ROY MAUGHAN, SR. served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a counter-intelligence officer and was released from duty with the rank of Captain. He thereafter obtained his doctorate degree in law in 1960 from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law School and has been actively practicing for the past 50 years. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association having served on its Product Liability Committee and the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, having served as a member of its Board of Governors. He has lectured at the Louisiana State University Paralegal School. He has co-chaired high school mock trial competition and has been involved in other volunteer education programs for youths. When he was 20 years old he did a 32 month service mission for his church in South America and is fluent in Spanish. His areas of practice include representing and litigating on behalf of clients in business transaction and personal injury claims of all types. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana and the United States Supreme Court. He has been admitted to try cases in […]
Bob Barton is a partner in the Louisiana-based law firm of Taylor Porter where he has been practicing law since 1994 and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Barton is a graduate of Louisiana State University and obtained his J.D. cum laude and M.B.A. from the University of Georgia. Mr. Barton’s practice is varied, consisting of representation of local and national businesses in matters involving commercial litigation and transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, and general litigation. Mr. Barton is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in federal court in the Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Barton is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He currently serves as a member of the Louisiana State University NCAA Re-accreditation Committee. Baton Rouge Business Report named Mr. Barton as one of Baton Rouge’s “Top Forty Under 40” in 2003. He has lectured to lawyers, law students and business groups on various topics related to his practice areas. Additionally, Bob is an adjunct professor of law at Louisiana […]
Mr. Ingram is a native of Gardendale, Alabama. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Samford University in 1998, Mr. Ingram worked for Alabama Power in Corporate Accounting. Mr. Ingram earned his law degree from Birmingham School of Law in 2002. While attending law school, Mr. Ingram worked as a law clerk in the Office of District Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit in Jefferson County, Alabama. Mr. Ingram has established a criminal defense practice which emphasizes representation in complex federal criminal cases. Mr. Ingram has also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Baldwin County, Alabama, and was chosen to be a panel member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Northern District of Alabama. Mr. Ingram frequently handles cases in all Federal District Courts in Alabama and throughout the Southeast. Mr. Ingram has successfully handled cases in the areas of criminal conspiracy, drug trafficking, federal firearms violations, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, child pornography, illegal reentry, felon in possession of firearms, counterfeiting, bank robbery, pharmacy robbery, credit card counterfeiting / fraud, and computer crimes. Mr. Ingram has also represented numerous professionals before their licensing boards, including The Alabama Pharmacy Board, The Alabama […]
Shane was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. At 17, he enlisted in the Army where he served with the 1st Infantry Division. After leaving the military, he worked as a police officer for the Birmingham Police Department for over 10 years. Shane attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then attended the Cumberland School of Law where he served on the American Journal of Trial Advocacy as a Senior Associate Editor. Shane is the author of Up In Smoke: Online Privacy Becomes The Latest Casualty In The War On Drugs, published in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. He is a founding member and past President of the Mobile Criminal Defense Lawyers Association where he currently serves on the board of directors. Shane regularly practices in all Alabama and Mississippi state courts as well as in the Federal Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of Alabama as well as the Federal Courts for the State of Mississippi. Shane currently lives on the Eastern Shore.
Brad Hendricks has a family tradition of dedication to the law. His father was also an attorney in Little Rock, and a former circuit judge in Pulaski County. Brad has worked for many years as a trial attorney almost exclusively handling medical malpractice cases. His practice focuses on representing children with cerebral palsy or other birth injuries caused by obstetric or pediatric malpractice. Several of the cases he has settled or won at trial have been reported in a number of legal publications. In 1980, the State of Arkansas called upon Brad Hendricks to bring the prison system into compliance with legal standards. The Director of the Arkansas Department of Correction vested in him the responsibility and authority to do so. This involved numerous issues in an eleven year lawsuit, which was successfully concluded in 1982. In 1981, Brad was named Employee of the Year by the Department of Correction in recognition of his success in reforming the state’s prisons. He investigated and corrected problems with security, brutality, racism, inmate discipline, and over one hundred medical, legal and administrative issues. Brad also served as Assistant Warden of the penitentiary at Wrightsville, AR. Brad has served as an expert witness in […]
Began working at the Law Offices of Dan Allan & Associates in 2005. Obtained acquittals in numerous felony strangulation cases. Negotiated many dismissals, reductions, and suspended sentences in DUI and domestic violence assault cases. Defends clients against any criminal charge involving theft, weapons, controlled substances, fish and game violations, and many other criminal charges. Also, represents clients’ needs in family law matters. Received B.A. in political science at University of Washington. Graduated from the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada. Worked for Nevada State Legislature before obtaining her law degree. Studied abroad at International Court of Justice at Hague Netherlands, at International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at Hague Netherlands, and at European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg, France. Took Chief Justice Rehnquist History of the Supreme Court class. Third generation Alaskan. Co-owner of Epic Charters, a kayaking & tourism charter service in world famous Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Erin Burke has substantial experience preparing and trying cases in a broad range of complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on toxic and mass torts and product liability. She has represented multinational companies including Yamaha, Dole, Chevron, and Textron in both individual and class action litigation involving microelectronics and semiconductors, off-road vehicles, personal protective equipment, beverages, pesticides, sealants, roofing products, and truck/automotive parts. Erin has also litigated numerous cases involving health care, fraud and unfair business practices, contract disputes, business torts, and California’s Prop 65. Erin’s recent experience includes defending Yamaha in multijurisdiction litigation involving an off-road vehicle. She had primary responsibility for overseeing and coordinating hundreds of cases filed in the western United States, and was also part of two bellwether case trial teams, in Georgia and California; the California jury verdict was recognized as a “top defense verdict” of 2011. Erin’s other trial experience includes defending Dole in a five-month trial involving 12 Nicaraguan men claiming they were rendered sterile due to exposure to a pesticide while working on banana farms in Nicaragua in the 1970s. She also was a member of the trial team defending IBM in a high-profile case involving complex issues of chemical exposure and […]
Whether a client’s needs are transactional or litigation oriented, Mark Changaris has the skills and experience to provide solution-driven and cost-effective representation. He has represented institutional and individual clients in a broad array of complex business matters, including entity formation, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, stock issuances, protection of intellectual property, software licenses, copyright licenses, professional services agreements, and credit facilities. Mr. Changaris’ practice also includes a strong emphasis on litigation, having represented companies and individuals in mediation, arbitration, and civil litigation in both state and federal court. He has personally worked on a variety of civil actions, including cases involving partnership dissolutions, breach of fiduciary duties, civil theft, breach of contract, tortious interference with contractual relations, landlord/tenant, defamation, and civil conspiracy. In addition, Mr. Changaris has experience and expertise in construction law, having represented general contractors and subcontractors in connection with various commercial and residential building projects, with a particular emphasis on actions involving the Construction Defect Action Reform Act (CDARA). With experience ranging from contract drafting to mechanics’ lien foreclosures to mechanics’ lien trust fund claims, Mr. Changaris has broad experience in the field of construction law.
Larry started his law career in 1983 as a deputy district attorney in the Boulder County (Colorado) District Attorney’s Office leaving in 1990 to found Mertes Law, a law practice based in Boulder, Colorado that remains to this day dedicated to providing a strong, creative and competent defense to those accused of a criminal offense, fighting to save driving privileges and defend those charged with DUI and Domestic Violence crimes and as an advocate for anyone whose life has been disrupted by personal injury and pain or whose loved one has been taken by the negligent operation of a truck or other commercial vehicle, automobile, or motorcycle/ATV, through no fault of their own, and for those who are struggling with getting their insurance companies to simply do the right thing. Larry is 2001 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, an organization dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of suchpeople from corporate and government oppression. Larry has provided professional commentary on CNN’s Burden of Proof.
Matthew E. Auger handles serious personal injury cases, including wrongful death claims, automobile collisions, slip and falls, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and product liability. He has handled numerous complex commercial tax appeals, insurance coverage disputes, including bad faith claims, and commercial litigation. He has successfully tried cases in Connecticut state and federal courts. Mr. Auger was admitted to the Connecticut State and Federal Court bars in 1988. He was educated at Georgetown University (B.A., 1980, cum laude). Mr. Auger received his law degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 1984, where he received the distinguished Birzon Evidence Award. Mr. Auger is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has also received recognition as a Connecticut and New England Super Lawyer. Mr. Auger serves as a Connecticut Superior Court Special Master and Attorney Trial Referee and as a Special Master in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Mr. Auger is a member of the New London County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He served as the President of the New London County Bar […]
John E. Deans started his legal career with the major Connecticut law firm of Cummings & Lockwood, where he spent eight years as an associate in the Real Estate Department. From there he was recruited by Capital Holding Corporation, an insurance conglomerate based in Louisville, KY, where he served as Assistant General Counsel and head of the Real Estate Section of the Law Department. He then moved up to become Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Barclays Business Credit, Inc., a unit of Barclays Bank PLC headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He eventually became General Counsel for several other Barclays units, including a US National Bank, a factor, a commercial leasing company and others. In 1994 he started his own law firm in Glastonbury, focusing on real estate and the legal needs of small businesses and their owners, including the areas of business law, secured lending, estate planning and estate settlement. In 1999 he became a co-founder of Collins & Deans, LLC.
Sandra G. M. Selzer focuses her practice in the areas of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, liquidating trusts, litigation trusts and complex commercial litigation. She has more than 9 years of experience representing debtors, creditors’ committees, and other parties-in-interest in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Sandra routinely appears before the bankruptcy court on contested and other litigation matters, and has practiced before the courts of many of the other traditional business litigation jurisdictions. Sandra has served as counsel to numerous Chapter 11 debtors and creditors’ committees in several business segments, including agribusiness, manufacturing, retail, ethanol and apparel. Sandra has been active in the horse industry for more than twenty years and also advises individuals and businesses engaged in equine-related activities. Prior to law school, Sandra worked in a management position for a leader in the agricultural industry and as a consultant for an animal health pharmaceutical and equipment company. This experience enables ease of communicating with and analyzing the legal dilemmas confronted by agricultural and animal health-related businesses and professionals.
