Bitter Factoids 2

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Here are 12 compelling facts from Bitter Lawyer.  We leave the opinions up to you.


Amount a Houston lawyer lost to a Nigerian email phishing scam according to Texas Lawyer.


Number of unanimous Supreme Court opinions issued so far this term according to Legal Times.


Median salary for U.S. paralegals with less than one year of experience according to


The first-year salary at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in 1968 according to The New York Times.


Average first-year associate salary for the top 20 New York City law firms in 1988 according to The New York Times.


Number of partners at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who graduated from Southwestern Law School.

$42 million

Award amount upheld by a California appellate court for two men who claimed Taco Bell’s “Yo Quero” Chihuahua campaign infringed on their idea according to The Los Angeles Times.


Amount of times the term “pay freeze” appeared in major media outlets between Jan. 1 and Jan. 26 according to Google News.

$1 million

Approximate amount CNN host Larry King allegedly lost in the Bernie Madoff scandal according to

$1.5 billion

Estimated net worth of trial lawyer Joseph Jamail according to Forbes.


Number of years Paul Tagliabue, the only lawyer to hold the title of NFL Commissioner, was in charge.

7.5 Million

Approximate number of visitors to the prisoner dating website since it launched in 1998.

Check out other lists, tallies and scores to settle in Bitter by Numbers.

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  • BL1Y

    Any word on how much money Larry King has lost from consulting with Sylvia Browne?

  • Alma Federer

    15:  The number of women BL1Y has tried to bed within the last six months that left him holding his own pecker.

  • BL1Y

    Of the last 6 months, I’ve been with the same girl for about 4.  The remaining 2 provide us with 8 weeks, and more importantly, 8 weekends.  That’s a total of 16 Friday and Saturday nights.  Let’s assume a modest number of 3 attempts per night (less than one per hour, if I go out from 10pm-2am), and we’re up to 48.  And, that’s not counting going out on Thursday nights, or any attempts made at other times of the week.  Alma, you seriously underestimate my ability to fail.  But what does it matter?  If I were still single, I could have a batting average so low it’d get me laughed out of the minors, but still get laid every weekend.  How many years has it been since you’ve shared a bed with another living, breathing human being, Alma?

  • Ex-BigLaw

    The bitterness is strong with this one.
    Alma, you should funnel that deep well of rage into something more productive, go to Pakistan and find Osama or something.

  • Bill Dugan

    Alma, you need either (i) professional help; (ii) a good roll in the hay and/or (iii) a proctologist to remove the telephone poll from your rectum.  Just because we are enjoying full sex lives does not give you license to take cheap shots at us.

  • SDL20

    Larry King is a douche

  • BL1Y

    Bill: I don’t mind a cheap shot, but at least make it clever or hilarious.  “BL1Y is a loser” gets old pretty quick.  That’s not change!  That’s more of the same!

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t know Larry King lost in the Madoff scandal

  • Ann B

    I’m with you Alma, all the way!!!!!!!  You go, GURL!

  • Anon

    Quiero, not quero – morons.

  • Hannah Palindrome

    7.5 Million visitors to Meet-An-Inmate…LOL!