Monthly Archives: November 2018

063 – Stand Your Ground

When and where does “Stand Your Ground” apply?  What are the factors that define self-defense? Can punching someone be legally considered deadly force? Why is Ohio currently one of the hardest places to prove self-defense, and what are the changes to the law that will definitely change this?

Jared shares his personal connection to the upcoming State of Ohio vs. Crystal Bruce trial that is scheduled to begin on December 3, 2018 in Akron, Ohio and shares some of unbelievable details.

Steve, Jeff and Jared talk deadly force, the George Zimmerman trial, CCW, the duty to retreat and the Castle Doctrine, and throwing stars, Samurai swords and barbeque tools as weapons.



Chili Bowl 2018 LIVE with Lawyer Talk

If you are in the Columbus area tomorrow on Sunday November 25th and could use some real fun – as in big screen football, trying the best chili recipes in town and picking this year’s champion, hanging with a bunch of cool, fun people – and supporting a great local charity benefiting deserving kids – then come on down! And be part of the first ever Lawyer Talk LIVE event at The Grandview Theater and Drafthouse! The Bowl kicks off at noon and goes til 4pm.

We promise: shenanigans will happen, and frivolity will ensue!

Check it out and get tickets now, only $10 – and it all goes to the kids! Or $15 at the door – still all for the kids!:

062 – Gobble Gobble It’s the Thanksgiving Edition

It’s a Thanksgiving smorgasbord! Wild turkeys, drinking in the garage, corn souffle, the potential perils of the in-laws house, the downside of having two thanksgiving dinners in one day, why state troopers are so cranky on Thanksgiving, the post-Thanksgiving Keto diet challenge, and the most common and colorful reasons that people get in trouble over Thanksgiving – and why we are in the office on Black Friday..

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving everyone!

But if you do get extra colorful over the holiday and need some help, you know where to find us –

And if you are in the Columbus area this Sunday after Thanksgiving and could use some real fun – as in big screen football, trying the best chili recipes in town, hanging with cool people, supporting a great local charity benefiting deserving kids – and being part of the first ever Lawyer Talk live event at The Grandview Theater and Drafthouse – shenanigans will happen! – check it out:

061 – Pike County Murders Update 2018

The Pike County massacre, the execution-style murder of 8 members of the Rhoden family in 2016, rocked this rural southeast Ohio community and made national headlines. What followed was the largest homicide investigation in Ohio history that just last week culminated in the arrests of four members of another Pike county family, the Wagners. The Rhodens and the Wagners – Ohio’s own version of the Hatfields and McCoys.

Steve, Jeff, Jared and Bill as usual give the off the record details and talk conspiracies, overt acts, grand juries, bug zappers and homemade silencers, Walmart shoes as evidence, pets being used as counter surveillance – and the surface is just being scratched.


060 – Constitutional Law, Free Speech and Politics

“The problem comes when somebody wants to use the government to shut the other side up…that’s when it gets really dicey…”

Where and when do your constitutional rights apply? At work? At school? Do you give up some of your constitutional rights when you go to private school? What should you know about kids, cell phones and free speech? Steve, Jeff, Jared and Bill drop some surprising knowledge, then things get extra interesting when Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow, men in tights and political protests get stirred into the mix.

Don’t forget the Chili Bowl next Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Grandview Theater and Drafthouse! For more information, check out:


059 – Mail Call #2 Election Edition What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

Our audience asks us some great questions – and we answer them! “Do you advise using dash-cams?”, “What does attorney-client privilege mean?”, “Should I go to law school at 46?”,  “If you delete a dash-cam video after an accident, is that destroying evidence?”, “Has Jeff considered a less-stressful practice area like real estate?”, and “Jeff’s voice is a dead-ringer for what celebrity?” Ok, what would your answer be to that last one?

Steve, Jared and Bill answer our most recent listener questions, try to avoid talking about the election, and also discuss the opiate problem, why adding Constitutional amendments is usually not a good thing, why attorney-client privilege never applies to jailhouse phone calls, and why there are so many Russian car crash videos on YouTube.

Also, find out what prompts Lawyer Steve Palmer to say, “I hate lawyers. God, I hate lawyers…”


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