First District Court of Appeal Judge Stephanie Williams Ray offers a brief, from a 2006 appeal, as a textbook example of how a lawyer should not behave.

Without a factual basis, the attorney accused opposing counsel of fabricating evidence, called a trial court’s findings “baloney,” and sprinkled in references to “judicial murder,” “Twilight Zone doctors,” and “fascist” statements.

“So, this panel brought this attorney in for oral argument and was asking about the tone of some of these statements,” she said. “And unapologetically he said, ‘Well, you should have seen what was in my first draft.’”