Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 24

Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2013 – The Begley Law Group elder law, estate planning and special needs trusts attorneys are participating in an Elder Law Day for legal professionals July 24, 2013. “The continued ‘graying’ of the U.S. population means elder law will continue to be a huge growth area for law firms and attorneys who offer comprehensive elder law services,” commented New Jersey elder law attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. “Elder Law Day is a one-day crash course which examines the key issues elder law attorneys need to know to best support their clients.” Presented in […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2013 – Attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. and Dana E. Bookbinder of the Begley Law Group have been selected to the 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. The 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers list designation is bestowed upon lawyers who have been judged to have extensive professional achievements, exemplary ethical standards, and are held in esteem by their peers. The process in which an attorney is selected as a Super Lawyer includes stringent peer nominations, evaluations, and research by third parties. Only five percent of attorneys are selected. Attorney Begley has been named […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2013 – Central Texas’ largest assemblage of plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers, has elected a new president. “I’m honored to have been elected as president of CATLA,” said Brooks Schuelke, a plaintiff’s Austin personal injury lawyer. “The attorneys in this group are driven every single day to ensure their clients are not taken advantage of by corporate wrongdoers or insurance companies. Justice is not just a concept to them. It is a personal mission.” CATLA’s dedicated mission is to work together to effectively represent clients injured by the negligence of others, and to make […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2013 – Politicians suggest immigration reform will be accomplished this year. Immigration groups wonder if that is true. “The whole immigration reform scenario has become a football kicked randomly back and forth across the political landscape. Few points are scored, and there are players still waiting the game out, until the referees choose to do something constructive. Some Republicans are saying it will pass the Senate this year, which is a much longer time than when they first said it had to be done just after their election loss,” pointed out Larry S. […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2012 – The Begley Law Group is hosting a free seminar open to the public in which the issues of planning for a child with disabilities will be discussed. Begley Law Group attorney Ethan Ordog will give a presentation on topics such as guardianship and special needs trusts. “One of the most pressing issues the parent of a child with disabilities will face is how to approach estate planning, guardianship and special needs trust issues in order to prepare for the child’s safe and secure future,” stated New Jersey estate planning attorney Thomas […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2013 – The latest issue of Bigger Law Firm, a magazine for attorneys, examines Google Plus’ role in marketing, the latest responsive web design, how to use the iPad use in the courtroom, the cloud-based software fermata, and more. This month’s feature, “Revisiting Google+,” takes an in-depth look at Google Plus Search Plus Your World, the innovative intersection of Google’s search engine with its social media platform, and whether the hybridization has been a success. Barbara Atkinson looks at how this new way of integrating social media has changed the marketing landscape for […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 27, 2013 – A new technology may help vets in more ways than one. A new wheeled chair which resembles a wheelchair but can go up stairs, over curbs and can even balance on two wheels to allow the rider to “stand” on two feet is an elegant solution for many disabled vets and civilians alike. The chair is the iBOT, invented Dean Kamen, the creator of the Segway. The iBOT runs on the typical four wheels, can balance on two wheels when height is needed, and can traverse up stairs and go over […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2012 – When an attorney does an outstanding job, they are recognized by their peers and receive accolades for their dedication to justice. Atlanta injury lawyer, Stephen M. Ozcomert of Decatur, GA has been recognized by GeorgiaTrend in its 2012 selection of the “Legal Elite” recognizing “Georgia’s Top Attorneys.” This special honor appears this month in the GeorgiaTrend Magazine, published by Trend Publications. “This is a real honor for me,” said Atlanta injury lawyer, Stephen M. Ozcomert. “I work hard to deliver excellence to my clients, and the fact that GeorgiaTrend has included […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2012 – The Lietz Law Firm of Washington, D.C. is known for successfully representing clients in wrongful death and critical injury cases. The firm recently launched a new website to help meet the needs of victims and survivors of accidents. “The website is a terrific outreach tool for us to assist and inform current clients, prospective clients, and the public,” said Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer and firm founder David Lietz. “We are excited about this important expansion to our online presence.” Mr. Lietz represents clients in complex civil litigation and commercial accidents. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2012 – Wisconsin has created a new court specifically for military veterans. Court officials are in place to launch a multistep process which sends referred veterans to Veterans Treatment Court, processing those accused of breaking the law in Wisconsin’s Second Judicial District. The court combines substance abuse treatment and mental health support, funded by federal benefits and services in place for veterans. The court’s goal is to treat the potential underlying issues contributing to unlawful choices, while also addressing the legal ramifications of those acts. “Often, marginalized veterans are simply processed through an […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2012 – A unanimous jury verdict found in favor of the plaintiff in the recent trial of Shannon Whaley v. Morris & Montgomery, Inc, and John Hickman (No. DC-10-14604) in the 68th Judicial District Court, Dallas County Texas, for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act(FDCPA), the Texas Debt Collection Practices Act (TDCPA) and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA).The plaintiff was represented by Noah Radbil of Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers. Lockhart, Morris & Montgomery and John Hickman were represented by Robbie Malone of Robbie Malone, […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2012 – Know everything about running a successful estate planning practice? Then skip Boot Camp. “Boot Camps are an enormously popular 8-hour eye-opener with estate planning attorneys; it keeps them up-to-date with the latest practice building information available. Those who attend know the real secret to running a successful estate planning practice. Those who don’t … miss the boat,” indicated Robert Armstrong, co-founder of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorney’s (AAEPA). The systems the Academy provides are designed to free up an attorney’s time, allowing them to discover how to work […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2012 – A person goes to hospital for surgery, thinking they will get better. They do not expect to die. “In this lawsuit, the plaintiff filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of her husband after hernia surgery. The lawsuit stated the doctors at the hospital were negligent, and as a result of that negligence, her husband died. She is seeking damages for pain and suffering,” outlined Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The deceased had gone into hospital for hernia repair, but something went wrong. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2012 – Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki faced a Congressional panel in early May and admitted that the agency is understaffed to achieve the level of care that American veterans deserve. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA ) announced in April that the agency needs about 1,900 new positions, but Shinseki told the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee that the VA needs additional workers in mental health care beyond the 1,900 already requested. “If more employees is what the Department of Veterans Affairs needs in order to get mental health care to the […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2012 – New research from United Services Automobile Association (USAA) shows that soldiers returning home from active military duty in the Middle East are having trouble relearning how to drive safely on American roads. Since maneuvering armored vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan requires an aggressive driving style to stay alive, enlisted service members adopted some habits that would keep them alive during wartime but might get them in an accident in the United States. Statistics from insurance carrier USAA show that returning military are about 13 percent more likely to get into an […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2012 – A patient with migraines gets a cerebral angiogram. She was not told about the risks, or why she had to have the procedure. “In this case, a 43-year-old woman agreed to have a medical procedure done to attempt to determine the cause of her life-long migraines. She had several MRIs and other non-invasive medical tests, but the doctors decided she should have a cerebral angiogram. They thought it would tell them what was causing her headaches. She went along with that idea, because they were doctors, and they should know what […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2012 – People going through a divorce have an instinct to open up with their friends and express their emotions and feelings about what is going on in their life. Divorce can feel alienating and people will feel a natural inclination to seek out opinions from friends that might agree with them. This is when social media platforms like Facebook can be particularly dangerous during divorce proceedings. Speaking unkindly about a spouse on any social media can be brought up in court. “Before a divorce and even during a divorce, the most important […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2012 – Once again, a wrong-way crash kills five and injures two. This wreck was catastrophic. “Five dead and two seriously injured in a wrong way crash. It’s shocking to think that so many innocent people could lose their lives because someone was driving like a maniac on the wrong side of the road,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The Louisiana State Police had their hands full at this devastating accident scene; police reports indicated a vehicle was heading east in the westbound lane when it rammed into another car […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2012 – Filing for a divorce can be difficult and stressful. The road ahead has many uncharted obstacles, but for Colorado residents, some rules go into effect immediately after filing their Petition for Dissolution. Regardless of whether the decision is mutual, once a divorce is filed in Colorado both parties are governed by some new guidelines. Something many people that are considering a divorce may not realize is that upon filing, a mandatory protection order (or restraining order) goes into effect against both parties. The protection order prohibits either party from selling property, […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2012 – Some of the most bitter custody battles can be entirely avoided with some careful estate planning. These battles are not about the children, the house or the pets – they are about the family farm. In many industries, a family business being handed down from one generation to the next is a seamless operation. The family farm can sometimes be more emotional. “If the elder generation has not done smart, careful estate planning, then the next generation will suffer,” said Brandon estate planning attorney Reginald Osenton. “The last thing anybody wants […]


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