Daytona Personal Injury Law Firm Hosts Legal Report on WNZF in Flagler County

Daytona Personal Injury Law Firm Hosts Legal Report on WNZF in Flagler County

September 1, 2009 – John Rue, founding partner of the leading Florida personal injury law firm Rue & Ziffra, is hosting a weekly radio show every Saturday at 8:00 am on WNZF News Radio 1550 AM to benefit individuals seeking information pertaining to accident and injury law in Flagler County.

Keeping in line with their strong commitment to excellence, the firm has decided to reach out directly to the community as one of their methods of educating the public about their rights, the justice system and to answer questions posed by listeners in their community. Mr. Rue will also provide insight on the most important factors to consider when choosing a personal injury attorney.

A major feature of this program is that listeners can email their personal questions to legalreport@rueziffra.com and the answers will be provided on the next Saturday morning show. Rue & Ziffra is encouraging Central Florida residents to listen to the show and submit their questions about motorcycle and auto accidents, workers’ comp claims, social security disability issues, medical malpractice, wrongful death and other possible negligent injury cases. 

About Rue & Ziffra
The Rue & Ziffra law firm has serviced client personal injury needs for more than 25 years. The attorneys are encouraging those who believe they have valid personal injury claims to visit them at http://www.rueziffra.com for a free consultation regarding their case.

For more information about the attorneys of the Rue & Ziffra law firm, or to obtain a free case review, please visit http://www.rueziffra.com 

Press Release Contact Information:
632 Dunlawton Ave,
Port Orange,
Florida 32127
Toll Free: 1-888-246-8613

Originally posted 2009-09-02 23:50:28.

The Law Firm of Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman Boast Four “Best Lawyers”

The Law Firm of Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman Boast Four “Best Lawyers”
All Partners of West Palm Beach Law Firm Recognized as “Best Lawyers in America”

Aug 19, 2009 – West Palm Beach, FL – The attorneys of Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman proudly announce that all of the Firm’s partners have been listed as 2010 “Best Lawyers.” Voted by their peers, J. Michael Burman, Robert D. Critton, Jr., Mark T. Luttier and Gregory W. Coleman have all been recognized for their outstanding legal accomplishments in the following areas:

- J. Michael Burman: Since 1991, Commercial & Bet-the-Company Litigation

- Robert D. Critton, Jr.: Since 2009, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Legal Malpractice

- Mark T. Luttier: Since 2007, Marital & Family Law

- Gregory W. Coleman: 2010, Commercial Litigation & Bet-the-Company Litigation

For more than 38 years, attorney J. Michael Burman has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading lawyers. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and included in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has earned Florida Bar Board Certification, the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar for the competency and experience of a civil trial attorney and is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Robert D. Critton Jr. has been practicing law in Palm Beach County for more than 30 years. He has earned Florida Bar Board Certification for the competency and experience of a civil trial attorney. He is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Critton is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates, The Florida Bar, and the Florida Justice Association. Mr. Critton is admitted to practice throughout the State of Florida and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Also practicing law for over 30 years in Palm Beach County, Mark T. Luttier mainly practices in the areas of domestic relations, personal injury and wrongful death. Mr. Luttier has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Circuit Court for the 5th and 11th Circuits, the District Court for Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and all Florida State Courts. He is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Florida Justice Association, the Federal and American Bar Associations and the American Association for Justice.

Gregory W. Coleman joined Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman in 1995 and became a partner in 2000. Practicing in Palm Beach County for 20 years, his practice is devoted to the areas of complex commercial litigation, personal injury, wrongful death and employment litigation. Mr. Coleman has been actively involved within the Florida legal community, serving as president of the Young Lawyers Division of both The Florida Bar and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He served as president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, at the time being the youngest person to serve in the position. As one of only four elected representatives from the 15th Judicial Court, Mr. Coleman currently sits on the prestigious Florida Bar Board of Governors.

