The “No-Lose” Question on Cross-Examination

Criminal defense attorneys spend a lot of time before trial trying to anticipate the testimony of witnesses who will be called by the prosecution to testify. A familiar piece of advice, one that has worked its way into… Read More

Use of Billboards to Advertise a Law Practice

In the movie “I Love You, Man,” Paul Rudd plays a bland, well-meaning real estate broker named Peter Klaven who, among other things, can’t seem to get his business off the ground.  A friend tricks him into putting… Read More

The Koehler Law Logo

There are many things you need to do when setting up your own law firm, from securing business licenses, malpractice insurance and bank accounts to buying furniture, legal research materials, and computer software and equipment.  Of all the… Read More

Calling a Police Officer a Liar

During my second or third year at the Public Defender’s Office in Philadelphia, the chief of the municipal court division called me down to his office and told me he had received a complaint about me.  A police… Read More

Tracking the Koehler Law Blog: We’re #2117!

I read a New Yorker article a couple of years ago in which the author was tracking sales of his new book on  While I can’t recall the author’s name or the title of the book, I… Read More

Putting Faces to Names at the Solosez Lunch

One of the first things I did when I decided to open my own law practice was to join an ABA listserv called Solosez.  I’ve been telling other solo practitioners about it ever since, and am always surprised… Read More

Addicted to Google Analytics

My wife and I went to see the movie Julie & Julia a couple of months ago, and I was reminded recently of the scene in which the young woman starts her blog.  After posting for a couple… Read More

Koehler Law Ready for Business

On November 6, 2009, ten months after I applied to waive in, I will be sworn in to practice law in Washington, D.C.  I will officially open Koehler Law on the same day.  The firm will focus on… Read More

My Personal Philosophy on Criminal Defense

On a Person Being Arrested Be polite, calm, and respectful. Do not say anything. If the officer asks you any questions, calmly reply that you will not say anything without your lawyer present. Then call your lawyer at… Read More