Regarding the article titled “In the Information Age, Plaintiffs Firm ‘Runners’ Working Harder for Their Piece of the Pie,” published in the Law Journal on Dec. 31, 2018, I am going to assume that Mr. Toutant [the author] is not responsible for the distasteful and obnoxious headline.

The idea that “runners,” the most derogatory term you can use to those of us who practice plaintiff’s personal injury law in any discipline, exist in any practice is despicable. To suggest that they exist but to some lesser degree, and that this is accepted and acceptable is even worse.

Let’s be clear: your article mentions three examples of bad behavior by less than honorable lawyers or law firms. Three. And from this, a reader is to believe that the practice exists but to a lesser degree? The thousands of us who honor our profession and our clients deserve better.


Robert Aaron Greenberg is an attorney with Aronberg Kouser, Snyder & Lindemann in Cherry Hill. He is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Civil Trial Lawyer.