“Lawyer cannibalism”

by Walter Olson on July 25, 2007

The Houston Chronicle has more on Joe Jamail’s defeat of John O’Quinn in the expense-ethics battle earlier detailed in this space (Jul. 19, etc.). Several of the experts quoted seem at pains to minimize the seriousness of O’Quinn’s ethical lapse, but there’s a good quote at the end from Dallas legal-malpractice lawyer Randy Johnston: “When John O’Quinn goes up against Joe Jamail, I promise you, it isn’t all about the money.” Why? Because it’s about the ego too. (Mary Flood, “Legal trend of leveling suits against fellow litigators likened to cannibalism”, Houston Chronicle, Jul. 21)(via ShopFloor).

{ 3 comments }

1 Deoxy 07.25.07 at 10:09 am

Shame on you for such a nasty bait and switch… such a post title, and no dead lawyers to show for it!

2 ben tillman 07.26.07 at 5:33 pm

“Because it’s about the ego too.”

Too?

3 PG 07.27.07 at 4:22 pm

Jamail depo video currently at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIxmrvbMeKc. Someone needs to upload this to a non-YouTube site.

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