Tony: A Great Many Local Lawyers Are Nothing More Than Losers

I don’t really care if you d-bags believe it but a long time ago I took the LSAT and earned a nearly perfect score. Yes, there was a bit of scholarship money as well but nothing so significant as to have changed my college diet from a nightly serving of Ramen noodles. Given my circumstances, I decided to join the rat race (e-bay and other money making schemes) so I could live the good life and enjoy Chinese food every few days.

Also, friends and colleagues consistently warned me that being a lawyer in Kansas City isn’t as glamorous as any of the prime time episodic TV legal dramas. In fact, I’ve heard that practicing law in this cowtown is pretty much a dead end career.

Let’s talk a little more about this legal eagle truism and the desperate circumstances of so many law school grads.

First of all, I don’t think anybody in their right mind would disagree with me that there are far too many lawyers working in this cowtown. In fact, a great many successful people in Kansas City have law degrees and are doing something completely different with their careers. So be nice to your bartender in Waldo because there’s a good chance he has top notch legal education. While this trend seems to be getting worse, there is precedent for frustration with attorneys given that a line in Shakespeare suggests, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” in order to achieve social change.

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13 Responses to Tony: A Great Many Local Lawyers Are Nothing More Than Losers

  1. Anonymous says:

    boycott this douche
    I no longer even read what this worthless puke has to say. It is an established fact that tonya is a worthless speck (and jojo is a stupid asshole, and anyone who replies to either, is BOTH ) and the sooner hearne runs him (them) out of here the better this place will be.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tony, you know for a fact there are good lawyers in Kansas City. You even talked to one. But you are right that it’s getting harder to make a living.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This sounds like Tony rationalizing the decision he made all those years ago not to take on a more lucrative and useful career than journalism.

    It’s getting harder to make a living no matter what your field is these days. We have double-digit unemployment and people just don’t have the spare cash they used to. If you’re not in gambling, bail bonds, or running a pawn shop, then you’re probably affected in a negative way by the current financial climate.

    I believe that if you’re good at what you do and can make calculated, rational choices about your career, you can make it these days, no matter what your field is. Lawyers are being beat up by public opinion in recent years anyway. Let’s give ’em a break, Tony.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know about working AS a lawyer in KC … but the last twenty years of working FOR them has made me all too familiar with the scene in this town. I used to work for Butch and admire the guy. It was actually a fun place to work. But that’s the exception, trust me. 90% of the law school grads are grade A jerks. Blackwell and Stinson aren’t laying people off for lack of funds. They’re just taking advantage of the economic climate to do some housekeeping. I do hope the days of the megafirm conglomerates are coming to an end soon. The greed is out of hand.

  5. Anonymous says:

    So, Kander and Rigby paid how much for this post?

  6. Anonymous says:

    John Galt
    Tony your crush on Diana is getting embarrassing for everyone. Yes she’s cute and yes she pays attention to you at functions but don’t you realize you’re being played?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I doubt K&R would pay for this post. Nobody reads this blog.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hey Tony? You were quoting Kander here and I’m quite sure that Kander had the right phrasing without your little (AND) correction there….nice try though. Reread it. Again.

  9. Anonymous says:

    seriously Tony?
    Two Questions:

    #1 – Do they offer “legal services” as Tony quoted above, or do they offer “legal staffing” as stated on their website disclaimer? As Tony would say “Check it”:

    “KR is a staffing company that provides attorneys for companies and law firms. KR is NOT A LAW firm and is not engaged in the practice of law.”

    This may look like nit-picking to a someone who has never taken a law school course in Professional Responsibility, but there is a difference between “legal services” and “legal staffing” when it comes to Missouri’s Chief Disciplinary Counsel.

    #2 – So Tony, why don’t you check that out instead of letting your obvious hard-on for Diana Kander impair your ability to smell bullshit when you see it?

  10. Anonymous says:

    “…..So Tony, why don

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wow, all the snarky little lawyers in KC are coming out in droves for this one …

  12. Anonymous says:

    no, that is only tonya trying to validate herself, kind of like masturbating.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Please all of you get your lips off Tony’s digital cock. It probably smells like burritos.

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