The Happy, Thankful Lawyer

It is said there are no such things as happy lawyers, only happy people who made serious career mistakes. After all, the stereotyped attorney is a grumpy professional, surly, growling at the world through rapacious teeth just looking for a fight. In actuality, while there are some of those out there, they do tend to prematurely “self-deport” from the profession after massive strokes and heart attacks when they’ve won the legal fight but lost the war of living a meaningful life. And I have known Read More +

It’s Good to Move Every 23 Years….

Our law office has been here in the Key West Center in Palm Harbor for more than 20 years. In fact, we were the first tenants in the building – we moved here in July, 1989. I’ve been coming to my same office space longer than Harry Potter has been alive (both the book series and the actor who portrays him). In this office we watched the jury come back with the OJ Simpson verdict, watched the awful events unfold on 9/11, listened to the horrors of Read More +

Sylvester – Our Law Firm Mascot

We want our clients to feel comfortable, peaceful and at home while visiting our Palm Harbor law office. Since we mainly represent seriously injured people, the last thing clients want to see when they come to a firm is an uptight, starched formal setting full of dark mahogany, law books and oversized leather furniture. When people are in pain or not feeling well, you want them relaxed and at ease. “You’re welcome here”, should be the ambiance. One thing that definitely adds to the color Read More +

Lawyers & Frivolous Lawsuits

Aha, I got your attention! For years we’ve heard about crazy lawsuits that sound improbable at best and fraudulent at worst.  We’ve all heard them. They generally tend to fall into two categories:  (1) Stupid people who hurt themselves, get a lawyer and then sue a store or a business where the jury gives them all sorts of money for the injury that occurred at the store or on the businessman’s property; and, (2) even worse, people who commit a crime, get hurt, hire a Read More +

Some Misconceptions About DUIs

Most people associate DUIs with alcohol intoxication only. Not completely. Driving under the influence means under the influence of a number of different “intoxicants”. Alcohol is one, but not nearly the only one. Some of you may have read that a number of people have been arrested for DUI in the middle of the night while they’re operating their car under the influence of……Ambien. A sleeping pill. Did they mean to get behind the wheel while sleepwalking and cause mayhem on the road? Of course Read More +

I’ve Just Been In A Car Accident. What Should I Do?

As a personal injury attorney, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten calls from friends, relatives or clients who were just in a car crash, they’re calling me from their cell phone and have no idea what to do. Ouch, I’m hurt. What do I do? First, let common sense rule: If you’re hurt, immediately call 911 and don’t worry about anything else. Stay in your car and wait for the ambulance. Then maybe call a loved one to advise your family of Read More +