Top 500: Vote For Your Favorite Lawyers

header_logoThe annual selection of the top 500 lawyers in America has begun at LawDragon. You can vote for your favorite colleagues, teachers, or counsel.

While I am happy to be on the ballot, I am more happy to see others not on the ballot. Notably, John Ashcroft is no longer on the list. Nor is John Yoo or most other Bush lawyers. Also missing is Alberto Gonzales this year.

What is interesting is the absence of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Clarence Thomas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are also off the list, even though the rest of the Court makes it on the ballot. Judiciary Chairman John Conyers and other members of Congress are also not on the list.

To vote: click here.

242 thoughts on “Top 500: Vote For Your Favorite Lawyers”

  1. mespo727272 1, September 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Patty C:

    Thanks for the recipe. That’s the most refreshing thing on this blog in a while!

    Totally refreshing and you are very most welcome indeed, mespo. Enjoy.

    ‘High Fives’ all around,
    PC {;*)

  2. Right, Linux, which you tout as your own which it is NOT is a
    Jonathan has become a patsy for you and I hope he figures it out
    – sooner rather than later. Only then will he rebut

    I have been ‘around’ politics a long, long, long long-time
    – ie people who accept into my world TRUST moi, implicitly…

    NO SHIT!!! AND I’ll post it all again, too.

    I have plenty of doable recipes even for the least of you.

    I am a gourmand and a chef – ask mespo., as he is as well..

    You need not be like us to do your own thing in
    the kitchen.

    Unlike ‘others’, I don’t need to be the boss, but I have been selected because I know what I am talking about.

    I don’t look for it, but I accept it as part of my persona to be a leader.

    It’s who I am….

  3. Patty C:

    Thanks for the recipe. That’s the most refreshing thing on this blog in a while!

  4. Well Patty, it’s becoming well established that your mind is clearly out of order.

    I can promise you this: all my posts come through MY proxy, as in I own it. It’s in KC where I am. So you could clear up your little paranoid fantasy by e-mailing our host and asking for verification that I post from a different IP than the others, but that would just negatively impact the delusion you’re building for yourself that I’m part of some conspiracy to get you.

    So what’s next, Princess? How are you going to show your penis envy and self-loathing drunkenness next? More ranting about how others are ruining “your blog”? Some more ass kissing to get the couple of regulars that haven’t turned on you yet to still keep talking to you?

    You gonna claim we’re all the same alien and we’re trying to eat your brain?

    Because that’s just about how sane you come off at this point, Ms. Paranoid Serial Aggressor.

    You keep coming back for all I care, you simple minded drunk. Every time you mention my name, I’ll make you look like an even bigger ass than you are for your efforts.

    Try adding some lithium to that recipe. It can’t hurt. Cut back on the gin too.

  5. I don’t have to do anything more than scroll through this BS and be totally turned OFF.

    Buddah Is Laughing, Anonymously Yours FFLEOI AND Bron 98 are one and the same. NO doubt in my mind – ‘t all.

    Whether JT is in on it is another question – ALTOGETHER…
    I would hate to think so and that it is, as he expressed, a matter of being simply too busy to notice. I trust him to figure it out.

    P.S. Buddah is incapable of leading on ‘these’ or any other important issues. Mark my words…

    AND AY, IMO is totally irrelevant, incompetent,and immaterial.
    And that’s hard to be all at once, despite Perry Mason’s declarations to the contrary… !!!!!!!!! ;P


    Summer, Indian style, has finally arrived to Maine and we and our pets are admiring the new ‘green’ construction we had done. We have been riding our horses, everyday, with ALL our dogs in tow and also boating on the weekends whenever we can. What a riot!

    It is simply gorgeous here, right now – absolutely, beautiful…

    This another part of living in Maine thst we wait for – all year!

    This can be made for 2 people, or served by the pitcher for a crowd – I have given instructions for both. You can also lighten it up by using sparkling water in place of the prosecco/sparkling wine.