The law offices of Joseph S. Rosenbaum, P.A. are located in Miami, Florida where we provide expert legal representation to individuals charged with crimes who desire an experienced criminal trial lawyer. With over 12 years as a prosecutor, and 14 years as a defense attorney, Joseph S. Rosenbaum, P.A. has the experience and skill to take your case to trial and ensure the best possible outcome. As a client represented by our firm, you will receive legal advice of the highest quality, and the personal attention you deserve. If you are in need of legal representation, do not hesitate to contact Joseph S. Rosenbaum, P.A. today.
Mrs. Pawuk started her legal career in the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office, prosecuting juvenile, misdemeanor and felony charges. She was the lead trial attorney in the misdemeanor division and domestic violence prosecutor for the felony division. Mrs. Pawuk has tried dozens of cases before a jury and has extensive courtroom experience. Most importantly, Mrs. Pawuk is experienced in negotiating plea agreements that are advantageous for both sides. After working in the State Attorney’s Office Mrs. Pawuk started her own firm, Stephanie T. Pawuk, P.A., with an office in St. Petersburg, FL. She then took several years off to start a family. Mrs. Pawuk, has practiced law for 9 years. While in practice, Mrs. Pawuk has volunteered hundreds of hours of pro bono services and in 2005 won an award for her work at the Community Law Program in St. Petersburg, FL. She is currently serving as a Guardian ad Litem advocate for abused and neglected children. Mrs. Pawuk also works with Bay Area Legal Services as a pro bono attorney representing domestic violence victims. Prior to going to law school Mrs. Pawuk worked in the business world at Home Shopping Network and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. She […]
Christy L. Hertz has been practicing law for over 18 years and has dedicated the majority of her legal career to the practice of family and marital law. Ms. Hertz specializes in Divorce, Modification and Enforcement of Marital Settlement Agreements, Paternity, Time-Sharing and Parenting Plans, Alimony and Child Support, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, Domestic Violence and Probate and Guardianship Litigation. Ms. Hertz also has experience in representing both individuals and corporate entities in civil litigation, collections and real estate transactions, Receiverships and Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors. In addition to having vast experience and knowledge in the legal field, Ms. Hertz is also well respected by her peers in the legal community. She has earned the AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which signifies pre-eminent designation in family law by her peers for experience and professionalism. She has also received a 10.0 Avvo Rating based upon her professional profile, years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Additionally, Ms. Hertz has earned the distinction of being named one of Florida’s Super Lawyers in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Ms. Hertz is regularly appointed by judges as a Guardian Ad Litem, Mediator, and Special Master […]
Mr. Thomas is board certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Labor and Employment law and he served as a member of the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Certification Committee for six years from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Thomas has over thirty (30) years legal experience. He is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest attorney rating awarded. Mr. Thomas is a Master in the Chester Bedell Inns of Court. He has been a faculty member of the Stetson University College of Law Employment Trial Skills Lawyers Program teaching new lawyers who handle employment cases to become effective trial advocates. Mr. Thomas is a former President and State Chapter Co-Chair of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and a member and past President of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Thomas is also a past member of the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar where he served as Chair of the Current Legal Developments Committee and Co-Chair of the Individual Rights Committee. He is also a former member of the grade […]
Steve McConnell has nearly twenty (20) years of litigation experience. His trial practice focuses on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and business tort litigation. Steve has also had great success in representing State and Local Law Enforcement Officers who are injured by third parties in the line of duty. Admitted to practice in all Georgia Superior and State Courts, Steve has been rated by his peers as AV, the top designation available by legal publication Martindale Hubbell. He regularly practices in State and Federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. He has also assisted numerous clients in resolving matters before arbitral forums such as the American Arbitration Association, and has successfully mediated a wide variety of civil cases throughout Georgia. Steve is also a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He received his commission in 1991 after successful completion of Officers Candidate School, Quantico, VA. He previously served on active duty as a Marine Corps Judge Advocate where he prosecuted cases as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and tried numerous jury and non-jury trials. He has also deployed for Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Marine Corps Central Command’s […]
Jay Lukowski was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. He attended New York City Public Schools, and graduated from the University at Albany in Albany, New York with a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, majoring in Economics. From there he attended Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, where he was a member of the prestigious Law Review and from which he graduated in the top 10% of his class. Jay practiced sophisticated business litigation with several New York City law firms. For the first two years of his career he was part of a team of five attorneys who worked exclusively on a huge contract dispute involving two publicly traded companies. While in New York he worked on a wide range of business related cases. The areas of law he worked on include antitrust, securities, intellectual property, including copyright and trademark, employment, corporate, bankruptcy, family disputes and business disputes. In this era of specialization, Jay is one of those few lawyers whose broad based knowledge allows him to counsel clients in many different legal arenas. A life-long New York City resident, Jay and his family moved to Atlanta in 2001 because […]
Jim Dale is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Litigation practice group where his practice is devoted to labor and employment law. He routinely advises and represents some of Idaho’s largest private employers on virtually every aspect of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, contract, wage and hour, and ERISA issues. Jim has also served as lead defense counsel on class and collective actions seeking recovery of unpaid wages. He also represents management in traditional labor disputes and provides counsel on union avoidance. Jim has handled numerous labor arbitrations addressing discharge, discipline, scope of work and management rights. He regularly appears before administrative agencies charged with enforcing human resources issues, including the Idaho Human Rights Commission, EEOC, NLRB, U.S. Department of Labor, Idaho Department of Labor, and the Idaho Industrial Commission. Employers also seek his counsel on workplace policies and training for all levels of employees. For many years Jim has been recognized in Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a first-tier employment lawyer in Idaho. He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America® and Mountain States Super Lawyers®. Jim is a founding member of the Management Labor and Employment Roundtable, a […]
Mr. Bohn represents clients in the areas of family law and trial practice with a legal emphasis in family law, complex business litigation, personal injury, insurance bad faith, contract law, and criminal defense matters. Mr. Bohn received both his undergraduate and Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho where he was a member of the University of Idaho Trial Team. He was also awarded the Internship/Externship at the Latah County Prosecuting Attorney’s office while in law school. He was admitted to the Idaho State Bar after graduation in 1999. Mr. Bohn is also licensed to practice in the United States District Co
Our founding member and our principal attorney, Jack Epstein, was born in Chicago, Illinois, but was raised in a small town in central Missouri. Jack’s rural upbringing taught him about hard work and honesty. Jack attended the University of Missouri as an undergraduate and later attended the prestigious Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduation he began his career working with other lawyers who represented an array of injured workers. Jack found that their way of doing business sometimes benefited the lawyer more than the client. Jack then separated himself from the rest to form his own practice – a practice modeled after the lawyers of a generation ago, one that is fair, honest, and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for his clients. The Epstein Law Firm developed into a new and aggressive law firm whose attitude is fighting for the people of Illinois. Assisted by a team of equally hard working attorneys and investigators using the latest technological advances, the Epstein Law Firm has gone on to earn a hard fought reputation of honesty and success in the Illinois legal community. Jack Epstein is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), […]
Carol A. Nolan has been a frequent speaker on Elder Law, Medicaid issues, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianships for the Illinois State Bar Association, National Business Institute, and the DuPage County Bar Association. Carol has been practicing in the field of Medicaid planning since 1996. She advises clients about the rules pertaining to Medicaid, nursing homes, asset transfers, and trusts for the disabled. She will assist clients in filing Medicaid applications and related matters. Carol also has expertise in preparing revocable living trusts, wills, and other estate planning tools. This includes plans for special needs children, disabled adults, clients with minor children, second marriages, and non citizen spouses.
Judy Goldstein is a lifelong resident of Chicago and the south suburbs. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Illinois at Champaign, and the equivalent of a doctorate from Northern Illinois University. She taught high school special education for fourteen years and attended law school during her final three years of teaching. She received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1986 and has been in private practice since she was admitted to the bar that same year. She is also trained as a mediator for family issues, and as a guardian ad litem (GAL) or child’s representative on behalf of the children of parties in domestic disputes. Ms. Goldstein prides herself in her professionalism and high ethical standards. She prefers a casual office atmosphere so that clients are as comfortable as possible when discussing stressful personal matters. Her client base consist of men, women and children as well as business entities. Her approach to the practice of law is one of client’s rights, rather than men’s rights or women’s rights, since she believes she can best represent her client when she is able to see all aspects of that client’s case. Ms. Goldstein […]
Steven L. Langer is a Partner in the Valparaiso office and is now in his 33rd year of practice. Mr. Langer concentrates his practice on Plaintiff’s medical malpractice, car and truck crashes, and complex litigation. Steven Langer is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (“ITLA”). Mr. Langer is the former President of the College of Fellows of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and received the Consumer Advocate of the Year Award from the ITLA in 2003. Mr. Langer is currently President Elect of ITLA, and will assume the Presidency in May 2014. Mr. Langer is a Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Preeminent rated attorney who has been selected as a Super Lawyer from 2008-2013. In 2004 and 2009, Mr. Langer received the Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and was recently selected as one of the best lawyers in America, which will be published in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers Association. Steven L. Langer has written and published numerous articles on medical malpractice and evidence; and frequently […]
Joyce Nies graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in 1997 and holds a B.S. and M.S. from the Indiana University School of Education. She is a partner at Van Valer Law Firm where her areas of practice include family, corporate, and real estate law, small business issues, zoning, commercial and residential development, and wills. Before joining Van Valer in 1997, Joyce instructed freshman composition and writing at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she also co-authored the textbook Research and Argumentation. Joyce’s concern for community, family, and education is reflected in her past and present leadership activities. From 1989 to 1997, Joyce served on the Board of Trustees for Greenwood Community Schools. She is a member the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Board of Directors as vice president. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Leadership Johnson County and the Greenwood Senior Citizens Center. Joyce was the first woman to serve as president of the board of directors for the Sertoma Club of Greenwood, the third largest Sertoma club in Indiana. In 2007, she was named District Sertoman of the Year by the Southern Indiana District of Sertoma, which encompasses 11 clubs […]
Fredd J. Haas is an Iowa attorney practicing in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice. I have over 29 years of legal experience, including 28 years of experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, and 25 years of experience in medical malpractice claims. Fredd J. Haas is an experienced negotiator and trial lawyer who aggressively seeks full and fair compensation for injury victims. Mr. Haas is a past president of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the American Association of Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.
