Coffee Talk: If I had a dime for every time I heard (blank), I’d be a rich person.

 

If I had a dime for every time I heard, “I just have one quick question,” I’d be a rich person.

G. Wright Morton


If I had a dime for every time I heard a joke about a dishonest lawyer, I’d be a rich person. I have gotten to where I cut off the person with the rebuttal that everyone jokes about lawyers, but we are the first [to be] called when they are in trouble or need help. That sometimes works.

Robert A. Huddleston, Esq., Huddleston & Sipos Law Group, LLP


If I had a dime for every time I heard a client say, “I didn’t do it, I’ve told you everything,” and they have no other proof of any of the allegations made, I’d be a rich person.

Patanisha Davis-Jenkins, Esq.


If I had a dime for every time I heard,  “I don’t want anything from him,” I’d be a rich person. This usually means that the marital debt far exceeds the marital assets and the spouse who doesn’t want anything is hoping to load the debt onto the other party and walk away.

Anonymous


When I was a federal public defender, I always got this:

If I had a dime for every time I heard, “How can you defend a guilty person?” I’d be a rich person.

Art Zeidman


If I had a dime for every time I heard, “”It’s not about the money, it’s about the principle,” I’d be a rich person.

Martin T. Gonsalves


If I had a dime for every time I heard, “I have a quick question and my estate is really simple,” I’d be a rich person.

Matthew M. Hart, Law Offices of Matthew Hart


If I had a dime for every time I heard:

“Just one other thing, Your Honor.”
“My case is really simple.”
“We have already agreed on everything.”
“I promise, I will pay your bill.”
“Everything will be OK.”

I’d be a rich person.

Gary Vadim Dubrovsky, Dubrovsky Law


If I had a dime for very time I heard, “We’re negotiating in good faith,” after making an unrealistic settlement offer, I’d be retired!

David M. Miller, Esq., Miller|Mediation


If I had a dime for every time I have heard a client say, “Why is the fee so high just to write a letter?” I’d be a rich person.

Ronald P. Rives, Esq., Law Offices of Rives & Rives


If I had a dime for every time I heard, “You look so young,” I’d be a rich person. I am 30 years old, measure 4’11,” I’m on my 4th year in law school and have the face of a teenager.

Roxana Ayala


If I had a dime for every time I heard, “That’s not rational!” or “S/he is contradicting himself!” in a mediation, I’d be a rich person.

Lucia Kanter St. Amour, Pactum Factum


If I had a dime for every time I heard the term “work/life balance,” I would be a rich person.

Pamela Levin, Pamela Levin Legal Consulting Services, PC


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