Put Your Mask on First

Lawyers are obliged to provide clients with objective advice. They must remain cool under pressure even in the face of obnoxious behavior by other lawyers, their clients, and witnesses. In a tight spot, they must put their mask on first and then go to work helping you. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal recently upheld a $100 sanction for contempt against a divorce lawyer who had engaged in “disruptions and interruptions” during a hearing. The Judge admonished both lawyers to behave as if they were children who had acted out in school. Although you may find such behavior by your lawyer admirable, it is unprofessional at best and can hurt your case by damaging your lawyer’s standing with the Court.Kirschman v. Kirschman, 2012-CA-0385.

What Our Clients Say

I hired Louis to represent me in my custody battle. From the start he was upfront and honest with me, if he said he was going to do something he did it and he never attempted to settle for anything less than what I was asking. He was not afraid to go head to head with opposing counsel which is what...


I had no idea how to even look for an attorney when I found myself needing one. Mr. Cosenza is the best attorney I have encountered, and I took a lot of time finding one. He is brilliant in matters of the law. He approached my case from every angle. I am so thankful he was my attorney. I started out...


My journey with Mr. Cosenza began nearly 3 years ago when I contacted him about divorce proceedings. During our initial consultation he told me exactly what to expect and we discussed cost, which I thought reasonable. After retaining him as my attorney and finalizing my divorce, things became fairly...


Working with Louis Cosenza truly helped to make my very difficult emotional and legal situation feel much more comfortable as I knew his experience and expertise was there to support and guide me. He knows the law and he does his very best to use that knowledge to represent his clients in and out of...


I would like to start by saying I am from TX and my ex wife tried to file a judgment in LA. I contacted a number of lawyers that explained to me that this maybe a process that they could look into. I spoke with Mr. Cosenza with his 30 plus year of experience and he assured me this was not going to...


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