Photo by Hugh Williams.
Literally thousands of lawyers could inaugurate our new series, "From the 500 Vault," featuring photos from our many acclaimed magazine productions. We chose Judge Richard Posner from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. And why not? Posner has made all of our year-end Lawdragon 500 lists, an easy perennial choice as one of the greatest jurists in the nation. He also was recently featured in Joe Nocera's column in the Times for his recent work sitting as a district judge in patent disputes - he thought "it would be fun."
Perhaps as important, he has been generous enough to do a few photo sessions with us. These photos were taken by Hugh Williams in October of 2007.
And an "action" shot: