Based upon a true story:
Last week, my wife of 35 years was driving to the store and was hit by another car. The police came to my house to take me to the hospital to see her. She's been there ever since. We don't think she will make it.
Each day I drive or am driven to the hospital by our children. I stay there as long as I can. I just had surgery myself. So I need to come home to try to rest in between rushing back to be with her.Read More
There are a lot of lawyers in America.
Lots and lots.
With the demise of the telphone book, most lawyers now have websites. Growing numbers use social media. A few pay for TV and radio ads. And thankfully only a few (grossly) advertise on buses, cabs and billboards.Read More
Back when I was an defense lawyer, this is how the firm got business. The partners golfed with, rubbed shoulders at clubs with, went golfing and to four star dinners with insurance and corporate key persons. The firm maintained these relationships and periodically was able to build a new relationship with yet another company. These relationships could last for decades.Read More
Today a ghost writer offered to secretly write my blog.
Before deleting her spam, I took a peek at the links to the firms she writes for. Bet they'll be happy to know they've been outed.
It is slimy to hire someone to do legal blogging without disclosing that the writer is: a) not a member of the firm and b) not a lawyer. Plus maintaining a blog simply for the sake of having a blog, is kinda lame.Read More
This showed up in my email today. At first I hoped it was a bad joke. It wasn't. This wins my award for Most Tacky & Gross Lawyer Advertising Scheme 2012.Read More
Cristina asks if she can come along to the new client interview. It is her first time. We drive to the nursing home.
The woman is relieved to see us. Her family is with her.
On the one hand, am happy that can provide reassurance and help. There are so many fears and questions when one has been in the hospital/facility for over a month.Read More
If you or a loved one are injured (or worse). This is what won't happen. My law firm will not come knocking uninvited on your door.
On May 13, an injured person filed a lawsuit against three law firms and their "runners" for trying to get him to sign up as their client.
Here's what happened.Read More
I'm driving home from work, trying to bypass the Mercer Street mess (if you live in Seattle, you know what that is). I go south over the viaduct go through the stadium district up Edgar Martinez Way (if you are a Mariners fan you know who he is) come to a stop light. I'm waiting to get onto I-90. Settling into a zen-like state as part of traffic aggravation-avoidance strategies, when I almost swallow my gum. Ok, understand gum chewing is probably not a good thing do to when in search of Ooooohm. But I like popping bubbles.Read More