The Best Lawyers in America is a leading legal referral guide evaluating the work of top lawyers in the same specialties and geographic areas. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The publication’s selection process is based on a rigorous survey comprised of nearly three million confidential evaluations. Best Lawyers has been regarded as one of the most respected referral lists of attorneys in practice and recognizes nominated attorneys for their commitment to legal excellence. To view the list online, visit www.bestlawyers.com. The special edition will be available in print in December.

Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, a West Palm Beach Litigation Firm, focuses on Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Marital & Family Law, Insurance Bad Faith, Sexual Assault & Battery, RICO, Employment Law, and Legal Malpractice. The firm is headquartered at 303 Banyan Boulevard, Suite 400 and may be contacted at (561) 842-2820. Additional information about Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP may be obtained from the firm’s website at www.bclclaw.com.

Originally posted 2009-08-19 21:43:47.

Daycare Injuries in Arizona

Daycare Injuries in Arizona

Trusting a daycare facility with your child can be a challenge for any parent. If that trust is broken because your child is injured in a daycare facility due to negligence and lack of proper supervision, you should be entitled to compensation. 

PHOENIX, AZ, August 16, 2009 — Trusting a daycare facility with your child can be a difficult challenge for any parent. If that trust is broken because your child is injured in a daycare facility due to negligence and lack of proper supervision, you should be entitled to compensation. Daycare facilities are supposed to ensure the best care and safety for your child in order for you to have peace of mind. With their underdeveloped and frail bodies, one minute of unsupervised playtime can lead to numerous injuries and suffering. An Arizona personal injury attorney can help you establish who is at fault and help ensure that the negligent individuals are held accountable.

Having your child seriously injured while a parent is at work can be a parent’s greatest fear. Unfortunately, there are cases where emotional, physical and sexual abuses have been known to happen at child care facilities in Arizona. Some examples of the possible causes of injuries that your child can experience in a daycare facility include:

Types of Causes of Injuries
• Faulty electrical device in facility
• Improper maintenance of playground or toys
• Lack of cleanup causing slip and fall injury
• Physical or sexual abuse by a caregiver
• Bullying by a caregiver
• Abuse from another child due to lack of supervision

The types of situations that can occur in a daycare can cause numerous amounts of injuries to your child. Children under the age of five are most likely to be hospitalized by a fall than any other type of injury. The severity of the injuries can vary, and depending on the situation some of the injuries that can occur include:

Types of Injuries
• Head trauma
• Broken bones
• Bruising/Scarring
• Spinal Cord Injury
• Emotional trauma
• Sprained muscles
• burns

Childcare settings have the obligation to provide a nurturing, safe, and positive environment for children so parents can trust that no type of injury will happen to their child. Caregivers are responsible for the supervision of your child, but even the most conscientious caregiver can be at risk for the one minute of unsupervised time it takes for your child to be seriously injured. While many of the injuries are not intentional, some cases suggest excessive negligence or inadequate training from the caregivers.

Many financial problems can be a part of the aftermath of an injury to your child, an Arizona personal injury attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Medical bills, physical therapy costs, time away from work, and compensation for pain and suffering are only a few examples of what should be covered by the parties responsible for your injured child.

Contact an Arizona Personal Injury Attorney
A child is the most precious part of a parent’s life. When that child is injured so many emotions and questions can enter a parents mind. An Arizona personal injury lawyer can help sort out the complicated details of your case by putting the needs of your child first and by ensuring that whoever is responsible for the accident is held accountable. For more information: www.solomonrelihan.com

Solomon & Relihan
Principal at Solomon & Relihan
1951 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ
USA 85015
Voice: 602-635-1532
Fax: 602-242-6933

Originally posted 2009-08-16 13:06:55.

Jim Adler Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Launches Mobile Website

Legal Help At Your Fingertips, Jim Adler, Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Launches New Mobile Website

October 29, 2010
Personal injury attorney Jim Adler is now at the beck and call of clients on the go, which suits this forward-looking lawyer just fine.

