Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books, you have to write about the interesting lawyers - the guys who steal all the money and take off. That's the fun stuff.
My decision to become a lawyer was irrevocably sealed when I realized my father hated the legal profession.
It's a game. We tax lawyers teach the rich how to play it so they can stay rich-and the IRS keeps changing the rules so we can keep getting rich teaching them.
The coffee arrives, and we backslide into what lawyers do best---talking about other lawyers.
The company later went broke, and of course all blame was directed at the lawyers. Not once did I hear any talk that maybe a trace of mismanagement could in any way have contributed to the bankruptcy.
There are few things in life worse than a long-winded lawyer.
I was a lawyer for 10 years - a short time, but it molded me into who I am. My clients were little people fighting big corporations, so it was a natural thing to not only represent the little guy but also to pull for him - it's the American way.
After I'd been a lawyer for about five or six years, I started playing around with fiction.
I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial.
I was a lawyer for 10 years - a short time, but it molded me into who I am.
I was a lawyer for 10 years, and several of my clients had the misfortune, through no fault of my own, of going to prison. I visited them occasionally.
I cannot write as well as some people; my talent is in coming up with good stories about lawyers.That is what I am good at.
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