Attorneys Quotes

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Michael Connelly
There is no client as scary as an innocent man."

J. Michael Haller, Criminal Defense Attorney, Los Angeles, 1962.”
Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer

C.J. Sansom
“Like all lawyers, I was delighted by gratitude. It happened so rarely.”
C.J. Sansom, Revelation

Michael Connelly
“Well, did he do it?"

She always asked the irrelevant question. It didn't matter in terms of the strategy of the case whether the defendant "did it" or not. What mattered was the evidence against him -- the proof -- and if and how it could be neutralized. My job was to bury the proof, to color the proof a shade of gray. Gray was the color of reasonable doubt.”
Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer

Samuel Johnson
“I do not care to speak ill of a man behind his back, but I believe he is an attorney.”
Samuel Johnson

Michael Connelly
“You know what my father said about innocent clients? ... He said the scariest client a lawyer will ever have is an innocent client. Because if you fuck up and he goes to prison, it'll scar you for life ... He said there is no in-between with an innocent client. No negotiation, no plea bargain, no middle ground. There's only one verdict. You have to put an NG up on the scoreboard. There's no other verdict but not guilty."

Levin nodded thoughtfully.

"The bottom line was my old man was a damn good lawyer and he didn't like having innocent clients," I said. "I'm not sure I do, either.”
Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer

Emma Chase
“I have money. I have properties I didn't buy, cars and carpets, antiques and jewels-and none of them means a damn to me if I don't have her. So-give me a number.”
Emma Chase, Appealed

Kenneth Eade
“Some people don’t like lawyers, that is, until they need them”
Kenneth Eade, Predatory Kill

Calvin Coolidge
“The Business of Our Firm is Business"
-Donald W. Hudspeth from:

"The Business of America is Business"
-Calvin Coolidge”
Calvin Coolidge

Robin D. Hart
“I believe that there is something in all of us that is seeking expression, that wants to be heard, that wants to be accepted and respected and loved. We each express ourselves in different ways - through manipulation or domination, through receiving and giving pain, through crying, through loving, through giving hope and inspiration to others. We are all seeking the same thing - expression of who we are and what we want from this life.”
Robin D. Hart, Warning! Proceed With Caution Into the Practice of Law

Michael Connelly
“I put my hand down below the table to check my zipper. You have to stand before a jury only once with your fly open and it will never happen again”
Michael Connelly, The Fifth Witness

Robin D. Hart
“Change cannot and will not happen overnight. But the intent to evolve will produce opportunities for growth.”
Robin D. Hart, Warning! Proceed With Caution Into the Practice of Law

Clare Mackintosh
“They speak to each other through the magistrate, like warring children communicating through a parent, their words are extravagantly emotive illustrated with flamboyant gestures that are wasted on the empty court room”
Clare Mackintosh, I Let You Go

Orson Scott Card
“He was getting to the point that he didn't understand why tax attorneys didn't just kill themselves.”
Orson Scott Card, First Meetings in Ender's Universe

“Maria, it sounds like he was insane. Rational people don't intentionally addict people. I feel sorry for those poor people who were unsuspecting victims.”
Dianne Harman Cornered Coyote

Robin D. Hart
“Law firms can create environments for abusive relationships. This is especially true if an attorney has no self-direction, has no independent means of financial support, and has massive student loan indebtedness. You've basically made yourself an indentured servant.”
Robin D. Hart, Warning! Proceed With Caution Into the Practice of Law

“Practicing law in a general practice litigation firm can quickly sap an attorney’s enthusiasm for life as well as their inner will to pursue their line of trade that they invested years of schooling qualifying to perform. In phone calls, an attorney listens to clients scream, cry, and curse, make wild accusations, and threatening to harm other people. Because the client is paying the firm, they feel entitled to act obscenely.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Julie James
“…He rocked against her, his body shuddering against hers again and again, until he collapsed on top of her and buried his face in her hair.

Brooke felt his heart beating against her chest as they lay there, boneless. For two people who preferred to speak in quips and sarcasm, that had been unexpectedly…intense.

She wasn’t quite sure how to feel about that.

Then Cade spoke.

“I think this is the first time I’ve ever used this table,” he said, against her neck.

Brooke began to laugh. My God, he was still inside her and she was already giggling. “I take it you don’t do a lot of formal entertaining.”

He pulled back, his dark hair falling across his forehead. “Were you not entertained, Ms. Parker?”
Julie James, Love Irresistibly

“Any attorney with a conscience always speaks the truth. An attorney can and should practice law in a scrupulous manner, but some dishonest attorneys disregard ethical mandates in order to win. Unethical attorneys shape their clients stories, which is a fancy way of assisting them tell a fib.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Slade placed his pistol on the table next to his chair. "Sid down, Doll. This might take awhile," he said, as he took a deep breath. "I gots a proposition for ya'. Does 100 G's interest you? Sure might help keep them debt collectors you got at bay. Plus, might be able to finish up yer' master's degree without havin' to work your ass off to pay the bills.”
Dianne Harman Cornered Coyote

“If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in legal action, you’ve got to realize that it’s a three-way fight: There’s you, there’s your opponent, and there’s your lawyer. And your lawyer is not on your side. His job is to get as much money as possible out of you, frequently in collusion with the other side’s lawyer, and then move on to another client.”
Peter Brimelow

“Courtrooms are battlegrounds where society’s bullies and the oppressed clash, where the victims of abusers seek recompense, and where parties cheated by scalawags seek retribution. Because of the high stakes involved, the parties are not always honest, and justice depends upon an array of factors including the prevailing case precedent, the skills of the legal advocates, and the merits of each party’s claims and counterclaims.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“American law firms annually hire scores of brilliant lawyers. While the public perceives attorneys as engaging in dilatory tactics, presenting false evidence, making frivolous arguments to the court, and overcharging clients, the vast majority of attorneys are honest and hardworking, the type of person most people would enjoy as a neighbor.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Kenneth Eade
“Are you telling me that now the government is going after attorneys? They’re going to put every attorney for everyone they think is a bad guy in jail?”
Kenneth Eade, The Spy Files

“Colonial America had looked upon (lawyers) as mere tradesmen who earned a questionable living by cleverness and chicanery.”
Catherine Drinker Bowen, Yankee from Olympus: Justice Holmes and His Family

“We find an abundance of anger and the desire to destroy the opposition in any competitive human environment. Hate sparks contest, and in the modern world, attorneys are the paid gladiators of warring parties. Attorneys are for hire to the highest bidder. Attorneys ply their trade by dealing in the commerce of anger and hatred.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Attorneys are more inclined to gouge clients than some other professionals are such as medical doctors and dentist simply because most clients do not need continuous legal care. Comparable to undertakers, legal work does not generate many repeat clients.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“PEACE OF MIND!
Mr. Smith gave me peace of mind with a Living Trust. He took the time to tailor the trust for my unique needs and circumstances. Mr. Smith is an outstanding attorney and I greatly value his advice.
Sandra R. Vicksta”
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Kenneth Eade
“Legal representation in the 21st century was becoming a risky business.”
Kenneth Eade, The Spy Files

Julie James
“His eyes were dark. “Brooke.”

She knew what he was asking. “Yes.”

Immediately, Cade took her hand and led her – quite briskly – along the sidewalk.

“Thank God I’m not wearing the red high heels today,” she said.

“In two minutes you’ll be wearing nothing,” he said in a low voice.

Well, then.”
Julie James, Love Irresistibly