All lawyers take an oath before admission to the Bar. The oath is an ancient and sacred requirement of the profession. We pledge to put the interests of our clients before ourselves. This is the core of any professional relationship.
But America has been captured by a strange and immoral idea: that greed justifies anything, that the only obligation—of a corporation, or a law firm, or a citizen—is to maximize profit.
Lawyers cannot maximize profit and honor their oath at the same time. You must choose.
Remember the words of President Lincoln:
“…resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation, rather than one in the choosing of which you do, in advance, consent to be a knave.”
Be an honest lawyer. Always honor the trust your client puts in you. REMEMBER YOUR OATH.
“[Lawsuit] alleges the defendants have conspired since 2014 to defraud the insurer out of millions of dollars in exaggerated or bogus property claims.” https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2020/08/31/allegations-mount-against-a-south-florida-lawyer-accused-of-cheating-insurers-something-else-going-on-here/Hey Lawyer, Remember Your Oath!
Overbilling suit alleges K&L Gates used these techniques to increase fees https://www.abajournal.com/news/article/overbilling-suit-alleges-kl-gates-used-these-techniques-to-increase-feesHey Lawyer, Remember Your Oath!
“Judges in this district and elsewhere have spent untold hours addressing Mr. Liebowitz’s misconduct, which includes repeated violations of court orders and outright dishonesty, sometimes under oath,” Judge Furman wrote. https://in.reuters.com/article/legal-us-otc-liebowitz/oft-sanctioned-copyright-troll-victimized-client-says-new-malpractice-suit-idUSKBN2772VTHey Lawyer, Remember Your Oath!
Lawsuit Alleges Houston Law Firms Defrauded Thousands in Pelvic Mesh Litigation https://www.meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/lawsuit-alleges-houston-law-firms-defrauded-thousands-in-pelvic-mesh-litigation/Hey Lawyer, Remember Your Oath!
“For his family, Dixon says, he is fighting against the lawyers he once hired to pry compensation for his injuries from the National Football League. Instead, he says, they are trying to take money that should go toward his care and the future of his wife and four children.” https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2017/04/18/these-players-fought-the-nfl-over-brain-injuries-now-they-re-fighting-to-keep-the-money/Hey Lawyer, Remember Your Oath!