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December 4, 2005, 11:45 am

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Hammer, Tiger, Lemon, Mako, and White


The Premire Legal Office in the City, the 10 partners and horde of associates, form the most formitable legal operation in the city, if not the country. It is known for its ruthless prosecution and single minded hard hitting negociation. Their defense attornies are the bane of the local DA’s office.

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The Premiere Legal Office in the City, the 10 partners and horde of associates, form the most formidable legal operation in the city, if not the country. It is known for its ruthless prosecution and single minded hard hitting negotiation. Their defense attorneys are the bane of the local DA’s office.

Like all high end offices, it follows the money. Its stable of clients have all the high end corporate clients and embassies you would expect. They like the challenge of exotic cases, so they will take “interesting cases” on sliding scale (they never do probono, they will work for a single dollar though). Thus they will defend supervillians, work out super hero liable cases against the local press, work with the ACLU to protect mask laws, work with the INS for extraterrestrial citizenship and extradition, and things that would make a normal law firm turn away and run.

They are lawyers and they chucked their morals at the door. They are the most dangerous law firm in the city, if not the country, so do not cross them.

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December 4, 2005, 11:48
And they're all named for sharks.
December 4, 2005, 11:52
Why don't sharks attack lawyers? Professional courtesy.

Why does the local bar association let the Sharks NHL team advertise in their quarterly... professional courtesy.

The names define much of their personality and adds to the feel of the organization.

Actually the descriptions of these guys are fun. Hammer has wide set eyes and a more triangular face. Mako is appears to be a young asian man and wears very slick suits. Lemon is a woman who often wears yellow. White is a huge bear of a man, grey/ white hair and nearly translucent skin. You get the ideas. Many of the lesser associates were also based off shark names. Except for Alissia Tale, she was a foxy young associate. (Equal opportunity you know).
December 4, 2005, 11:52
For a less-subtle joke, you could make all of the full partners actual mutant sharks. Intelligent, predatory, and with a Juris Doctorate--this may have been what originally focused their area of expertise.
Voted KendraHeart
December 5, 2005, 1:16
Except for the cute name, they really don't have anything going for them.

Shouldn't this be in the supers thread?
Voted valadaar
May 15, 2013, 6:01
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