SouthBank Legal offers its enthusiastic congratulations to Judge Amy Coney Barrett for her nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Barrett is a brilliant legal scholar with a warm, caring heart. Although we are a firm with a variety of political viewpoints, we are universal in our confidence that Judge Barrett will serve with distinction and inspire millions of Americans over the coming years.
Judge Barrett’s husband, Jesse, joined SouthBank’s partnership in 2018. To many of us, he has been a friend and trusted colleague for years longer. In his time at the firm, Jesse has built a varied practice, developing a successful white-collar defense portfolio and supplementing SouthBank’s commercial litigation expertise. Similar to Judge Barrett, Jesse has impressed his colleagues with his devotion to the law, his generosity to others, and his unrelenting work ethic.
We are proud to join in the chorus of praise for Judge Barrett. We know firsthand that the praise is merited: several of our attorneys were law school classmates with her and Jesse, while others have had the pleasure of being Judge Barrett’s students at Notre Dame. In our experience, Judge Barrett is intellectually honest, fair-minded, and dedicated to our Constitution’s promise of equal justice under the law. Even those who might disagree with her rulings cannot deny her integrity and legal acumen. And despite her towering intellect, Judge Barrett is remarkably humble and patient. We know her as a loyal friend, a devoted parent, and a valuable contributor to the South Bend community.