When I was a young lawyer, I did child abuse cases. I represented children who had been abused or neglected. In one of those cases, I represented two children. The mostly absent father came to my office and made threats to almost everyone he encountered there. I was gone, so I missed the drama. One
Hard to Find Employment Lawyers
I talked the other day about a recent book from the University of Chicago Press: Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Perpetuates Inequality. See my poor post here. The authors went to federal records and interviewed individual plaintiffs to study how well discrimination lawsuits achieve the simple aim of rectifying discrimination in the workplace.…
How To Scam A Lawyer
For some years now, some clever scam artists have bilked many otherwise bright and clever lawyers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. I myself have received this same email dozens of times. They always go like this: "Hi, my ex lives in your jurisdiction (note the scammers never actually name your state or city).
Disbarred Lawyer Kept His $838,000 in the Storage Room
You know, you just cannot make this stuff up. A disbarred lawyer was recently arrested for an outstanding warrant of felony fraud. He was found with $12,000 in cash in his car and another $838,000 in cash in a rented storage room. He had some guns with the $838K.
But, that is normal for…
“Reasonable” Settlement Offers Lend Credibility
A lawyer friend had a client once who insisted on asking for $1.5 million to settle a discrimination case. The client did not make anywhere close to a six figure salary. He had lost very little income income. My friend the lawyer, tried and tried to describe to him the reality of low damage cases…