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January 10, 2013

Sensitive Litigation Moment: Racehorse Haynes Edition.

Say you sue me because you say my dog bit you. Well now this is my defense:

My dog doesn't bite.
And second, in the alternative, my dog was tied up that night.
And third, I don't believe you really got bit.
And fourth, I don't have a dog.

--Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, Houston, Texas (1927- ).

Trial Lawyer. Athlete. War Hero. Persuader. Actor. Planner. Tireless Worker. Lots of enemies, lots of friends. He's 85. Kinky Friedman called him “one of the most successful and most colorful silver-tongued devils to grace Texas since God made trial lawyers.” He's still at it. Still fighting.


The Racehorse: “I would have won them all if my clients hadn’t kept reloading their gun and firing.”

Posted by JD Hull at January 10, 2013 11:59 PM


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