Naming Lawyers

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Naming Lawyers

    Should I name both lawyers in the script or just have them be Dave's lawyer and Janet's lawyer? There in many scenes back to back buy it takes up less than twenty pages of my script(first draft anyway)

    One lawyer has more scenes than the other but the lawyer with the smaller part I'm thinking of naming because I may write that he has a reputation for taking certain kind of cases.

  • #2
    Re: Naming Lawyers

    Name them, but have fun with the names:

    Benson & Hedges
    Lewis & Clark
    Stearns & Foster
    Loggins & Messina

    England Dan & John Ford Coley could be a problem.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Naming Lawyers

      Thanks man

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Naming Lawyers

        20 pages? Give them names!

        My favorite law firm is Cage & Fish (cajun fish), and my favorite doctor is Lisa Catera (Lease a Caddilac Catera) - both from David E. Kelly.

        - Bill
        Free Script Tips:
        http://www.scriptsecrets.net

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Naming Lawyers

          Originally posted by Mitchell McLean View Post
          Name them, but have fun with the names:

          Benson & Hedges
          Lewis & Clark
          Stearns & Foster
          Loggins & Messina
          No Dewey, Cheatum & Howe?

          Originally posted by Mitchell McLean View Post
          England Dan & John Ford Coley could be a problem.
          "England" Dan Seals. May he rest in peace.
          STANDARD DISCLAIMER: I'm a wannabe, take whatever I write with a huge grain of salt.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Naming Lawyers

            Scheister and Crooke.
            We're making a movie here, not a film! - Kit Ramsey

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Naming Lawyers

              Originally posted by Centos View Post
              No Dewey, Cheatum & Howe?
              My impression was that it was "Cheatham," a person of some British lineage or other.

              As for attorney names, how about:
              '
              Funny ones ...

              "Priori & Torte"

              "Sam Bucca & Bella Nisi" (and Nisi drives a Prius)

              "Suo Motu & Qui Tam" (for a Japanese/Vietnamese legal team)

              Not so funny ones ...

              "Petollinen & Ovela" (Finnish for "treacherous" and "crafty" if they're antagonists in some way)

              "Posten & Odan" (Bosnian for "honest" and "true" if you believe you can make that believable )

              Apologies that the last two example names each begin with a "P" and an "O" but that's just how it happened to shake out.
              Last edited by Clint Hill; 10-14-2016, 05:14 AM.
              “There's nothing to rewrite if there's nothing on the page."

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Naming Lawyers

                Originally posted by Mitchell McLean View Post
                Name them, but have fun with the names:

                Benson & Hedges
                Lewis & Clark
                Stearns & Foster
                Loggins & Messina

                England Dan & John Ford Coley could be a problem.
                Let me guess; You're the Trademark lawyer for those entities , drumming up infringement business. lol

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Naming Lawyers

                  Half a century ago I recall watching a Three Stooges episode with my father where a law firm's name on the glass door was something such as, "Feinstein, Goldberg and O'Malley". My father laughed but I did not understand. In the current day someone most likely would find offense.

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X