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Should money always decide who the client is?

Our legal system is based on the adversarial model. The theory is that each side to a dispute should be represented by trained advocates, that Truth will emerge from the litigation process, and the Court will dispense justice. I believe in this legal system. It has been my experience that most of the time our Courts do indeed dispense justice. […]

By |January 6th, 2018|

Is there a Duty to help those who are suffering when the suffering is the result of their own irresponsible behavior? A Personal Point of View

In a prior article I explained my belief that there is a Duty to help those who are suffering. Lawrence Sheraton wrote a followup article from a philosophical perspective. Mr. Sheraton addressed numerous considerations and concluded the correct answer is – it depends on the circumstances. One common circumstance is there are times when an individual behaves irresponsibly, and as a direct result of such behavior experiences negative consequences which cause suffering. […]

By |January 6th, 2018|

In Honor of the children and teachers who were killed in Newtown.

To all the families, first responders, to the community of Newtown, clergy, guests – Scripture tells us: ‘…do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away…inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.’ […]

By |January 6th, 2018|

Ethics Defined

As I have been doing research for blog articles, I came across a wonderful web site on ethics. It is organized in a book format. The articles are written in a clear manner that the general public, and attorneys, can understand. […]

By |January 6th, 2018|

Is there a duty to help those who are suffering? A philosophical point of view founded in ethics

Some background on ethics: Ethics is concerned with elements of harm/care and fairness/reciprocity. Ethical considerations are manifested when two entities interact, where the interactions of one entity causes harm to or unfairly treats the other. We tend to focus on the negative ethical acts as these are the ones that require remedy. People treating each other kindly and fairly requires no action of others to further assist those on the receiving end of good treatment. […]

By |January 6th, 2018|

Why I became a lawyer

I was born in 1954 into a white, upper class family in the suburbs of St. Louis. My father was born into poverty, the child of Italian immigrants who never learned to speak English. He grew up during the Great Depression, and as a young man experienced the horrors of WWII as a doctor in General Patton’s army. […]

By |January 6th, 2018|


For thousands of years human beings have pondered the meaning of their existence. Over the millennia people from all parts of this planet have been asking; Why is there so much suffering in this world? What is the purpose of our existence? What behavior is right, and what behavior is wrong? […]

By |January 6th, 2016|