Paige Fiedler grew up in Eldora and graduated from Simpson College in Indianola in May 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in management. After working in Des Moines for four years, Paige began law school at Drake University, where she was a member of the Drake Law Review staff. She earned a J.D. with honors in May 1994 and was admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa in June 1994. She takes cases involving sexual harassment; racial harassment; discrimination based on race, national origin, pregnancy, age, and sexual orientation; the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and general employment law. Paige is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Iowa Employment Lawyers Association, Iowa Association for Justice, Iowa Bar Association, Polk County Bar Association, and Polk County Women Attorneys. She and her husband Charlie have two children, ages 23 and 19. She enjoys reading, wine, exercise, gardening, and sports.
Mark P. Bryant has practiced in his hometown of Paducah, Kentucky since graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1973. Mr. Bryant is a product of the Paducah, Kentucky city schools, Paducah Community College, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Kentucky College of Law. Mark Bryant is a past president of the Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association; an Eagle Scout; on the board of the Four Rivers Counsel, Boy Scouts of America, and; in 1986 was selected to receive the “Outstanding Commonwealth’s Attorney in Kentucky” award, the highest honor bestowed by the Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association. Governor Steve Beshear in July 2012 appointed Bryant to a six year term on the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. He was also selected by The America Trial Lawyers Association of America as one of the top one-hundred Trial Lawyers in Kentucky. In 1989, he was selected by the Jackson Purchase Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police, as citizen of the year and was awarded by the Paducah/ McCracken County Child Watch for outstanding service to the children of Paducah and McCracken County. Mark P. Bryant served as First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in McCracken County from 1974 until 1977 and […]
Dan Emery has been a lawyer since 1980. He graduated from Williams College and Cornell University School of Law. He practiced at a large firm for 11 years, and has had his own office in Yarmouth, just outside of Portland, since 1992. Dan is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). Since opening his office, he has done predominantly disability work, and currently practices exclusively in that area. He worked on a Social Security case as far back as law school, and worked for the Social Security Administration for a time before that. He finds Social Security work the most rewarding legal work he has done. He lives in North Yarmouth with two Dalmatians.
I defend clients facing all Misdemeanor and Felony criminal charges from Disorderly Conduct to Homicide. I practice at the Trial and Appellate Level in State and Federal Court throughout Cumberland, York and Androscoggin Counties. I have won not guilty verdicts at Jury trials throughout Southern Maine and have argued appeals before the State Supreme Court. Even when I am not in court or at work, I am still thinking and writing about Criminal Law. I write a blog on this site and I also write the Harmless Error Blog which is home to my commentary on legal issues and lawyering. These sites are a constant work in progress and are updated frequently, often several times a week. If you do not find information on a particular issue, please contact me to discuss the case or to suggest a topic for future articles. When I am not working, I am probably spending time with my wife and children, cycling or rock climbing, though rarely all at the same time.
David C. King a native of Brewer, Maine, is a graduate of Bates College, where he was a Travelli Scholar, and of Boston University School of Law, cum laude, where he served as an Editor of the Law Review. David is the chair of the Litigation section at Rudman Winchell. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict in Superior and Federal District Court. He is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell, the organizations highest rating. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. David also serves as a member of the Maine Civil Rules Advisory Committee and the Maine Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee. David King’s practice areas include Insurance Defense and Litigation, Employment and Labor Law, and Mediation and Arbitration. He is recognized in Best Lawyers, Chambers USA and New England Super Lawyers. David is a Fellow of the Maine Bar Foundation and is also the coach of the Brewer High School mock trial team.
I provide trusted counsel and representation to individual and business clients in Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, Baltimore County and throughout Maryland in a wide range of legal matters. I take a personal interest in each client. When you are dealing with a legal issue that affects you as an individual or business, you need an attorney who will take the time to listen to you and understand your unique situation. You deserve a lawyer who will treat you honestly and fairly, someone who will stand by your side and guide you through the legal process while working to protect your rights. When you walk through my door, you will speak directly with me. You will never have to wonder who is working on your matter or who you should contact with any questions. In working with each client, I use my experience, knowledge and skill to identify creative solutions that allow you to move forward in life in the best manner possible. I am mindful of the expense and time involved in litigation and will explore all avenues of dispute resolution. However, if your case is best served by going to trial, I will be fully prepared to […]
Mr. Boston is a seasoned “AV” rated trial lawyer whose practice interests include medical liability, professional liability, employment matters, and physician representation before the state medical board. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) (2008-2013) and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the area of Medical Malpractice law (1995-2013) (Martindale-Hubbell is a service of LexisNexis). He has represented numerous physicians and a variety of hospitals and adjunct health care professionals in complex medical liability cases involving brain damage, death, paralysis, and disfigurement. Mr. Boston has defended attorneys and insurance professionals in cases of alleged professional malpractice, has defended products liability cases; and has represented franchisees in disputes involving breach of contract, tortious interference and fraud. He is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer, a trained mediator; and has been a guest speaker at the Texas Judicial Conference, South Texas College of Law, University of Houston Law Center, Texas Medical Liability Trust Defense Counsel Seminar, and the SBOT Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar. Mr. Boston attended law school on an advocacy scholarship. He was on two regional championship teams, was a national finalist and international semifinalist, and was a recipient of the […]
Credentials: Richard Weitzen was educated at Northwestern University, where he earned his B.S.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management with a major in Accounting. Thereafter he earned his JD from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Weitzen has been practicing law for over forty years, having initially worked in the public sector, then opening his own law firm and finally joining with Evan Lawson in 1980, forming Lawson & Weitzen, LLP where they have continued their practices and grown their firm to one of the largest New England Regional law firms with forty plus attorneys. Mr. Weitzen is the Managing Partner of Lawson & Weitzen, LLP. Practice Philosophy: What is my personal perspective on the delivery of legal services to our clients? No different than yours. When our clients seek assistance on a business or personal legal matter, they want and expect their lawyers to deliver: personal and undivided attention, a clear understanding of the facts, knowledge of the applicable laws, regulations and case decisions, identification of relevant issues, an in-depth and astute analysis, development of creative, workable and cost-effective solutions, timely and direct implementation and/or achievement of goals and resolution through effective communications, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and/or litigation, and […]
Caitlin Condon joined Lawson & Weitzen, LLP in March 2013 as part of the environmental law group. After graduating from Suffolk University Law School in 2010, Ms. Condon worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Condon is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire.
Anthony Drago, Jr., P.C. is a Boston based multi-service law firm providing legal services in all areas of U.S. Immigration Law. We are conveniently located at the bottom of the financial district in Boston, Massachusetts one block from the Custom House Building and we provide immigration solutions for individuals and businesses, including: Marriage petitions Waivers of Grounds of Inadmissibility Provisional Waivers Fiance visas Applications to remove conditions on residence Naturalization Immigrant visas Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) Non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1 and others PERM labor certifications and much more. In addition to providing solutions for all types of immigrant and non-immigrant visas and applications for residence and citizenship, Anthony Drago, Jr., P.C. represents individuals in removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. When you hire an attorney you need experience, knowledge and results which is exactly what Anthony Drago, Jr., P.C. delivers for our clients. Anthony Drago, Jr., P.C. works closely with individuals and businesses throughout the United States and the world to find solutions to immigration problems in a complicated area of law. Please contact our office for a free consultation […]
Disability Attorneys of Michigan is a firm dedicated to helping disabled individuals in the State of Michigan receive the disability benefits they deserve. We are the only Social Security disability firm in Michigan with four locations for the convenience of our clients. Our success has been driven by the incredible number of word-of-mouth referrals by fellow attorneys, doctors and most importantly, our clients. In fact, we measure our success by that criteria and consistently refine our practice to provide the best representation possible by stressing the importance of a prepared attorney, a prepared file and a prepared client.
Kurt graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a degree in Pre-Med/Biology, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and Wayne State University Law School with an LLM in Taxation. Kurt is a former tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service and opened Haskell Law Firm in 2001 with his wife, Lori A. Haskell. Kurt specializes in Family Law, Social Security, Estate Planning and Bankruptcy. In his spare time, Kurt enjoys traveling, working out, studying economics, spending time with his pets, watching sports (GO TIGERS!), and being outdoors. Kurt is also one of the founders of Save the Monkeys, a charitable organization founded to help monkeys and other wildlife in the rain forests of Central and South America. Kurt is currently running for US Congress, 7th District. Please support him in his Congressional run.