Houston, Texas – Houston personal injury lawyer, Jim Adler, a pioneer in legal advertising on TV, has moved into the hottest field for staying in touch with a public whose love for mobile devices is growing by leaps and bounds. According to Bango, in the last year alone, the Smartphone market has driven an amazing 600% increase in traffic to mobile websites. Adler’s new site is in line with his business model: convenience for clients.

“I want victims to get the best representation they can as fast as they can get it. That’s been my mission since I started my legal practice more than 30 years ago,” says Adler, known around the state as “The Texas Hammer” for his unrelenting representation of victims who come to him for assistance.

Convenience is the number one reason the mobile market is so hot. According to Website Magazine, Seventy-one percent of 50,000 European and US mobile users surveyed by the Nielsen Company “anticipate they will use the mobile Web daily over the next two years.” The survey included phone users in the United States, the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It concluded that “in the US alone, 52 percent” of those surveyed indicated their use of mobile websites would increase “by an average of 41.2 percent.”

Adler’s mobile website gives clients an immediate advantage. Keeping up with technology on their behalf, syncs with this lawyer’s lifelong mission to cut through red tape for victims.

“Creating a mobile website helps me put the law where I think it belongs – in people’s hands the minute they need it,” the veteran attorney says. “I’ve always worked that way. When somebody contacts my offices, they get an immediate response. Clients don’t sit around and wonder how their case is going. I’ve got phone banks, investigators, case managers and lots of other staffers to keep them informed. And now,” he says, triumphantly, I’ve got the mobile web.”

At the scene of an accident, the site works like an On Star device, putting immediate legal advice in victims’ hands when their legal rights could be in jeopardy. It can speed up settlements. Lawyers get much of the initial information they to start representing clients when they follow the site’s advice after a wreck. The Driving Buddy feature on the site has a step-by-step list of things to do after an accident and advice on what to be on guard against.

The Jim Adler mobile website also has all kinds of legal help in simplified, easy- to- read formats. People with questions about bad prescription drugs like Paxil and Accutane can get immediate answers. Articles with the latest information about new tires that can cause blowouts, contaminated foods, accidents that threaten victims with bankruptcy or other issues, are available at a touch. The mobile site is a dream come true for a lawyer dedicated to helping victims.

“They don’t have to sit around and wonder. You have no idea how great it makes me feel to know that I can help someone in an instant.”

Put http://www.JimAdler.com to work. A lawyer in the hand is worth two in the bush!

About the Company:
Houston personal injury lawyer, Jim Adler, is a lawyer with 30 years experience in all types of personal injury cases. He is also a TV and radio personality who has served the public for 25 years on TV and radio talk shows, in newspaper interviews and on civic group panels discussing the legal rights of accident victims. His law firm, Jim S. Adler & Associates represents the seriously and catastrophically injured in Texas and other states.

Media Contact Information:
Jodie Sinclair
Jim S. Adler & Associates
1900 West Loop South
20th Floor
Houston, TX 77027
1-800-505-1414
Web address: http://www.JimAdler.com

Originally posted 2010-10-30 11:27:03.

Collection Complaints? What To Do If You Are Harassed By A Bill Collector

Collection Complaints? What To Do If You Are Harassed By A Bill Collector

New hotline designed to report the abusive actions by rogue bill collectors. Consumers may call the Collection Complaint Hotline. If they have been victims of abuse, they may turn the tables and seek compensation. Settlements are being awarded to consumers.

Waxhaw, NC September 1, 2009 — When senior citizen Dorothy Jones got home from having heart surgery, she thought the worst of her troubles were behind her. Then she got a call from a debt collector who didn’t care that she was recently hospitalized. “He called me a thief, a liar, and said he was glad I wasn’t his grandma.” After days of the calls and abusive language, Jones found herself back in the hospital due to the stress and anxiety. Weeks later, she received a large check as a result of the collector’s obnoxious behavior.

