The legal community in Texas is known for flashy lawyers, including many who come from humble backgrounds and fight a bravado on the street that determines their approach to the profession. “The bookworm lawyer should probably go to Wall Street or the corporate practice,” Mixon said. “These guys will eat them alive.”
The first two words on the website for Buzbee’s law firm are indeed ‘Just Win’. A photo on his Facebook page contains a silver sculpture in the shape of a shark. Buzbee showed off his fearlessness on Friday, saying he had once sued the sheikh of Abu Dhabi and that he had received at least ten death threats in this case.
He then invited anyone who had been assaulted or harassed by Watson to contact his office.
Hardin represented his share of high-profile athletes, including defending the pitcher Roger Clemens against charges of perjury in 2012 and represents the NFL comeback Adrian Peterson, accused of child abuse abuse in 2014.
Watson’s agent, David Mulugheta, publicly defended his client on social media on Friday.
‘Sexual assault is real. Victims must be heard and perpetrators prosecuted, ” Mulugheta wrote on Twitter. ‘Individuals invent stories in the pursuit of financial gain. Their victims must be tried, and the perpetrators prosecuted. I simply hope we retain the same energy with the truth. ”
Mulugheta’s report has been criticized on social media for characterizing the frequency of false allegations, which studies are barely found, at a rate of 2 to 10 percent of all reports of sexual assault.
Still, Buzbee’s very public approach to recruiting customers has raised questions about its strategy. He acknowledged that “the first thing that happens is that people ‘grab money’ when you make these allegations. ‘ Like it or not, he added: “people follow sports blindly and are disgusted to believe victims.”
Kim Gandy, the former president of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, said Buzbee’s efforts to glorify his cause and to invite more victims to come forward are meant to bolster every woman’s claim.
“Just from history, it is very clear that athletes, especially beloved local athletes, get the benefit of the doubt unless the evidence is overwhelming,” Gandy said. “Sad to say, you need several cases to prove one.”