“Is This The World’s Most Self-Important Email Signature?”

A Charleston, South Carolina attorney is attracting attention for the rather inflexible conditions he sets on opposing lawyers’ wish to contact him. He offers a choice of two ways.

(1) Call my cell any day between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. If I am not already on the phone with another opposing counsel, I will answer and spend up to five minutes on the phone with you. At the end of our five-minute talk, I may instruct my staff to schedule a longer meeting with you if you satisfy the criteria set forth in #2 below. Please note that I spend just five minutes on each call, so if I don’t answer when you call, wait a few minutes and try again. My cell is XXX-XXXX. Call only between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. as I spend the rest of my day focused solely on achieving my clients’ goals.

The second way to reach him might prove even less appealing — check it out. [FITSNews]


  • This fellow does litigation, apparently.
    I foresee a lot of conferences with the court, opposing counsel, and Mr. Important about his strange notions of how to resolve/proceed on a case.
    After a few of these, he will change his ways.

    • State courts probably don’t care.

      A jerk like that–I’d do everything by email.

  • “…I spend the rest of my day focused solely on achieving my clients’ goals.” Would in this include settlement discussion with opposing counsel and discussing discovery issues with opposing counsel etc?