Danny C. Garland II is a Knoxville lawyer. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a double major in philosophy and political science. He studied law at the University of Tennessee. He is active in local Democratic politics and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Do drugs without a prescription you have any daily rituals?
I have a cup of coffee at the office before dealing with anything stressful. And I read the New York Times during lunch.
What’s your favorite lawyer joke?
My favorite lawyer joke can’t be printed in the paper, but my second-favorite can: Why don’t sharks eat lawyers? — Professional courtesy.
What’s the best time of Day?
Between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., when the phone stops ringing, people stop knocking, and they show poker on cable.
What’s your favorite (printable) word?
Quagmire, recount or maybe impeachment — I can’t decide.
What’s your favorite article of clothing?
I’ve got a really nice black suit I wear to court when someone’s in deep trouble. Either the other side is, and I want to intimidate them; or my client is, and I want to look good while tap-dancing.
If Fred has six apples, and Barney takes for of them… how many apples does Fred’s lawyer take as his fee for suing Barney?
Two. The only math that attorneys can master is dividing by three.
Joking aside… what is the No. 1 public misconception about lawyers?
Non-attorneys always want to know how I can represent people accused of crimes…. What they don’t realizes is that a criminal defense attorney is the only real check against the government over-reaching it’s power.
–complied by Doug Mason, Knoxville News Sentinel