Our Lawyer of the Day is appropriately named. From the sound of this story, this Indiana lawyer could probably hold down the name Larry Wildest.
The photo to the right is not a stock photo. That’s Wilder on Wednesday morning after a raucous night on the town. From the Courier-Journal:
Conrad Embry, 80, the neighbor who called police, saw his garbage can on its side and someone lying in it when he took is dog out for a walk about 7 a.m.
“If I’d known it was Larry Wilder, I wouldn’t have called the police,” Embry said. He said Wilder “has been a wonderful neighbor.”
In an interview Thursday, Wilder acknowledged he went out Tuesday night with a group of friends to celebrate after one of them passed a real-estate licensing exam, and that he had been drinking.
Passing a test is good, but going into real estate these days is a bit challenging. No wonder they got smashed. So how did Wilder get home and end up in the trash can?
After dinner in Louisville, [Wilder] said, the group went to Fourth Street Live.
“I was not driving,” Wilder said. “It’s a private matter, made public because I am a public person.”
Wilder said he was driven home in a client’s limousine.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Wilder was rocking a limo. He’s a high roller. According to the News Tribune, Wilder is quite the hotshot attorney in his Indiana town:
Wilder represents the Jeffersonville City Council and has acted as the city’s attorney on several high profile cases, including the legal wrangling regarding the city’s annexation.
He recently presented arguments before the Indiana Court of Appeals in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against Jeffersonville over a ban on sex offenders in city parks.
In 2008, he was the highest paid of Jeffersonville’s six city attorneys, receiving $107,000 in tax dollars. That’s four times more than the next highest-paid city attorney.
With those salaries, it seems like the other Jeffersonville city attorneys would be the ones forced to sleep in trash cans.
Jeff council lawyer found in trash can [Louisville Courier-Journal]
Photo [News and Tribune]