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Phuket Exposed: Jerrold Kippen
Thursday 15 March 2012, 04:11PM
 Partner in Duensing Kippen law firm   WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU MOVED HERE? I lived on Samui for five years as a partner in a Thailand law firm. Before that I lived and worked for another law firm in Bangkok for three years. Before that I lived for two years on the island of Guam where I was the assistant lawyer (“law clerk”) to the U.S. Federal District Court Chief Judge there. Before that I was attending law school in San Francisco, California. WHY AND WHEN DID YOU MOVE TO PHUKET? Almost two years ago, to set up my own law firm’s Phuket office (our head office is in Bangkok). TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOB. I am a licensed California attorney running a law firm in Thailand. Have you ever seen Batman? It’s like that. WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING HERE? Plenty of villains, so I never get bored. WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX? Hot yoga and kitesurfing. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY? Driving my mother’s sports car on Interstate 90 at 2am. FAVOURITE FOOD OR DISH? Carne asada burrito with guacamole, pizza, gai phat prik pao, Double Double Animal Style burger from In-N-Out, enchilada, Burtoni’s pesto sauce on spinach linguine with black olives and pepper jack cheese, spaghetti with my homemade sauce, tacos, and a lot of other food that is not British. WHO IS THE PERSON YOU ADMIRE THE MOST AND WHY? Voldermort because he was the one whose name shall not be mentioned. WHERE IN PHUKET WOULD YOU TAKE SOMEONE ON A FIRST DATE? Preferably their place but if not available mine. FAVOURITE PLACE ON THE ISLAND, AND WHY? Inside the airport because it is the one place on the island where you do not have to deal with the tuk tuks and taxis. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE NIGHT OUT? Khun [you fill in the name]’s birthday party where the chao pat is free and beer is half price…wait is that a serious question, isn’t that just about every Phuket expat’s favourite night out?