Annoying Lawyer Invents Most Annoying Legal Specialty

Gregory Fayer, a 2004 Columbia Law graduate, has put out a press release touting his amazing legal skills: Getting Twitter to take down celebrity impostors' accounts. It's a tricky legal process which involves sending email.

Twitter cofounders Ev Williams and Biz Stone seem to spend a good deal of time dealing with fake celebrities on the service, which people use to broadcast short messages to their "followers" on the Internet and cell phones. The advice is always the same: Send an email to tos@twitter.com, or fill out a support form on Twitter's help website. Hardly an intimidating regulatory procedure which requires the advice of legal counsel.

But using email or the Web can be intimidating for old people, like Fayer's client, "Hour of Power" televangelist Robert Schuller, who successfully booted his Twitter imitator this week. So he'll probably have a booming business, despite the utter lack of need for the world's first celebrity Twitter lawyer. Here's his law firm's release:

Annoying Lawyer Invents Most Annoying Legal Specialty