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In the heat of litigation, it is not each party's job to prove the truth.
An easily comprehended and acceptable lie is more useful than a complex and incomprehensible truth.
There is no need to understand some things in order to discuss them.
A single fact can spoil a good argument.
Never attribute to malicious intent that which is fully explained by stupidity.
The jurors are a group of twelve individuals with a moderate level of ignorance.
Whatever happens, pretend it was intended that way.
Never let go of what you grab onto until something else falls into your hands.
Never give up on a line of inquiry until you have a more fruitful line of inquiry.
Get the facts first, and then you can distort them as you please.
Never ask a question you don't know the answer to.
Not every question deserves an answer.
People will believe in any nonsense if uttered in a whisper.
A witty statement proves nothing at all.
When you're in trouble, let it be more foggy.
The secret of success is sincerity, but if you can deceive, deceive.
One stupid question can ruin a good hour spent before it on interrogation.
If the law is on your side, push the law. If facts are on your side, push facts. If you have neither one nor the other, push on the table.
If you have bad facts, prepare to challenge the law; if you have a bad case from a legal point of view, prepare to challenge the facts; if you have both bad facts and bad law in your case, charge the client a large retainer.
When it’s time for a trial, you’re sure to lose your voice.
A lawyer who starts a sentence with "Honestly ..." is going to:
a) lie or ...
b) accuse you of lying.
Always give your opponent two of these options to choose from, so that one is much worse than the one you are interested in.
The person you beat in the best parking spot will be the judge in your first case today.
The driver you insulted will be the foreman of the jury.
The judge whose goodwill you are counting on will put himself in jeopardy in the case before yours.
The judge in the most important matter for you will be the lady with whom you once had a one-day romance, after which you completely forgot her.