Fighting for the People: The Legacy of Gerry Spence, America’s Most Successful Trial LawyerPosted: 29/04/2022
Some of the best education in the discussion and philosophy on law and justice can be gathered by studying the most powerful and victorious trial lawyer in American history, Gerry Spence, my mentor.
Gerry Spence has released multiple books, websites and blogs and videos, or have been the subject of interviews thereof that tells compelling stories of injustice and of justice.
Insider Exclusive is just one such public showcase that has repeatedly featured Gerry Spence and his stories of law and justice.
I have spent more than four decades listening to or reading and studying and sometimes communicating with Gerry Spence. It has always been a rewarding experience and an educational one, too.
I do not have a very good opinion of most lawyers. As a group I think that most of them are the epitome of the abyss and of immoral misconduct, the parasites of life. They are demonic and evil.
Jesus Christ didn’t think too much of lawyers either, so my thoughts cannot be too distance from the thoughts of the most powerful force in the universe.
Gerry Spence is clearly a different species. He is a rare genius in a crowded profession of losers and imbeciles.
He is a fierce warrior and a freedom fighter, yet such a gentle poet and a painter and photographer. These talents symbolize his heart and soul. Who could compare with such a man of remarkable valor and talent, yet so uncomplicated that he can communicate so the common people fully understand him—and his convictions?
He is a teacher, a philosopher, rancher, and a storyteller. And he is a man of many more things, all wholesome and good, all moral and upstanding. I believe more than anything else, he is a leader for freedom, law, justice and leadership. He wants you to be you, not a carbon copy or a clone of him, Gerry Spence.
He is an inspiration to any who has lost hope. In one of his books about slavery and freedom, and being in prison he explains you are free if you allow your mind to think you are free.
In another, in an example about the horrors of medical malpractice and the predator examples of negligence doctors and those in the medical fields he talks about the number of daily medical deaths due to negligent doctors amounts to the equivalence of several fully loaded passenger jets crashing and the passengers perishing. He says if We the People had that many planes crashing and the passengers perishing, we’d rise up and demand change. Yet, he testifies, that many people die each and every day due to careless, doctors and medical professionals who are negligent and wrongful in the deaths or serious injuries of their patients. Vulnerable patients.
Gerry Spence is the diamond that comes from the harvest of coal.
For many years when he was more active in one of his blogs I communicated regularly with him, as did many people, including several lawyers, students, and nonstudents of his. The discussions of law and justice were always interesting and compelling.
Gerry Spence is the Grand Master of Law and Justice, second to none.
He is a master at explaining law, debating, and arguing it in simple terms most people can grasps.
Gerry Spence is 93 years old. He has practiced law for some 70 years, longer than before most people reading this material were ever born.
In my opinion he is the greatest trial lawyer in history. He went decades undefeated in criminal and civil cases of every magnitude. He defeated many governments, including the United States Federal Government and the FBI.
The Randy Weaver’s, Ruby Ridge case, was just one such case that elevated Gerry Spence into the national limelight as a super lawyer.
The Karen Silkwood case was the premier case that demonstrated Gerry Spence’s profound mastery of law.
The man named Spence could walk into a courtroom, the coldest of the coldest, in his heart-warming western attire, fringed buckskin jacket and all, and tame the wild minds of the most hostile adversary and melt the hearts of the jury like an inferno on top of an iceberg.
He could look the jurors in the eyes and plead with them during the closing arguments, ask them to help him, help him understand his case. He would tell a story almost every time in those closing arguments. He made friends of strangers and adversaries. Who could dislike Gerry Spence, the grand storyteller and Master of Law and Justice?
Perhaps Gerry Spence’s most admirable characteristic is that he is trusting. We the People look at him and find him trusting. Something we seldom do with those other ones who tell us they are lawyers or attorneys.
Snakes crawl from the grass many if not most lawyers walk upon, but not from the footsteps of Gerry Spence. White doves fly from his shoulders and the American bald eagle flies high and soars in the skies above him.
I have read nearly every book Gerry Spence has ever written and they remain in my library among the most prized and admired authors in my collection. Authors of liberty and independence. Law and justice. War and peace. The minds, heart, and souls of life. The mentors of justice. The freedom fighters and the liberators of the oppressed. The educators of self-education and inspirations.
I have viewed every video he was every interviewed in or was a principle in its production.
Spence is a multitalented professional. Not only has he practiced law for well over a half-century, nearly three-quarters of a century, in fact, and with astonishing success, he is a freedom fighter for the rights of the common people. He is the founder of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, to train trial lawyers for the fight of the people. The college is held on the 35,000 acre Thunderhead Ranch in the Dubois, Wyoming area.
Local Las Vegas lawyers who have attended and graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College have secured record jury trial awards here locally. One such multimillion dollar verdict against a negligent Las Vegas landlord to provide adequate security sets a precedence that law and justice shall be served to the victims of the wrongdoers.
Three words and phrases in the language of law that are powerful inflictions upon the defendant(s) to assure their defeat when the victorious legal maneuvers are engaged with their empowerment by the plaintiff are negligence, gross negligence and willful and malicious misconduct. They are not the only legal terms that can bring a malicious defendant to their knees and punish them with no mercy, but they are perhaps the most effective, most enduring and the costliest to the defendant’s legal war chest.
The Litigator who holds these trump cards in his war strategies and can prove the existence of negligence, gross negligence and willful and malicious misconduct by the defendant(s) should victor over his wrongdoers in the eyes of the trial jury that should escalate the size of awards for the damages caused to the plaintiff. The liability against the defendant is magnificent. That is where justice meets law and law guarantees justice. It is at the very foundation and framework of a free nation called the United States of America.
“Law without justice is like a body without a soul.” –Forshey Law