If something is not visible on an x-ray, it simply does not exist.
1. A broken bone that heals in six weeks is more expensive than a permanent, inoperable neck injury.
2. In affidavits, plaintiffs always forget their main complaint.
1. Realistic models don't work.
2. Medical illustrations do not work.
3. Trouble-free videos are triggered.
Mechanical demonstration devices that worked ideally in preparation for the trial cease to function during the trial.
The more thoroughly you prepare for your trial, the more likely you are to postpone your hearing.
1. If you need to prepare for two trials, and you are ready for only one of them, the other will be sent for trial.
2. Your most important witness will not be able to attend the court hearing.
If this witness appears, he will change his testimony at the last minute.
Procedural violations only occur when you win the case.
The admissibility of a witness statement varies inversely with its importance.
The degree of guilt is directly proportional to the passion of her denial.
If a client asks three times if you believe in his innocence, he is most likely guilty.
The juror whom you most persistently tried to win over to the side of your client will be the hardest to advocate for a conviction.
The chances that the person who found the body is the culprit is fifty to fifty.
The worse the crime, the more money the state will spend on legal protection.
A customer unlawfully charged with shoplifting will not be given any protection at all.
Blame - to assert that another person is guilty of misconduct; usually as an excuse for the harm we have done to him.
Evil should not be defeated through legal formalities.
It is far more prudent to acquit two who are truly guilty than to convict one who is full of virtue and innocent.
1. The better the legal deal that is offered to your guilty client, the more the conviction of his own innocence grows in him.
2. The innocent client has the scariest tattoos.
3. The only time you manage to assemble a racially balanced jury, you will find that:
a) they are all Republicans;
b) the case is settled before the court;
c) your client has a swastika tattooed on his forehead.
4. When you get the opportunity to tell the jury that your client loves his dog, it turns out to be a pit bull.
You yourself didn't know it was a pit bull until the judge asked your client what breed of his "Fuzzy".
5. The smaller the crime, the more intolerable the client.
6. Pretty responders are the most time consuming.
1. Your most compelling testimony will be rejected by a judge.
2. No matter how unambiguous the evidence may be, the defense will find an expert who will prove its insolvency.
There is always one juror who will trust this expert.
3. If the police conducted the search lawfully, the evidence would be compromised by something else. 4 The strongest of your testimonies will concern an area that is not the subject of litigation.
The agony of defeat lasts longer than the joy of victory.
In court, Murphy's law takes precedence over local, state and federal laws.