The rant is in the title to this rant. Scumbag lawyers that run ads on television all day trying to convince America that there has to be a reason that someone somewhere owes them money.
These ads run day and night. We have all seen them and most people I talk to about it say they hate these commercials as much as I do.
“Do you have Mesothelioma? Call this number so we can collect vast sums of money and give you what amounts to a tiny fraction of the settlement and we keep the rest.”
One of my favorites is “Have you or a loved one taken (Insert drug name here) and had a stroke or have died? Call this number . . . ” This commercial actually runs all day long, and they are asking the question exactly as I have written it here.
Its downright embarrassing. These simpletons have taken ambulance chasing to an entirely new level.
I have an idea. Lets run commercials that say “Have you been duped into calling a scumbag lawyer while watching television at 3 am? Did this lawyer convince you that you stood to gain millions for a hang nail and you only got a twenty dollar bill and the lawyer kept your millions? Call 1 800 DEPORT LAWYERS NOW!”
Every once in a while you find these gems in the media. Meet Hippocrate Mertsaris. Mertsaris is a lawyer with cerebral palsy. He claims that his handicap caused him to grope and fondle a judge during a meeting. Amazingly enough, this scumbag lawyer found another scumbag lawyer to represent him, once again proving that lawyers are like sharks. They don’t feed on their own kind.
A disabled lawyer accused of touching the rear end of a Taxi and Limousine Commission judge is blaming it on his cerebral palsy.
Queens prosecutors have charged Hippocrate Mertsaris, 35, with sexual abuse and sexual harassment for allegedly grabbing the woman’s inner thigh and buttocks during a meeting in her Kew Gardens offices.
Mertsaris’ lawyer, Wyatt Gibbons, admits his client touched the woman but denies it was sexual.
“He whacked her in the butt but it wasn’t sexual abuse,” Gibbons said. “He has spastic movements.”
Gibbons says the East Elmhurst man uses a wheelchair and gets around with the help of a health care aide.
“If he was starving to death and had a hamburger in front of him he couldn’t lean over to pick it up,” Gibbons said.
A hearing on the matter is scheduled for June 15.