HOME    Murphy's Law Character List 

 

Paul has created a new, original sitcom and written a pilot script for a series based on his experiences as an assistant district attorney and criminal defense trial attorney.

(The pilot script "Opening Arguments" is available to industry representatives. Email Paul at
pdangelocomic@aol.com )
                                  

SUMMARY


For years, Attorney Paul Murphy was the popular prosecutor at the Wakefield Heights District Court on Boston’s North Shore but, when his childhood friend Dominic DeLorenzo lost his job at a law firm and became embroiled in a bitter divorce, Paul offered Dom the couch at his bachelor-pad and left the DA’s office to start-up a law-firm with his best pal.

Now, desperate to succeed in the face of cut-throat competition, the friends are struggling to get their new business off the ground… and they’ll resort to just about any means to do it.

After pursuing potential clients like a relentless used-car salesman, Paul revisits his former courthouse where we are introduced to a memorable collection of over-the-top characters that run the asylum… and sleaze rules: devious lawyers that specialize in creative excuse-making and blame-shifting… representing shady clients looking for easy money or a “get-out-of-jail free” card… concocting outrageous lawsuits that offend one’s sense of decency (yet are often based on actual cases!)… zealously opposed by more conniving, unscrupulous attorneys … facing agonizing moral dilemmas… arguing over questionable police work… all of them looking to bend the rules to their advantage and exploit a local court system that’s presided over by a cantankerous, boozing judge.

Drawn from standup comedian Paul D’Angelo’s considerable experience as an assistant district attorney and criminal-defense trial lawyer, Murphy’s Law is a fun-filled, tongue-in-cheek, social-satire lampooning our often criticized, and more oft-abused, legal system.

HOME    Murphy's Law Character List 

  You can e-mail Paul D'Angelo at pdangelocomic@aol.com

Copyright © 2003-9 A Fine Mess Productions, LLC.    All rights reserved.

Unauthorized Reproduction is Prohibited