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Chicago “Happy Meal” lawyer gets ruling

A Chicago lawyer came close to losing his right to practice in Florida after he told a judge during a court hearing, “I suggest with respect, your honor, that you’re a few French fries short of a Happy Meal in terms of what’s likely to take place.” The lawyer was admitted to the bar in Illinois and Ohio and was in danger of losing his ability to practice in other states. The judge called the they lawyer’s behavior unacceptable, and he went on to complete the professionalism course of the Florida bar, agreed to put in 200 hours of pro bono work and make a donation to the Center for Ethics and Public Service at the judge’s alma mater, the University Of Miami School Of Law.

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