"What's he paying you, a bag of Skittles a day? I'll double that!"
Here's one skull-stabbingly stupid example: My team recommended joint custody in a divorce case. There was no hint of abuse for either parent, so we figured that'd be best for the child. But Daddy wanted to move to NYC -- more than a thousand miles away -- and take the kid with him. Since our recommendation flew in the face of his big-city dreams, he tried to get us fired. I was still in school at the time, already working in the field but not yet graduated. He called my school and said I wasn't "accurately representing" his child, and demanded we get expelled.
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"Is there legal precedent for punching an accuser square in the balls? If not, can I set it?"
That didn't work. But he wasn't the last, or even the fourth-from-last person to try and destroy my career over giving a flip about my clients. Parents who don't get their way love threatening to take my law license away, like I'm a misbehaving 9-year-old and my ability to practice law is a beloved toy.
But in terms of go-to moves to win court cases, some tactics are far more disturbing ...