So far, our Lawyers of the Month have been a motley crew. Dying helps. So does being incredibly stupid.

But this month we have a lawyer who won our Lawyer of the Month competition just for his old-fashioned practice of the law. Yep, in a month where we had naked people and dead people, an actual legal person won the competition….

Maybe this is an indication that Above the Law readers are a tame bunch of regular people? We gave you a guy who was found dead after being caught with a motherload of child porn, and you passed. We gave you a woman who is being accused of prostitution, and you passed.

Instead, the June Lawyer of the Month is Thomas M. Melsheimer. All he did was show up to work and do his job.

Granted, it was a pretty sweet job from this Fish & Richardson partner. He’s the author of the Eff You Motion to Dismiss, in defense of Mark Cuban and the world champion Dallas Mavericks.

Not only is he ATL’s Lawyer of the Month, but I bet “Melsheimer” quickly becomes the most used word for law students interviewing with Fish & Richardson this fall.

Earlier: Lawyer of the Month: June Reader Poll
Lawsuit of the Day: An ‘Eff You’ Motion to Dismiss


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