History Main / AmbulanceChaser

11th May '16 6:04:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A 'Series/'NightCourt'' episode has Bull's cousin as one of these, who sues Roz after Bull borrows her gun and shoots himself in the foot.

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* A 'Series/'NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' episode has Bull's cousin as one of these, who sues Roz after Bull borrows her gun and shoots himself in the foot.
11th Apr '16 8:16:43 PM spiritsunami
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* ''Series/Scorpion'' features a particularly incompetent one named [[PunnyName Haywood Jahelpme]] Morris for a four-episode arc in Season 2. And yes, that's his legal name. He had it changed.
18th Mar '16 12:11:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Shameless}}'' A pair of them get [[TheAlcoholic Frank]] to [[FrivolousLawsuit sue]] Yvonne, and when he drops the case he gets a [[AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks bill for a thousand pounds]].
** The US version has Frank's lawyer who can be found pouring water on stairs leading to train stations. When the water freezes and someone slips on the ice, he is right there to offer his services to sue the city.

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* ''{{Shameless}}'' ''Series/ShamelessUK'': A pair of them get [[TheAlcoholic Frank]] to [[FrivolousLawsuit sue]] Yvonne, and when he drops the case he gets a [[AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks bill for a thousand pounds]].
** The US version has * ''Series/ShamelessUS'': Frank's lawyer who can be found pouring water on stairs leading to train stations. When the water freezes and someone slips on the ice, he is right there to offer his services to sue the city.



* Jackie Chiles, Kramer's attorney from ''{{Seinfeld}}'', who was a caricature of RealLife defense attorney Johnnie Cochran.

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* Jackie Chiles, Kramer's attorney from ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', who was a caricature of RealLife defense attorney Johnnie Cochran.



* Referenced in ''PushingDaisies'', when the main characters, a private investigation team, see a cropduster crash into a building. They then go over there and Chuck says that she's asking without any judgement whether this behaviour qualifies as ambulance chasing. Emerson says "if you're asking without any judgement then yes it does."

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* Referenced in ''PushingDaisies'', ''Series/PushingDaisies'', when the main characters, a private investigation team, see a cropduster crash into a building. They then go over there and Chuck says that she's asking without any judgement whether this behaviour qualifies as ambulance chasing. Emerson says "if you're asking without any judgement then yes it does."



* An episode of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' dealt with an unscrupulous lawyer being held in a small town which metes out DisproportionateRetribution through it's court system. The lawyer was going to be given ten lashes for having too many numbers on her license plate. [[spoiler: As a FateWorseThanDeath, she winds up replacing the defense attorney... and is going to remain as such until someone from the outside world stumbles into town and replaces her.]]

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* An episode of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' dealt with an unscrupulous lawyer being held in a small town which metes out DisproportionateRetribution through it's court system. The lawyer was going to be given ten lashes for having too many numbers on her license plate. [[spoiler: As a FateWorseThanDeath, she winds up replacing the defense attorney... and is going to remain as such until someone from the outside world stumbles into town and replaces her.]]
7th Mar '16 11:20:31 PM MarcInGA
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* In one of his movies, Jack Benny plays such a lawyer with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson as his assistant. While talking to a client in his office an ambulance screams by and both men jump to their feet and start to race to the door. Remembering their client they stop, shrug and sit back down with Benny saying something "Well, next time."
8th Feb '16 11:35:34 AM ShorinBJ
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* A deleted scene from ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' has Bruce answer a woman's prayer for more money by causing a milk spillage in a supermarket, having her slip on it, and having lawyer immediately turn up.

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* A deleted scene from ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' has Bruce answer a woman's prayer for more money by causing a milk spillage in a supermarket, having her slip on it, and having a lawyer immediately turn up.



* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', one of the townspeople dismiss Hercules as "just another [[HoldYourHippogriffs chariot chaser]]."

