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In Memoriam Continued from page 17 have stood in Richard's doorway seeking advice, me included, and his final case was no exception.  Richard's desire to mentor young people was further evidenced by his work with his college fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, of which he was chapter president at the University of Alabama, and later served as its National President for two years. Richard established and endowed a scholarship for young men of the Gamma Alpha Chapter of PKA who exhibited character, leadership and excellence in academics. Richard was proud that through his work with PKA he impacted the lives of numerous young men.  Richard long ago ceased actually attending the football games of his beloved Alabama Crimson Tide. Instead Richard had a habit of driving down to the PKA house in Tuscaloosa a few hours before each Alabama home game. He would see and greet friends, old and new, and then leave exactly one hour before kickoff to be home in front of his television precisely at kickoff. "There is no better seat," he always told me. Every time he said it, I smiled.  Richard was active in Bar-related matters and causes, having served as President of the Birmingham Bar Association in 1990 and President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association as well. He further found time to serve on the Boards of Directors for the Alabama Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Alabama Rules of Evidence, the American Judicature Society, and the University of Alabama Law School Foundation.  Richard was recognized numerous times by the prestigious publication Best Lawyers in America.  Richard was interested in the betterment of our greater Birmingham community. He helped found the Birmingham Tip-Off Club and served as its first President. He was an attendee of Mountain Brook Community Church, and he served as a Board Member of the YMCA.  Richard was 74 years old when he left us, and he will be sorely missed by his family – wife Rhonda and daughters Brook Ogle and Jessica Ogle Tate, his numerous friends, his trusting clients, and the law firm of Christian & Small.  Daniel D. (Dan) Sparks is a partner with the law firm of Christian & Small, LLP A8018993-01 Your firm is only as good as the talent of your lawyers. For the absolute best legal talent on the market, turn to OnBoard Search & Staffing. Partner Level Searches Associate Searches In-House Searches Contract (hourly) Lawyers Law Firm Merger Consulting www.OnBoardSearch.com (205) 986-9140 ext. 4 All inquiries are strictly confidential. Richard G. Brock, Esq at richard@onboardsearch.com 26 Birmingham Bar Association


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