NEW MEXICO: You never want to get a rookie lawyer to handle your DWI case but what about one who stumbles into the courtroom drunk himself? That’s what John Wayne Higgins did and that indiscretion landed him in jail. Continue Reading
GEORGIA: A Georgia attorney accused of making sexual advances and performing a lewd act against a female client pleaded guilty to public indecency and sexual battery. Prosecutors said William Hall represented the client in legal proceedings involving child support. When the client came to his office to pick up her check, she asked Hall how she would pay for his services. 73-year old Hall proposed having sex, then committed a lewd act before touching her inappropriately. The victim fled and called police. Hall was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest and 24 months probation. Continue Reading
I did, and I am most pleased with that coming of age decision. Being from a family of doctors, I knew I didn’t want to do that, so I thought law school was the next best thing. I didn’t discover the art of critical thinking until I got there. I’ve come to realize that a cup of common sense and a dash of critical thinking makes for a well rounded person in life.
But law school isn’t for everybody. Continue Reading
PHOENIX: After five years, a jury of 8 men and 4 women found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Travis Alexander. Not since the trial of Casey Anthony has a case drawn so much media attention and mob mentality. The trial was a tabloid sensation.
High profile cases have become the theatrical stomping ground of lawyers and a revered spectator sport for the world. Spectators willingly travel long distances to stand outside courthouses to cheer for justice. We stuck close to our news stations, twitter, and computer feeds to soak up every detail of how a love affair between ordinary people had gone wrong and ended in a grizzly slaying. Continue Reading
( . . . and what he thinks when you say it)
5. After you have just been convicted on three counts of armed robbery: “Can we appeal this to the Supreme Court?” (C’mon dude. Let it go.) Continue Reading
I opened up a twitter account earlier this week. It was quick, easy. What a rush reading the tweets of all the celebrities to follow. Steve Harvey, Oprah, The President of the United States and my personal fav – Judge Mathis. But wait. Not so fast. Less than twelve hours later, my account was suspended – shut down for aggressive behavior! What? How aggressive could I be with five tweets and zero followers? Continue Reading