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Best Lawyer Slogan Ever

K.B., a New Orleans reader with roots in the Florida Parishes of Louisiana, read my item mentioning an incident in 1876 when Francis Bardwell was thought to have cast aspersions on the dignity of Fayette Wells’s wife. Wells found Bardwell and emptied his pistol into the fellow. To have done anything less would have been shameful to those piney-wood folk.

K.B. writes that the Wellses and Bardwells are still around in the piney woods, and still raising hell. For example, this old ad for lawyer Arden Wells, disbarred in 2010 because, according to the state Supreme Court, “He has consistently abused the legal system to exact retribution against individuals who, in his mind, have wronged him.”

Arden Wells is a badass:


about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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