Here is an interesting article from the ABA Section of Litigation on the issue of handling the difficult adversary lawyer. We have all been there.
Here is a description of a type of lawyer each of us has seen:
The Bully. Nearly all difficult adversaries exhibit bullying behavior. This lawyer is rude, ruthless, and unhappy unless he controls everything. From day one, the Bully has told you what was going to happen and threatened you and your client with motions, sanctions, and more. Depositions with the Bully are torture. You cannot get a question in without a speaking objection. If he is questioning your witness, the Bully ruffles at every objection and asks every question of your witness with an heir of arrogance, indignation, and contempt.