Shark Week

Lawyers are a special class.  Legal work often falls between death and taxes, aligning lawyers with the inevitable and overpriced, and so lawyers enjoy such titles as “weasel” or “shark” or “blood sucking attorney.”  Those terms can make for humorous attorney jokes, and sometimes we deserve some of that reputation.  However, when you are in trouble, whether it is civil or criminal, you want the best weasel or shark or blood sucking attorney you can find to obtain the best result possible under the circumstances. I enjoy being an attorney.  I enjoy helping people, and I am glad to have the education and knowledge to do so.  Law School has not made me so much a lawyer as it has helped me see things I could not see before. Read More

Today Is Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Today is National Be Kind to Lawyers Day.  Tucked between April Fool’s and the Federal Income Tax filing deadline, the second Tuesday of April is set aside to be kind to lawyers.  That leaves the remaining 364 days of the year to be mean. Lawyers are a special class.  Legal work often falls between death and taxes, aligning lawyers with the inevitable and overpriced—it takes only one lawyer to screw in a light bulb and ninety-nine to bill for it.  However, when you are in trouble, whether it is civil or criminal, you want the best weasel or shark or blood sucking attorney you can find to obtain the best result possible under the circumstances. I enjoy being an attorney.  I enjoy helping people, and I am glad to have the education and knowledge to do so.  Law School has not made me so much a lawyer as it has helped me see things I could not see before.   Read More

Five-Year Anniversary

As a Florida attorney, you get to put “JD” after your name and you pray facing Tallahassee and the Florida Supreme Court.  Today is my five-year anniversary practicing law.  Law school did not make me so much a lawyer as it has helped me see things I could not see before.   Read More

Celebrating My Bar Day

My view of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) used to be that first-time offenders should serve on the firing squad for the second-time offenders.  After becoming a lawyer, though, I recognize there are flaws in our system.  Law School has not made me so much a lawyer as it has helped me see things I could not see before. Currently the only way we have to encourage prevention of DUI is through enforcement of law.  The problem is that sometimes enforcement is aimed incorrectly or improperly.  Nobody wants to have to call a lawyer, but sometimes having an attorney by your side can really help. The key to a DUI defense is to get legal counsel and get it quickly because there are deadlines that have to be met in order to protect your rights.  A competent defense attorney can help you work out a proper resolution while protecting your rights.  Today is my fourth anniversary practicing law, but I am not planning to celebrate Lindsay Lohan-style. Read More