Lawyers – An insight into their thoughts and perspective
People envy lawyers. They hate lawyers. They complain about lawyers. They use lawyers. But what does the lawyer think about the client?
When people enter the legal system, they do so against their will and at great personal cost of time, stress, and money. They need a lawyer because they harmed somebody else, or another person wronged them. They are embattled, and it can get ugly.
Court Room Drama
What does the lawyer see? People who are angry, combative, irresponsible, unreasonable, or sometimes even crazy. Sloth, greed, manipulation, betrayal, and often outrageous conduct. True nature revealed when backs are against the wall. People at their worst.
There are also the wrongs that are righted, the marriage or the house that is saved, the grateful client. These are the lawyer’s reward.
People at their Worst is a collection of true stories told by a litigator who spent two decades in the trenches handling everything from divorces and criminal cases to esoteric controversies such as patents and constitutional challenges. He tells tales of unethical lawyers, incompetent judges, and vengeful clients.
His experiences with people showing their true colors taught him many lessons about human nature. This has given him the inside scoop on what to expect from supposedly civilized beings. In this book he shares them with you.