Victims like Dorothy can now call the Collection Complaint (http://www.careconnectusa.org/collection-complaints.asp) Hotline at (800) 379-0688. Since many collection agencies still believe that being “nice” doesn’t get the bill paid, some continue to use threats or find other ways to harass to get people to pay up. According to the FTC, collection complaints have risen steadily since 2003. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a code of conduct which collection agencies must follow by law. If they continue to call you at work after you ask them not to, or treat you rudely, or disclose your debt to any third parties; you may be entitled to money damages. “If they violate the requirements under the law, a victim can receive a speedy settlement, typically around $1500,” says attorney Jeffrey Hyslip. In addition, the debt collector is required to pay the attorney fees for anyone that successfully sues them. Consumers can call the hotline to speak with a counselor about a troubling experience they are having with a collection agency. If a violation is found, the department will file a collection complaint and seek compensation from the collector. Hyslip, a former debt collector himself, has assisted over 5000 consumers with collection complaints (http://www.careconnectusa.org/collection-complaints.asp). The group has helped victims recover over $3 million in the form of settlements. The Collector Complaint Hotline has been a useful ally for numerous consumer groups.

For more information contact the Collection Complaint (http://www.careconnectusa.org/collection-complaints.asp) Hotline (800) 379-0688. This is a free hotline for consumers. The department receives a portion of the proceeds from settlements reached. Therefore, no fees are due for the service unless a settlement is paid to the victim.

The Collection Complaint (http://www.careconnectusa.org/collection-complaints.asp) Hotline is one of several relief hotlines managed by CareConnect USA. Families and employees can connect with resources for financial relief nationwide. Their other help lines include assistance with Debt Relief, Mortgage Relief, Tax Relief, and Free Bankruptcy Advice. All hotlines can be found at CareConnectusa.org.

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Originally posted 2009-09-02 22:55:34.

Attorney General Announces Tribal Crime Data Project

Attorney General Announces Tribal Crime Data Project
By U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
August 18, 2009

WASHINGTON—U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today announced that $1 million in Recovery Act funds has been awarded to Westat Inc. and its partner Northern Arapaho Tribal Industries (NATI) to improve the collection of tribal crime and justice data used to determine tribal eligibility for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) program.

The grant will address gaps in Indian Country crime statistics and current reporting methods, the reasons why many tribes are currently ineligible to receive JAG grants. In addition to addressing tribal eligibility, Westat and NATI will collect information on American Indians in the criminal justice system and crimes committed on Indian Country reservations, in tribal communities and on trust land.

“These funds will have a long-term positive impact in Indian Country by increasing tribes’ eligibility to receive vital JAG funding,” Attorney General Holder said. “This project will also help the Department better understand and assist tribes with their criminal justice challenges.”

Funding for the grant is part of the Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program managed by the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) will be the program manager of the grant and the project. The project will involve the BJS, BJA, the Office of Tribal Justice, the FBI, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs, and certain state and tribal governments.

The statutory procedure for allocating JAG grants is based on a formula of population and violent crime statistics, in combination with a minimum allocation to ensure that each state and territory receives an appropriate share of funding. Sixty percent of the allocation is awarded directly to a state and 40 percent is set aside for units of local government. States are required to sub-grant a portion of the funds to local units of government, such as a city, county, township or town. Tribal governments are eligible to receive pass-through funding from the state.

The JAG program, which is managed by BJA, is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

For more details on the JAG Program or to track the use of Recovery Act funds, visit www.ojp.gov/recovery.

Originally posted 2009-08-18 19:53:24.

John Branham, Paul Kruse, Anne Martin Named to Best Lawyers in America

John Branham, Paul Kruse, Anne Martin Named to Best Lawyers in America
Nashville Has Three Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® List

Nashville, TN September 2, 2009 — Three attorneys in the firm of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC (www.bonelaw.com) – John Branham, Paul Kruse and Anne Martin -have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010.

