Bitter Lawyer is launching a new deposition video series shortly and, in celebration, we’ve collected five of the most heinous video depo excerpts on YouTube. While we’re omitting one classic one, which we’ll highlight later in our series, here are the five we’ve curated so far. Consider this a great resource in how not to take or conduct a deposition. Or in how to be an asshat.
#1 You Have a Case of Incipient Verbal Diarrhea
Lawyer Joe Jamail took the deposition of an expert witness, Texas style. Highlights include the quote about incipient verbal diarrhea, Joe calling one of the attorneys “fat boy,” and the deponent asking “are you threatening to fight?” Actually, watch the whole thing, it nearly leads to a fight.