SLAPP Lawsuits

SLAPP lawsuits have nothing to do with an aggrieved party suing after getting smacked around by another. SLAPP is an acronym for “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation”. Currently, 30 states have statutes to prevent SLAPP lawsuits. What’s this about? If you’re a fan of John Oliver’s show HBO comedy news show, “Last Week Tonight”, you already know. In 2017 Oliver ran a segment mocking a particularly horrid businessman for negligent actions against his employees which arguably resulted in the death of his coal workers. His Read More +

Why should I consider hiring you?

Q: Why should I consider hiring you? It’s a good question because there are a number of other attorneys and firms that are skilled, equally skilled in representing clients, but for me I think it comes down to communication. I personally meet with all of my clients and so does my paralegal, and we get to know the clients very well. It’s important to be a good listener so that you can tailor-make your legal representation to their needs, whether it’s personal injury work or Read More +

Morgan & Morgan: “We Know Who These Crummy Lawyers Are…”

Recently John Morgan of that Morgan & Morgan has been advertising on TV talking about “crummy” lawyers who need the settlement money more than you. The kind of crummy lawyer will take the last settlement offer regardless of their clients wishes. He then invites you to go to their website to see the offers made to “our clients”. The implication by Mr. Goliath is, if you’re not hiring M&M for your injury case, you’re not maximizing the potential of your claim. All injury lawyers not Read More +

Why Your Injury Settlement Today Might Cause Medicare to Refuse Future Medical Payments

This may seem like a boring topic, but the short take-away is: If you have a significant injury that might require future medical treatments and you settle your injury case today, if you need future medical care as a result of that injury, Medicare may not pay for your future medical care when you’re over 65. Huh? Isn’t that what I spent my adult life paying into? Why wouldn’t Medicare take care of me medically when I need it? As Medicare costs increase, Congress has Read More +

Representing Lottery Winners

Very few lawyers can say they’ve represented someone who won almost half a billion dollars – $451,000,000 in a Mega Millions Jackpot, to be specific.  I have.  Having represented lottery winners in the past, I know a big win is exhilarating, thrilling and life-changing, yet these emotions can sometime include a significant source of anxiety. What do I do next? Should I call someone? Is there a protocol I should follow? Is my safety at risk? What do I do with this much money? In Read More +

Lawyers and Communication – Or Lack Thereof….

We’ve all sat at home waiting for a service person to show up and repair something around the house only to be stood up. They don’t show up, they don’t call to explain their absence and if you even bother to call them back, you’ll get some feeble excuse for their non-appearance. I once lined up 3 service calls at home and took the morning off to kill 3 birds with 1 stone only to have one fix-it guy showed up and 2 others who Read More +