Weekly Articles

When you lose the internet and hear your Dad telling you his rolodex works better.

When you lose the internet and hear your Dad telling you his rolodex works better.

The Way My Mother Tells The Story

... we didn't catch that fish. The guy in the background did. Still, Dad did ...

Yeats: September 1913

What need you, being come to sense, But fumble in a greasy till And add ...

Don’t Be So Easy On Yourself

Trying to sum up our risky business, my Dad used to quote President Nixon: "Failure ...

Song For The Walls

A lawyer is more than a mouthpiece. When it feels that nobody will ever hear ...

Gloryland

If you have friends in Gloryland Who left because of pain Thank God up there, ...

Chest Fever

And as my mind unweaves, I feel the freeze down on my knees. Chest Fever ...

Coal

And we'll keep on digging 'til the coming of the Lord Gabriel's trumpet sounds 'Cause ...

Temporary Like Achilles

Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them. Virgil Like all ...

‘Kindness’ Isn’t a Priority in Trial Lawyering and It Should Be

When I was coming up as a trial lawyer, I stayed hyper-focused on maintaining a ...

Daily Articles

Insurance Defense Conflicts Update …

There is an update on a story I blogged about here, involving a defense firm ...

Today’s Quote

The truth is the light and the light is the truth. Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man ...

Today’s Quote

Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau

Juror Misconduct Warrants New Trial In Birth Injury Suit

I was trying a Georgia med-mal case involving an infant with injuries caused by hydrocephaly ...

Law Students Are Learning To Be Trial Lawyers In A “Flight Simulator”

Law students who would traditionally experience only a few courtroom scenarios over a semester have ...

Jury Awards $30M To Family Of 23-Year-Old Who Died From Ulcer

You don't often hear about the frivolous and stubborn defenses that anger juries. David Dickey, ...

Talk about an understatement …

I could - and do - tell a lot of stories about this. Over thirty ...

Cole Scott Faces DQ Bid In Fla. Crash Suit Over Atty

I'm not sure how having a personal relationship with co-counsel merits disqualification, but I know ...

Today’s Word

Retroject [reh-trə-JEKT] Part of speech: verb Origin: Latin, mid-19th century 1. Project backwards.

Today’s Word

Veridical Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, mid-17th century 1. Truthful. 2. Coinciding with reality.