Three related, but off-topic points:
1. There has been a meme floating around the net of late concerning the so-called Rakofsky v. Internet (which concerns a lawyer who fell flat in his first trial — a federal murder trial — whose internet advertising suggested he was exceptionally experienced but in reality had been practicing for less than a year and had never handled a murdered as even second chair). As any lawyer who no longer can be described as a “young attorney” would note, such lessons are always humbling
2. Some time ago I wrote a checklist about what I thought was important in hiring a lawyer. While fire in the belly, like Rakofsky exhibited, is always important, competence is even more so.
3. Which leads me to a reminder, although this blog is called “Capital Defense Weekly” I have noted repeatedly that although I have handled innumerable criminal cases including involvement in more than a few capital cases, I no longer am involved in capital defense. Like everything else net, whether that be hucksters like Rakofsky, or even this site, please do your own due diligence.