About Francine Friedman Griesing
Ms. Griesing is the founder and managing partner of Griesing Law, a woman-owned Philadelphia-based firm. She is considered a national expert on legal ethics and bullying in the profession. She is also a Super Lawyers listee in business litigation and ADR.
Articles written by Francine Friedman Griesing
From Perry Mason to The Good WifeThe decline of civility and rise of bullying in the profession
Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, my idea of what lawyers did and how they did it came from watching episodes of Perry Mason. Raymond Burr always seemed to solve his client’s thorniest problems with persistence and integrity. Since then, an array of television series, from LA Law to The Good Wife, have portrayed lawyers using unsavory tactics as part of a philosophy that “the end justifies the means” or “win at all costs.” That is just one way in which lawyering appears to have …
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