So, practicing the law, usually envisioned as a dry process involving logic and precedent, can become, well, downright dangerous.
Fans of "The Good Wife" recall how Will Gardner was fatally shot by a client, right in court.
More recently, reports lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw, the office of law firm Maddox & Gerock became a crime scene.
Shots ran out. No lawyer was the target. However, the ex-husband of one of its clients killed himself, along with doing a bit of random shooting.
Wood and his wife had been divorced in 2011. But post-trial proceedings went on.
His latest problem was that he requested the amount of alimony payments be reduced. He contended he no longer had the kind of job which spun off the money to meet that amount monthly. Last May he was jailed when he didn't keep up with his payments.
Law firms, like so many other businesses, should consider metal detectors and armed security.
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