St. Louis attorney Albert Watkins took his outspoken legal defense of South Butt to uncensored satellite radio this afternoon.
On a 15-minute appearance on the Jay Thomas Show on Sirius Satellite Radio, Watkins traded off-color jokes with Thomas and comedian Rodney Lee Conover about his defense of “little Jimmy Winkelmann,” as Thomas repeatedly referred to the entrepreneurial college freshman.
Watkins said when he appeared in federal court yesterday for a scheduling conference on the South Butt lawsuit, he faced down seven New York attorneys for North Face.
“Not one of them looked like they were perfectly capable of telling a South Butt from a North Face,” Watkins said on the radio show.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel ordered the parties into mediation. Watkins joked that he proposed the mediation take place at the Friar’s Club in New York.
Thomas asked Watkins and Winkelmann the best outcome for the litigation. Watkins responded that the best option would be for Winkelmann to move forward selling his South Butt brand.
Thomas and Conover interrupted. “No, no, no, acquisition is the best option,” Conover said.
“If the price is right,” Watkins said, indicating Winkelmann would do as told “if the check clears.”