Saturday, November 29, 2008

How To Get The Client And Lose Your Law License

There's no better collection of B.S. than the "Attorneys" section of the Yellow Pages. Lawyers presenting themselves to the unknowing public as "aggressive," or whatever other adjective hits the emotions of the recently arrested, injured, or preparing for divorce.

Sometimes though, it goes beyond B.S. and becomes a flat-out lie.

Take the case three years ago of the lawyer who told a client he had won a $1.1 million medical malpractice settlement.

Except he didn't.

He didn't even file a suit.

The New Jersey Supreme Court ordered his immediate disbarment.

Seems harsh, except that the lawyer was serving a one-year suspension for lying to another client.

I know, you would never do that.

But that's you.

Located in Miami, Florida, Brian Tannebaum practices Bar Admission and Discipline and Criminal Defense. Read his free ebook The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer. Please visit


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