The Fall 2012 edition of Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly is scheduled to arrive in your mailbox on Friday, October 5. In the meantime, here’s one article from the magazine to whet your appetite:
Lawyers with Artistic License (Second in a Series)
by Heather G. Sowald
I continue my search for attorneys who have developed their artistic talents as a balance to their daily work. Here are three more amazing attorneys:
Jules Garel was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and raised on a dairy/hog farm in Franklin, Massachusetts. His family farm had over 400 milk cows and 2,000 hogs. He worked on the farm until he graduated from law school. His father and uncle married two sisters, and until he was sixteen the two families with 9 children lived in one farmhouse.
Much to his surprise and delight, this farm boy was accepted at Harvard, and later received his law degree from Boston University. Jules has been a business lawyer in Columbus for over 55 years, practicing with a few law firms, and now listed as “of counsel” with Bailey Cavalieri.
Jules says that he and his wife are museum junkies, and he serves on the board of the Columbus Museum of Art. They are also avid collectors of American folk art. About three years ago, he looked at some of the paintings in their collection and thought, “Heck, I can do that!” So he went to an art supply store and bought acrylic paints, canvases and an easel. Back home, he sat down and began to paint remembrances of his early days on the family farm. He is completely self-taught.