I sit in court and watch lawyers argue to judges and try cases to juries regularly. It is a occupational hazard to be stuck behind others in court. As I sit and watch other lawyers try their cases, I often wonder what goes through the minds of their clients as they watch these lawyers representing them …. speaking for them. Are they inspired? Are they moved? Is the client proud of the choice of lawyer? I view trial lawyering — not the pushing of paper that some lawyers do but real trial law — as an art form and sad to say, I am rarely inspired by the work of others who claim to do what I do. Not everyone can throw a football 70 yards in the air on a dime … not everyone can paint a masterpiece … not everyone can motivate people to a favorable verdict or outcome.
I took over a controversial, high profile case recently. After our first day in the trial court, my client publically offered these observations:
Very impressed with court today, regardless of how it plays out. Neil you are truely in a class of your own inside that courtroom. I felt like I was doing something wrong today as entertained as I was in the courtroom. It was about time someone asked the questions they should have been answering from the beginning. You out worked the prosecutor in every aspect on short notice. Thanks
I try to inspire my clients in court. I want them to have the feeling that they can “get behind me and I’ll protect them from everything.” My client’s observations of me in court are humbling but rewarding.
If you or a loved one are in a contested court case and are not inspired by your lawyer or feel confident in your lawyer, do not hesitate to reach out to others, including Neil Rockind, P.C. This is your life. Be confident. Call 248.208.3800.