“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”
- William Shakespeare (1564–1616), “Henry VI,” Part II, Act IV, Scene II, line 73
I am not a lawyer.
Were I, I might not have included the above quote at the beginning of this piece.
In fact I think lawyers played a vital role in achieving the 1998 settlement against the tobacco industry when a massive $206B settlement was reached with 46 states.