June 22, 2004

"Keep up the good work"

First, a little background about me. I am a trial lawyer in Chicago. I am a firm believer in our legal system and think it is the best in the world. Having said that, I recognize that the system, well, more precisely, some of the lawyers who work within it, need to re-evaluate their "contributions". They are simply too many stupid lawsuits being filed, and as a result, all trial lawyers are being tarred with the same brush.

It is important to point out some of the more egregious examples and your site does a good job of doing just that. (I still can't believe some jury awarded nearly 3 million to a girl who alleged her eating disorder was due to her coach's yelling). I don't always agree with what I see, but I do read it (and sometimes cite to your blog in my blog, closing argument@blogspot.com).

Keep up the good work.

Mark P. Loftus [site]

We're honored by these kind comments and hope we can live up to them. Not all of Mr. Loftus's colleagues in the legal profession share his generous view of our efforts, as the adjacent letter from Mr. Stevens makes clear -- W.O.

Posted by Walter Olson at June 22, 2004 12:47 AM