John T. Strauss was a great attorney and a great man. This is a picture of the plaque in his honor that is outside of Courtroom 3 in the Walton County Courthouse. He had a distinguished career. He was the first District Attorney for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit (Walton and Newton Counties) and he held that office for two separate terms. After a long stint in private practice, John T. Strauss was the first Public Defender for Alcovy Judicial Circuit. I worked for John T. Strauss from 2003 to 2006. He was a great boss, mentor, and friend. He had faith in me, when others did not. I miss him.