Category Archives: Practicing Law

Lawyers and Mentors

Today I agreed to write a recommendation to Georgetown Law School for Vince Novelli, a senior at Trinity and a recipient of the same scholarship that I had as an undergraduate there.  Vince is a natural leader, the kind of … Continue reading

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Family, Lawyers Beat Odds, Earn Big Win

           Walter Jajuga was thinking of his three children when he opted into a Prudential group life insurance policy at his company back in the 1980’s.  When he became disabled in 1997, he applied for a … Continue reading

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Life Lessons in Litigation

The summer was fun, and my transition from court-appointed criminal work to private, employee disability work has kept me from my blog.  But the transition is now well organized, if not complete, and the summer is over, so it is … Continue reading

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A Lawyer’s Retrospective Road Map, Part I

I find it rather funny now, that when I decided become a lawyer I had no idea what law school was like and not a clue about the overall structure of our legal system.  This was not, mind you, for … Continue reading

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Representing the Guilty: The Tempest In the Teapot of Criminal Defense

The question I am asked most frequently about my criminal practice of law is, “do you ever represent people you know are guilty.”  Inasmuch as this is a blog about my practice of law, I suppose I ought to answer, … Continue reading

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The Lawyer’s Art

When I tell people what I do for a living, one of the common responses is “I should have been a lawyer; I like to argue.”  I think two things when I hear this: 1) How do I get away … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in the Courtroom

A bull rider was once asked, “What do you do to get ready for your next turn on the bull?”  His response: “Well, you’re never really ready.  It’s just your turn.”  I thought of this exchange recently, sitting in a … Continue reading

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