With rare exception, after 40 years of law practice, I have never seen a lawyer publicly disclose what he or she charges for various legal services. Until now … and I’m bringing the house.
I detest ambulance chasers. I’m sure you’re familiar with the term “ambulance chaser” as a derogatory term applied by many people to almost any lawyer who represents people injured car wrecks, car/truck accidents and other accidents involving automobiles and vehicles of all types. Included, of course, are wrongful death cases. An example of an “ambulance […]
Readers of the previous article appearing here concerning Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation are familiar with the basic facts but a brief reminder: the plaintiff, Swindol, an honorably discharged Marine with extensive training and experience in aerospace materials and advanced construction was fired by Aurora for having a weapon in his locked vehicle which […]
TRUST In the 1969 movie, True Grit, young heroine Mattie Ross confronts a horse trader by the name of Colonel Stonehill. When she protests that Col. Stonehill pay her for her father’s stolen horse, the following colloquy occurs: Col. Stonehill: Oh, well, that’s all very interesting. The ponies are yours, take them. Your father’s horse […]
I am not a fan of dirty tricks during contested divorce. But pretending they never happen doesn’t do any good, either. Divorcing men need to understand the full range of tactics some wives use, and they need to be proactive –not reactive –as they work to secure the best possible divorce settlement. To that end, if you […]
IN ONE OF MY EARLIEST APPEARANCES before the Mississippi Supreme Court, I had arrived early to watch the arguments of the attorneys on the docket ahead of me. I was relatively inexperienced and nervous about my coming appearance before the Court. The Court sat in panels of three (there being 9 Justices on the Court) […]
In a small rural town in Northeast Misssissippi, Curtis worked at a service station. He was married with a small child. His job was mostly mounting tires on rims for a local trailer manufacturer. He had little education and worked hard for little pay, but he made enough for he and wife and child to […]
In the early 1980’s, being a young lawyer out of law school only seven or eight years, I encountered my first medical malpractice case. I had a client who had an insurance claim on his house that had burned and his insurer refused to pay, claiming it was arson. I had only met him previously, […]