InfluenceWatch Podcast #249: The Lawsuit Lobby

Few professions have earned as low approval ratings as lawyers—in Gallup polling on the public’s perceptions of professions’ ethics, lawyers are underwater, alongside journalists, business executives, and non-federal politicians. But despite the public’s relatively low opinion of the profession, the trial bar maintains a massive “lawsuit lobby” that supports the vast infrastructure of litigation—and lawyers’ fees—that is a part of American life.

Joining me to discuss the lawsuit lobby are my colleague and today’s co-host Sarah Lee and my colleague Robert Stilson, whose four-part series on the “lawsuit lobby” is available at CapitalResearch.org.

Listen to “Episode 249: The Lawsuit Lobby” on Spreaker.

  • Capital Research Center: The Little-Known Lawsuit Lobby
  • Capital Research Center: The Lawsuit Lobby: Mass Torts
  • Capital Research Center: The Lawsuit Lobby: Class Actions
  • Capital Research Center: The Lawsuit Lobby: American Association for Justice
  • Capital Research Center: The Lawsuit Lobby: Allies on the Left
  • InfluenceWatch: American Association for Justice
  • Sarah Lee

    Sarah Lee was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga., but found herself drawn to Washington, DC, the birthplace of her mother, after completing a master’s degree in public administration from…
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    Robert Stilson

    Robert runs several of CRC’s specialized projects. Originally from Indiana, he has a B.A. from Hanover College and a J.D. from University of Richmond School of Law, where he graduated…
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    Michael Watson

    Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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