Amanda Crain is an associate attorney in the family law department at Heimerl & Lammers. Ms. Crain began her legal career in the area of family law and continues to devote her legal experience to representing clients in all aspects of family law. Prior to working in private practice, Ms Crain worked as a law clerk for Referee Patricia A. Moses and Judge David L. Piper of the Fourth Judicial Family District Court. During law school, Ms. Crain worked as a certified student attorney at the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office in the Child Support Enforcement Division, where she appeared on behalf of the Ramsey County Attorney in child support establishment, enforcement, and paternity adjudication cases. Ms. Crain participated in the University of St. Thomas School of Law-Judicial Externship with Judge Kevin S. Burke and interned with Judge Anne K. McKeig in the Fourth Judicial Family District Court. She also clerked at the Self-Help Center of the Fourth Judicial Family District Court through the Minnesota Justice Foundation. Ms. Crain lives in Western Minneapolis. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
John Colosimo is one of the most accomplished and highly qualified civil litigators in Northeast Minnesota. With over 35 years of experience and extensive continuing professional education in the areas of civil arbitration and litigation, insurance law, and school law, Mr. Colosimo helps clients navigate the legal process to accomplish positive outcomes before the courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators. “Aristotle described law as a healing profession,” said Colosimo. “My role, my career, has been to follow that; not just to deal with the litigious issues, but to help people reach a successful outcome with the least financial and emotional impact.” He is an MSBA Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, an advanced specialty designation awarded by the Civil Trial Certification Board of the Minnesota State Bar Association; a Certified Civil Trial Advocate, demonstrating an enhanced level of skill and expertise in trial advocacy as determined by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; and a No-Fault Arbitrator certified by the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Colosimo is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as a “Super Lawyer” — a designation reserved for just 5% of lawyers in the state — in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury and […]
Lance O. Mixon is one of Mississippi’s preeminent attorneys whose practice focuses on criminal defense and driving under the influence (DUI) litigation. He is a graduate of The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology. Lance received his Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law, is admitted to practice in all Mississippi state courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, and the Supreme Court of the United States. His practice consists of both the trial and appellate litigation of DUI and criminal cases, and he has handled matters across Mississippi in numerous municipal, justice, county, and circuit courts, spanning sixty-four (64) counties as of mid-2011. Lance has also represented a client in a criminal case on a pro hac vice basis in Alabama. He has handled appeals in the Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Lance’s reported cases include Gilpatrick v. State of Mississippi, 991 So. 2d 130 (Miss. 2008), which was decided by the Supreme Court of Mississippi, and Deeds v. State of Mississippi, — U.S. —, 131 S.Ct. 150, 178 L.Ed. 2d. 37 (2010), which eventually made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court in […]
Matthew is a Family Law Attorney. Matthew has been married for over 12 years, has 2 children and enjoys his calling as a Family Lawyer. Matthew founded and operates the Thompson Law Firm, pllc, emphasizing Family Law in Mississippi, including; Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Modifications, Contempt and Appeals. Matthew began his legal career at Chinn & Associates, PC, where he served in the role of Litigation Associate from 2005-2012, and currently maintains an “Of Counsel” association with the firm. Matthew attended Mississippi College School of Law, graduating in 2005. He was an officer with the Law Student Bar Association and earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Legislation. He earned his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and was an officer in the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Raised in Greenwood and Madison, Matthew currently resides in Madison with his wife and two children. Community Involvement Coach of the Thompson Law Firm Soccer and T-ball teams. Adjunct Professor at Mississippi College School of Law – Domestic Relations (Family Law) Board member, Mississippi Legal Services Corp., Board member/Secretary, Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Volunteer Attorney and guest lecturer with Mission First Legal Aid. Immediate Past-President of the Madison County Bar Association Continuing […]
We handle all of our cases on a personal and professional basis using our experience for your benefit. I have a personal commitment to my clients to operate under the golden rule and treat you as I would like to be treated. A lawsuit is a temporary relationship where I have certain professional responsibilities and you have certain personal responsibilities. We will communicate and work together to make critical professional and personal decisions at each step of the trial preparation process. In addition to the legal training and legal preparation we must use in handling your case, I have a genuine affection for people. I enjoy meeting new people and assisting them through the stages of litigation. I believe in both being an attorney and counselor. Being a counselor sometimes helps the client through some of the personal and emotional portions of the loss of a dear family member, coming to terms with a permanent and severe injury, and coping with the numerous surgeries and physical therapy to regain less than total use of a portion of the body. Following an untimely death of a family member, trust and estate litigation involves obtaining cooperation from various competing family or financial […]
Steven Gunn is a graduate of Yale Law School, who has extensive experience in public interest litigation and clinical practice. He is also the founder and director of the American Indian Law Summer Program at Washington University Law School, which allows law students to spend the summer in Indian country, assisting Indian tribes in legal matters affecting their sovereignty, self-determination, and civil rights. Gunn has written articles on Indian law and on the intersection of poverty and law and economics. He was a staff attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, where he represented low-income individuals and families in housing, public benefits, and disability discrimination cases. Before that, Gunn was a Skadden Fellow at the Indian Law Resource Center in Washington, D.C., where he represented American Indian tribes in actions to protect their land, resources, rights, and cultural heritage. As part of his Skadden Fellowship, Gunn lived and worked for a year on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where, among other things, he represented the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and its members in two major federal lawsuits. Gunn received his bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy in 1992 from Stanford University and […]
Geoff Keller is a native Montanan raised in the northwestern mountains and streams of Kalispell. He obtained a B.A. degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, and his J.D. degree from the University of Montana in Missoula. Geoff clerked for the Montana Workers’ Compensation Court in Helena before entering private practice as a lawyer in Billings in 1984. In 1986, he joined Carey Matovich to form the present law firm of Matovich, Keller & Murphy. As a lawyer in Billings, Montana, Geoff maintains primarily an insurance defense practice, representing casualty insureds and insurers, workers’ compensation insurers/employers, insurers in unfair trade practices claims, commercial litigants, and veterinarians regarding E/O claims. Geoff has been lead attorney in unfair trade practices, casualty, product liability, and veterinary malpractice claims in state, federal and tribal courts, and enjoys a state-wide practice. He has also testified as an expert witness in workers’ compensation claims-handling matters. Geoff holds an AV-preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell in the separate areas of Litigation, Insurance and Workers’ Compensation, and has been selected for inclusion in the Mountain States Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Montana Bar Association, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and American Veterinary […]
Mr. Rhoades attended Montana State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with honors in 1989 and a Master of Arts degree in American History with high honors in 1992. Mr. Rhoades then attended the University Of Montana School Of Law, earning a Juris Doctorate degree in 1995. While attending school, Mr. Rhoades was active as a smoke jumper in states all over the west from 1989 through 1994 and served as an Infantryman in the Montana National Guard. Mr Rhoades was a Law Clerk for the Honorable John L. Peterson, Chief Judge, Bankruptcy Court, District of Montana before joining Sullivan, Tabaracci & Rhoades, P.C. He has been a principal in the Firm since 2000. Mr. Rhoades’ practice concentrates on trials and appeals of real property, insurance, and commercial disputes in state and federal courts. He has a wealth of courtroom experience before both Montana and federal trial and appellate courts. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the Montana Supreme Court; the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals; the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; the U.S. Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel; U.S. District Court for the District of Montana; the U.S. Court […]
Aimee Bataillon, a 2001 graduate of the Creighton University School of Law, is admitted to practice law before Nebraska state and county courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Ms. Bataillon’s practice focuses on serving private and public employers’ human resources and litigation needs. She regularly counsels employers and provides in-house training on federal, state, and local laws that impact the workplace, hiring and retaining quality employees, improving employee satisfaction, administering effective discipline, and discharging employees. She also works with employers to create employment-related contracts and policies, including employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, and drug-free workplace policies. Ms. Bataillon continues to successfully defend employers in multiple areas of litigation before federal, state, and county courts. Those areas include employment discrimination, workers’ compensation, governmental liability, commercial liability, general and professional negligence, and premises and products liability. In addition, Ms. Bataillon defends employers faced with employment discrimination claims before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its state counterparts. She is an active member of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Nebraska, and Omaha Bar Associations. Ms. Bataillon serves on the Nebraska State Bar Association’s House of Delegates, the […]
Mike Dyer holds an undergraduate degree from Long Island University and a law degree from Creighton University School of Law. He has also studied at Tulane University and Suffolk County Community College. He is licensed to practice law in Nebraska, New York and Connecticut. A native of Long Island, New York, Mike is a former New York City police officer who retired after four years of commitment due to a work-related injury. He relocated to Omaha in 1987 to study law and establish a practice dedicated to helping victims of automobile accidents and work-related accidents. Mike is a tireless advocate for the victims of drunk driving. Mike and Elizabeth are married and raising three children. Mike’s family includes several law enforcement officers and firefighters.
Jamie E. Kinkaid said she finds it truly enjoyable being able to help fathers be a significant part of their children’s lives and not allowing gender to dictate who should be the more involved parent. The rewarding experience of fighting for fathers’ rights to see their children as much as possible is fulfilling and a fit for her personality, Ms. Kinkaid said. “The journey of a domestic law case is unpredictable, but with the right attorney who is thorough, knowledgeable, accessible, and persistent, the process can be less stressful and a positive experience,” she said. Ms. Kinkaid has successfully defended an appeal before the Nebraska Court of Appeals allowing her male client to receive an alimony award arguing the law had to be gender blind.
Craig is an experienced Trial Attorney who has tried over 30 jury trials and over 60 bench trials. Craig received his undergraduate and law degrees from Drake University. After law school he served on active duty as a Captain and Lawyer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. Craig represented the United States as a Federal Military Prosecutor and was later selected as a Trial Defense Counsel defending service members charged with crimes. Craig is a decorated veteran for service in Iraq and after being Honorably discharged from the Army, he worked as a litigator with a highly respected local Las Vegas law firm where he gained extensive experience in personal injury and civil litigation cases, including numerous mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences, short-trials, and District Court jury trials.
