About The Namby Pamby

Simply put I am a lawyer in Chicago. I go to work everyday, I love being a lawyer, and I love being in Court. Like everybody else, there are plenty of things that I don’t love about my job. However, I am not going to dwell on the negative because there is just no need to be all depressing and yuck.

I’ve been blogging since the study week of my first year of law school. I’ve been recognized by the ABA Journal as having one of the top legal blogs (but always in a lighter, half-hearted sense as this is an attempt at legal humor) and it still amazes me that a lot of you like my writing. Hopefully, someday, I’ll take everyone’s advice by sitting down to start write a book about my journey through law school and the halls of justice. And all that other touchy feely crap as well.

I get a lot of questions about why I call this thing the The Namby Pamby so here is the story: During Civil Procedure of the first semester of 1L, I was called on by the professor. Of course, me being the studious invidual that I was (am), I was zoning out and really wasn’t following the conversation. I had done the reading and I was somewhat coherent on the topic. Or so I thought. The reading was regarding the Rule 12 motions. Specifically Rule 12e. When the professor posed a fact pattern and then ended by asking me what I thought was the best course of action. I responded by saying filing a motion for a 12e. The professor responded by screaming at the top of his lungs, “WHAT TYPE OF NAMBY PAMBY ATTORNEY ARE YOU?!?!?” Then he proceeded to accuse me of wanting to bilk my client out of thousands of dollars by encouraging mindless paperwork. Several more references to me being a Namby Pamby were made by the professor throughout the course of the semester (and then one random reference by a Con Law Professor, but that is another story).

I feel stupid writing this but please realize that this an attempt at humor. Nothing more. The things that I find funny and write about are my own twisted thoughts. Please do not think that ANYTHING provided here is actual legal advice. Also, I am not your lawyer. Finally, I have issues with grammar. I know this. Don’t judge too harshly.

You can laugh at me or with me but at least you are laughing.


5 thoughts on “About The Namby Pamby

  1. This page looks pretty jacked up. The title and text bleed into one another. *Love the new digs!

    Posted by Gillian | April 24, 2011, 8:40 pm
  2. Hi there,

    You may recall leaving a comment on my blog about one of my So You Want to Go to Law School videos a few months back. I wanted to let you know I just published my debut novel, a comic legal thriller called The Jackpot, as an e-Book.

    If you’d like to learn more about it, here’s the link to a page on my blog about it.


    David Kazzie

    Posted by David Kazzie | May 30, 2011, 7:13 pm
  3. Looks like a great blog, which I found through “Lowering the Bar”. I am now following you on Twitter!

    P.S. I’m a lawyer as well, and my one claim to fame is that I was once called “Just another f–king Jew Lawyer from a f–king Jew Firm”. But, I’m sure that it was meant in the nicest possible way.

    Posted by Ian M. Sirota | January 4, 2013, 11:53 am


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