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Speaking from the sole

We couldn’t make this up: a Florida judge had to rule on a request from a plaintiff’s lawyer to make the defense lawyer wear better shoes at a jury trial.

According to the plaintiff’s “motion to compel defense counsel to wear appropriate shoes at trial,” defense lawyer Michael Robb was known to wear shoes with holes in the soles at trial, the better to burnish his persona as “just a simple lawyer.”

The defense lawyer prevailed, arguing that the worn out loafers were his lucky trial shoes.  No word on the outcome of the trial.

The blog Above the Law has the story and a copy of the shoe motion.

By Peter Vieth

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