Conversation with a Pair of Mentors
By: Louis J. “Johny” Hallow, III, Hornthal Riley Ellis & Maland, LLP
As a young attorney, I am blessed to work in a firm with several mentors. In this piece, I speak with two of my personal mentors, Phil Hornthal and Don Prentiss, about their advice for young attorneys. Phil and Don are both long-standing partners at Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, LLP, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Phil and Don have both practiced law for more than thirty years, and have been heavily involved with a number of North Carolina Bar organizations, including the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. Both Phil and Don focus on insurance defense, mediation, and general civil litigation.