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From the Beginning, to the End

Lawyer hikes 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail

Just a few short months after walking 2,190 miles on a footpath from Georgia to Maine, Bruce Matson is back in the office in a high-rise in Richmond, handling bankruptcy cases for LeClairRyan, where he’s a partner.

But that’s not all he’s doing. He’s also general counsel for a startup intellectual property company called Randolph Square IP. And he’s on the board of the Virginia State Golf Association. And he teaches and serves on the board at Veritas School, a Christian private school in the city’s Northside. He’s also hard at work writing, including books on hiking, golf and philosophy for his website which blends his favorite topics.

But, despite all he does, he said he’s returned with a perspective he didn’t have before.

“When I got on the trail, the sources of stress were gone,” he said from a meeting room overlooking the James River on one side and the Virginia State Capitol on the other. “It was a positive void. It was enjoyable to realize it wasn’t there.”

Read the full article in Virginia Lawyers Weekly here.

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