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Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., marched from Black Lives Matter Plaza to King & Spalding’s office to protest the lawsuits that the firm, along with Jones Day and Porter Wright, has filed on behalf of Donald Trump’s campaign challenging the election results, on November 13. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

As a solo practitioner who represents indigent defendants, I find the conduct of big law firms, afraid to stand their ground and represent a highly visible unpopular client, an embarrassment to the profession. Lawyers are often the subject of ridicule, disdain and vilification when representing clients disparaged in the public eye.

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