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Moritz alum Daniel Best ’13 earns ABA Journal honor

August 8, 2019 | Alumni

Moritz graduate Daniel Best ’13 was recently named an honorable mention recipient of the 2019 Ross Essay Contest for legal fiction.

His essay titled “Coiled,” is about a lawyer dealing with his unhealthy response to the stress of law firm practice, according to the ABA.

“Sometimes now, especially in a social media world, we feel we are the only ones going through (a difficult time,)” he told the ABA. “I like writing. It helps me stay balanced. I think everyone needs an outlet.”

Best is now an associate at Gallagher Sharp LLP in Columbus and according to the ABA, has another short story set to be published as part of the Akashic Books noir series of short story collections.

Yvette Butler, a 2014 graduate of George Washington University Law School, won the top prize in the 2019 Ross Essay Contest.