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If You Can’t Say Something Nice about Opposing Counsel, Then Say…

Trashing opposing counsel to your client is a mistake.

It makes you look small and petty. It’s bad form.

It has the exact opposite of the intended effect. It doesn’t build you up; instead, it makes your client wonder about you.

Build them up; don’t tear them down.

You look especially bad when the attorney you called incompetent beats you in court.

If you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all.

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Lee Rosen

Lee Rosen has practiced family law for more than twenty years. With four offices, Rosen Law Firm serves Raleigh, Charlotte, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Rosen served as the Law Practice Management Editor of the ABA Family Advocate for more than a decade and received the ABA James Keane Award for excellence in eLawyering. He served as Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, is a frequent speaker and is often sought out by the media as a source of family law insight and commentary.