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September Lawyer of the Month: Fighting Crime, Literally

It’s time to announce the winner of September’s Lawyer of the Month competition. Our roster of competitors from last month included a variety of allegedly drunk and disorderly-slash-violent attorneys who were accidentally cutting off their own fingers, biting small business owners, and getting tackled by civilians.

The winner of the contest, however, put his body on the line in the name of doing good. We don’t even know this man’s name, but we’re proud to say the winner of our reader poll is the Chicago prosecutor who took a very literal beating in order to help a couple of strangers in need…

As I wrote on September 26:

[A]n unnamed Cook County prosecutor was taking an evening stroll to test out some new fishing equipment with a friend, when he saw a group of men chasing after two other men. The guys getting chased were allegedly being harassed for being gay, and they were screaming for help.

In the process of saving the day, our hero, the 31-year-old prosecutor, was cut near the left eye, on his side, and under his right arm.

Thankfully, a suspect has been arrested in the crime. Edgar Diaz, 21, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery:

You can fight the law, and even stab it in the face, but, well, you know how the song goes. We wish this crime-fighting attorney a speedy recovery and kindly suggest he take a break from night-fishing excusions for a while.

Earlier: Lawyer of the Month: September Reader Poll
Lawyer of the Day: It’s Merely A Flesh Wound

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