General Counsel Aren't the Only Ones Who Are Overpaid

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 7 Comments

After the recent release of the list of highest paid general counsel, we though it would be appropriate to put money making in perspective. Some our readers may now think there is a light at the end of the tunnel, hope for a future of riches.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you’re way less likely to …

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Law Fools: Five Disgraced Former Lawyers

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 12 Comments

One thing the recently-disgraced politicians have in common—other than being horrendous decision makers—is their law degree. So, thanks to men like Blajogevich, John Edwards, and Kwame Kilpatrick, we thought it was time to reflect. We know these guys are sleazeballs, but are they the sleaziest lawyers of all time? Perhaps not. Here’s a look back at some of history’s biggest …

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10 Greatest Fictional Lawyers (Overlooked by the ABA Journal)

BL1Y Columns, Lawyer 11 Comments

This month’s issue of the ABA Journal featured The 25 Greatest Fictional Lawyers (Who are Not Atticus Finch).  Some are interesting, like Vincent “Vinny” Gambini from My Cousin Vinny, but they took the lazy road of handing out honors to pretty much every hour-long prime time legal show, including Law & Order, Boston Legal, L.A. Law and Ally McBeal. They …

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20 Legal Facts About the Coaches of March Madness

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 11 Comments

If you’re anything like Obama and Kentucky politicians (and not Erin Andrews), you’re filling out your brackets for the kickoff of March Madness on Thursday. And if you take a close look below, it’s obvious to see that the East and South have the Midwest and West beat when it comes to random legal facts. We at Bitter Lawyer want to …

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