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Spencer on Mediation!

"The first thing you do, is to try to dress like Nucky Thompson."

Of course I kid -- here he offers good advice to those unfamiliar with the legal process.

Nice to see him back!


  1. It takes major talent to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct within the first 10 seconds of an advertisement:


    A lawyer may not engage in potentially misleading advertising.

    (a) Potentially Misleading Advertisements. Potentially misleading advertisements include, but are not limited to:

    4) a statement that a lawyer is board certified, a specialist, an expert, or other variations of those terms unless:

    A) the lawyer has been certified under the Florida Certification Plan as set forth in chapter 6, Rules Regulating the Florida Bar and the advertisement includes the area of certification and that The Florida Bar is the certifying organization;"

    Last time I checked, the Bar doesn't have certification for "representation" of "passengers who have been injured on cruise ships."

    And by the way, we highly recommend you settle settle settle - g-d help you if we have to go to trial...but I digress.

  2. Agree with the last comment. Can't say you're a "specialist" without certification. Has he ever read the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar? Methinks not.

  3. He didn't say he was a specialist - he said he specializes in it. Difference?

  4. Check his instagram. He specializes in skateboarding too. Not sure how that is safe

  5. Why do I always hear Circus music when I see him in that suit?


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