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Lawyers and journalists without shame

September 9, 2006

Immediately after the crash of Comair Flight 5191 crash at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport, no less than 3 law firms ran ads in the Lexington Herald-Leader seeking to represent families of victims. That’s wrong.

Like Attorney David Trimble, who had an editorial in the Georgetown News-Graphic, I’m disgusted that lawyers would show so little class. Their greed has driven them to conduct themselves in a way that must have ripped the hearts out of relatives, friends and town folk who lost loved ones, who then see the ad.

I’m also in full agreement with David that Lexington Herald-Leader should have refused to run the ads. No one should buy the paper’s argument that they run all legal ads.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe families of the victims good legal counsel, perhaps even the firms who were hawking their services. I was a plaintiff’s trial lawyer for 17 years. But there are tasteful ways to , and showcase one’s expertise, passion, and skill. Running a tasteless add in a newspaper isn’t it.

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