Yesterday we were deeply saddened when we learned our friend Tom Farrell, was killed. Dan and I are plaintiff lawyers, Tom is a defense lawyer – this combination in Roanoke guarantees you will have cases against one-another, and we did. Tom was always kind, maintained a good sense of humor – and was always thankful when attorney interactions were civil, and thoughtful. My calender has a two hour block on it for tomorrow, for a phone conference with Tom. He will be missed, we will be praying for his family… and are so sorry for the loss.