The Honest Lawyer

A woman with her own business was thriving based on her sterling reputation. When she decided she needed a lawyer to help her incorporate, she was worried that their typical reputation might stain hers, so she was carefully interviewing the available business lawyers.

"As I'm sure you can understand," she started off with one of the first applicants, "in a business like this, our personal integrity must be beyond question." She leaned forward. "Mr. Peterson, are you an 'honest' lawyer?"

"Honest?" replied the prospect. "Let me tell you something about honest! Why, I'm so honest that my dad lent me $105,000 for my education and I paid back every penny the minute I tried my very first case!"

"Impressive," she said. "I think you just may have the job."

But then she saw a suspicious twinkle in his eye.

"Just a minute," she said. "What was your first case?"

"Well," he said, "my dad sued me for the money."

(Of course, that's what gave him the title, "The Honest Lawyer"!)

Posted April 17, 2015

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