I have been doing this for a while, and have been successful enough that I do not have to take all the work that comes my way. Most attorneys would appreciate this circumstance.

Over the years, there are people I have refused to represent for reasons other than conflicts that preclude me from accepting the work. Generally, these fall into a few basic categories:

1. You didn’t pay me when I did work for you before.

2. You didn’t pay me when I did work for you before.

3. You were nasty to my staff and/or attorneys.

4. You didn’t pay me when I did work for you before.

5. You want me to do shady shit for you. (One time, a guy tried to use me to submit forged payroll records. I would not be very good at this if I had failed to notice.)

6. You didn’t pay me when I did work for you before.

7. I just don’t like you. (Only one guy so far).

Did I mention you have to pay me?

Anyway, I have an appointment later today with a lady who I apparently refused to represent, and I cannot remember why. The only client I refused recently falls into categories 3 and 7, which are somewhat related. The lady’s name is not familiar to me. I am wondering if he is sending someone in his place. I need to talk to my assistant to figure out who she is. My assistant has a late start time to get her kids to school, and I don’t like to call or text her before the official start of the day.

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This is new for me. I have never turned someone away and had them want to see me for an explanation. I am very curious about how this will play out.

This is kind of fun.

[UPDATE]

I did a little research. This is a company with a bad payment history - we did work in 2018 and they did not pay us in full.

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One of you expressed disbelief that they would return after not paying us. Well, here we are. This should be amusing.