Comedian of Law

Learn & Laugh with the Comedian of Law.

Joel Oster reviews legal happenings, Supreme Court cases and other legal news, all with a healthy dose of humor.

In this episode, Joel interviews Kyona McGhee, a trademark lawyer from Detroit. Joel and Kyona talk Jesus Christ’s opinions of lawyers. Kyona shares her legal journey from having her mom arrested during her childhood to graduating valedictorian of her law school and following the demand for trademark law. Kyona gives her expertise on different trademark cases and scenarios from trademarking your own name, the word “the,” and profanity. Listen for excellent trademarking advice and entertaining stories from Joel and Kyona.


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This week, Joel interviews Joe Patrice, senior editor at Above the Law— a legal news site with irreverent commentary on current events and the legal profession. Joe shares his takes on living in New York City and his legal career path. Joel also quizzes Joe on his movie knowledge, wacky cases, and the validity of the bar exam. They debrief the Dominion lawsuit against the My Pillow CEO, Mike Lindell. Finally, they theorize on Trump’s tax records and what they’ll reveal after the Supreme Court denied Trump’s efforts to conceal the documents. 


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This week, Joel interviews Brittany Alexander, an insurance lawyer from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In this episode, Joel and Brittany discuss all things property insurance law. They talk Brittany’s legal career, LSAT tips, and how someone gets into insurance law. They review the impact of Covid policies on business closures. They talk about how to know if you have found good homeowner’s insurance or if you’re getting scammed. 

Listen for tips and tricks on navigating homeowner’s insurance. 

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In this week's Debriefing of the Law, Joel and Mackenzie review the impeachment proceedings for Trump that occurred last week. They talk merits, the politics, and bias in the proceedings. They cover how the last week is not representative of a true legal "trial" but rather a political process. Finally, they discuss the role and protection of the First Amendment in this case. 

Also in this episode, they discuss the conservatorship of Britney Spears. They go over the types of conservators that exist, the circumstances around Britney's conservatorship, and what it all means.


With the Super Bowl just days away, Joel and Mackenzie talk all things game day from Tom Brady, winning predictions, and the national anthem. They also dive into Trump's pending impeachment and what a post-presidential impeachment could mean. They cover the legal and political fallout of impeachment and predict the likelihood of his conviction. Finally, Joel and Mackenzie give their takes on recent legal news, such as a $250 million art lawsuit against Germany, a lawyer making jail porn, and "free divorce" ads. 

This week, Joel and Mackenzie debrief the upcoming Super Bowl, GameStop, and the filibuster. 

In this episode, they predict Super Bowl winners and review their playoff predictions. Joel and Mackenzie cover the GameStop stock frenzy from shorting to Reddit and the legal and market implications of what's happening. They also discuss the history and role of the filibuster. And finally, they talk about Supreme Court reform and other changes that could occur under the Biden administration. 

This week, Joel interviews Molly Parmer. Molly owns a law firm in Atlanta that handles high-stakes criminal cases, predominately in federal court, with a focus on sex crimes, violent crimes, drug crimes, and weapons violations. Known for her tenacity, Molly fights for the accused and their rights to an excellent defense. Listen  for insight into the justice system from an expereinced criminal defense attorney.

In this episode, Joel and Molly talk about Molly’s untraditional upbringing and what led to her career in law. She gives an inside look at being a criminal lawyer and what it takes to defend high-stakes cases, including sharing her wildest case that took her to Bosnia. Joel and Molly talk about why everyone deserves defense— no matter what they are accused of. They also give their legal takes on recent stories like the Capitol attack and Aunt Becky’s college admission scandal. 


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This week, Joel and Mackenzie cover the NFL playoffs, the Biden Inauguration, and free speech.

In this episode, Joel and Mackenzie discuss how law overlaps with football and other various NFL tactics and stories. They debrief the inauguration, the fallout, and a Biden administration. Additionally, they talk about free speech and what that looks like today from the lens of the law and 1st Amendment. They discuss the role of big tech as "public actors" when it comes to regulating the content of their platforms.

De-Briefing the Law, Daily Update, Jan. 20th, 2021

Inauguration Day in America is a time when we all come together, as a unified country to welcome a new president. While we often don’t agree, we’ve come up with some policy items that President Biden can add to his docket that are sure to bring us all together. 

A lot has gone down since Joel and Mackenzie last debriefed the law. In this episode, they will cover the Capitol attacks, President Trump's second impeachment, and lawsuits from $1 to $1.3 billion. 

Joel and Mackenzie discuss the differences between the riot at the Capitol and the riots that occurred last summer. They go over Trump's controversial statements and whether they are protected under the constitution. Therefore, they discuss the merits and circumstances around Trump's impeachment. Finally, they review the arguments that came before the Supreme Court this week about whether cases can be brought forth for just $1. 


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