Talk with any lawyer and you’ll hear the same thing …. business is booming. Donald Trump promised to create jobs like no other president before him and, for a small segment of the American workforce, he has delivered. President Trump is making many members of the legal profession very happy and wealthy.
According to the Boston Globe, President Donald Trump has been sued 134 times in federal court since taking office. To put that in perspective, Trump has been sued more than Obama, Bush and Clinton combined since assuming the presidency.
That is an average of more than one suit per day for a president just ending his honeymoon period!
But this comes as no surprise.
Donald Trump had been involved in more than 3500 legal cases, either as a defendant or plaintiff, before setting foot in the Oval Office.
Of course when Trump promised to be the “greatest jobs producer that God has ever created,” he was not necessarily referring to professionals … more likely coal miners and factory workers.
The increased workload for lawyers is being dubbed the “Trump Effect” and it’s not just being felt in the federal courts. Legal observers are noticing a distinct increase in all types of lawsuits in state courts … contracts, personal injury, and family law, just to name a few.
The belief is that Americans have turned into a more litigious bunch ever since Trump made his way down the escalator at Trump Tower, nearly two years ago, to announce his run for office.
The man who is famous for tweeting “see you in court” has inspired a whole new generation of sue-happy individuals.
Courts throughout the country are seeing an increase in litigation not only among adversaries, but also among friends and family members. The days of handling a dispute over your kid “accidently” throwing a ball into a neighbor’s yard are no longer resolved through civil discussion … but in civil court.
Asked to comment on this new phenomenon, the dean of one middling New York law school stated they are being forced to raise tuition costs to discourage candidates due to a threefold increase in applications!
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