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Paying For A Lawyer’s Retirement

By Michael Price

A man who is old enough will be in his third decade of retirement but this lawyer thinks otherwise and decided to set up his second law firm. With characteristic nerve and verve, the 87 year old, one of the nation’s best known personal injury lawyers marched into his longtime office several months ago, accompanied by a half dozen guards. Not only did he empty out his desk but he also pulled his name from the door as his men stood guard after a dispute that he had with his partners.

Responsible for the daily trials in his firm is his new partner and prot?g? who is a no nonsense lady lawyer and former assistant Queens district attorney because he seldom goes to court nowadays. When it comes to his massive success in winning massive settlements in the most unwinnable of cases, this lawyer attributes everything to his endless energy, gift for showbiz glitz, enormous ambition, and passion for perfection.

He got the name The Equalizer and he got $740,000 for the family of a heart attack victim as he justified how the victim was scared to death by a car that drove onto his lawn. A guest encountering a shark attack was blamed by him on an Acapulco hotel. It was according to him that the hotel failed to give a warning to the guests about how sharks might be invited by the garbage they are dumping into the ocean.

This lawyer boasts that he’s one of the reasons New York City employs 120 full time personal injury lawyers, overworked lawyers at that, and expects to shell out some $175 million this year in awards and settlements. Like most lawyers in tort or personal injury law, he works on a contingency fee basis, typically taking a third of the final award. He sneers at those who say aggressive personal injury lawyers have caused insurance rates to skyrocket and are costing taxpayers millions in suits against city governments.

He is very good at manipulating the emotions of people as he tells a story wherein someone ends up in a prison not quite the ones you would expect but one which is more unthinkable as a person lies paralyzed in a hospital bed. At his finest, he handles the emotions of a jury with the finesse of a symphony conductor. The secret to winning is to keep the jury entertained.

Because of research, he was always the victor in court. He is obsessed about not being proved wrong or made to appear the fool for overlooking something in the law. In a career that has lifted ambulance chasing to a new level, this lawyer has seen himself adoringly profiled in Time Magazine and Wall Street Journal.

Never did modesty become a trait of his when talking about himself and his practice. Skills in their line of work could be associated with vanity. Usually vanity, respect, and confidence go hand in hand. Overseeing the details of his personal and professional life is the 33 year old woman he and his wife adopted. It is because of this owner of a Mexican restaurant and ever present assistant that he got separated from his previous firm, according to his former partners. His eyes were opened thanks to her efforts.

At 6 years old his Ukrainian family immigrated to New York and he graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1929 but sadly the good legal work all went to the politically connected Irish firms. It was either a minor criminal case or a personal injury lawsuit that aspiring Jewish attorneys like him were entrusted with.

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