The 5 Litigators Sure To Drive Judges Mad

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Whether it's an attorney who shoots himself in the foot by shooting off at the mouth or one who botches her case by not bothering to learn local rules, litigators all too often risk sinking their own suits by antagonizing judges with bad courtroom behavior.

Few understand the endless hours of effort that go into readying a suit for trial than the litigators at the helm, yet, as the following jurists point out, simple etiquette breaches, poor preparation and other avoidable errors can rankle judges and...
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