JOSEPH KLOCK JR., PARTNER, STEEL HECTOR & DAVIS, MIAMI
Client: Florida secretary of state Katherine Harris, the terror of the Democrats.
How he got into this thicket: Received a phone call on the Sunday after the election that Harris wanted to hire the firm.
The other woman: Was going to represent Theresa LePore, the Palm Beach County, Fla., elections supervisor who designed the infamous butterfly ballot. Opted for Harris instead.
Relevant background: Had already made 10 to 15 arguments before the Florida Supreme Court.
Gratuitous lawyer spin: “I hold Secretary Harris in high regard. She’s the least political person I’ve ever met.”
Embarrassing moment: Repeatedly shook his head in disagreement during the arguments of George W. Bush’s lawyers before the Florida Supreme Court: “I was sure I was out of camera range!”
Being paid? Yes.
BRUCE ROGOW, PROFESSOR, NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SHEPARD BROAD LAW CENTER, FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.
Client: Palm Beach County elections supervisor Theresa LePore
Oddest statement to a federal judge: “Pregnancy does not count in Palm Beach. Only penetration counts in Palm Beach.”
Previous high-profile client: 2 Live Crew.
Being paid? Yes.
ROBERT MONTGOMERY JR., PARTNER, MONTGOMERY & LARMOYEUX, WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.
Client: Theresa LePore
Why he’s there: “I’m a courtroom lawyer. She’s got 15 lawsuits against her.”
Being paid? No. “I don’t need the money.”
Number of hours worked: “I’m not an hourly lawyer.”
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