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Happy Valentimes Day!

I love my wife. We are celebrating our twentieth Valentine’s Day together. This may sound obvious but hear me out. I have long objected to the frivolous use of the word “love.” In my self-styled dictionary, we are not in … Continue reading

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Double Diamonds

I am proud to be a lawyer, but that doesn’t stop me from frequently criticizing lawyers.  Quite the opposite; I feel uniquely qualified – – and obligated – – to point out the foibles of my fellow attorneys, particularly those … Continue reading

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Shoot!

Antiq Hennis was shot to death last month in Brooklyn. He didn’t do anything wrong. He was not a gang member or a drug dealer. He wasn’t involved in a drunken argument over which New York football team is worse. … Continue reading

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It’s Either One Thing or Your Mother

I do not recall the moment of my children’s births. In fact, in 45 years, there are surprisingly few images seared into my consciousness. Tonight, I saw my mother in a medically-induced coma, recovering from open heart surgery. The surgery, … Continue reading

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A Special Place in Hell

I could not believe my eyes. I was a young prosecutor handling night court arraignments. Basically, I was formally accusing each defendant of a crime and then asking for bail. The courtroom that night was packed with Hasidim, each one … Continue reading

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O-Cho No No

Chad Ochocinco Johnson will spend the next 30 days in jail for slapping the backside of his lawyer after a short probation hearing in Florida. Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh felt that the show of gratitude demonstrated that Chad … Continue reading

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What Happens in Vegas (Ends up on CNN)

My eighth grade yearbook predicted that I would have a dual career as a lawyer and the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. As I look back, it occurs to me that my mistake was not in my ambition, but … Continue reading

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Sex, Lies, and Rabbinical Red-Tape

My childhood Rabbi stands accused of sexual abuse.  As fun as that may sound, in the two hours since the news broke, it has spread like wildfire over the internet.  Phone lines are blowing up.  I heard about it while … Continue reading

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For The Love of God

In recent months, I have lived through a hurricane, a road trip across the United States, two noteworthy lawsuits, another dismal Jets’ season, and a life-changing decision with far-reaching professional consequences. Typical fodder for this blog and many have noticed … Continue reading

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Gangnam Style

A woman came to see me last week;  she needs a lawyer.  She married her high school sweetheart 10 years ago.  As she described her relationship, I could not escape the impression that she was more in love with her … Continue reading

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