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Senior Citizens Steal $20 Million in Jewelry Heist

Senior Citizens Steal $20 Million in Jewelry Heist

Summary: Senior citizens in London pulled off one of the greatest jewelry heists in the country. What would “Ocean’s Eleven” have been like if it were cast with grandpas instead of George Clooney? Recently, London got to see that scenario play out firsthand. A group of older thieves burglarized an underground vault and stole $20 […]

Lawyer Ends Up With Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Old Phone Number

Lawyer Ends Up With Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Old Phone Number

Summary: A Seattle lawyer ends up with Sir Mix-A-Lot’s previous cellphone number. When Seattle lawyer Jonathan Nichols gained a new local number to help his job search during law school, he didn’t anticipate the sorts of calls he was getting. “I used to get a lot of calls and voicemails from luxury car dealers, and […]

Lawyer Ends Up With Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Old Phone Number

Lawyer Ends Up With Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Old Phone Number

Summary: A Seattle lawyer ends up with Sir Mix-A-Lot’s previous cellphone number. When Seattle lawyer Jonathan Nichols gained a new local number to help his job search during law school, he didn’t anticipate the sorts of calls he was getting. “I used to get a lot of calls and voicemails from luxury car dealers, and […]

Why Are People Drooling Over ‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer?

Why Are People Drooling Over ‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer?

Summary: Defense lawyer Dean Strang has won the hearts and libidos of fans for his kindness and style. What makes a man sexy? While Hollywood may want us drooling over muscle-bound hunks like Chris Hemsworth, in real life, sometimes it is those confident, sensitive souls with glasses that light our fires. Call it the Ned Flanders […]

Top 15 JDJournal Posts of 2015

Top 15 JDJournal Posts of 2015

Summary: 2015 was filled with crazy stories like Bill Cosby’s arrest and the Affluenza teen’s escape. But those weren’t the stories that titillated JDJournal’s readers the most. The following are the top 15 most popular site stories of the year.  15. New York Mayor fights topless panhandlers! Okay, not really. #FreeTheNipple Bill De Blasio doesn’t like boobies… […]

Why Are These Texas Criminal Attorney’s Ads Going Viral?

Why Are These Texas Criminal Attorney’s Ads Going Viral?

Summary: A Fort Worth, TX lawyer has gone viral with crazy funny commercials. Call him, Texas Law Hawk. Call him, Crazy. But whatever you do, just call him. Texas attorney Bryan E. Wilson has become a viral superstar thanks to his wild online commercials, which feature everything American—bald eagles, American flags, loud talking, and motorcycles. […]

Over 100 Escaped Cows Roam Free on Mississippi Freeway (Although Not Quite Legally)

Over 100 Escaped Cows Roam Free on Mississippi Freeway (Although Not Quite Legally)

Summary: Over 100 cattle were wandering around a highway in Mississippi – does the law cover that? Drivers in Jackson, Mississippi encountered an interesting sight this morning – over 100 cows roaming free on a freeway after the trailer holding them overturned. See the video below:   It might be surprising to city-dwellers, but there’s […]

Caveat Emptor: Lawyers and Dating (Episode 2: Ella)

Caveat Emptor: Lawyers and Dating (Episode 2: Ella)

Summary: Caveat Emptor is a dating column about lawyers on bad dates. Here, we talk to Ella about hers. Click Here to Read About Another Lawyer Date Gone Horribly Wrong A lawyer friend, Ella, reached out to me about a terrible date she had been on – with a fellow lawyer. Although the two didn’t work […]

Florida Burglar Meets His End in the Stomach of a Huge Alligator

Florida Burglar Meets His End in the Stomach of a Huge Alligator

Summary: A Florida man accused of burglarizing houses met a poetic end when he was eaten by an alligator. When Matthew Riggins, 22, told his girlfriend that he planned to burglarize several homes in Florida, he definitely didn’t anticipate what would happen to him next. Riggins was reported missing on November 13. Ten days later, […]

Patrick Gavin’s Quest to Earn an Interview with the President – Through 500 Video Shorts

Patrick Gavin’s Quest to Earn an Interview with the President – Through 500 Video Shorts

Summary: Patrick Gavin is on a campaign to interview the most powerful lawyer in the world – President Barack Obama. 88 days ago, Gavin pledged to make 500 videos for the last 500 days of Obama’s presidency, in hopes that he would garner a meeting with the President. I reached out to Gavin months ago, […]

Four “Masked Bandits” Caught Red-Pawed in Oregon Art Gallery

Four “Masked Bandits” Caught Red-Pawed in Oregon Art Gallery

Summary: When responding to a report of “suspicious activity,” police in Newport, Oregon find four adorable raccoons that broke into a local art gallery.   According to KPTV, police in the small town of Newport, Oregon got a call after midnight reporting “suspicious activity” at a local art gallery. When they entered the business, however, […]

Caveat Emptor: Lawyers and Dating (Episode 1: Tim)

Caveat Emptor: Lawyers and Dating (Episode 1: Tim)

Summary: Caveat Emptor is a new ongoing series about lawyers and the bad dates they go on. Here, we meet a guy named Tim and hear about a terrible date he went on.   Dating can be miserable, and having a J.D. doesn’t make it any easier. This column is the first of a series […]

Thieves Steal Nearly $50,000 Worth of Fancy French Fromage

Thieves Steal Nearly $50,000 Worth of Fancy French Fromage

Summary: Thieves steal $43,000 of French Comté cheese to resell on the black market. In France, they take their fromage seriously. The latest drama? Eater reported that thieves stole over 8,818 lbs of Comté cheese from a French dairy this week. As if that doesn’t seem crazy enough, this cheese is worth over $43,000 on […]

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