Why do you think you are a better lawyer than the other associates?
My track record speaks for itself. During my years as a criminal prosecutor, and then on both the defense and plaintiffs' sides of civil litigation, I've lost just a single case. Fortunately, I've not had to develop the skill of being a good loser, and I don't intend to start now.
What's your verdict on reality TV?
I'm not particularly interested in watching people eat bugs, search for a boyfriend, or explore their inner child on national television. However, shows based on skill, strategy, and the drama that unfolds as a result of genuine, merit-based competition is fascinating. As "The Law Firm" proves, truth is stranger than fiction.
What, in your opinion, is the biggest misconception people have about lawyers and why is it a misconception?
The biggest misconception about lawyers is that the "good" ones are heartless and dishonest. In fact, the best trial lawyers are compassionate, ethical, and personable. They truly care about their clients. They succeed because of their talent and need not stoop to being obnoxious, underhanded, or rude. Trial lawyers are fighters, so people may think that the best fighter is the one who yells the loudest and deals the lowest blows. At the end of the day, strategy triumphs over volume. The old saying really is true: to be a successful trial lawyer, be yourself - unless you're a jerk - then be someone else.