It couldn’t happen to a better guy.  In the midst of all the antics surrounding the proceedings to determine custody of Anna Nicole Smith’s body one calm professional stood out: Akerman Senterfitt’s Richard C. Milstein.

I know Richard only casually from bar functions.  However, he’s known as a true gentlemen and professional in every sense of the word.  Richard makes us all look good.  So perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that he’s getting some great national press in Akerman Attorney Is ‘the Calm’ in Media Storm Over Anna Nicole Smith Case.  Here are a few excerpts from the linked-to story:

Seidlin granted the power to decide where Smith will be buried to Richard C. Milstein, an Akerman Senterfitt attorney who was appointed last week as guardian ad litem for Smith’s 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern.

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Milstein, who has avoided the spotlight, left the courthouse through a side exit and went straight to his car without making any statements.

Throughout the hearings the dapper and mild-mannered Milstein seemed above the fray as the proceedings quickly degenerated into a circus-like atmosphere.

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Those who know Milstein said he was the perfect lawyer for the job.

"He is always the calm in the middle of many storms," said Milstein’s friend Jorge Mursuli, the executive director of People for the American Way in Florida. "What a perfect choice amongst the circus to have someone so deeply committed to child-advocacy issues and not interested in self-serving press."

Miami attorney Valdespino said Milstein "wouldn’t be influenced by the glitz."