Sitting on a desk in Ben T. Clements' new law office, next to a
framed drawing from his little girl of the two of them playing
hockey, is an inscribed photo from Gov. Deval Patrick. "To my
favorite lawyer," is scrawled across the bottom of the photo, which
features three smiling attorneys: Clements, Patrick and Michael J.
Pineault, who was the governor's deputy chief legal counsel.