Are you a man who's having trouble understanding women? I know the answer to your problem. Repeat after me: She is not your friend.
That's what I learned from Seattle family-law lawyer J. Michael Gallagher, who has written a book about the topic that's available on his website for only $15.95. It's titled She Is Not Your Friend: A Man's Guide to Understanding Women. Now do you understand?
Just the title of the book made me look at Andrea (my wife and law partner) in a completely different light. So I've moved out with nothing but the laptop on which I'm writing this post. If this split-up turns out to be a bad idea, I'm holding Attorney Gallagher accountable. But I'm peanuts compared to Gallagher's real problem: just the other day, he was labeled a "bad example" by a Professional Responsibility professor as well as his entire class!
I read about it at Legal Quandary, who has the scoop--
It appears that NOT ONLY does Mr. Fabulous Attorney advertise, he ALSO runs a website. A website that was prominently featured in today's Professional Responsibility class. And you know that old saying "if you can't be a good role model, you can at least serve as a bad example"? Yeah, that's totally what our class discussion focused on because this guy's website looks like a how-to guide on walking the fine line of the Model Rules.
And at Will Work for Favorable Dicta, Energy Spatula is also taking Attorney Gallagher to task for a recent television commercial called "Gallagher's Gals" that's also available at his website. It features three "legal assistants" in prom dresses who do their best sirens-of-Greek-mythology impersonation in an attempt to lure male patrons to Gallagher's law firm.
Watch the commercial yourself and see what you think. Since the three "legal assistants" are all women, I'm reasonably certain I shouldn't trust them. On the other hand, I'm awfully lonely without Andrea and they sure are pretty. Which brings me to another question. I've traveled all the way to Seattle to get a closer look, but I've only been here once before. Can someone tell me how to get to Michael Gallagher's office at 300 Vine?
(Concluding note to Legal Quandary and Energy Spatula: While it's possible that you two could both point me in the right direction, I don't think I can trust you either. Thanks for your posts though. If you insist on pinning me down about what I really think about Mr. Gallagher and his website, sorry. You'll have to ask David Giacalone.)