Giving is what being an effective and empathetic trial lawyer is all about. If you cannot give of yourself, then you will not be an effective advocate for someone who has no voice.
At this week’s USAT National Championship, Doug Landau again demonstrated that giving is second nature to the third generation lawyer. On Friday he gave a helmet to a competitor whose helmet was cracked and would therefore be found unsafe at the pre-race inspection. On Saturday, he spoke to race officials about changing the bike dismount area to reduce the dangers presented to athletes, volunteers and spectators after observing many crashes and near misses. And today, after qualifying for the World Triathlon Championship on the Olympic race course in Beijing China, Landau gave his Team USA slot to another competitor so that they could go and experience this incredible opportunity. Landau has competed internationally in Canada, England, Israel, Italy, Germany and Sweden, as well as in half the states in the USA.
The Northern Virginia personal injury lawyer was glad to have raced well despite the cold, wet and raining conditions. Bike safety lawyer Landau was ringing the bell on his racing bike as he passed other cyclists on the Alabama roads. At the second hairpin, the bicyclist right in front of him crashed to the pavement, but seemingly avoided serious injury. After crossing the finish line, Landau was informed that he had finished 10th in the age group and therefore automatically qualified to represent the USA at the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Beijing, China. Due to his performance today, Landau will again be a Sprint Triathlon All American and will likely compete at next year’s National Championships. Upcoming races include the Virginia Triathlon Series Giant Acorn at Lake Anna in Spotsylvania Virginia next Sunday.
As always, Doug Landau welcomes clients, their families and friends who want to watch him “in action,” either at the races or trying cases. Call (703-796-9555) or e-mail the Landau Law Shop for details and his upcoming schedule or cases and races.