    Helpful tip: Use fresh lemon juice instead of the bottled kind if possible. To get the most juice from a lemon, roll it on the countertop before cutting it open, pressing down on it so the insides break up a bit. Keep lemons at room temperature instead of in the fridge.

    Tuscan Lemonade

    Makes 2 drinks – see below for pitcher proportions to serve a crowd

    * 3 oz. limoncello liqueur
    * 2 oz. fresh lemon juice
    * About 200 to 250 ml / approximately 1 cup (8 oz.) prosecco, cava or other inexpensive sparkling wine to top drink (substitute sparkling water for a lighter drink)
    * Ice
    * Lemon slices to garnish

    1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add limoncello and lemon juice. Shake well and strain into lowball glasses or small wine glasses.
    2. Top with prosecco/cava/sparkling water and garnish with a lemon slice.
    3. Serve with a dish of olives, if desired.

    To Make a Pitcher of Lemonade:

    The proportions for 2 drinks are 3:2:8 so you can adjust it accordingly for a group. For 8 people, you would need:

    * 12 oz. (1-1/2 cups) limoncello
    * 8 oz. (1 cup) fresh lemon juice
    * 32 oz. (4 cups) sparkling wine or water

    1. Instead of mixing in a cocktail shaker, just mix in a pitcher, add a few ice cubes and chill in the fridge until serving. Cut lemons into slices and toss into the pitcher. Garnish glasses with lemon slices for serving, if desired.

    Cheers and Enjoy!


    PC’s NOTE: Can be concocted several days in advance.
    I, personally, would not do any more than a work-week ahead
    – for MY guests…

    Tuscan Lemonade
    Recipe #114283 | 13 days | 10 days prep | add private note

    By: seahorse73
    Mar 25, 2005

    Good for make ahead party cocktail. Courtesy of Star Chefs: Tommy Benedict, Beppe, NY

    SERVES 12 (change servings and units)


    * 24 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 20 lemons)
    * 16 ounces citrus-infused vodka
    * 6 ounces licor 43 liqueur
    * 8 ounces water
    * 1 bunch fresh thyme
    * simple syrup


    1. Place lemon juice in 2-quart sealable container. Add vodka, Licor 43, water and thyme. Seal and refrigerate. Let rest for 2 days.
    2. After 2 days, add simple syrup to taste, but slightly less sweet than you’d like. Reseal and refrigerate another day.
    3. On the third day, add more simple syrup if necessary. Serve from a pitcher in martini glasses with crushed ice.
    4. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.

    Peach Sangria

    Makes 4-1/2 cups of sangria

    * 1 750-ml bottle of inexpensive sparkling wine such as a cava or prosecco
    * 1/2 cup peach schnapps
    * 1 cup peach juice
    * 1 large ripe peach, pitted and diced
    * Ice cubes

    In a large pitcher, pour in the sparkling wine. Mix in the peach schnapps and peach juice and stir together. Add ice cubes and the diced peach. Use a spoon when pouring to control the peach pieces in each drink.


    Ice cold peach sangria – the perfect refreshment on a hot August afternoon

    Lemon-Garlic Dip for Artichokes

    Makes 3/4 cup


    * 3/4 cup Hellman’s or Best Foods style light mayonnaise
    * 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    * 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    * 1 small garlic clove, very finely minced
    * Lemon zest strips, to garnish (optional)
    * Toothpicks to dip artichokes

    1. In a bowl, add mayonnaise, lemon juice, grated lemon zest and garlic. Stir to combine thoroughly.
    2. Arrange cooked artichokes on a platter and pour dip into a side dish. Garnish with lemon zest strips if desired. Use toothpicks to dip the artichokes in the mayo.

    Bon Appétit and Enjoy!

  6. “Consult with your mentor buddha(pest). He will assist you in the creation of clever and witty posts.”

    And to think I thought you didn’t care.

    Sniff, sniff.

    You are truly a marvel in psychosis. About every three months you show up, act like a tool, accomplish nothing except looking like you are acting like a tool and maybe bait a couple of people not accustomed to your bullshit or party to how you got kicked out the first time by acting like a violent stalker before switching to your current M.O. of “obnoxious Papist dildo”.

