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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Tell It to the Judge!

Some cases just cannot be resolved by the parties alone without the help of an impartial third party. That might mean filing a lawsuit and letting a judge or jury make the ultimate decision.
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Depositions in a Personal Injury Case Are Fun. (Well, not really. But here’s what you need to know.)

Do you have to go a deposition in a personal injury case? Here’s everything you need to know, from an experienced personal injury attorney.
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