» General

Is Your Bad Driving Making Insurance Companies Rich(er)?

Auto insurance companies are reporting record profits. This is happening because premiums are rising. That much makes sense. But why are premiums going up so much? Could it have something to do with your driving behavior? Pandemic and the Advent of Angry Driving Those who read my blogs regularly kno…
Read More
Categories: General

March Madness or Baseball?

It’s spring, which means that as I write, there is March Madness basketball happening and baseball season is now underway. Which brings to mind the vast difference in how those two sports take space in our brains, as well as how different people process information. What does any of this have to d…
Read More
Categories: General

Educating the Public…And The Jury

If you read my blogs regularly, whether for lack of anything better to do or the need to fall asleep quickly, you have probably noticed that I like to explain complicated legal concepts so that non-lawyers can understand them. I enjoy teaching. It also helps me understand those concepts, by forcing…
Read More
Categories: General

Flying Squirrels, Oh My!

A recent backyard dinner party led to the question “what happens if a squirrel flies from a tree and hits someone?” Yeah, of course we never covered that in law school (at least not that I was awake for), so I consulted with my insurance broker to find out more about what might be covered by a h…
Read More
Categories: General

Where Do Cases Come From?

If you are fortunate enough to be a layperson instead of a lawyer (lawyer joke alert!), you may wonder how lawyers get the cases they have. If you read my recent blog about “hammer lawyers,” you already know that prodigious advertising and marketing is a necessity for many injury lawyers, where…
Read More
Categories: General

A Culture of Acceptance…of Bikes

A recent trip to one of my favorite cities in the world, Amsterdam, got me thinking about bicycle culture and how bikes, cars, and pedestrians can coexist. Can it work in our cities? Bike Culture in Amsterdam and the Netherlands (and Denmark) One of the places on earth most accepting of bicycles on…
Read More
Categories: General

Life’s a Beach

The weather is warming, players are reporting to baseball spring training in Arizona and Florida, and many people are planning to get away for vacations to warmer climates in the next few months, many with children in tow (in sync with their spring break schedules). What are some things you should d…
Read More
Categories: General

I'm Hiring a Lawyer!

Okay, that’s great. Maybe those words put some fear in your adversary. But how do you know that the lawyer you hire will be the right lawyer for your case or the best fit for your personality? How can you determine if that lawyer is even competent, let alone excellent at her job? With so much info…
Read More
Categories: General

Life Gets in the Way

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted mental health and well-being. Despite shorter (or no) commutes, many people report feeling more anxious and stressed in the past two plus years. People have been living in close quarters, and many parents had to deal with their children being home and having to…
Read More
Categories: General

Challenge Accepted

One of the great things about having my own firm is being selective about the clients I accept. Unlike working for a firm, there is no one to answer to and I get the final (only) say in all decisions on client selection, case strategy, and legal maneuvers. However, there are times when I accept a di…
Read More
Categories: General