One or Two of the Deadly Seven

One or Two of the Deadly Seven

One evening at home, I prepped the files for the seven hearings I was scheduled to appear on the next day. They were set back to back to back, and so on, until the last. Each of them involved someone who had been convicted of driving while intoxicated at least three...
I Found Felix

I Found Felix

“Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.” – Felix Frankfurter, Dissenting, Henslee v. Union Planters National Bank & Trust Co., 335 U.S. 600, 1949. We are constantly growing and changing, as...
The Movie Moment Kiss

The Movie Moment Kiss

This entry was written in contemplation of the novel I just finished working on (I know. I seriously just dangled a preposition there). The kiss to which I refer has no legal consequences, per se. There are first kisses. And those are great. But then there are those...
Distraction in the Court

Distraction in the Court

Before becoming a litigator, I never gave much thought to the statue of the blind Lady Justice. Similar in structure to the Statue of Liberty, the ones I’ve seen before have been these modest, matronly, conservatively-dressed and sometimes even moderately...
Have You Hugged Your Lawyer Today?

Have You Hugged Your Lawyer Today?

Your lawyer is a pitbull. A ruthless, heartless killing machine who does not settle and who does not back down. Your lawyer picks up a sword and charges into the arena to battle on your behalf. Your lawyer takes the blows, and bleeds, and continues to fight. A...
Flashback Episode – The Unexpected Felony

Flashback Episode – The Unexpected Felony

Many times, I have “appeared” telephonically for hearings. I took part in the hearing, but my part was done over the phone, not in the courtroom. And often times opposing counsel appeared by phone as well. That means that, for all I knew and all opposing counsel knew,...