lavarman84 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I will say - I think it's worse going against incompetent attorneys than competent assholes. On a pro bono matter I was against a small firm in the deep South - every motion looks like it was written by a tenth grader with a weak grasp on both the law and the English language. And I feel like the judge went out of their way to not call them on their bullshit.
I've had dickish opposing counsel from other Big Law firms, but I'll take that any day.
I feel like going against incompetent but well-meaning attorneys would be better than competent assholes.
I'm not sure it is. With the incompetents I have to basically do their job as well as my own. And if the competent attorneys are assholes it's way easier (for me) to tell them to go take a hike when they ask for unreasonable stuff. Plus if I lose to competent assholes I don't feel as badly as if I lose to incompetents (and winning against incompetents isn't as great a triumph either).
Nice but sneaky are probably the worst. (Since none of you will be surprised that I want to be able to take people at their word.)