The prestigious roster of outstanding attorneys in America is published by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C. Here are the Bone McAllester Norton attorneys named in the forthcoming edition:

John P. Branham (http://www.bonelaw.com/attorneys.php?att=37) is one of Nashville’s most experienced trial lawyers. He is primarily a civil litigation lawyer focused on business litigation, plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and legal malpractice defense. Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Mr. Branham was a founding partner of the Nashville firm Branham & Day.

He is well-known for his expertise in civil litigation and his prominence in the Nashville legal community. He is a former director of the Nashville Bar Association, a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Branham has been selected for Best Lawyers for more than 10 years.

Paul W. Kruse (http://www.bonelaw.com/attorneys.php?att=16) serves an international clientele on a wide variety of trademark, internet and unfair competition issues with a focus on clearance, protection, watching, maintenance, dispute resolution, licensing, intellectual asset management, and strategic counseling. Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Mr. Kruse practiced law in Washington, D.C., and spent several years as a Trademark Attorney – Advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined over 4,400 trademark applications for compliance with various acts, rules and procedures.

He has successfully registered hundreds of trademarks and resolved dozens of disputes, and is the former Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section. This is Mr. Kruse’s fifth consecutive appearance in Best Lawyers.

Anne C. Martin (http://www.bonelaw.com/attorneys.php?att=18) concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law, representing both employers and employees. She represents many different companies and individuals with a variety of business problems, and has been widely published in the area of employment law as it relates to matters including discharge, disability leave, discrimination, harassment and non-compete agreements.

Ms. Martin is an active member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations, and has served in leadership roles for each. She is a past president of the National Association of Women’s Bar Associations and a member of the National Foundation for Women’s Bar Associations. She has been very involved, as a member and in a variety of leadership positions, in numerous non-profit organizations within the Nashville community. This is the third consecutive year Ms. Martin has been featured in Best Lawyers.

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has 30 lawyers with offices in Nashville and in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The firm was organized in 2002 by Charles W. Bone and Stacey A. Garrett. Bone, Sam J. McAllester III and C. Michael Norton have practiced law together since 1978. The firm has a general civil practice and represents a wide variety of clients including Fisk University, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Nashville Superspeedway, a number of Nashville banks, the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, and Norfolk Southern Railway Corp. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

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Originally posted 2009-09-02 23:33:51.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Employee Rights

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Employee Rights
In legal terms, sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance or conduct on the job that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. In real life, it is different. –

September 05, 2009 — What is sexual harassment?
In legal terms, sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance or conduct on the job that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. In real life, sexually harassing behavior ranges from repeated offensive or belittling jokes to a workplace full of offensive pornography to an outright sexual assault.

Are there laws that protect against sexual harassment on the job?

Yes. In 1980, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) issued regulations defining sexual harassment and stating it was a form of sex discrimination prohibited by the Civil Rights Act, which had been originally passed in 1964. In 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court first ruled that sexual harassment was a form of job discrimination — and held it to be illegal.

Today, there is greater understanding that the Civil Rights Act prohibits sexual harassment at work. In addition, most states have their own fair employment practices laws that prohibit sexual harassment — many of them more strict than the federal law. To find out the law in your state, call 800-669-4000 and ask for the federal EEOC office nearest you.

I’m being sexually harassed at work. What should I do?
Tell the harasser to stop. Surprisingly often — some experts say up to 90% of the time — this works.

When confronted directly, harassment is especially likely to end if it is at a fairly low level: off-color jokes, inappropriate comments about your appearance, tacky cartoons tacked onto the office refrigerator or repeated requests for dates after you have said no.

But clearly saying you want the offensive behavior to stop does more than let the harasser know that the behavior is unwelcome. It is also a crucial first step if you later decide to take more formal action against the harasser. And give serious thought to documenting what’s going on by keeping a diary or journal; your case will be stronger if you can later prove that the harassment continued after you confronted the harasser.

What if the harassment doesn’t stop even after I’ve confronted the harasser?
If the harasser has ignored your oral requests to stop, or you are uncomfortable talking to the harasser face to face, write a succinct letter demanding an end to the behavior-and save a copy. If that doesn’t end the harassment, you should escalate your complaint within the company. Check your company’s employee handbook, personnel policies or manual. Is there a sexual harassment or complaint policy? If not, ask someone in the human resources or personnel department how to make a sexual harassment complaint.

