Lawyer distracted by opposing counsel’s secret weapon
During a recent trial, the defense lawyer filed a motion objecting to the “large breasted woman”, sitting at the opposing counsel’s table, who was distracting him from the matter at hand. As is the norm, when it comes to large breasted women, Mr. Gooch (from the law firm Gauthier & Gooch) also questioned the woman’s qualifications, accusing Dmitry Feofanov (the opposing counsel) of using her to distract the jury.
Gooch tried to clarify his position when he talked to the Chicago Sun-Times:
“Personally, I like large breasts,” Gooch said. “However, I object to somebody I don’t think is a qualified paralegal sitting at the counsel table — when there’s already two lawyers there — dressed in such a fashion as to call attention to herself.”
It turned out that the woman Gooch had been ogling is Feofanov’s paralegal, and wife.
Of all the dirty tricks lawyers would use, this is certainly the most disturbing yet. But I wonder if during jury selection he tried to get mostly men and lesbians on the panel, because he’d have a tougher time convincing the judge that it is necessary and appropriate to have a chocolate fountain and a tray of jewelry at his table.
There is a comprehensive article on a blog about the incident.