Sometimes the wheels of justice grind slowly and they can be aggravating, but every once in a while, things work out for the best.
This week saw full vindication for attorneys Michael Tein and Guy Lewis as the Florida Bar closed out the complaints with a no probable cause finding and began an investigation into the attorneys for the Miccosukee tribe. The comparison in criminal court is like getting a not guilty and then having the cops arrested for lying. It was a truly remarkable feat of lawyering and one worthy of praise.
So there you have it. A few lessons learned, two lawyers have their reputations restored, and one damn fine job of lawyering. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Full disclosure: Mr. Lewis is my attorney and a good friend. That doesn’t mean I can’t say that I think he and his partner got screwed royally by some members of the legal community and the press (*cough The Miami Herald cough*).
I never doubted for a minute that he and Michael would be exonerated, but it’s nice to see at least some people acknowledge their vindication.