I Feel Like Suing Someone

I’ve never sued anyone, personally, that is. I have been involved in lawsuits as legal counsel for clients. But that’s an entirely different matter. It’s not me. It’s not personal. It wasn’t my decision.

I’d be very reluctant to sue anyone, mainly because, as a lawyer, I have an appreciation for what’s involved — the expense, the emotional toll, the bitterness, the destructive aspect of the litigation process, the failures of our judicial system. So my default position, for both myself and any client, is don’t. Try to find another way of resolving the dispute — of finding justice.

That said, I feel like suing someone. Continue reading