He was an orphan. Now he’s a lawyer to the stars on a mission to help foster kids

May 09, 2017

by,Dan Morain - The Sacramento Bee

The bar at Ella was packed the other night, as it is whenever money people are in town trying to have their way with legislators. All the stools and tables were occupied.

Miles Cooley, a high-end entertainment lawyer from L.A., was bending an elbow with lobbyist Duncan McFetridge, a partner at Mercury Public Affairs who represents Lyft, Wells Fargo and other fancy clients with problems. Ed Howard was there, too. He represents people who don’t pay nearly as much but have a far greater need for advocates, foster kids.