Opinion: Lawyers Do Good Work

In an opinion piece for the Millington Star, injury lawyer David Peel states that despite the besmirched images of lawyers in unseemly television ads, lawyers have done -- and still do -- good work. In particular, Peel (a self-professed “dog-lover”) recalls attorney and politician George Graham Vest, who is best known for his “a man’s best friend” closing arguments during a trial in which he represented a family that owned a dog who was killed. Vest won his case and Peel concludes that the verdict still resonates some 144 years later.