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  • Robert Weed

Bankruptcy and Will Rogers "Never Met a Man I Didn't Like"

Eighty years ago today, June 16, 1930, Will Rogers‘ most famous quote first appeared in print.  “I never met a man I didn’t like.”

Probably, he’d said it before, because the Boston Globe had Rogers saying he’d be proud to have that on his tombstone.  “I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved,” he added.

I was reminded about that last Friday by one of the people who came to see me about bankruptcy.  Fellow said that he had been really frightened about coming to see me.  He had seen one lawyer about bankruptcy before “and I could feel right away he didn’t want me as a client.”

He knew we were different when he met with my paralegal, Vicky.  And he really appreciated the time I took with him to understand his problem.

I’m a Virginia bankruptcy lawyer.  I’m glad to be able to help people who have been knocked down by life.  And who are doing their best to get back up.  That’s all I do.

The chance to get a second chance is one of the great things about America.  And I’m proud to use bankruptcy law to help people get the second chance they deserve.  They are good people.

Lots of people who need to file for bankruptcy feel bad, but you shouldn’t feel bad around your bankruptcy lawyer. You don’t need to feel bad around me.

I don’t want it on my tombstone;  but I’ll put that same thing on my website.  I hope to be able to say, like Will Rogers, “I never met a man or woman I didn’t like.”

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