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March 9, 2014 2:30 pm

‘Did I Mention I’m Jewish,’ Says Lawyer in Most Infamous Criminal Defense Ad Ever (VIDEO)

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Danie Muessig in his YouTube video. Photo: Screenshot.

A viral, spoof YouTube ad for Pittsburgh based criminal defense attorney Daniel Muessig, that made international headlines last week as the “best (or worst) criminal defense attorney ad ever,” ends by highlighting the legal eagle’s Jewish credentials.

“Did I mention I’m Jewish?” asks Muessig at the end of the video as he spins a dreidel on the desk in from of him before a Star of David flashes on the screen.

Muessig described the concept behind his clip as “a send-up of the cartoonishly amoral Jewish criminal defense attorney,” Britain’s Daily Mail reported on Friday.

The 3-minute, 27-second video begins with scenes of fictional criminals pausing to thank the lawyer as they commit various crimes. Muessig, 31, then touts his credentials to the camera, saying, “I stand ready, willing, able and committed to defend you on all manner of criminal charges… Trust me, I may have a law degree, but I think like a criminal.”

“Any criminal defense attorney who promises you a result is more likely a lying, scumbag,” he adds. “Pay me now, thank me later and remember: you keep your trap shut, and I’ll keep your trap open.”

Muessig was a freestyle rapper before earning a JD at the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 2012, according to the Daily Mail. His video has garnered over 103,000 views on YouTube since it was uploaded, and Muessig believes his tongue-in-cheek approach will extend his client base.

“I wanted to connect with my potential clients in a way that people from my generation could understand,” he told Reuters on Friday. “I wanted to give people something that would be memorable and entertaining.”

Watch Daniel Muessig’s ad below:

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  • A typical debased Jew, bereft of any authentic Jewish knowledge and practices. No Ethics no study, and no knowledge of any Mitsvot no commitment to practice any. This is what fuels hatred.

  • Lynne T

    Folks, this is what they call “marketing” in the US, in a highly competitive business and the laws on professional advertising are very different from Britain and Canada.

    Now if he was practicing personal injury law instead of criminal, I’d be upset if he promoted himself as an ambulance chaser par excellence. (only kidding. either his advertising campaign will work and he will live up to his claims or it won’t/he will prove to be a lousy lawyer, so just get over it)

  • Sidney Sands

    What a disgusting advert,I felt shame that he claims to be a Jew, if our enemies require ammunition he certainly provides it, I hope he is defeated in any case he is in charge of, and wish him soon to be bared from the courts of Law.

  • zeynep

    I find this immensely funny…one of the sharpest social criticisms ever emerging from that part of the world. Clever, sensitive, courageous and absolutely hilarious.

  • Robert

    This guy is a no good bum! He should be disbarred.

  • Uriel

    I think that this advertisement is a disgrace to an honourable profession. For shame!! B

  • Les Lieberman

    What a jerk! If this is the way he thinks, I would certainly NOT want to hire him for a problem I might be having. A jester is a jester. I would want a REAL lawyer!

  • Otto Waldmann in Sydney

    Chutzpah & sehel = parnusse

  • Michael Garfinkel

    “I wanted to connect with my potential clients in a way that people from my generation could understand…”

    So says the cretinous Daniel Muessig, who justifies his slander of the Jewish people by insulting his generation.


  • Not funny… People believe this! Prerequisite for lawyer practice? Prerequisite for anti-semitism… Some of my best friends are lawyers but…!