It was a meteoric rise to fame and fortune for Kris Van Kleer.
An image of himself he believed in and worked extremely hard to cultivate.
A brilliant law student at Columbia, he was sought after by every prestigious law firm in New York, promising to offer him a fast track to partner. Within two years, he was the poster-boy of Weston, Hastings, Isaacson, and Gerard,
the largest law firm in the city. The senior partners placed tremendous worth on their prized associate, giving him high profile cases that allowed his quick mind and wit to face off with the opposing counsel and meet the frenzy of the media, which hounded the courthouse steps after each recess of every case.
Then, as fast as Kris had risen into the spotlight, his world became unglued.