Craig Denney is the person to call when corporate and individual clients face investigations by state or federal agencies. In the current economic and regulatory climate, clients more than ever need timely and prudent legal advice when investigations are triggered. Whether it is the service of a grand jury subpoena, the investigator knocking at the company’s door, the execution of a search warrant or a criminal indictment, corporate and individual clients rely on Craig for advice and legal defense in the most difficult situations. Craig is a board certified criminal trial advocate with over 35 federal jury trials under his belt. He is licensed in federal and state courts in Nevada and California. Craig has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Nevada, where he prosecuted complex federal offenses including money laundering, fraud schemes and federal regulatory offenses. More recently, Craig has defended both corporate and individual clients in federal and state criminal, and quasi-criminal investigations in Nevada and California. “Thorough and professional” was the description of his defense of a public official in an ethics investigation. Craig has defended or is currently defending clients in federal investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); U.S. […]
Lisa’s practice focuses on civil litigation, including representing individuals who have been injured as a result of medical malpractice or other negligence. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Lisa has over 10 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the areas of adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care. She is admitted to practice in the state of New Hampshire and is a member of the New Hampshire Association for Justice, the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association and The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.
Ricardo “Rick” St. Hilaire practices law throughout New Hampshire from offices in Lebanon and Concord. Attorney St. Hilaire has been practicing law since 1993, and he has a passion for helping people and nonprofits. He is a former 15 year veteran prosecutor who grew up in Concord and Rochester, New Hampshire. He received his law degree from Georgetown University and his bachelors degree from Columbia University. Rick St. Hilaire possesses substantial felony and misdemeanor litigation experience in both New Hampshire’s superior courts and district courts. He has handled thousands of cases over his career and has litigated approximately 50 superior court jury trials and countless district court bench trials. He has also presented numerous grand jury cases. Possessing extensive criminal courtroom and investigative experience, Rick St. Hilaire trained many prosecutors and police in NH on topics ranging from crime scene investigation to the rules of evidence. In recognition of his professional work, Rick St. Hilaire was recognized by the NH Association of Counties as County Attorney of the Year. In 2009 the Governor and Executive Council, the NH State Senate, and the NH General Court each publicly praised Attorney Rick St. Hilaire for his legal achievements by awarding resolutions of […]
Although Ralph A. Ferro, Jr., Law Office is able to provide professional legal advice in many areas of law, Ralph A. Ferro, Jr., specializes in New Jersey Bankruptcy Law for both consumers (Chapters 7, 11 and 13) and businesses (Chapters 7 & 11). Ralph A. Ferro, Jr. started practicing law as a member of the Law Offices of Ralph A. Ferro Jr. in 1993. Since Mr. Ferro specializes in New Jersey Bankruptcy Law, debtor-creditor rights and New Jersey bankruptcy litigation, he is able to effectively represent consumers and businesses that are in need of bankruptcy protection. Ralph understands the emotional issues related to bankruptcies for his clients and he handles all cases personally. You are not passed on to an associate. Mr. Ferro, an experienced New Jersey Bankruptcy lawyer, treats every case as his most important and will never leave his client wondering as to the status of the case. Attorney Ferro prides himself on his ability to be reached by clients virtually 24 hours a day and returns 100% of his phone calls. Ralph Ferro always makes time available to speak with clients regarding their bankruptcy process concerns.
Prior to his arrival in Albuquerque, David G. Crum served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s office in Washington D.C. and as a mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E.E.O.C.). Mr. Crum represents a wide range of family law clients around the state of New Mexico, in cases including divorce, child custody and support, property division, alimony, and division of retirement funds. Mr. Crum also engages in a broad criminal defense practice, ranging from from first offense DWI to serious felony offenses. Mr. Crum was the chairman of the New Mexico Bar Criminal Section in 2003 and 2004. He also serves on the finance committee of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association. He was most recently a featured speaker at the NMCDLA continuing legal education seminar “364: Defense of Drunk Driving Cases in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction.” (November, 2004); and at the NMCDLA continuing legal education seminar: “Nothing to Lose: Sharpening Your DWI Trial Skills (December, 2006). He has also been a guest speaker at the UNM School of Law.
Ms. Adams is a Director in the Albuquerque office. She practices in the Litigation Department with an emphasis in labor and employment law. She also focuses her practice in the area of medical malpractice defense. Prior to joining the Rodey Law Firm, Ms. Adams was an associate at Hatch, Allen & Shepherd, P.A., focusing her practice in employment and general insurance defense litigation. Throughout law school, Ms. Adams served as a clerk in both the private and public sectors, including the litigation division of the City of Albuquerque and the compliance and litigation divisions of the Consumer Products Safety Commission in Bethesda, Maryland. Ms. Adams currently serves on the Board of Directors (Region 4 Director) of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. She is the former liaison for the State Bar’s employment/labor law section, and also served on the Board of Directors for this Section. Ms. Adams has earned the designation of “Rising Star” in the 2012 and 2013 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers for her experience and expertise in employment litigation-defense. Ms. Adams is designated as a Future Litigation Star in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Benchmark Litigation – The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & […]
Daniela F. Henriques began her legal career at Leav & Steinberg in 2002. Motivated by her desire to make an impact as an advocate for the seriously injured, she continued to work as a paralegal at the firm while attending law school full time. She received her J.D. from New York Law School in Manhattan, where she graduated cum laude. She was the recipient of the New York State Bar Association Legal Ethics Award. Upon joining the firm as a lawyer in 2005, Ms. Henriques continued to work on all aspects of case investigation, client and witness interviews, drafting and overseeing pleadings, writing and arguing appeals and motions, plaintiffs’ and defendants’ examinations before trial, court appearances and trial preparation. Mrs. Henriques became the managing attorney at the firm in 2012. Mrs. Henriques has been named in Super Lawyers magazine as one of 2013 New York Metro Rising Stars. Ms. Henriques’s specialty is legal research, analysis and writing. Ms. Henriques’s insights into what is necessary to support or defend a particular legal argument has made her a valued asset in both providing support to the trial attorneys and winning motions and appeals. Because of her astute abilities to research and analyze […]
Joseph Tacopina founded the Law Offices of Joseph Tacopina, P.C. in 1994. After serving as a prosecutor, Mr. Tacopina chose to bring his talents to the criminal defense bar. Having tried more than 80 cases at the age of 42, Mr. Tacopina has earned the media’s praise as the “hottest young criminal defense lawyer” in New York. Because of his extensive litigation experience in both federal and state court and his successes in some very high profile cases, Mr. Tacopina frequently appears as an expert legal analyst on various media outlets nationwide. He can regularly be seen on MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC, Fox News, CNN, and Court TV, and even occasionally has taken his licks on “Imus in the Morning.” Mr. Tacopina is a member of the Federal Bar Council, the New York Counsel of Defense Lawyers, and the Judicial Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He also serves on the Legislative Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Additionally, Mr. Tacopina volunteers his time as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and lectures nationwide on a variety of legal issues. He was also recently honored by the National Italian […]
Joseph W. Belluck is a founding partner of Belluck & Fox with substantial experience in the firm’s asbestos and mesothelioma cases. He is a dedicated, compassionate attorney who has spent his entire legal career representing injured consumers and workers. Joe has a national reputation for excellence in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation. He has been recognized for both his legal work and high ethical standards. Prior to founding Belluck & Fox in 2002, Joe represented asbestos victims at another law firm. He served as a judicial law clerk for Justice Lloyd Doggett of the Texas Supreme Court and as a staff attorney and consumer lobbyist for Public Citizen in Washington, D.C. Joe also worked for Trial Lawyers Care, a volunteer legal organization to help victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Joe lives in New York City and Woodstock, New York with his wife and two children.
Mr. Harris brings experience practicing in Federal and State Courts in Eastern North Carolina. He will concentrate on civil litigation including maritime and admiralty law (where he often serves fellow lawyers as special maritime counsel). Mr. Harris has extensive experience working with insurance companies defending assureds and pursuing subrogation claims. Mr. Harris is a member of the Maritime Law Association (where he has earned Proctor status and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Salvage Committee) and the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. Harris has been featured in NC Lawyers Weekly and has authored several law review articles in such publications as the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Benedicts Maritime Bulletin and the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, among others. Mr. Harris is a member of the adjunct faculty at Campbell University’s Law School and UNCW. Harris earned his B.A. from Auburn University in 1997, his J.D. from Wake Forest University in 2000 and his LL.M. in Ocean and Coastal Law from The University of Miami in 2001. He was Honorably Discharged from the Army National Guard following service as a Military Policeman and an assistant to Judge Advocates General.
Rod Vujovic is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he received his law degree (J.D.) in 1996, and a Masters of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Health Law in 2001. His legal background has primarily been concentrated in the field of consumer bankruptcy law, including working as an attorney for the Midwest’s largest consumer bankruptcy firm, as well as a Chicago area general practice firm handling cases in consumer bankruptcy law, family law, real estate law, and estate planning. Rod received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology, from Appalachian State University in 1993, where he was a Dean’s List student. He also has Associates degrees in Criminal Justice and Accounting. Rod is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Illinois, and Iowa. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), and the American Bankruptcy Institute. In addition to his experience in bankruptcy law, Rod has over 20 years of professional experience in broadcasting. He has worked as a radio announcer, using the radio name “Rod Allen”, at radio stations in Lenoir, Hickory, and Charlotte, North Carolina. […]
Ms. Kennedy joined the firm in 1999. She is a shareholder and director of the law firm of Zimney Foster P.C. in Grand Forks, where her practice is devoted to banking law, commercial and business law, creditor’s rights and agricultural lending and credit transactions. She is adjunct faculty at the University of North Dakota School of Law, where she teaches UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions. Ms. Kennedy is listed in Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Business Lawyers. She served as President of the Grand Forks County Bar Association in 2004-05. She is a co-author of Revised UCC Article 9 Transactions (UND Publishing). Ms. Kennedy is a member of the Randy H. Lee American Inn of Court and the North Dakota State Bar. She has presented seminars to various legal and lending organizations in commercial topics such as loan documentation, UCC, loan workouts, agricultural liens, collection law, foreclosures and bankruptcy. Ms. Kennedy earned her BA Degree from Minot State University in 1994, and obtained her J.D. Degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1999. Ms. Kennedy served as an associate editor of the North Dakota Law Review. She practices in North Dakota and Minnesota State Courts, and in […]
We formed the Gokey Immigration Law Office to fill the region’s need for a law firm focusing exclusively on immigration law for businesses and families. Snyder’s broad experience as a former government attorney and as a long-time business lawyer brings a unique understanding of these issues to the practice of immigration law. After four years as a trial attorney for the US Department of Justice, Tax Division, Frank (“Snyder”) Gokey practiced law at the Vogel Law Firm for 25 years. At Vogel, Snyder worked as a business and health law attorney, before founding Vogel’s immigration law practice. Snyder is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, an inactive Certified Public Accountant and member of the North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the North Dakota and Minnesota Bar Associations, and has been admitted to practice before the US District Courts of North Dakota and Minnesota.