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* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', one of the townspeople dismiss Hercules as "just another [[HoldYourHippogriffs chariot chaser]].""[[note]]This is odd, because he's trying to establish himself as a hero, and not some equivalent to a lawyer.[[/note]]
25th Dec '15 4:27:51 AM eroock
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15th Dec '15 7:46:17 PM Doug86
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* Frequently representing [[TheSimpsons the Simpson]] family until 1998, Lionel Hutz (AKA Miguel Sanchez, AKA Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc) is an unscrupulous, unqualified failure, and the only lawyer willing to represent Homer in his various trumped-up junk lawsuits (e.g., this exchange from "New Kid On the Block"):

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* Frequently representing [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons the Simpson]] family until 1998, Lionel Hutz (AKA Miguel Sanchez, AKA Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc) is an unscrupulous, unqualified failure, and the only lawyer willing to represent Homer in his various trumped-up junk lawsuits (e.g., this exchange from "New Kid On the Block"):



* Stan Freezoid in ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', who casually hands out his cards to people who slip on the trail of ice he leaves behind.

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* Stan Freezoid in ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', who casually hands out his cards to people who slip on the trail of ice he leaves behind.



* In ''SylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'', there was an episode featuring a Swedish lawyer named Pjerry Nelson, who was voted as most likely to become an ambulance chaser.

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* In ''SylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'', ''WesternAnimation/SylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'', there was an episode featuring a Swedish lawyer named Pjerry Nelson, who was voted as most likely to become an ambulance chaser.
7th Dec '15 7:22:40 PM PaulA
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In the episode ''Hospital Capers''. A lawyer (a literal ambulance chaser) gets Mr. Boynton to sign a contract hiring him a counsel; the contract features a hefty penalty if Mr. Boynton chooses to terminate his representation. When Miss Brooks visits the lawyer, he hands her ever larger magnifying glasses to [[ReadTheFinePrint read the contract's fine print]]. {{Lampshaded}} when the lawyer admits to Miss Brooks that he's been disbarred in several states.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': In the episode ''Hospital Capers''. A "Hospital Capers", a lawyer (a literal ambulance chaser) gets Mr. Boynton to sign a contract hiring him a as counsel; the contract features a hefty penalty if Mr. Boynton chooses to terminate his representation. When Miss Brooks visits the lawyer, he hands her ever larger magnifying glasses to [[ReadTheFinePrint read the contract's fine print]]. {{Lampshaded}} when the lawyer admits to Miss Brooks that he's been disbarred in several states.
15th Nov '15 6:14:12 PM nombretomado
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* There is Joe Addler from BeavisAndButthead, who has ads on TV about lawsuits concerning whiplash damage, and taking on frivolous sexual harrasment cases. In one episode, when asked if he had ever been jailed for contempt of court, he answers that "he believes that was among the charges, yes."

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* There is Joe Addler from BeavisAndButthead, ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', who has ads on TV about lawsuits concerning whiplash damage, and taking on frivolous sexual harrasment cases. In one episode, when asked if he had ever been jailed for contempt of court, he answers that "he believes that was among the charges, yes."



* In one episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'', Angelica sues her father [[note]]It turns out to be a nightmare her father is having, however.[[/note]]. At one point, she fires her lawyer, sending him off with:

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* In one episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Angelica sues her father [[note]]It turns out to be a nightmare her father is having, however.[[/note]]. At one point, she fires her lawyer, sending him off with:
14th Nov '15 5:43:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheRockfordFiles'' episode "The Attractive Nuisance" features one.
* Claire Sawyer, future lawyer, from ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' works with her fellow middle schoolers and will work up lawsuits on anyone someone asks her to, no matter how ridiculous the case is.

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* ''TheRockfordFiles'' ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' episode "The Attractive Nuisance" features one.
* Claire Sawyer, future lawyer, from ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' works with her fellow middle schoolers and will work up lawsuits on anyone someone asks her to, no matter how ridiculous the case is.
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