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Dead Lawyers Have No Enemies

From Scott Greenfield over at Simple Justice – A New York Criminal Defense Blog:

Dead LawyersIn a recent post, products liability lawyer Bill Marler wrote about his adversary in a case making a presentation to an industry group that used him, his face, his name, an image of a pile of money and a lawyer chasing an ambulance, as the poster boy for all that’s wrong and evil plaintiff’s lawyers. This was, perhaps, the greatest compliment a lawyer can receive, to be so despised by his adversaries that they hold the lawyer up to an industry group as the devil incarnate.

If lawyers are judged by the caliber of enemies they make, you’ve done an exceptional job. Congratulations.

Thanks Scott, I feel the exact same way.

  • Vilifying lawyers is ridiculous and gets us nowhere.
    The PATHOGENS are the enemy, not lawyers, whether they are for the plaintiff, or defendant.
    As far as I know, lawyers do not make anyone ill. Too bad the tort system has had to stand in the place of what should rightly be the arena of public health enforcement. The years and years of neglect for our public health agencies leaves victims with just one hope for justice; without the tort system, victims would have no recourse.
    Too bad industry and their lobbies work to undermine public health. The food industry power elite see what dismantling FDA and the politicizing of USDA has done- it has put their industry, as well as us, at risk.
    Blame the lawyers? Why don’t we just go ahead and blame the victims, too!
    And while we are at it, blame our governmental public health agencies!
    Everyone knows all of our problems are the result of BIG government and LAYWERS!
    What a smoke screen.

  • Bix

    “Too bad the tort system has had to stand in the place of what should rightly be the arena of public health enforcement.”
    I agree.