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Why Trial Lawyers Matter

By: Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)

Nobody likes trial lawyers until they need one.

Then, we become weapons. Business people sometimes joke with each other, saying “My lawyer can beat your lawyer.” It might be funny but it’s no joke.

In the general public’s view, we are the weapons of the ruling class. Weapons with which to devastate anyone - or anything - blocking the path to domination. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Weapons we may be, but weapons with highly effective safeties; the safety mechanisms of the bar, the cannons of ethics, and above all, our own sense of justice and honor. Weapons indeed, not assault weapons, but rather a sword and shield – a shield to defend the meek, the poor, the powerless, the victimized. These are not empty words.

You know, nobody likes trial lawyers.

Nobody who addicts children to tobacco; nobody who puts lead in paint; nobody who pumps mercury into groundwater; nobody who sells improperly tested pharmaceuticals.

Nobody likes trial lawyers. To Continue Reading

The Power Of Justice


CNN's Michael Smerconish recently aired a compelling commentary on the civil justice system.

Using the GM case as a springboard, Smerconish showed how the Melton family - who lost their daughter in a crash - turned to the courts to find justice both for their family and their daughter.

Smerconish referred to the civil justice system as a check on free enterprise especially when profits take a back seat to safety.

As he so aptly put's all about accountability.