Gathered from a wide variety of attorneys and legal authorities, these jaw-dropping real-life stories from the battlefields of law offer up an hilarious gallery of quirky judges, flabbergasted lawyers, and defendants with wonderfully idiosyncratic opinions on crime and punishment. Funny, revealing, and free of case precedents, 'Shark Tales' is a hugely entertaining book for legal junkies.
You'll read about:
- The case settled not by a fingerprint left behind at the scene of the crime, but by an entire finger.
- The lawyer who agreed to defend a client accused of passing bad checks . . . a client who promptly bounced the retainer check.
- The senior partner in a Washington law firm who met with a group of Japanese corporate clients with whom he was compelled to reminisce about the first time he saw Tokyo: as a bomber pilot in 1945.