HOUSTON, TX 77042
Stan L Pfeiffer - Partner
August 11, 1999
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is being written on behalf of Bob Morris. I have known Bob for over fifteen years. During that time I have had the occasion to both work with Bob and socialize with him and his family. I value that relationship more than can be expressed in any letter of recommendation, no matter how careful the author may be.
On a professional level, Bob has worked with me as an investigator on a regular basis. I am a lawyer who has been practicing personal injury litigation in the Houston area since 1973. We have had as many as 19 attorneys; though currently there are 6 attorneys in our firm. Bob has been the mainstay of the investigations which we have needed since the early 80's. He has done nearly all of the investigations in which I am personally involved and done many investigations for other members of the firm.
Bob's work has proven flawless. He possesses the ability to step into a case and come to a quick understanding of the nature of the problem being confronted. He has the ability to comfortably assume a leadership role in whatever activity is at hand; and he possesses the even rarer ability to also be a good follower. His investigations are never purely mechanical. He can grasp the key issues and deal with even the subtleties that are often presented in complex litigation. When there is seemingly very little to work with to establish a desirable posture in a case, Bob can quickly assess and deal with even something as subtle as the presence of a witness who is "in control" of others.
What makes Bob even more effective as an investigator is his ability to "talk to people." His sense of fair play nearly always causes people to talk freely with him. He can comfortably visit with people at any educational level and on any topic, no matter how sophisticated or complex. Perhaps his strongest trait is the ability to inspire. Bob can not only inspire the casual witness to his position, but also inspire those for whom he is doing the work to their greatest potential as well. People find themselves reaching for his acceptance almost without fail.
What is perhaps most amazing to find in someone with such skills is that he also possesses the most important additional attributes of loyalty, honesty, decency and compassion. Never need one fear his commitment to those for whom he is working. Never need one fear that his reportings are less than candid. Never need one fear that he has not dealt fairly with the people he encountered. And, perhaps most importantly, when Bob develops unfavorable information in a case, it will be dealt with in the most rational fashion and reported in a manner consistent with good judgment.
When sensitive issues arise, Bob can also be counted on. He will not breach confidences and always finds some way of securing information when others would fail.
On a personal basis, Bob has become a true friend. And in that regard, I count myself lucky. We have traveled together and sharing time with Bob and his family is a sheer joy. He is a gentleman above all. I have never known Bob to look unkempt, violate proper social graces, fail to be sensitive to those in his presence, or order a bad meal. He is, in a nut shell, a "prince of a man" and I would unqualifiedly recommend him without reservation.
Should you have any questions or should you care to visit with me personally about Bob, feel free to call me at the above number.
Stan L. Pfeiffer