Yesterday, I was assigned a First Degree Felony case against Rachel Palmer.
In my dealings on the case with Rachel she was professional, courteous, and actually, friendly. I hope that (given the history between us exhibited on this blog) I reciprocated that professionalism.
For those of you who have followed this blog over the past five years, you should recognize that I have never tried one of my cases through the blog and I have never criticized or commented on someone I was trying a case against. I don't believe in that. I believe that cases should be tried in courtrooms.
In the past, I have made comments about Rachel and I have allowed comments on the blog about her.
They stop today.
You can write in, but I'm not going to post any comments regarding her.
The work I do as a lawyer -- whether I win or lose -- will be based on what happens in the courtroom and not the Internet.
I genuinely appreciate how Rachel handled the case on our first appearance yesterday and I look forward to dealing with her on this case (and any other cases that arise) in the future.