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Philadelphia lawyer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Philadelphia lawyer A lawyer knowledgeable about the most detailed and minute points of law, especially one with an exceptional propensity and ability to exploit fine technical points of law for the client's advantage.
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Usage

In literature:

I'm not an encyclopedia, neither am I a Philadelphia lawyer.
"Anne Of Avonlea" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
A Philadelphia lawyer couldn't knock a hole in it.
"The Price She Paid" by David Graham Phillips
But she had such a habit of asking weird, unexpected questions, which a Philadelphia lawyer couldn't answer.
"Chronicles of Avonlea" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
To meet the senator at dinner on Saturday evening, he had invited great bankers, lawyers, and captains of industry of Philadelphia.
"My Memories of Eighty Years" by Chauncey M. Depew
His Philadelphia lawyer, Mr. Harper Steger, was for the time being general master of contracts.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
The Attorney General, a great lawyer and an old Philadelphia friend, was at my call and elbow.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
They are the "Philadelphia lawyers" of China.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
On the fifth day she received a letter from her husband requesting her to come to New York, and to bring a good Philadelphia lawyer with her.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
He had been a Philadelphia lawyer, and was, by all odds, the most consistent and intelligent soldier in the brigade.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
In this city (Philadelphia) lawyers formerly carried green bags.
"Notes and Queries, Number 219, January 7, 1854" by Various
When Madison married her she was Mrs. Todd, the widow of John Todd, a lawyer of Philadelphia.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay
This was presided over in a jolly manner by a prominent lawyer from Philadelphia.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
A Philadelphia lawyer couldn't make nothing out of it.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
As a learned and eloquent lawyer he had no superior at the Philadelphia bar.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
The latter did not appear to be very much alarmed, and said that a Philadelphia lawyer was coming on to defend him.
"True Detective Stories" by Cleveland Moffett
You're a man of business, Frank Durham, and a Philadelphia lawyer couldn't have conducted this deal in a neater, squarer way.
"The Motion Picture Chums at Seaside Park" by Victor Appleton
He early removed to Philadelphia, where he acquired a high standing as a lawyer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
As soon as I returned to Philadelphia and reported what I had learned, my lawyers advised me to go back to Paris and report to the Queen.
"My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands" by George Francis Train
And it would take a Philadelphia lawyer to explain the Pentathlon straight.
"Dick Randall" by Ellery H. Clark
MORDECAI MANUEL NOAH, born in Philadelphia, July 19, 1785, died in New York, May 22, 1851, was a journalist and a lawyer.
"Early American Plays" by Oscar Wegelin
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In news:

Lawyers for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest convicted of child endangerment urged a judge Thursday to spare him from prison, arguing that Msgr.
A soldier accused of offering photographs of a top-secret military facility to a Philadelphia newspaper pleaded innocent Tuesday and his lawyer said he hoped to reach a plea bargain.
Smyrna lawyer David Finocchiaro fulfilled a life long dream last month when he got the chance to play with the Philadelphia Phillies at Phantasy Camp.
Zz Thirty-eight WolfBlock partners have been named in Philadelphia Magazine's 2005 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.
Northampton County Council hired a Philadelphia lawyer Thursday night to help the county buy its way out of a costly investment deal known as swaption.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Defense lawyers for an alleged Philadelphia mob boss on trial with six others are expected to cross-examine a mob turncoat who has testified for the government.
Defense lawyers for an alleged Philadelphia mob boss on trial with six others are expected to cross-examine a mob turncoat who has testified for the government.
PHILADELPHIA – Defense lawyers complained Tuesday that the lengthy priest-abuse trial of a Roman Catholic church official has veered far afield from the original charges.
For White & Williams, which has 230 lawyers in Philadelphia and 25 in New York, the feeling was mutual.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a college student handcuffed at Philadelphia International Airport for several hours over Arabic language flashcards asked a US appeals court to uphold his lawsuit against five federal agents.
Any deadlock would be a disappointment for the prosecutors, said William Spade, a defense lawyer in Philadelphia who formerly worked in the district attorney's office and participated in earlier investigations of the archdiocese.
Joshua Scott Albert's Facebook posts calling for the killing of police and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams were clearly satire, his lawyer said.
One is a Colombian-born lawyer and judge, another the first Latina named to Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, and the third a veteran municipal lawyer who is now president judge of Berks County Court.
A lawyer from West Reading is among those indicted in a scheme by Philadelphia mob members to steal more than $12 million from a Texas financial firm, officials said Wednesday.
A lawyer for a man charged with assaulting police during a post-wedding brawl that broke out at a Philadelphia hotel says his client has posted bail and will fight the charges.
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