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 +

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 +

How To Royally Screw Up Your Injury Case

Whenever a new personal injury client is interviewed in my office, I always address the issue of social media. In short, be very careful what you post on social media. While Instagram and Facebook may be the most effective way to communicate your fun happenings with friends and family near and far, social media postings are discoverable in the event of a lawsuit. This means that if you’re injured from a car crash or some other event of negligence of another and you end up 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 +

Social Media – Trashing a Business Isn’t Without Repercussions

Years ago a world renowned inventor hyped his new invention and said it would be a life changer for everyone – that cities would have to be redesigned to accommodate his futuristic invention and that this device would be the most significant change in our lives to date. This device would be indispensable, and we’d all have one or two in our household. The inventor was Dean Kamen, and the invention turned out to be the Segway. Don’t you own one? Yeah, it was an overall dud unless Read More +