One of the best techniques to use against Team Kimberlin in court has been to let them make my case for me. Doing so resulted in what Bill Schmalfeldt called My “Dirty” Win in the hearing to extend the peace order against him. I wrote about it eight years ago today.
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I’m told that Bill Schmalfeldt has been whining about my “dirty victory” in court yesterday.
It’s true that my lawyer had a secret strategy that she used against him, and it worked: She let him talk.
Schmalfeldt repeated arguments that previously had been shot down. He asked irrelevant questions. He ranted. He yelled. He pounded the table. He convinced the judge that he intended to continue to disobey the peace order. In short, he made my case for me.
Bill Schmalfeldt can think that was a dirty trick if he wishes. I call it good lawyering.
Now, if Schmalfeldt will simply obey the peace order, I will have no reason to take any particular notice of him. We’ll see how that goes.
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My podcasting partner Stacy McCain once wrote that the easiest way to discredit Bill Schmalfeldt is to quote Bill Schmalfeldt. Sometimes, it’s even easier to simply let him keep talking.