We all can tend, at times, to take ourselves a bit too seriously. Lawyers, in particular, have a tendency to fall victim to this vice. So, in the spirit of self-abasement, I offer the following quote from my 10th-grade daughter’s history book regarding 18th century attorneys: “At first the law profession was not favorably regarded. In […]Read more
Noisy Windbags and Trouble-Making Rogues
Happy Memorial Day
The Declaration of Independence — a copy of which hangs behind my desk in my office — rightly affirms “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Notwithstanding the truth of these words, they would […]Read more
Non-Competes Are Unenforceable? Really?
I hear it all the time from clients, and even other lawyers: “Non-competes are not enforceable in Alabama. They’re worthless.” Not so! It is true that by statute and public policy non-competes (non-competition agreements) are disfavored. This policy hearkens back to English common law, which declared these kinds of agreements void as a restraint on […]Read more