An interview with Lawrence Scheetz, Jr.
What high school/college did you attend, and what did you study?
Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Bucknell University, B.A. in Economics, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Juris Doctor
What “local cause” are you most compelled by and why?
I am most compelled by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Society because my father was a Vietnam veteran who lost his life as a result of a service related illness. I support the VVMS because it remembers, honors and thanks veterans and their families for their brave and noble service and sacrifice. I saw and felt the powerful impact the VVMS has on families when they presented my family with an award in my father’s honor several years ago.
What primary characteristic do you feel every leader should possess?
What is your most fulfilling professional experience or accomplishment?
My most fulfilling professional accomplishment has been making the transition from a large international law firm where I represented Fortune 500 insurance companies to owning and managing Williams & Scheetz, a small county law firm, where I am able to counsel local clients and make a difference in their lives while helping shape our community.
Name a public figure, living or dead, not related to you, with whom you’d want to spend a day with and how would you spend it?
Cal Ripken Jr. I would spend the day with Cal Ripken Jr., taking infield and batting practice and discussing how to shape youth baseball in America.
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you.
I was a First Team All Patriot League shortstop at Bucknell University and played in the 2001 Division 1 NCAA College World Series.
What is your personal mission statement?
Be the man that my mother and father are proud to call son, my wife is proud to love, my children are proud to emulate, my friends are proud to stand beside and my clients are proud to trust.
What is your BIGGEST pet peeve?
People who don’t have a sense of humor.
Fiction or non-fiction? Why?
Fiction. As the proud father of 6 month old twins most of the reading I do these days is children’s fiction books.
If there was a movie made about you, what would you title it and what movie star would play the role of you?
“It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This,” played by Kevin Costner.
Advice for your fellow young up and comers?
Do the right thing … and do it with confidence.
Briefly describe what you want your legacy to be.
I would like my legacy to be that I was a genuine loving family man and a dedicated passionate attorney who lived each day with a smile on his face and found the meaning of success in assisting and caring for his family, friends and clients.