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Three-time world heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali, who passed away June 3, poses for a photo with attorneys (left to right) Jack Martzell, Glencoe’s Michael Conway and Michael Phenner after winning a 1980 case in New Orleans. Photo Submitted
Glencoe resident Michael Conway, a retired partner at Foley & Lardner, represented Muhammad Ali in a number of cases from 1978 to 1982. Photos by Alan P. Henry/22nd Century Media
During courtroom proceedings, Muhammad Ali often doodled, his former trial lawyer and Glencoe resident Michael Conway said. Pictured is one of the champ’s pieces, drawn during a trial in New Orleans in 1980 and addressed to Conway's wife, Kathy.
Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter
6:40 pm CDT June 9, 2016
His millions of admirers around the world knew Muhammad Ali by deed and reputation as “The Greatest.” Glencoe resident Michael Conway knew Ali far more personally: as his trial attorney and occasional traveling companion during the last years of his boxing career.