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Thursday, December 22, 2005

OF JUDGES LAWYERS AND RUMPOLE

Anonymous takes a hit –n-run shot:

in 20 years in that office, the diminutive warren s. has not tried a case, and he pulls down close to a buck 30. ick.

Rumpole Retorts: Not true. We know for a fact Mr. Schwartz tried and won a case this past year. We have no idea what his salary is.


Anonymous weighs in on Slom & Leifman on the Phone:

Why do they have to call Slom or Leifman to tell them how to rule on misdemeanors or traffic? Can't they research and learn the law by themselves? Or, could it be that they want to know the current politically "acceptable" way to rule? I sure hope not!




Rumpole Responds: Slom and Leiffman, the Politically Acceptable Odd Couple.

A play by Neil Simon, staring Sam Slom as Oscar Madison and Steve Leifman as Felix Unger. Tickets on Sale Now.


Anonymous recently lost a case before Judge Johnson:

What about Judge Johnson? It is an absolute disgrace that he is a circuit court judge. If ANYONE deserves opposition, it is HE

And a Lawyer leaps to Judge Johnson’s defense:

Is Anonymous referring to William Johnson in juvenile? Why is he such an absolute disgrace? I've been in front of him a number of times and he's always ruled according to the law and the evidence, plus he's nice and easy going in the courtroom.

Rumpole Responds: Comments on Judges should ideally include some reason why the commenter is criticizing the Judge.

Anonymous Shoots a few well aimed missiles our way:

Stupid criticism of Calli and Pasano. First, both of them have tried more cases (and more important cases) than Rump or the other posters on this blog put together. Calli started as a PD in the MJB and Pasano started as an AUSA. Pasano is known to try more cases a year than just about anyone in town. But they're not seen in DUI court with the rest of you jokers so you don't see them. Finally Rummmppppy should learn how to spell Marshal before criticizing the Marshals' lawyers.

Rumpole Responds: How do you know what kind of cases we try? We won the Penge Bungalows Murder Cases when we were young. Pasano tries more cases than anyone in town? We will go dollar for dollar with you: you have your boy Posano, we select with our first round draft pick, he walks the 40 in 5 minutes, but he tries a boat load of cases-----Sy Gaer.

DUI court jokers?? We believe this site is well represented by many lawyers who practice in Circuit Court and Federal Court. Granted, there was a brouhaha among a small group of DUI lawyers, but that does not mean we are a DUI lawyer site. It shows they were drinking and blogging.

We plead guilty to the Marshal mix up. We write most of our commentary on Word, but sometimes we do a last minute edit on the site which does not have spell check. We corrected the error (did we get all the Marshals changed? Just calm down and be a bit more Marsh-mellow)

We criticized Mr. Pasano for his comments to the media. They were self aggrandizing and annoying. Either take the case and shut up about the fee, or turn the blasted case down. But don’t take the case and then whine in the media about what a great sacrifice it is to do it for government wages. That just makes us angry.

As we are wont to do, we quote:

The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
William Hutton






This is William Hutton, Distinguished Chap. Never bragged about his charitable activities.
See You In Court watching Mr. Pasano try case after case.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep, Rumpy, you got the name wrong. It's not Acevedo, it's Areces. For a moment I thought you were talking about a newly appointed judge I had never heard of.

Anonymous said...

Rump, just to set some facts straight: Warren S. makes $115k/yr. That is part of the public record and copies of the PD salary list have been all around that office. If he did try a case last year, that would be his first jury trial in at least 4 years, since he's been in Eru virtually the entire time. $460k per jury trial? Not bad.

California wrongful death law said...

Good comments. But, I do not agree with most of them. People sure have a lot of time on their hands. Ms. California wrongful death law

Anonymous said...

As an attorney who's practiced before Judge William Johnson, I feel the need to leap to his defense. Johnson is one of the nicest and fairest judges out there. He, unlike a host of other so-called "fair and impartial" magistrates, actually knows the meaning of "reasonable doubt". Best of all, he follows the law, even when it doesn't lead to the politically popular result. He's not afraid to hold the state to its burden and will give your client a fair trial. True, he does tend to fall asleep sometimes in court, and his shockingly rude clerks truly do run the courtroom, but I'm willing to put up with that in exchange for a fair trial for my clients. Also, unlike many judges that I've had the misfortune to be in front of, Johnson is never condescending, rude, or spiteful to the attorneys in his courtroom. Thanks for letting me get on the soapbox....