Hollywood lawyers -- those characters created for movies and television -- represent both truths and falsehoods about lawyers in real life.
Bold or brash? Smart or smart-aleck? Self-assured or self-centered? Criminal attorney or redundancy?
Seriously, the line between fact and fiction sometimes can be quite thin. After all, everyone has seen one real-life lawyer like Vinny Gamibini from "My Cousin Vinny" or at least one with a really bad suit.
There are Hollywood myths, however. They are stories built upon false beliefs, not to be confused with true legends that seem bigger than life. Let's try to sort out the differences: