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Old 01-15-2016, 12:32 PM   #121
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More on that story. It was their lawyer's advice to go on TV.

Powerball winners?! Tennessee couple claims they won the jackpot on TODAY Show - TODAY.com
Worst legal advice I've heard in a long time.
Lawyer wants to generate work by helping the winner with the callers and other parasites that will be surfacing.
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:40 PM   #122
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More on that story. It was their lawyer's advice to go on TV.

Powerball winners?! Tennessee couple claims they won the jackpot on TODAY Show - TODAY.com
Worst legal advice I've heard in a long time.
Not legal advice, but a lawyer giving lousy PR/lifestyle advice. Yikes. This is the lawfirm they chose: Memphis Bankruptcy Law | Fullen & Townsend Attorneys | Estate Planning Hopefully not the same result as in the Indiana Jones Movie:

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Old 01-15-2016, 12:48 PM   #123
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Yeah, I wasn't sure whether to call it legal advice or not, but I consider any advice a lawyer gives pertinent to whatever you hire him for as legal advice. "Advice from a lawyer" is probably more accurate, fwiw.
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:58 PM   #124
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They need a lawyer who specializes in the issues of high NW individuals, not a generalist. I'm not sure this guy is the right guy.

There are probably more than a few such lawyers in Nashville that deal with the celebrity there.
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Lawyer wanted to go on national tv methinks. Really though - you are Joe Schmo and have a ticket worth $500,000,000. Exactly how do you find the best lawyer/tax advisor/planner? Call random law firms from a burner phone and assert you have a gazillion bucks and want the top person in the state? And the secretary answering the phone does what?

Luckily, if you don't pay you don't play, so I can still rock my big money style -
dolla dolla bill y'all:

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