This man belongs on the Supreme Court

posted at 4:41 pm on February 3, 2014 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, this is not in fact a promo for a new HBO series although it should be. It’s an ad for a personal injury lawyer that ran during the Super Bowl in the Savannah market. How much does a two-minute spot during the most expensive TV event of the year cost? The local station won’t say but did confirm that it was one of the biggest ad purchases in station history.

And worth every penny, I think you’ll agree.

Here’s the backstory on the shooting it refers to. Someday he’ll be elected judge and he’ll run an ad for that too, showing a skull next to his gavel and “love” and “hate” tattooed on his knuckles. Exit question one: How is this guy not a bounty hunter? Exit question two: Why is he smashing his brother’s headstone?


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Whoa…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 4:44 PM

This guy comes off a bit deranged.

kevinkristy on February 3, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Well then.

BKeyser on February 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM

I can’t…I just…I don’t even…wow.

Darin on February 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM

A Savannah friend sent me this link earlier today. I was very moved… to both laughter and sympathy. Not sure how he managed that in one piece, but it’s pretty awesome all around.

Makes for an effective ad, but I just can’t figure out if this is the kind of lawyer I’d want working for me or not.

somewhatconcerned on February 3, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Sure beats out Binder and Binder…

JetBoy on February 3, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Sooo… what if the hardened criminal slips and falls on the sidewalk outside my house? Do I get the Flaming Sledge of Justice through the hood of my Hyundai?

Nethicus on February 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Exit question two: Why is he smashing his brother’s headstone?

Because shut up, that’s why.

Good Lt on February 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Soon to be a reality show on A&E or USA. I’ll bet he already has an agent.

meci on February 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

He comes off way too much of a vigilante or a character in The Godfather. As if he’s not going to go out after the company whose truck injured you for medical costs, pain, and suffering- he is going to burn down their warehouse.

Happy Nomad on February 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

What in the name of hell did I just watch?

nobar on February 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

THIS IS SAVANNAH!

derit on February 3, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Forget A&E, get this guy on the big screen with Arnold, Sly, Statham and the rest of the crew in the next Expendables sequel.

Mr. Bultitude on February 3, 2014 at 4:57 PM

So, from defending scumbags to ambulance chasing …

Got it.

M240H on February 3, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Jerry! Jerry!

WhatSlushfund on February 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Larry H. Parker could take him, but it would be close.

Christien on February 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM

I am tapering off commenting on Hot Air, but I can’t resist. Send this guy to the senate so he can sit on the jury for obama’s impeachment and the trials of holder and Sabelius (sp.)

Old Country Boy on February 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Wow is right. This is very well done. Kept me focused!

Arclight56 on February 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Ok…well…um…well hey…ummm…wow, just wow!

I will say this wouldn’t it be awesome if Mr Casino were the one interviewing Obozo instead of blowhard O’Reilly? I can just see him wearing his leather jacket, holding his hammer and yelling at Obama to just answer the effing question!

neyney on February 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Suck it Saul Goodman!

Murphy9 on February 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Soon to be a reality show on A&E or USA. I’ll bet he already has an agent.

meci on February 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

I’m guessing “The Learning Channel.”

Happy Nomad on February 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

sure beats the TEXAS HAMMER!!11!!, THE TOUGH SMART LAWYER!!!11!!, JIM ADLER!!!11!

DanMan on February 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

In my opinion, this is nothing more than an exploitation of his brother’s death in order to make more money. The Bible quote in the beginning made it even worse. Glorifying himself as some type of super hero to boot. Made me cringe a little bit.

But, in the spirit of freedom of speech and free enterprise, smash away Super Ambulance Chaser, smash away.

MississippiMom on February 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

I miss Paul..from “The Diamond Center”.

KirknBurker on February 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Maybe we can convince him to primary Lindsey G.

KirknBurker on February 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM

So someone actually got Dave Rywall on Video??

