives, I elected to go back to the Boston area where I was born. Graduating with a B.A in Political Science, the typical choices at the time were going into government, teaching or going to law school. As my family’s philosophy has been serving and giving back to the community, I elected to pursue a legal career.
Unexpected Circumstances: When the 1969 lottery was announced during the Vietnam Era, I drew a “top 40” number. I was drafted out of law school, serving a tour with the 38th Air Defense Artillery in Korea. As it turned out, good things happened. The GI Bill helped pay for the remaining 2 years at Albany Law School. Having to wait until the fall of ‘72 to start my second year, I was hired as a clerk for a Downtown Rochester law firm which resulted upon graduation being hired by that firm.
Tell us a little known fact about you.
My wife and I love “Shaggy Dogs” and since 1975, we have owned five Old English Sheepdogs.
When the Old English Club of America held their National Specialty Show here in Rochester in 2010, I had the privilege of acting as the Club’s Parliamentarian for their annual meeting.
Automobiles are still an important part of my life. Early on, Pontiacs were my favored brand starting with the family Bonneville that I used for my driver’s test. Favorites have been my ’64 LeMans convertible and ‘65 Pontiac Tempest. Today my current toy is a 45th Anniversary Camaro convertible that comes out only on sunny days.
What are your areas of practice? In addition to being the Real Estate and Bankruptcy partner of the firm, I am a member of the Mediator Panel for the Western District of New York.
For many years, I worked with the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, to develop and revise the standard residential real estate contract that is used in Monroe County.
As a young lawyer I served on a committee of Monroe County Bar Association then chaired by Jean Cummings, City Court Arbitration Commissioner. During that time, I had the pleasure of meeting a solicitor from Australia who came to Rochester to learn more about the Rochester City Court Arbitration Program as a model for his bar association’s alternative dispute resolution program.
Lou, his wife and their current Old English, Shagshadow’s Always Chasing Rainbows, reside in Fairport.
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McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C. is a full-service law firm based in Rochester, New York, providing high-quality legal services to businesses and individuals since 1979. With over a dozen attorneys and a full paralegal support staff, the firm is well-positioned to right-size services tailored to each client. We are large enough to provide expertise in a broad range of practice areas, yet small enough to devote prompt, personal attention to our clients.
We represent a diverse range of clients located throughout New York State and New England. They include individuals, numerous manufacturing and service industry businesses, local governments, and health care professionals, provider groups, facilities and associations. We also serve as local counsel to out-of-state clients and their attorneys who have litigation pending in Western New York courts. For more information, please contact us at 585.546.2500.