Although you might be tempted to skip this step, don’t give in to the temptation. The U.S. Supreme Court has said that, if an employee fails to use the company’s internal complaint procedure to make the company aware of (and give the employer a chance to correct) the problem, she cannot later hold the company liable in a lawsuit for her harassment. This means that you are quite likely to lose in court — should it come to that — if you don’t complain right now. Even if your company doesn’t have a formal complaint procedure, you are on safest ground if you put the company on notice of the harassment. You can do this by making a complaint to the human resources department, telling your supervisor of the problem or sending a letter to a company VIP.

Sexual Harassment FAQs
How should I prepare to make a complaint, either within my company or to a state or federal agency?

Start by collecting as much detailed evidence as possible about the specifics of your harassment.

Be sure to save any offensive letters, photographs, cards or notes you receive. And if you were made to feel uncomfortable because of jokes, pin-ups or cartoons posted at work, confiscate them — or at least make copies. An anonymous, obnoxious photo or joke posted on a bulletin board is not anyone else’s personal property, so you are free to take it down and keep it as evidence. If that’s not possible, photograph the workplace walls. Note the dates the offensive material was posted — and whether there were hostile reactions when you took it down or asked another person to do so.

Also, keep a detailed journal. Write down the specifics of everything that feels like harassment. Include the names of everyone involved, what happened, where and when it took place. If anyone else saw or heard the harassment, note that as well. Be as specific as possible about what was said and done — and how it affected you, your health or job performance.

If your employer has conducted periodic written evaluations of your work, make sure you have copies. In fact, you may want to ask for a copy of your entire personnel file — before you tip your hand that you are considering taking action against a harassing co-worker. Your records will be particularly persuasive evidence if your evaluations have been good but after you complain, your employer retaliates by trying to transfer or fire you, claiming poor job performance.

Call (415) 421-2800 for a Free Case Evaluation
If you’ve suffered a serious injury, been injured in a San Francisco car accident, if a loved one has died prematurely due to someone else’s negligence, or if you’ve suffered harassment, discrimination or job loss due to your employers’ wrongful conduct, please contact a San Francisco personal injury lawyer at The Dolan Law Firm today or visit our Web site, http://www.cbdlaw.com, for more information.

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Article provided by The Dolan Law Firm. The Dolan Law Firm has an experienced team of attorneys and assistants ready to help people in the San Francisco Bay Area with their personal injury and employment cases. Our San Francisco injury attorneys have a history of obtaining record verdict and settlements on behalf of our clients. Contact us today (415) 421-2800 or visit http://www.cbdlaw.com for more information.

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Originally posted 2009-09-09 22:59:50.

Walker Advertising Celebrates 25 Years Continuous Legal Service in Southern California

Walker Advertising Celebrates 25 Years Continuous Legal Service in Southern California

Walker Advertising
Walker Advertising, the largest and most successful legal advertising agency in Southern California, is announcing the company’s 25th anniversary. Founded on September 4, 1984, this joint-advertising firm has provided free legal advice to over three million Southern Californians in need of counsel in different areas of the law during the last 25 years.

Through the company’s nationally recognized brands Los Defensores, Walker & Walker Legal Network at 1800-THE-LAW2, and Alivio Legal, Walker Advertising has been the largest and longest standing joint-attorney advertising firm to offer continuous service to the diverse communities in Southern California. “For 25 years we have been helping injured people get through their most difficult times with the best attorneys available by calling one phone number,” said Maryann Walker, Founder and CEO of Walker Advertising and spokesperson for 1-800-TheLaw2. “We have the knowledge and the resources to solve their problems in a professional, calm and collected way, and we look forward to continuing serving our community for many years to come.”