Hal Arenstein is a 1979 graduate of Case Western Reserve University College of Law. His 32 years of practice has been confined to criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts. He recently was qualified as an expert in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in the Federal District Court in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Arenstein has testified for the defense in a federal criminal case as a witness on the Sentencing Guidelines and the substantial benefit the cooperating co-defendant received in exchange for testifying on behalf of the government. He is a past president of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and was recently elected to a second term on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers. He formerly served as Co-Chair of the NACDL Membership Committee and through his efforts, membership for NACDL has exceeded 10,000 members. Mr. Arenstein is now Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee. Mr. Arenstein is a frequent lecturer on various areas pf trial practice. His presentations include “Defending Individuals Charged wit Sexually Abusing Children,” “Discovery Issues in Complex Criminal Litigation,” “Miranda and The Pre-Trial Statement,” “Preparing for the Snitch,” “Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and The Battered Spouse,” “Evidentiary Issues in Drug […]
Attorney Bridget M. Wasson began her career at Meyer Wilson Co. in Columbus, Ohio, where she Bridget Wassonfocused her practice on assisting in the prosecution of the firm’s nationwide consumer class action cases. Prior to and during law school, Bridget also spent time at a small litigation firm in Dayton, Ohio and worked a private audit firm in Hudson, Ohio, where she assisted clients to recover overpayments and under-deductions from major retail, distribution, and health care entities. Bridget became interested in consumer protection law after seeing how many consumers are the victims of fraudulent or deceptive conduct by big banks and corporations. Bridget is excited to join Doucet & Associates to dedicate her skills and knowledge to protecting consumers on a more personal level, while also protecting the interests and rights of consumers and borrowers facing foreclosure. Bridget is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and the United States District Court for the Southern Districts of Ohio. Bridget is also a member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Central Ohio Association for Justice and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Bridget received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University, […]
Paul Kouri has a passion for justice. The desire to see justice, along with a healthy dose of compassion, led him to law school and into a career helping those who have been injured or wrongly denied insurance coverage. During law school, Paul worked as an intern for Rex Travis. Paul first met Mr. Travis a few years prior to law school when his insurance company balked at paying a claim. Mr. Travis had the claim resolved within two weeks. When Paul got the chance to work with Mr. Travis, first as an intern, and then as an attorney at Travis Law Office, Paul found he was learning from the best while working hands-on with Mr. Travis to help people with real injuries and real insurance problems. Since graduation from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2005, Paul has worked with and practiced alongside Mr. Travis. Let Paul put his passion and experience to work for you. Paul received his B.A. at San Diego State University in 1993 and his J.D. at the University of Oklahoma, with honors, in 2005. He is a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, Oklahoma Association […]
Jennifer O’Daniel joined Wirth Law Office in December 2012 to expand the powerhouse law firm with a Tahlequah office. She also extended regional services in Muskogee, Okla. O’Daniel previously built a successful general practice law firm as a sole-practitioner Tahlequah attorney for several years. Prior to establishing her private practice, O’Daniel worked as Assistant District Attorney in Muskogee County. There, she gained experience with trial procedures and strategy from the prosecutor’s side. She brought that experience to bear in private practice as a criminal defense attorney. Working in private practice as a Tahlequah attorney, she served as one of two contract defense attorneys providing court-appointed representation for indigent Cherokee County defendants. O’Daniel has also worked as a clerk for a District Court judge, and interned at an established Tahlequah criminal defense law firm. As a Tahlequah attorney in private practice, O’Daniel focused on criminal defense and personal injury cases. She also handled a range of family law and civil law cases familiar to small-town attorneys. A native Oklahoman and a member of the Osage Nation, she is dedicated to her profession and passionate in her approach to the practice of law. O’Daniel is also admitted to practice in Cherokee Nation […]
ALLEN DRESCHER IS A 1972 GRADUATE OF COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL. HE HAS PRACTICED LAW IN SOUTHERN OREGON SINCE 1973 AS A SOLE PRACTITIONER AND AS A PARTNER IN THE LAW FIRMS OF DRESCHER & ARNOLD (1983-98) AND DRESCHER & WOMACK (2012-13). ALLEN HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE OREGON STATE BAR SINCE 1972 AND IS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE BEFORE ALL STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS IN OREGON. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE OREGON STATE BAR SECTIONS ON ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION, ELDER LAW, BUSINESS LAW, AND REAL PROPERTY AND LAND USE LAW.
Michael Baxter has been in private practice as a trial attorney since 1991. His practice focuses on consumer litigation and personal injury litigation. Mike was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1991. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. In 2003, he received the NACA’s prestigious Trial Attorney of the Year award. Mike received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon in 1970. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Detroit in 1984. He received his J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1990. In 1995, he obtained a $1 million punitive damage verdict against Carr Chevrolet for violations of Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act. In 1998, he obtained a $600,000 verdict against TRW for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. In 2002, he obtained a $5.3 million verdict against Trans Union for violations of the FCRA. In 2005, he obtained a verdict against Equifax for $210,000. In 2007, he obtained a verdict against Equifax for $200,000. In 2010, he obtained a $100,000 verdict in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act […]
Melissa Iacobucci is an associate in the litigation department of the firm. Before joining HRMM&L, Melissa was an associate at Arlene Glenn Simolike, Esq., and Associates, P.C., where she handled personal injury and family law matters. While in law school, Ms. Iacobucci served as a Judicial Intern to The Honorable Elizabeth T. Hey, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also served as a Certified Legal Intern to the Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender. Admitted to the Bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Ms. Iacobucci graduated, Deans List, from Williams College in 2008. She received her law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law (Dean’s Honor List) in 2011 where served as the Senior Production Editor of the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review.
An experienced estate planning attorney, Joseph is a frequent lecturer for the Boston Bar Association and the Rhode Island Bar Association on estate and long term care planning issues and conservation easements. His areas of practice include estate and income tax planning, business succession planning, conservation easements, long-term care planning, probate and trust administration, special needs planning and real estate conveyancing. Prior to joining Adler Pollock and Sheehan, Joseph was an associate at Burns & Levinson in its Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts Offices. He often counsels clients on estate and income tax savings techniques including the most tax efficient ways in which to transfer wealth and family businesses through multiple family generations. He also helps families preserve assets through advance planning for their long-term care needs. He frequently represents trustees and banks in their service as fiduciaries in the settlement of complex estates.
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, raised in Blackstone, Massachusetts. Ms. Tate always knew she wanted to be an attorney. Both of her parents worked in textile mills and wanted to ensure that their daughter had every opportunity to go to college and then to pursue a degree in law. She was able to attend Classical High School in Providence, commuting daily from Blackstone, Massachusetts! One of the highlights of her legal career was to serve as President of the Rhode Island Bar Association from 1999 – 2000. At that time, the organization had in excess of 5000 lawyers as members. In 2004, she became the only divorce attorney (and remains so) from Rhode Island to be elected and designated a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, of which there are approximately 100 members nationwide. Prior to that, in 1991, Ms. Tate became the first female from Rhode Island and only one of six attorneys to be elected and designated a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 1997, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Tate has been chosen by her peers, since inception in 2007 as a Rhode Island Super Lawyer as well […]
Derek A. Shoemake, an attorney at Simmons Law Firm, LLA, is an experienced litigator who has represented clients – both corporate and individual – before state and federal courts. Mr. Shoemake’s practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, products and pharmaceutical liability, premises liability, medical malpractice and criminal defense. Mr. Shoemake is a military veteran who prides himself on his service to clients and his detailed focus on their cases. In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Shoemake has authored several legal articles in a variety of publications and clerked for two federal judges in the District of South Carolina: the Honorable G. Ross Anderson, Jr. and the Honorable R. Bryan Harwell. Mr. Shoemake further distinguished himself in law school, where he served on the South Carolina Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Before law school, Mr. Shoemake worked as an editor for The Item, a newspaper in Sumter, S.C., worked as a defense contractor for the General Dynamics Corporation, and served in the United States Marine Corps until his honorable discharge as a Sergeant. During his time in service, Mr. Shoemake received several decorations, including five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. When […]
Lauren L. Felder Graduated from Laurence Manning Academy in 2002. Graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Experimental Psychology. Graduated from the Charleston School of Law with Juris Doctor, magna cum laude in 2009. Former clerk for The Honorable George C. James, Jr., Third Judicial Circuit in Sumter, South Carolina. Admitted to practice in South Carolina and North Carolina. Member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the Charleston County Bar Association. Concentrates practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, domestic law, and workers’ compensation.
Mike McCann, the firm’s senior partner, grew up in Brookings. He earned his juris doctor from the University of South Dakota (USD) and joined his father at the firm in 1972. Mike’s general practice concentrations include contracts, estate planning, probates, real estate, criminal law, family law and public school law. Mike also belongs to several service organizations, including Boy Scouts of America, Shriners and the Optimist Club. He lives in Brookings with his wife, Judy. They enjoy spending time with their four children and seven grandchildren.
