Snap Shot: Kimball Anderson
VITALS: Univ. of Ill., B.A., 1974; J.D., 1977. Graduated first in class; editor of the law review; Order of the Coif. Certified Public Accountant (1974, Ill.) Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.
CURRENT POST: Partner, Winston & Strawn, Chicago. Member, executive committee. Practice area: General commercial litigation with a concentration on technology, product liability and insurance coverage. Representative clients: Abbott Laboratories; GTE Corp.; Caterpillar Inc.; WMS Gaming; Midway Games; Philip Morris; Brunswick Corp; Compaq Computer Corp. Adjunct professor of trial advocacy, Northwestern Univ. Law School.
ACCOLADES: Chicago Lawyer's "Person of the Year," 1996.
OFFICE SYSTEM: Compaq M700, with 666 MHz Pentium III. Hewlett Packard LaserJet 5. Pentax PocketJet printers. Novell Netware; Word 97; Groupwise; PC DOCS; RightFax; Citrix Metaframe.
NO: Pager or Palm. Tried out BellSouth RIM and Motorola Pagewriter, didn't like them.
HOME SYSTEM: Brand new Dell Dimension B Series, Pentium III, 1000 MHz; 40GB hard drive. Monitor: 21-inch Trinitron. "This system should last at least six months!" Also: iMac, Apple II, Toshiba Infinity.
CELL PHONE: Nokia 6120. Black.
WATCH: Seiko LaSalle.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: E.R.
LETTERMAN OR LENO: Letterman.
CAR: Infiniti I30. Beige.
LAST BOOK READ: The Third Rumpole Omnibus, by John Clifford Mortimer.
SATURDAY MORNING: "At one or more of my daughters' soccer games."
MOST IMPORTANT TECH TREND: "Moving litigation support from the back office right to your desktop. Making data more accessible, to both young and senior lawyers, at the desktop."
TECH ACCOMPLISHMENT: "Vigorously pursuing the use of technology in all of my cases, from discovery, through trial or appeal. I use CaseMap and JFS Litigator's Notebook, as well as full color, multimedia PowerPoint."
WANTS TO USE: Voice recognition/dictation. I have Dragon, and am using it to a limited extent. It's a technology I'd like to use more.
LAST VACATION: Whistler-Blackcomb.
FAVORITE LAPTOP BOOKMARKS: www.Steramboard-ski.com. www.Whistler-blackcomb.com. www.Vail.net.
SKIS: Rossignol Mountain Viper. Snowboard: "Whatever they are renting."
FREQUENT FLIER: American Airlines, platinum level. More than 50,000 miles last year.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "I've begun asking clients and witnesses, 'Is that your final answer?' "