Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tips From John G. Johnson, Philadelphia’s Greatest Lawyer




Over a period of more than 275 years, Philadelphia has produced a disproportionate share of America’s top lawyers. Beginning in 1735 with Andrew Hamilton’s successful defense of the printer John Peter Zenger against a charge of seditious libel in the … Continue reading




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Rumpole of the Bailey’s Tips for Trial Lawyers




Horace Rumpole, better known as “Rumpole of the Bailey,” is a literary creation of John Mortimer, a former British barrister who, like Rumpole, ¬†practiced in the London courts. Rumpole has been featured in many books by Mortimer,¬†and in a BBC … Continue reading




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