When a new lawyer decided to try his first case by defending a man accused of murder, it is no surprise to any lawyer with a room-temperature IQ that things would not go well. At all.
So, when a mistrial was declared in the case based on the lawyer’s ineptness, some lawyers expressed dismay over the decision of the lawyer to accept representation in the case. Word got around and the new lawyer sued. He sued lots of folks. Including Max Kennerly, author of Litigation and Trial. And Eric Turkewitz of the New York Personal Injury Law Blog. Here is the complaint.
Here is Max’s Motion to Dismiss. It gives you a good feel of the defense to the claims. Here is a post where Eric explains his view of the lawsuit.
This case will not be tried. The only question is whether the plaintiff will face sanctions.
By the way, Eric (with the able assistance of one of his readers), has shared with us the Latin translation of "go shit in a knit hat & let that same hat itself be pulled over your ears:" "vade et caca in pilleum et ipse traheatur super aures tuos." Just in case you wanted to know.