Bernard Nordlinger was a “Washingtonian lawyer” – an attorney born and bred in the District who served local clients in the local courts and who eventually founded King & Nordlinger, his own firm with a distinctly local practice. (Along the way, he forever changed the course of history by not hiring a naval officer who sought employment with him in the aftermath of World War II:  Richard M. Nixon.) Nordlinger’s story, as told in his oral history, is perhaps a study in contrast with the many “Washington lawyers” who largely hail from elsewhere, who represent clients from across the nation, and whose practices revolve around the work of federal agencies. Daniel R. Ernst, who serves as Historian for the Historical Society, provides this  delightful summary of Nordlinger’s career as a “Washingtonian lawyer.”