It'd be nice if it were, though.
I DID write that I have my doubts. Regardless of the reality of the story, I still like the story..and it's entertaining
You people make it sound like there is an unlimited supply of lawyer jokes. Actually, there are something like three of them with a few simple variations. The rest are relatively true stories told by former clients.
A man, well-respected in his community, dies, and after a funeral service attended by hundreds of grieving family and friends, and the grave-side service, just three men are left as the casket is about to be lowered in the ground--his doctor, his banker and his lawyer.
The doctor steps up, pulls a hundred dollar bill from his wallet, lays it on the coffin and says: "Bill never let a man or woman suffer for lack of medical care if he knew about it."
The banker steps up, pulls a hundred dollar bill from his wallet, lays it on the coffin and says: "Bill never let a family go hungry or homeless if he knew about it."
The lawyer steps up, says: "Bill was the only client i ever had who paid his bills promptly." Then he takes the two C-notes, writes a check for $300, puts it on the coffin and walks off.
If the facts are against you, argue the law.
If the law is against you, argue the facts.
If both the law and the facts are against you, pound the table.