A lawyer who cares a lot about shoes. That description applies to me, as I just love, love, love shoes of the high-heeled variety, in particular. There’s another lawyer who feels passionately about shoes, but in a very different way. The Palm Beach Post broke the story of a Florida lawyer who filed a motion to compel his opposing counsel to wear better-looking shoes. Nope, I am not kidding.
In short, the lawyer felt that, by wearing old, ugly shoes to court, his opponent was unfairly garnering the sympathy of the jury. It’s a high-drama story, far more so than even this description implies, if you’re interested. But I just love the fact that the attorney actually noticed his opposing counsel’s shoes in the first place! Nevertheless that the guy had the guts to file a motion about the darned things! This story reaffirms my admiration of the justice system and sense of awe of lawyers who take the details very, very seriously.