A Nevada attorney, Glen Lerner, is challenging an ethics decision that prohibits him from calling himself “The Heavy Hitter,” according to this article, Lawyer to Sue Over Heavy Hitter Name. What’s even sillier than the title “Heavy Hitter” is the bar’s reason for banning it: the bar believes that Lerner’s use of the term is misleading because it gives the public the impression that he is the only Heavy Hitter. The article reports that reviously, Lerner had a run in with the bar over a television ad where a giant phone falls on a victim – and the bar believed that the ad could generate undue anxiety.
I don’t know whether Lerner’s the only heavy hitting lawyer in town. But one things for sure. With this kind of reasoning, the Nevada Bar shows that it’s a lightweight.