A graduate of South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota School of Law, Bob is proud to once again call South Dakota home. Prior to founding the Pesall Law Firm, Bob practiced primarily in western North Dakota, at one of the oldest law firms in the state. There, Bob honed his legal skills with some of the best lawyers the State had to offer. Today, Bob brings that “old firm” care and personal attention back to Flandreau, South Dakota. At the Pesall Law Firm, Bob’s practice is divided into two parts. First, he provides general legal services and advice to the people of Moody County and the surrounding area. These services include criminal defense, real estate matters, contracts, wills & estate planning, business litigation, and constitutional matters. Second, Bob provides legal services in matters of election law, government relations, public policy, and constitutional issues to clients throughout the region. Because DUI cases are some of the most common criminal cases in South Dakota, Bob has also received the same NHSTA training and certification in field sobriety testing as is used by law enforcement during DUI investigations.
Bar Admissions: Tennessee 2005 U.S. District Courts Tennessee: Western and Middle Education: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (J.D. 2005); Lambuth University (B.S. 2002 magna cum laude); Member: Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Team; Extern for Judge David S. Kennedy, Chief Judge United States Bankruptcy Court Western District of Tennessee; Moot Court Board; Advanced Moot Court Competition Champion, 2003; Dean’s Award for Oral Advocacy; Phi Alpha Delta; American Inns of Court, Leo S. Bearman Chapter, Pupil Member. Publications: “Professionalism: Dealing with Unprofessional Conduct in Bankruptcy,” 36 U. MEM. L. REV. 575 (2006). “Glover v. Glover: The Distinction Between Rule 59 and Rule 60 Motions for Relief from Judgment,” 5 TENN. J. OF PRAC. & PROC. 2, at 24 (Spring 2003). Memberships: Jackson-Madison County Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys; American Inns of Court, Howell Edmunds Jackson Chapter, Associate Member; ARAG Legal Insurance approved attorney; and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs accredited attorney. Practice Areas: Bankruptcy; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs matters; Adoptions – Foreign and Domestic; Landlord/Tenant disputes; Collections/Creditors Rights; Personal Injury Litigation; Civil Litigation; Estate Planning; Trial and Appellate Practice; and
Sara Compher-Rice is a named Partner with the Oberman & Rice Law Firm. Sara began practicing with Steve Oberman in 2002 and has been defending those charged with crimes in Tennessee since that time. Licensed in all Tennessee courts, Sara focuses her practice on those accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and other alcohol, drug and/or driving-related cases. Sara has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2011. She has also been named a Best Lawyer in the area of DUI Defense for the 2012 & 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®. In 2011 she was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve as a Hearing Committee Member for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. Sara received her B.A. from Denison University in 1999 with a major in Political Science and a minor in English Literature. She attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence, Magna Cum Laude (high honors), in 2002. Graduating in the top ten percent of her class, Sara was elected to the Order of the Coif, the highest academic honor a law student can achieve. Sara has lectured to both local […]
Bill Mateja is a Principal in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Prior to joining the Firm in January 2005, he served as Senior Counsel to U.S. Deputy Attorneys General Larry Thompson and James Comey in Washington, D.C., where he also served as point person for the President’s Corporate Fraud Task Force while also overseeing the Justice Department’s white collar, health care fraud, and corporate fraud efforts. Mr. Mateja also served as the Justice Department’s Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud, and chaired the Attorney General’s working group on sentencing policy. Mr. Mateja is a highly regarded trial attorney who uses his 13 years of experience with the Justice Department in Texas and Washington, D.C., coupled with over 25 years of legal experience, to successfully represent companies and individuals in “high stakes” government and internal investigations, civil enforcement actions, lawsuits, and criminal prosecutions across the country. These cases involved a broad array of subject matters, including corporate accountability, fraud and abuse, securities investigations and litigation, health care fraud, and government regulatory matters and investigations. He represents clients before the SEC, various U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Texas Attorney General, local district attorney’s offices, and numerous other federal, state, and […]
Attorney Michael J. Crawford is a fighter bringing intensity, intelligence, and confidence into the Court room. Call today! Don’t take a plea deal on a Misdemeanor in Navarro County Court without representation from a lawyer…The prosecutor and Judge won’t tell you how bad the deferred will ruin your future opportunities…I have countless people contact me after giving in to pressure or tactics from prosecutors telling them “you can’t get this good of a deal if you hire a lawyer”…Dont believe the misinformation…They are not looking out for your best interests…You need a lawyer to protect your constitutional rights. Texas DWI and DUI Lawyer Navarro, Ellis, and Surrounding Counties Corsicana, Ennis, Waxahachie, and Midlothian DWI and DUI Criminal Law Attorney stays on the cutting edge of DWI and DUI defense. Lawyer Crawford is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and regularly attends continuing education training to guarantee his clients have every advantage possible when it comes to defending DWI and DUI. Attorney Crawford is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas because he earns a required amount of extra classroom and hands-on training in Criminal Defense. Administrative Law Review (ALR) hearings determine whether your […]
Before joining Edward Brass in criminal defense practice in 2010, attorney Kim Cordova was first a law clerk and then a prosecutor for the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office from 2000 through 2009. She represented the State of Utah in a variety of felony cases, including homicides, and tried numerous cases to verdict. She has particular expertise in alleged sex offenses, having been assigned to the special victims team in the District Attorney’s office, which focuses on offenses against adults and children, including offenses such as rape and aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Ms. Cordova has developed expertise in direct and cross examination of expert witnesses in areas such as eyewitness identification, medical professionals, and DNA. In her first two years as a defense attorney she has acted as co-counsel in a lengthy, highly publicized homicide trial, and won not guilty verdicts in a multiple complainant sex offense case and in an aggravated kidnapping case. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Ms. Cordova graduated from Westminster College in 1995 and the University of Utah law school in 2001. Prior to pursuing her law degree, she worked for Juvenile Justice Services and Juvenile Probation, giving her special insight […]
Michelle Waddoups is an associate attorney at Robert J. DeBry & Associates. She was born and raised in Utah, and attended law school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Michelle has a passion for helping people. Her background in teaching preschool and school-aged children, helping manage a child care center, and working as a dispute specialist led her to pursue a law degree. Utah now requires new lawyers complete a new lawyer training program where the new lawyer works with a mentor attorney in their first year of practice. Michelle has completed this program. She practices personal injury law, focusing on product liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims.
Jennifer joined Russell Barr as the first member of his then one-man law firm in 1994. Starting as an administrative assistant, Jennifer was quickly promoted to paralegal and firm manager. Jennifer’s journey from entry level employee to attorney is the product of hard work and dedication, both in the law and life. Her broad experience combined with a real world perspective and compassion have served her well since becoming a practicing attorney in May 2000. Jennifer brings passion and perspective to her work in the fields of civil and commercial litigation. She has represented clients in various matters including medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury claims, construction and property disputes and employment issues. Jennifer also has experience assisting clients in estate planning, including drafting living trusts and wills, and probate and estate administration, and handles transactional matters including commercial real estate closings. In early 2012, Jennifer assisted the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in obtaining a $110 million financing deal with KeyBank to pay for the expansion of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and consolidation with the Mohawk Bingo Palace, and build a new 150-room hotel. The law firm’s only Stowe native, Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts in political science […]
Rolf M. Sternberg is a former President of the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and has practiced for more than 34 years in New York State and more than 28 years in Vermont. Mr. Sternberg has an active litigation practice in the fields of personal injury and insurance related claims. In addition, he has developed a concentration in estate planning and administration and real estate law in both New York and Vermont. In addition to being a founding member of the firm, he also maintains a law practice in nearby Hoosick Falls, N.Y. under the name of Sternberg & Gorman, LLP. Mr. Sternberg has served on several community boards of trustees and is currently a member of the board of directors of the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Sternberg was trial counsel along with his partner Neil Moss, in the landmark negligent entrustment case of Vince v. Wilson, now cited in most standard law school textbooks on torts. Presenter at CLE on Insurance Litigation, March, 2010, Burlington, VT Download “Litigating The Insurance Claim” (Adobe pdf) Radio Talk Show host of “Talking Law” (Fridays at 9:00 a.m.) on WBTN Radio 1370 AM […]
Virginia Family Law Attorneys Who Care There is nothing more frustrating than trying to solve a puzzle for which you do not have all the pieces. This is certainly true in the legal system. Whether you are getting divorced or trying to resolve child custody disputes, it is important to have a clear vision of all the options available and the possible outcomes of each. Don’t Let Divorce Ruin Your Life. There is Life After Divorce. At Virginia Family Law Center, we work closely with clients, helping them navigate the legal system. Some firms simply read clients their rights and hope it makes sense. We do more. We go out of our way to educate our clients, explaining their rights, responsibilities and the possible ramifications of each choice. Contact our firm online or call 703-659-0196 to schedule your free 20 minute telephone consultation with an experienced Fairfax lawyer. Our philosophy is to guide clients through their family law matter in the most practical and efficient way possible. We Have Over 20 Years of Family Law Experience Once you understand the options that are available, it is also important to pick a solution that is practical for your situation. With over […]
Except for those years when she was attending college and law school, Marie Washington has lived entirely in beautiful Fauquier County, Virginia. From starting preschool at Fresta Valley Christian School to becoming a basketball star at Liberty High School, Marie has thoroughly enjoyed growing up in this area and could not think of a better place to run her law practice. She remained in Virginia for her higher education by attending The College of William and Mary, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and minor in government. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate in 2003 from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Marie has practiced law since 2003 and has represented clients in matters concerning: Collections, Contracts, Business Law, Criminal & Traffic Violations, Domestic Relations, Estate Planning & Probate, and Landlord-Tenant issues. She is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, and the Fauquier & Prince William County Bar Associations. The Virginia Supreme Court also appointed Marie to serve on the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board in July 2011. Marie loves to give back to […]
Melissa Cunningham, a contract attorney, joined Carney Badley Spellman in 2013. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, insurance regulation and health law. Ms. Cunningham earned her law degree from the University of Washington, where she completed the Health Law Concentration Track, taking courses in medical malpractice, healthcare fraud and abuse, and healthcare compliance. During her third year of law school, Ms. Cunningham interned with the Office of General Counsel for the Department of Health and Human Services, where she defended the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Indian Health Service in administrative appeals. Throughout law school Ms. Cunningham also completed externships with the Employment Section of the Seattle City Attorney’s where she assisted with employee disciplinary hearings, and the Civil Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where she helped defend the county against civil claims. At graduation, Ms. Cunningham received Pro Bono Honors recognition for her time spent assisting family law and consumer bankruptcy clients with the Washington State Bar Association’s Moderate Means Program.