    You do this because you claim to like “hacking” on people.

    You admit this yourself.

    Interesting word choice.


    Not a psychiatrist in the world would think that’s odd.

    Except all of them.

    Run along now.

    I’m sure your dog has marching orders to give you.

  7. Wayne

    “for my pride, engendered in me by my knowledge of letters—and it is even as the Apostle said: “Knowledge puffeth itself up” (I Cor. viii. 1)—I knew the humiliation of seeing burned the very book in which I most gloried (I think he was talking about Aristotles’ works).”

    Historia Calamitatum: The Story of My Misfortunes
    Author: Abelard, Peter (1079-1142)

    What do you think about the quote from Corinthians on knowledge?

    Why is knowledge a bad thing? Knowledge is our tool with which we humans interact with and control our world. We are curious creatures and desire to know. Is the knowing a threat to God? If it is, God is not so all powerful or has little regard/value for man and his abilities. In which case why would we want to worship a Deity that thinks of us as nothing more than cosmic detritus? Why does God make the universe intelligible if he does not want us to have knowledge of it? Why did he make us curious creatures? Why does the universe, for the most part, reduce to mathematical concepts?

    Why does Abelard think a renuncation of knowledge will lead to a better life? You cannot just dismiss knowledge you have attained especially if the knowledge is correct and has been integrated as Abelard probably did while studying Aristotles epistomological process.

  8. Bob,

    Pure genius and added to the file. Thank you, sir. Groucho would have been proud.

  9. Are you seeking a source of “narcissistic supply” AY.Buddha(pest)can’t provide this, because he is looking for new sources….

  10. Your desire to sound clever is evaporating. Consult with your mentor buddha(pest). He will assist you in the creation of clever and witty posts.

  11. Wayne 1, September 3, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I am not in real estate, and don’t work as a loan officer. Attorneys have been some of my best clients, although Truth be told I get to treat very few, most never come in voluntarily for treatment.

    Thanks good. Take your meds now. Are you saying you are turning tricks? Are you saying that you are into Bondage? What exactly is your gig. If you were into real estate and loaning money, you already know how to screw people.

    Treatment? That is a good word. Define what you mean for treatment? Is it not clear are you selling snake oil off of the back of a wagon? Some Miracle Cream to grow hair? Chia already has the market.

  12. Bob,

    If I may be so bold: Do not operate while asleep; DON’T PANIC; The value of the item is in the collectible container and not its contents.

    A Vote for Turley is a vote for a guy that had someone else post a long collection of disclaimers in the comments section of his blog!

  13. I am not in real estate, and don’t work as a loan officer. Attorneys have been some of my best clients, although Truth be told I get to treat very few, most never come in voluntarily for treatment.

  14. Gyges 1, September 3, 2009 at 7:32 pm


    . . . . Back when I was in the Pacific North-West, we used to go out every weekend to an overgrown park and spend 30 min. picking blackberries for jelly. We both bake, can, butcher, roast, pickle, smoke, dehydrate, etc.

    Wow when I was in the Pacific NW we usually got half baked or half pickled. Now if you did them both were a pickled baker? Ah and then the allure of Twinkies. Freshly Fried. Sometimes it only took 30 minutes for the baking process to set in.

    Have you ever tried Peanut Butter and South American Habaneros? Don’t. Bad ideal.

  15. Wayne 1, September 3, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    You know, attorneys have been some of my best clients. I usually charge them the most….

    I am sure you are an attorneys best friend. How many houses did you purchase for them with your retainers? I am quite sure you have been a defendant more than once.

  16. Wayne 1, September 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I personally like Texas. I went camping in the Davis Mountains some years ago. I like California much more….

    I am sure that the people in California like your kind. Please stay. In the Davis Mountains that good. They do have a Clothing Optional section. Is that where you go?

  17. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and flys like a duck, guess what? IT’S A DUCK!

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