ToddPA on February 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

No matter how metal he is this asshat is just another scumbag “Personal Injury” lawyer.

BJ* on February 3, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Well, he’s no Eagleman.

Fallon on February 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM

So someone actually got Dave Rywall on Video??

ToddPA on February 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

+1
Whatever happened to Drywall?

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I’m assuming the symbolism is that his brother’s spirit is now the Sledge hammer, and smashing the headstone represents that the brther is not dead anymore.

Critic2029 on February 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I’m totally amped up for the movie. There’s gotta be a movie, right?

Stoic Patriot on February 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Sure beats out Binder and Binder…

JetBoy on February 3, 2014 at 4:50 PM

“Binder & Binder. For the people.”

Doesn’t sound right…

Lanceman on February 3, 2014 at 5:19 PM

I’m assuming the symbolism is that his brother’s spirit is now the Sledge hammer, and smashing the headstone represents that the brther is not dead anymore.

Critic2029 on February 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I’m thinking that metaphors are not the best thing to include in ads for a personal injury lawyer.

I also think the take of others is also true. Dude is using this ad to shop around a reality TV show.

Happy Nomad on February 3, 2014 at 5:21 PM

He’s even tougher than Jim Adler, The Texas Hammer!.

/$190,423,In his pocket!

Ward Cleaver on February 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

I live in Savannah and that guy is not EVEN the most narcissistic lawyer making TV commercials here.

truth2power on February 3, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Too bad Law & Order is no longer in production he would have been a good fit.

jeffinsjvca on February 3, 2014 at 5:25 PM

I bet he has super powers.

Akzed on February 3, 2014 at 5:31 PM

If Mitt Romney had ran an ad like that …

Jeddite on February 3, 2014 at 5:34 PM

I`ll go ahead and say it, Casino 2016! :)

ThePrez on February 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Innovative ambulance chaser.

StevC on February 3, 2014 at 5:47 PM

So..Michael Biancosino was shot and killed in some sort of driveby by the same thuggy types that his brother Jamie used to put back on the streets everyday for big bucks. I guess Jamie felt guilty or something for facilitating criminal activity like that and it drove him to another line of work where he could still make loads of cash chasing ambulances except now he gets to call himself a hero for doing it. Or something. I dunno. I don’t really get it.

HotAirian on February 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Whoa…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 4:44 PM

My reaction exactly!

Mini-14 on February 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Soon to be a reality show on A&E or USA. I’ll bet he already has an agent.

meci on February 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

I’m guessing “The Learning Channel.”

Happy Nomad on February 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Right after Honey Boo Boo. Gahhhh!

Mini-14 on February 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

I’d hire him.

TKindred on February 3, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Before: scumbag attorney who defended scumbags
After: scumbag attorney who exploits his brother’s death in a ridiculous display of shameless self-promotion

Verdict: he’s an even bigger scumbag now.

weew on February 3, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Ward Cleaver on February 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

We have the same ad in Atlanta area, just different lawyer.

Barred on February 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM

What the…you’ve watched too many movies, dude.

allstonian on February 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM

… coming to you live from the “I Can’t Believe It’s a Law Firm!”

alchemist19 on February 3, 2014 at 6:43 PM

You have to say its a pretty bad a$$ change of pace….only way to one up this would be to have a Flash Gordon theme ala Sam Jones and Max von Sydow in the late 70′s early 80′s…

Yeah that s the ticket…political commercial with a Queen soundtrack….

If that doesn’t work perhaps Highlander would….

abnormal_1 on February 3, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Suck it Saul Goodman!

Murphy9 on February 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Wow! Wut the hell?

Jaibones on February 3, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I foresee a new Fox series in the works.

flataffect on February 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Maybe the smashing of his brother’s headstone is to smash what he believes are the lies as to how/why his brother was murdered? I agree with many of the posts…I see a “Dwag” type reality show. But to be respectful for his family loss, go for it. If someone murdered a member of my family I’d be seeking justice as well.