Dean Brett knew early on that he wanted to be an attorney, and after putting himself through Stanford Law School he created the firm of Brett & Daugert with a fellow classmate who had the same vision. While this firm grew steadily and became one of the premier law firms in Whatcom County, Dean realized that he really enjoyed working with personal injury and wrongful death clients. These cases let Dean use his skills to truly help people move forward with their lives in a meaningful and lasting way. Why personal injury and wrongful death cases are different In his earlier years as an attorney, Dean took on many kinds of cases including business litigation, criminal defense, and employment law, but he found that the most personally rewarding cases were personal injury and wrongful death cases. These types of claims allowed Dean to really get to know his clients and provide the assistance they need to get their lives back on track. He learned that innocent people injured through negligence often experience a sense of powerlessness about their situation, and that his assistance was crucial for his clients get the support they need. Dean enjoys working closely with his clients […]
Chris Heavens is the founding partner of Heavens Law Firm, a full-service firm that focuses primarily on personal injury law. A Philadelphia native and Morgantown graduate, Mr. Heavens continues to serve the Pennsylvania and West Virginia communities by defending the rights of victims injured by negligence. His practice is dedicated to finding justice for individuals and families who have suffered harm caused by car accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and product liability. Mr. Heavens is a tireless advocate who ensures that all his clients receive around-the-clock service to meet their individual needs. Raised in an Irish American family, Mr. Heavens learned the importance of honesty and humility. He breaks down complex legal issues for every client to understand and treats them with dignity and respect. With Mr. Heavens, clients receive top-notch representation and quality service. Grateful for his own family and upbringing, Mr. Heavens understands that injuries do not only affect victims; the financial and emotional security of others is also at stake. That is why he is dedicated to getting clients back on their feet and securing a better life for their families. The mission of Heavens Law Firm is to protect the rights of injured victims and families […]
David Relles grew up in Superior, Wisconsin. David is a 1973 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a 1977 graduate of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is a former assistant district attorney of Outagamie County, Wisconsin and a master member of the James E. Doyle Inn of Court, on whose executive committee he has served. David has over 30 years’ experience in civil litigation and criminal defense, including personal injury, medical malpractice, business litigation, and defense of professional licenses. He has been named by Madison Magazine as one of Dane County’s best lawyers in the area of personal injury law. David has been very involved in local, regional, and international community efforts, including: Coach, Little League baseball and YMCA basketball for boys and girls aged 9-14, off and on over the past 15 years Spokesperson for NoDaneCasino, a group that successfully opposed the placement of a casino in the City of Madison Worked with the Wisconsin Legislature to draft legislation to improve the ability of Wisconsin businesses to recover losses from retail theft and bad checks Member of Mt. Horeb Rotary Club for the past 10 years Lecturer on […]
MARTINSBURG PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY FOR OVER 30 YEARS D. Michael Burke is a Martinsburg attorney and founding partner of Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson, who has been serving the people of West Virginia in the area of personal injury law for over 30 years. Mr. Burke represents people injured in all types of automobile accidents, as well as cases of medical malpractice, defective products, dog bites and premises liability law, and wrongful death. A native of West Virginia, Mr. Burke attended West Virginia University for his Bachelor’s and law degrees, where he served as Vice-President of the Student Body (1975-76) and was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. Committed to the advancement of the legal profession, Mr. Burke has served on the Board of Governors for both the West Virginia Association for Justice and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.
Paul Kent’s practice focuses on environmental regulatory matters with a particular emphasis on water issues. He represents municipalities on wastewater, stormwater, water supply, mining, energy and other environmental issues. He also represents individuals and businesses on land use and development matters including developments in and around shorelands, wetlands, and navigable waters. He has served on over a dozen DNR advisory committees on water policy issues and has been involved in developing environmental legislation. He has argued cases before the Wisconsin and United States Supreme Courts. – See more at: http://www.staffordlaw.com/attorneys/paul-kent/#sthash.emPEN1RL.dpuf
Attorney Nathan J. Dineen is recognized as one of the best DUI Attorneys in Wisconsin, bar none, no fluff, no false accolades. Milwaukee Magazine has continuously recognized Nathan Dineen as one of the best DUI attorneys in the Milwaukee Area. Nathan Dineen was the only Wisconsin Drunk Driving Defense Attorney recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal as the top Up and Coming Attorney in 2013. Avvo.com, an independent lawyer rating website, rates Nathan a 10/10 Rating and continuously recognizes him as one of the best in Wisconsin. Nathan’s drunk driving defense experience and knowledge has been endorsed by over 50 nationally renown DUI defense attorneys. Nathan Dineen was one of the first two attorneys in Wisconsin and 12 total nationwide to be certified by the American Chemical Society as a Forensic Drug and Alcohol Lawyer for excellence and knowledge of drug and alcohol testing. Currently, no other attorney in Eastern Wisconsin holds this honor and certification.
Traci Lacock joined Hathaway & Kunz as an associate in December 2012. Prior to joining Hathaway & Kunz, Traci worked as a trial attorney for the Wyoming Public Defender’s Office, earning her extensive litigation experience trying multiple bench and jury trials. Her extensive background in criminal litigation gives focus to her practice at Hathaway & Kunz, PC in civil litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. Traci also practices in the areas of business law, natural resource law and trusts and estates. An Eastern Colorado native, Traci graduated from Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism prior to receiving her Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming in 2005. She is also a published author thanks to her time in graduate school at the University of Colorado.
James H. Wettermark is the senior partner of Wettermark & Keith, LLC. He has spent his entire 25 year legal career representing individuals who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of others. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Economics, Mr. Wettermark attended law school at the University of Alabama graduating in 1978. His academic achievements at Alabama included being the Student Work Editor of the Alabama Law Review, a member of the winning team in the John Campbell Moot Court Competition, and a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society. During his 25 year career, Mr. Wettermark has been, first and foremost, a trial lawyer. He has tried over 100 jury trials to a verdict. He obtained the largest verdict in the history of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)($34,000,000). He obtained what was, at the time, the largest medical malpractice settlement in Tennessee history ($6.2 million). He has obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts on behalf of clients from Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. His cases and verdicts have been featured in the Atlanta Constitution/Journal, the Birmingham News, the Cincinnati Post, the Louisville Courier Journal, the Macon Telegraph, the Florence Times, and […]
As an immigrant herself, Galorah Keshavarz understands first hand, the obstacles families face in order to migrate to the United States. As a caring and relentless advocate for you and your family, Galorah not only provides superior legal services with an overwhelming attention to detail, but she gets to know each and every one of her clients on a personal level. Rest assured that with GK Law Firm, you have an honest and dedicated advocate by your side, every step of the way. Deferred Action Video
Brian J. Glick is Board Certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar and has recertified twice, an accomplishment attained by only seven percent of Florida attorneys. He has also been selected as a Super Lawyer and voted one of South Florida’s best lawyers by Miami Metro Magazine for medical malpractice and personal injury. He has been AV* rated by Martindale-Hubble and their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for more than 15 years. He is listed as one of Florida’s Top Attorneys for 2011 by the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Glick has been President of the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association and is a former member of the Board of Directors to the Florida Trial Lawyers Association and State Delegate to Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Glick is a fearsome litigator who has successfully won or settled some of the most difficult cases most lawyers would not attempt to handle. In his 30-year career, Mr. Glick has secured in excess of $50 million in gross damages for his clients. Mr. Glick has worked and lived in the Boca Raton community for more than 30 years, has raised two sons and is actively involved in the community. […]
R.J. Manuelian was voted by his peers as a Rising Star between 2007 to 2011 by SouthernCalifornia Super Lawyers, as a Super Lawyer in 2013 and nominated once again as 2014 Super Lawyer. R.J. is licensed is also licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Washington D.C. but has also practiced criminal defense in Utah and New York. He has researched and authored a study concerning jury bias and the socio-economicdynamics between a juror and defendant and called upon as a legal expert by the media to provide legal analysis of constitutional rights in cases concerning gun control, insanity defenses, search and seizure laws, the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and more. R.J.’s accurate legal predictions and simplified explanations of laws, legal strategies and procedures has made him to be one of the most sought out legal experts and attorneys in the United States. Between 2008 until present, R.J. has helped his clients win over $10 million dollars in Federal Civil Rights verdicts and maintains an undefeated trial record trying over 12 cases up to verdict with acquittals on all. When RJ isn’t in trial, he is successful in negotiating favorable legal outcomes for his clients. In 2012 he was able to get numerous serious and violent […]
The Camp Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated exclusively to DUI cases and criminal defense work. We’ve cultivated a deep, extensive knowledge of the issues involved in DUI and criminal defense cases by concentrating solely on these areas of the law. As a DUI attorney, Mr. Camp relieves his clients of the uncertainty and anxiety associated with drunk driving charges by explaining their options and working with prosecutors to achieve the best possible results for his clients. In criminal defense matters, Mr. Camp has the investigative and forensic resources needed to challenge the evidence and allegations against those charged in homicide, drug, and sex crimes cases.