About Anthony Hall and The iPINIONS Journal
Background and Education
My name is Anthony Hall and I am the author of the commentaries in this journal.
After spending my formative years in the Caribbean, I attended prep school in Florida and then went on to college and law school in Massachusetts (with 1-year academic sabbaticals in the UK during college and law school).
After college, I spent 6 exciting years in New York City before going off to law school. In NYC, I worked as an ACE-certified fitness trainer for a few years (and, I’m told, made quite an exotic impression on my loyal “Upper-East-Side-trophy-wife” clientele). But as soon as it was practicable, I joined a Wall Street firm as a paralegal and got on my preferred career path.
I moved to Washington, DC in the early 1990s. I began my law career as an indentured servant at a K Street firm. Thankfully, after only a few years, I was paroled to the Clinton/Gore Re-election Committee to serve as their National Procurement Coordinator in 1995. Unfortunately, by the end of my tenure, I was thoroughly disgusted with establishment politics. Moreover, I had become as disillusioned with my boss as his former right-hand man, George Stephanopoulos, had become. (And I encourage you to read George’s instructive lamentations in this regard in his political memoir entitled All Too Human.)
But I’m the master of my own professional fate these days – having founded a consulting firm in 1999. I am licensed to practice law in several international jurisdictions, including England and Wales, The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Launching The iPINIONS Journal
I am fortunate to have a thriving practice. Unfortunately, the work is not very public spirited and provides little intellectual satisfaction. That’s why I embraced the opportunity to launch this journal when a professional colleague introduced me to the Blogosphere in early 2005.
Writing my articles is a thoroughly enjoyable and therapeutic diversion. And I’m pleased to have received honorable mentions from CNN, the Washington Post and other reputable media for my “unique and provocative” commentaries.
Therefore, as you read my daily postings and browse through my archives, I hope you find escape from the trite and predictable talking points that now pass for social, cultural and political debate. In addition, I invite you to visit Caribbean Net News to read about my region of origin and to access my syndicated column, which is published there every Friday.
Thank you for your support.