The ‘Rock’ of Cassem Tierney 9/18/18 09/18/18 10:56:21 AM
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The ‘Rock’ of Cassem Tierney
Nan Buckingham Celebrates
60 Years at Local Law Firm
By Lorraine Boyd
The Daily Record
After taking a cruise celebrating 50 years of service with Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas, Nan Buckingham decided she’d still work for a while.
Like another 10 years at least.
Buckingham is being feted today on her 60 years of service at the firm, where she is the office manager.
“She is our rock,” said Michael FKinney, an attorney at the firm who has been there almost as long as Buckingham has. “Since she joined the firm as a part-time Central High School student in 1958, she has done it all. She’s seen a lot of changes and weathered them all.”
Firm partner Charles “Charlie” Gotch joined the firm as a law clerk about a year after Nan started.
“At the start, everything was done manually,” he said. “It was a big deal to make a copy. Nan made the transition to computers and all the other electronic changes. In addition, she is in charge of all the non-lawyer employees. She weathered serious health issues, raised a family and volunteered for her church, all while managing our office.
“When she retires, if she retires, she will be a challenge to replace.”
For now, the firm is celebrating her valued history of 60 years – and counting.