Did You Hear The One About The Lawyer…

Ron Phillips, Esq.
Partner, Murray, Phillips & Gay

As a lawyer, I often get to hear jokes about lawyers and have received many backhanded compliments about my chosen profession. Lawyers are often viewed in a negative light and sometimes rightly so. However, I do find it ironic that lawyers are the first to be called upon when people need help with a legal problem. Lawyers can only represent people who are seeking representation…without clients, there would be no need for lawyers. Lawyers are at the forefront of protecting individual rights and societal injustices so I thought for a change I would post some quotes that present lawyers in a positive light. In the future, I will share with you some of my favorite lawyer jokes.

JOHN CURTIN, remarks at American Bar Association annual meeting, Aug. 13, 1991. Read more at Quotes by John Curtin.

RENNARD STRICKLAND & FRANK T. READ, The Lawyer Myth Read more at Quotes by Rennard Strickland

ROBERT B. MCKAY, introduction, What Lawyers Really Do Read more at Quotes by Robert McKay

J. EDGAR HOOVER, Texas Bar Journal, Feb. 22, 1964. Read more at Quotes by J. Edgar Hoover


As a lifelong resident of Delaware, former high school and college athlete, and a veteran lifeguard, Ron’s personal interests center around saltwater activities and sports. He loves surfing, boating, the beach, football, and spending time with family, and friends, usually culminating with a cold beverage. When not in Court representing his clients, you can be sure to find him engaged in one of those activities. Learn more about Ron’s commitment to Team Surfgimp

If you want an attorney who is a down-to-earth, understanding, and passionate advocate, contact Ronald D. Phillips.

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