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West Hartford Attorney Releases CD of Parodies of the Legal Profession

West Hartford Attorney Dan Klau. Submitted photo

West Hartford Attorney Dan Klau’s new release will benefit Connecticut legal aid organizations.

West Hartford Attorney Dan Klau. Submitted photo

West Hartford Attorney Dan Klau. Submitted photo


The Lawyer Is A Tramp Champ is the newest legal parody CD just released by Connecticut attorney and singer/songwriter/pianist Dan Klau. All net proceeds from the sales of the CD will benefit Connecticut legal aid organizations.

This is the second time the appellate and First Amendment litigator has poked musical fun at the law, lawyers and the legal profession. In 2004, Dan released his first CD, The Billable Hour Blues.

Dan chose to donate the proceeds to Connecticut legal aid organizations. “These organizations are suffering from a severe financial drought,” he says. “Reductions  in government funding and revenues from Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (“IOLTA”), which are principal sources of legal aid funding, have forced legal aid organizations across the state to lay off employees at the very time that less fortunate members of our society need their legal assistance most.”

Audio clips of the 14 songs on Dan’s new CD are available at http://appealinglybrief.com/dans-music-3/. Songs include:

  • Rule 56
  • Jailhouse Lawyer Blues
  • You Make Me Feel (Like An Appellate Lawyer)
  • Blackberry
  • Graduation’s Here (Law School Debt I Fear)
  • Uncollectible
  • The Lawyer Is A Tramp Champ
  • I’ve Got The Judge On A String (Wrapped Around My Finger)
  • They All Laughed
  • Sue Me
  • The Commerce Clause! (Part One)
  • The FOI! (The Freedom Of Information Song)
  • Get A Life Wes Horton
  • TGIF! (instrumental track)

About Attorney Dan Klau

Dan is Of Counsel in the Hartford office of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, where he focuses on appellate and First Amendment litigation. Along with MDM&C partner Louis R. Pepe, Dan recently served as pro bono legal counsel to Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission. Dan also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, where he has taught privacy law since 2003. In addition, he is a supervising attorney for the Yale Law School Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic; the immediate past president of the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government; and a member of the board of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information.  He writes regularly about the law on his blog, Appealingly Brief! (www.appealinglybrief.com.).

Dan received his J.D., summa cum laude, in 1990 from Boston University School of Law. After graduation, but before entering private practice, he served as law clerk to Chief Justice Ellen Ash Peters of the Connecticut Supreme Court. He lives in West Hartford, CT with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Klau, and three children, none of whom appear to have any interest in practicing law.

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