Happy Bar-Day to Me!

I have been practicing law for six years as of September 27th.  I enjoy being an attorney and having the education and knowledge to help people through a legal problem.  If I say so myself:  Happy Bar-Day to Me! If I had never been Barred, well then what would I do? If I had never been Barred, well then what would I be? I might be a title agent, Or a toad in a tree, I might be a doorknob, Or working for Stephen, I might be a bag full of regret getting even. Or worse than all that…Why I might be a WASN’T! A Wasn’t has no fun at all.  No, he doesn’t. A Wasn’t just isn’t…with no Notice of Appearance. But I…I AM I!  Without presence of malfeasance! Today I am I!  That is truer than a lie! There is no one living who is me-er than I! I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or a ham Or a dusty old jar of David Stern’s jam! I am an attorney!  That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, HAPPY BAR-DAY TO ME! Read More

Times Change…So Do Laws

Students used to drive their trucks to school with the gun rack in the back and the gun in the rack when I was in high school.  Times have changed, and our attitudes about certain things have changed also.  Our laws evolve to reflect those changes. There are a number of good reasons for you to have an attorney for a legal matter.  An up-to-date knowledge of the law (and responsibility towards it) is another good reason to seek competent legal counsel.  Your attorney can help make you aware of the law and any recent changes to it. Read More

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

Mothers & Law

“When love and talking doesn’t work, then love and I will.”  Those were the words handwritten on the paddle when I was growing up.  What you fail to learn at home you can get in court:  discipline and something to do with your time. You do not have to live with your parents.  The Justice System will feed you. “You may outgrow your responsibility to listen to your parents, but you will never outgrow your responsibility to obey the law.”  That is a quote from Judge Alexander and Judge Wolfe.  They go on to point out that if you fail to obey the law, you may put a stranger “in charge of telling you everything from where you can go and what you can do, all the way down to what you can wear, and what you can eat.” “The best way to remain in charge of your own life is to know the law and obey it.” –Judge Alexander and Judge Wolfe. Happy Mother’s Day!   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