John LaFratta didn’t start practicing law until he was in his thirties.

He had studied business and English literature as an undergraduate, and worked for almost a decade as a broker for Dean Witter. Then a couple things happened that made John reconsider his career. He’s never looked back, and has an appreciation for the varieties of human imperfection. He also sees himself for what he truly is-a defender. And a police of the police. continued on page 14