Chris Bradley

Chris Bradley has been a Lawyerist contributor since 2011. Chris graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 2006 and is a writer living and working in St. Paul, Minn. You can find him on Twitter @bradleywrites.

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A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Trip to Rock Bottom and Back

There are two primary outcomes in a desperate struggle with addiction. The first is to keep going until you die. The second is to get caught.

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Blind Faith: Litigating in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

The FISC may very well be a national treasure. It may very well have done an exemplary job. But this contention, like the contention that the FISC is nothing more than a rubber stamp, is beside the point. Litigating in the FISC is like arguing with a brick wall.

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How David Coombs Plans to Force the Army to Pay for Chelsea Manning’s Sex Change

“If Fort Leavenworth does not [provide hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning],” Coombs said, “I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure that they are forced to do so.”

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Brian Keller: The Nuts & Bolts of Appellate Practice

Do you have what it takes to thrive in appellate law? Veteran brief-writer Brian Keller gives us the nuts and bolts, from writing to oral argument, expanding on last week's Q&A covering the specialized world of appellate practice.

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Brian Keller: Mathematician of Appellate Law

Meet Brian Keller, the lawyerly equivalent to a mathematician scribbling proofs with chalk on a blackboard. Keller gives us a comprehensive look into the world of appellate law and practice. Serious writers need only apply.

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Eric Johnson’s Undeniable Divorce Lawyering Style

This Q&A with Salt Lake City lawyer Eric Johnson reads like a mini-masterclass in how to comport yourself as a divorce and family lawyer. Get on it.

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Andy Mergendahl Suffers Fools Gladly

Lawyerist's own Andy Mergendahl offers up his perspective on negotiating contracts, writing, what's trending poorly in craft brewing, and the wisdom in suffering fools gladly.

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Scott Greenfield Takes Baby Lawyers to School

Scott Greenfield, criminal defense lawyer, Simple Justice blogger, and curmudgeon extraordinaire, takes baby lawyers to school in this enlightening interview about law practice, tummy rubs (or lack thereof), and his classic 1964 Austin Healey 3000, Mk III, Series 2.

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Stuart Teicher: Most Interesting Man in CLE

Meet the most interesting man in CLE. Stuart Teicher teaches ethics and critical lawyering skills like negotiation. But you won't fall asleep while listening. Promise.

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Allison Tilley is Down to Business in Silicon Valley

Getting down to business with Silicon Valley lawyer Allison Leopold Tilley, who shares with us the life of representing entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in one of the greatest tech hubs in the world.

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Jimmy Anderson’s DUI Story

An interview with young lawyer Jimmy Anderson on what the word "perseverance" really means.

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Jeena Cho on Zen Lawyering

Mindfulness is medicine for your mind. An interview with San Francisco lawyer Jeena Cho on Zen lawyering.

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John Ferriter: Marine Judge Advocate

Do you have what it takes to be a leader of Marines? This is an interview with Capt. John Ferriter, Marine Judge Advocate.

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Allison Margolin, L.A.’s Dopest Attorney

An interview of Allison Margolin, "L.A.'s Dopest Attorney," on the constitutional right to alter our consciousness.

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John Skiba is the Debt Destroyer

Meet John Skiba, hobby farmer and Phoenix bankruptcy lawyer. In this interview, we get the goods on what it's like to help people destroy debt and get a fresh start.