Leo Mulvihill, Jr.

Leo M. Mulvihill, Jr. is a partner at Mulvihill & Rushie LLC - The Fishtown Lawyers. If you are offended by anything in his articles, he offers the following free legal advice: “deal with it”. In his neighborhood practice, he focuses on providing personal, professional legal representation to his friends, neighbors, and local businesses. Though he looks a square, he enjoys black and death metal most of all - appearances are deceiving. He drinks local beer and bourbon whiskey, and occasionally enjoys a cigar from the local tobacconist. He lives in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia with his wife and his three Teutonically-named dogs - Heidi, Fritz, and Otto. Find him on Twitter, @FishtownLawyer.

Defending a Federal Criminal Case on the Beach

I Am Not Bringing My Laptop on Vacation Next Year

A high-tech office is convenient, but makes it hard to get away.

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Why My iPad Will Never Replace my yPads

I bought my iPad early last May. Determined to be a less-paper office, I envisioned that the iPad would render my legal pads obsolete. 15 months later, I've disabused myself of those notions. No, I'm not getting rid of my yPads anytime soon. Here are a few reasons why.

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Ask for Help from Those Wiser than You

You will have to ask for help from other lawyers from time to time. If you do it right, you benefit not only yourself, but your client too.

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Bow Ties — Not Just for Nerds

Bow ties aren't just for nerds and clowns. You too can effectively incorporate bow ties into your professional wardrobe in five easy steps.

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What’s Luck Got to Do With It?

Upon reading Josh’s post yesterday reflecting on the first 18 months of the firm, I took a few seconds to think about where my firm’s been since my partner and I joined forces, about 18 months ago ourselves. And after some quiet contemplation, I recognize that it’s not just a Horatio Alger “pull yourself up by […]

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The One Shoe Every Male Lawyer Ought to Own

In light of yesterday’s post about not dressing like a pompous ass, I feel like it’s time to revisit my recurring topic of men’s dress. A while ago, someone asked me to write a post about the five shoes that every lawyer needs. But really, a lawyer needs only one style of shoe, which he ought […]

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Someone Will Hate You. Congratulations — Now Deal with It

People will hate you as a lawyer. You need to deal with it and keep your reputation intact.

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Building your Book of Business – Not Just for Partners

Young lawyers need to build their book of business to make themselves valuable. We discuss some practical ways to build your book.

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Office Courtesies and Refreshments

When having guests in your office, you should be a good host.

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The Future of Law is the Fundamentals

The future of law is the fundamentals, no matter what shiny gadgets you might see.

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Prepare Your Wardrobe for Spring

Now that spring is coming, with longer days and warmer weather, your should update your legal professional wardrobe

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A Treatise on Ties (Now with Pictures!)

How to pick ties that complement your suits, shirts, and professional wardrobe

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Your Briefcase is Probably Terrible

A briefcase should be a one-time purchase that lasts you a lifetime.

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Buy Things that Last — the Importance of Durables

The importance of Durables — buying things that last.

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Business Casual is Not That Hard

Business casual lawyer's professional dress is easy in six steps. It's easy to look like a professional attorney in a business casual setting.