“The Law is a Nymphomaniac”


Today’s Houston Chronicle had a nice surprise: a front-page-above-the-fold profile of Houston criminal-defense lawyer Richard “Racehorse” Haynes and Houston plaintiffs’ lawyer Joe Jamail (whom the article calls “the King of Torts” — I thought Melvin Belli had retired that sobriquet).

Mary Flood, the article’s author, blogs about the two as well. “It’s just not every day,” she writes, “you get to sit down and listen to the storytelling of two legal greats.” Indeed. I have learned more riding on elevators with Racehorse Haynes than I learned in three years of law school. Hence one of my rules of life: never get off the elevator before Mr. Haynes.


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