Thursday, April 14, 2011

Are There Only 3 Lawyers in France?

One might think so from reading the papers. Take Olivier Metzner. Is there a high-profile case of the last few years in which he hasn't been involved? The latest is the trial of the mayor of La Faute-sur-Mer (great lieu-dit, by the way!), who is accused of involuntary homicide in the Xynthia affair. Among his other celebrated clients: the Bettencourt daughter, Villepin, Bertrand Cantat, Jérôme Kerviel, Le Floch-Prigent, J-M Messier, and a relative of deposed dictator Ben Ali. (The other two: Kiejman and Vergès?)


Anonymous said...

What about Mignard? The one who represents the families of the kids killed in 2005 when the banlieues erupted? Or those killed by a police car?

What about that guy who was involved with the mob and with aiding/abetting/prison escaping? (He's the one who bought Mitterrand's robe, shocking people who made his past and clients known.)

Anonymous said...

I was wondering what you thought of that:

I must say I am rather baffled by the republican-ly "unmovable" exam, the fact Pessach is not on the calendar of important religious holidays, by the frenzy that followed, etc.

There was also this article which was borderline in my opinion...