Walker Advertising’s solid, long standing and successful services provide high quality legal assistance to its customers through a state of the art call center that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, and through a dedicated group of member attorneys who specialize in a variety of legal areas. Currently the company offers legal advice in the following areas: catastrophic injuries, premise liability, bankruptcy, loan modification, auto accidents and workers compensation. “We carefully screen our attorney members to offer the best legal counsel available in Southern California, and we work with our clients to provide them with around the clock assistance in Spanish or English, attorney offices that are close to their homes and proven service at no out of pocket cost,” said Walker.

FROM THE VISION OF A SAVVY ENTREPRENEUR, TO A SUCCESSFUL REALITY
With over 100 member attorneys across the three brands, and with a state-of-the-art call center that houses a dedicated team of bilingual, seasoned professionals, Walker Advertising has grown much since the start of the company in 1984. Before 1984, the firm’s founder, Maryann Walker, was working as a translator for the courthouses in Los Angeles, and during her work she identified the need for Spanish-speaking attorneys to represent Spanish-speaking clients. “The language barrier was a major challenge for Spanish-speaking clients to receive equitable legal representation,” said Walker. “At that time, lawyers would build a case based on police reports or information provided by insurance companies and not on what the client had to say.”

To address this challenge, Walker approached the Spanish-speaking attorneys she met in court and asked them if they wanted to provide legal access to the Hispanic community by jointly advertising their services. “Five of them said ‘yes’ and in 1984 Walker Advertising, through the company’s first brand, Los Defensores, was born,” said Walker. Currently the firm not only reaches out to Hispanics, but also to mainstream audiences, offering in-language legal counsel for the consumers who reach out one of the company’s proven brands.

Walker Advertising’s proven record with the community of Southern California has not only benefited the lives of millions of customers throughout the company’s 25 years of service, but it has also given the opportunity to attorney members to serve a large segment of our community. “The fact that this program generates over 3,500 calls per week and that it reaches different communities in Southern California is a great asset to attorneys who are looking to increase their leads and grow their practice,” said Andrew Ellis, Attorney at Law. “I’ve been with Walker Advertising for nine years and in that time they’ve helped me grow from a solo practice with a couple of cases a month to a staff of 15 handling over 30 new clients each month. I am very happy to be part of Walker Advertising during their 25th anniversary”.

PROVEN BRANDS THAT DELIVER PROVEN RESULTS
Since 1984, Los Defensores has served and defended the Hispanic community with a professional, dedicated network of 100 law firms in Southern California. In 1985, Los Defensores teamed up with Jaime Jarrin, the Spanish voice for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as the spokesperson for Los Defensores. Since 1985, Jarrin’s participation in different advertising spots for this brand has added credibility to “Los Defensores” and positioned Jaime Jarrin as a credible source for legal advice.

“I am very proud to be part of Walker Advertising since 1985, as the spokesperson for Los Defensores,” said Jaime Jarrin. “Many Hispanics in Southern California didn’t know that they had rights and that they could receive compensation when injured at work or after an auto accident, and through Los Defensores I have been able to help my community and my people. I congratulate Walker Advertising in their 25 years of dedicated service.”

After 25 years of proven, continuous service to Hispanics in Southern California, Los Defensores has gained the trust of the Latino community, with millions of clients assisted through their most difficult moments.

Walker & Walker Legal Network at 1-800-THE-LAW2 was founded in 1985 by Mary Ann Walker to protect the rights of people seeking immediate legal representation from a source they could trust. Walker & Walker Legal Network currently provides access to legal representation in both English and Spanish 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Maryann Walker is the current spokesperson for Walker & Walker Legal Network at 1-800-THE-LAW2, and her solid career as a visionary and her commitment to the community of Southern California back her up as a very credible source for legal access. Past spokespeople for Walker & Walker Legal Network at 1-800-THE-LAW2 have included Judge Mills Lane, famous for his career as a boxing referee, as well as Kurt Rambis, former star and current Assistant Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

In 2002, Alivio Legal was created in an effort to provide the firm’s member attorneys with a vehicle to reach the young Hispanic market, which comprises a staggering 30% of the Los Angeles County residents. The Alivio Legal program concentrates exclusively on generating leads for Personal Injury and Workers Compensation practice areas. Alivio Legal has provided instant recognition and credibility with the growing young, Spanish-speaking market throughout the Southland.

PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO HISPANICS WITH CITIZENSHIP AND VOTER REGISTRATION EFFORTS
Walker Advertising not only offers legal counsel to people in need, but has also enrolled throughout the years in special outreach efforts to Hispanics.

In response to Proposition 187, Maryann Walker and her staff created a non-profit campaign titled “Ciudadania Ahora” which registered hundreds of residents of California for U.S. citizenship.

Another major initiative through a partnership with the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) provided assistance to the community with a campaign called “Ganemos Fuerza.” The goal of this campaign was to register American Hispanics to vote. Through the efforts of Walker Advertising, the firm registered thousands of voters between 2000 and 2004.

A SOLID COMMITMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY
Walker Advertising continually adapts the company’s offerings to respond to the changing times and the community’s needs. With the recent economic turmoil, the firm has expanded services to offer bankruptcy and loan modification assistance to home owners or to people who have lost their jobs in the recent months. “We understand the needs of the community, and we want to offer services that are in tune with the times we are living,” added Maryann Walker.

With 25 years of proven experience, Walker Advertising will continue listening to the community and providing great results to people in need of legal assistance. “Today, more than ever, people need legal help to protect their jobs, their family and their future, and we are committed to our community, and to our mission,” said Walker.

Contact:
Tania Llavaneras
323.202.1418
Tania.Llavaneras@edelman.com
SOURCE Walker Advertising

Originally posted 2009-09-02 22:49:26.

Rochester Attorney Ross Cellino Discusses Impact of Teen Driving Legislation

Rochester Attorney Ross Cellino Discusses Impact of Teen Driving Legislation
Ross Cellino, Rochester attorney serving all of western New York with Cellino and Barnes, weighs impact of new driving laws on a community struggling with recent car accident fatalities.

Aug 20, 2009 – Attorney, Ross Cellino, who works in both the Rochester and Buffalo offices, weighs the impact of the New York State Senate legislation that will toughen teen driving laws. Not only will it be illegal for drivers of all ages to text message while driving, but the bill further requires that a learner’s permit must be held for at least 6 months before a junior license can be obtained. In addition, if there is no adult in the vehicle with a junior driver, the number of non-family members allowed in the vehicle will be reduced to one.

Rochester, NY residents may find the news timely and encouraging. Many have been affected by the recent news involving three Rochester teens killed in car accidents, as well as the five area teens killed last year as a result of texting while driving. Parents often worry about the safety of their young adults, particularly when they are driving with their friends.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute, in 2007, New York State reported 236 fatalities involving teen drivers. They also found that two-thirds of fatal crashes involving 16-year-old drivers were in cars with teenage passengers. “It is encouraging that New York State is doing something to try to prevent teenage driver fatalities,” states Rochester attorney Ross Cellino.

Ross Cellino is an attorney at Cellino and Barnes, a New York firm focusing in personal injury law, available at http://www.cellinoandbarnes.com/Personal_Injury_Attorney …. Mr. Cellino offers his services throughout Rochester, Buffalo, Long Island and other areas throughout New York.

If Governor Paterson signs this bill, the text messaging ban will take effect on November 1, 2009 and will ban both text messaging and transmission of e-mails while driving. Drivers are still permitted to use hands-free devices to talk while driving.

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Cellino & Barnes is a New York personal injury law firm, with offices in Rochester, Manhattan, Buffalo, Garden City and Melville (Long Island) New York. Cellino & Barnes focuses strictly on personal injury cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents and more.

For more information about Cellino & Barnes visit our website at http://www.CellinoandBarnes.com/ or contact us 1-800-621-2020.

Originally posted 2009-08-20 22:10:28.