I practiced law in the 1970s and early 1980s. Recent events caused me to reflect on some of my experiences with lawyer ethics and how to kill all the lawyers.
In the early 1980s, I wrote three insider knowledge books for consumers: HOME BUYERS: Lambs to the Slaughter?; SELLING YOUR HOME $WEET HOME; KILL ALL THE LAWYERS? A Client's Guide to Hiring, Firing, Using and Suing Lawyers, which were picked up by the Prentice-Hall division of Simon & Shuster. I was interviewed by national, regional and local news media, perhaps 300 interviews. I did not become the darling of the residential real estate industry and the legal profession. A chapter in KILL ALL THE LAWYERS? - note the question mark and ALL not being italicized, was entitled, "Don't Kill Your Lawyer!" That chapter was about clients no lawyer would want to have, because of how they behaved. I was remis in not writing a chapter entitled, "When Your Lawyer Deserves Killing." I could have co-starred with other lawyers.