To keep pace with this busy life, Tabatha takes care of herself. She tries to work out routinely each week, often in zumba or body combat classes. She also keeps culturally stimulated, traveling to New York City monthly for film premieres (her fiancé is a New Yorker, an actor, and an independent film maker) and sporting events. She loves the New York Knicks, Jets, and Yankees and gets to a few Knicks and Jets games every year. Tabatha values her place in the Delaware legal and social communities and takes very seriously her obligation to contribute. She is a sponsor of the annual Girls Can Do Anything Conference, providing role models and positive messages for girls. She is a long time board member of the Latin American Community Center. She serves with the United Way of Delaware and recently helped to establish their affinity group called Latinos Unidos. Her Bar activities include working with the Multi-cultural Judges and Lawyers Section as Vice Chair of Legislative Affairs, and being one of the first members and Vice
President of the Delaware Hispanic Bar Association. She is also the Wilmington Chapter President of the National Association of Professional Women. Tabatha started a Delaware Divorce Blog with fellow attorney, Drew Gonser to help individuals with their domestic matters (www.delawaredivorceblog.com).
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that will be known always for its historic, landmark health care decision, Roberts could answer that senator’s long ago question about whether he would be a moderate, temperate judge like Harlan, Jackson, Frankfurter, and Friendly, with a simple ‘Yes.’”
Delaware might have been the last place this New Yorker would have predicted to be her chosen home, but 15 years later, Delaware is the place where she has been able to make a difference in her community, raise a family, and become successful as a lawyer. Tabatha calls living in Delaware “a blessing.” It is clear that this is a mutual blessing. Delaware has gained much with the addition of this Latina lawyer.
Of course, no author (nor any reviewer for that matter) is free from bias. And, while Coyle’s own biases and preferences may surface from time to time, those biases do not detract from the otherwise fine job she does telling the stories of these cases. Timing, of course, is everything, and so Coyle’s book does not include any discussion or analysis of the most recent term of the Roberts Court; but, perhaps in another seven years or so, she will write another engaging look at the Court’s work. That book should be worth reading as well.
James G. McGiffin, Jr., is a Senior Staff Attorney with Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. and a former President of the Delaware State Bar Association. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Richard “Shark” Forsten is a Partner with Saul Ewing LLP, where he practices in the areas of commercial real estate, land use, business transactions, and related litigation. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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