Originally Posted by marc237
Just one more voice in support and a word of caution. I think the one place that DB may not always be appropriate is before a jury. I think that there may be a negative conotation for some jurors and a good trial lawhyer would not take the risk.
Note what the article says:
Quote:"As in most high-profile cases, the defense team's suits looked nicer than those of government prosecutors who don't rake in the big bucks. Skilling's lawyer, Dan Petrocelli, has another advantage: He has a head of hair that most middle-aged men would kill for.
But does it matter what the lawyers wear? Probably not. While jurors note how defendants dress, in most post-trial surveys they say they don't much care about how the lawyers look.
"You see attorneys dress like Columbo and attorneys that reek of money and success. Neither matter," Varinsky says. "Jurors look past that. What they care about is the professionalism of the lawyer."
I think that a good trial lawyer will select clothing based on circumstances, rather than set rules. DB suits are not commonly seen in court, but some attorneys adopt them as a personal style.