Wileygrl3 on February 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM

I’m a non-practicing attorney. Maybe I should consider going active just so I can throw up a couple of commercials. My first one will be be throwing rocks at various windows of injustice. Or throwing toilet paper up into the trees of corruption. Or lighting a flaming bag of dog crap on the porch of unfairness before ringing the doorbell of dishonesty and running away. Def Leppard will be heard in the background, plenty of cleavage will be displayed, perhaps I will be driving a monster truck, and my three piece suit will naturally be sleeveless. Those seem like things that would make the law profession appear more respectable.

jfkfc on February 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Wow! Wut the hell?

Jaibones on February 3, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Never seen breaking bad?

Better call Saul!

Murphy9 on February 3, 2014 at 10:09 PM

In the late 1990s while visiting New Orleans during an election week I remember the ads for a lawyer named Taormina running for judge with all the mannerisms and appearance of a Sicilian mafioso. So he promises he will uphold the highest ethical standards of conduct in the spirit and presentation of My Cousin Vinny etc.

So the shyster loses the election for judge and the very next day he’s on with the spiel and full bore sleaze of Clintoons and Obamas combined of “Are you injured? Do you wanna be injured?” back when that maybe was still frowned on by the ABA! Not even 24 hours had passed and he goes full 180 from “I’m a saint” to “Have you gotten your check yet?”

viking01 on February 3, 2014 at 10:14 PM

1. Why can’t the RNC hire these PR people.

2. Dead Brother or not, he’s FOS.

WryTrvllr on February 3, 2014 at 10:19 PM

In my opinion, this is nothing more than an exploitation of his brother’s death in order to make more money. The Bible quote in the beginning made it even worse. Glorifying himself as some type of super hero to boot. Made me cringe a little bit.

But, in the spirit of freedom of speech and free enterprise, smash away Super Ambulance Chaser, smash away.

MississippiMom on February 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

I think you mistook a lawyer for a normal person. It happens.

bbhack on February 3, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Suck it Saul Goodman!

Murphy9 on February 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Well played, Murph!

mdenis39 on February 3, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Shocking vandalism!

virgo on February 4, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I’m a non-practicing attorney.

jfkfc on February 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Dude, I’ve talked to non-practicing Muslims, Catholics, Jews and even Protestants (which is a stretch, because most of us Protestants seem to think that non-practicing is the same as practicing) but what in the world is a non-practicing attorney?

Does this mean, “I passed the boards but decided I didn’t need to pay off my student loans?” or “I finally finished my 18 years of education but decided to do something more positive with my life, so that’s why I teach pre-schoolers now” or “The feeding frenzy is too competitive, so I’m working for my daddy’s friend the real estate developer in order to do some risk-free networking prior to putting out my shingle?”

Whatever it means, please help me understand; my SIL is set to finish law school soon and I was hoping my little princess would get to have more quality time with him after he passes the boards.

Am I the one missing reality here?

rwenger43 on February 4, 2014 at 9:21 AM

I’m a non-practicing attorney.

jfkfc on February 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

BTW, I’d rather talk to a non-practicing attorney than a practicing non-attorney.

rwenger43 on February 4, 2014 at 9:23 AM

BTW, I’d rather talk to a non-practicing attorney than a practicing non-attorney.

rwenger43 on February 4, 2014 at 9:23 AM

A non-practicing attorney is someone with a law degree who doesn’t have a legal practice.
Lots of people who go to law school don’t actually practice law. They do things like run businesses or become politicians.
Stuff like that.

irishgladiator63 on February 4, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Umm… criminal defense attorneys are important to the system, not because the represent the accused, or because their job is to “get their client off”, but to act as a brake against an all powerful government that has powers the individual can never hope to have. They make sure the t’s are crossed and the i’s dotted. By nitpicking every process of the police and court system they prevent a miscarriage of justice, and their purpose is noble.

eyesights on February 4, 2014 at 10:11 AM