Putting up with a client’s bad behavior sometimes is part of the job description for a criminal-defense lawyer. But few have turned the other cheek — literally — like Austin, Texas, solo Tom Weber.

Weber’s client, Ellis Berry, punched him in the face during Berry’s 2007 trial alleging burglary of a habitation. Weber continued to represent Berry, who was found guilty and sentenced to 45 years in prison.

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