Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Weighty talk for lawyers

Talk about finding — and filling — a niche!

We received an announcement of the opening of Leventhal Weight Loss Inc., which describes itself as “the first in the nation executive weight loss coaching service for attorneys by an attorney.” According to the Washington-based company’s literature, “Lawyers in the Washington, D.C. area will now be able to lose weight even though they have briefs due, trials coming up, depositions to take, and clients coming in from out of town.”

Founder and President Mark Leventhal says he “lost over 50 pounds while practicing international trade law in a Washington, D.C. law firm and has since run and completed eight marathons, earning him the moniker Marathon Mark. … As an attorney, he fully understands the hurdles that attorneys must overcome in order to lose weight.”

Do attorneys really need an attorney to teach them how to lose weight?

Could the same be said for engineers, teachers, doctors or journalists? What do you think?

-PAUL SAMUEL, Associate Editor


Anonymous said...

I have gained 10 pounds in the 13 intensive weeks I have worked for my firm since finisheing the bar. I would love to know what he has to say.


Anonymous said...

I think the link is dead in the article is dead. I looked it up, though.

The link should be


If you want to know what he has to say, look at this website for more info.

The Daily Record said...

Thanks for pointing that out. Link's been fixed. Apologies!