You Should Know- Holiday Edition 2014

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So Your Kids Want a Video Game. Now What? As entertainment publishers crank out the big video game titles just in time for the holiday shopping season, kids everywhere are hoping that the neatly wrapped gift underneath the tree is the latest release. For eight years running, video games have ranked as the third most requested holiday gift item. Click here to read this month's special … [Read more...]

Holiday Safety Tips- “You Should Know” December 2014

Christmas Safety Tips

’Tis the season for everything holly, jolly, merry and bright. But celebrating the spirit of the holidays takes more than just planning the perfect menu and stunning home decor. Thanksgiving to New Year’s can pose a greater risk for house fires, decorating injuries and drunk driving crashes. This month’s You Should Know offers tips for avoiding these common (but preventable) seasonal … [Read more...]

Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Police Misconduct Cases: Answers and Possible Justice Await in the Civil Courts

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Video and social media has raised public awareness about police misconduct and inappropriate use of force cases. What I’ve been watching on the news about the tragic Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases doesn’t surprise me at all. These kinds of detentions, arrests and deaths have been happening for years. Only recently has technology allowed the world to see what is really happening out on the … [Read more...]

Leigh Steinberg- Legendary Sports Agent

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Yesterday at the 25th Annual Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club’s Vocational Day, Mitch had the pleasure of introducing Leigh Steinberg, one of the most famous sports agents of all time. Leigh shared life stories and business tips with about 100 high school seniors from Dana Hills and Aliso Niguel High Schools. Also speaking during the morning event were business success leaders Jim Madrid and … [Read more...]

New Client Testimonial- He “Made the Process Easy”

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Jessica was referred to us by a family friend and fellow Rotarian. We are happy to report that her case was resolved for the responsible driver's insurance policy limits. Here is Jessica's testimonial and client service feedback:   "Mitch is the best lawyer I have worked with. He has an amazing ability to simply complex issues into simple concepts that a young adult like me can … [Read more...]

Injured While Driving a Vehicle With No Insurance?

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If you are injured while driving an uninsured vehicle can you make a claim against the responsible party for bodily injury, medical bills, loss of earnings and pain and suffering? The answer is yes for economic damages (medical bills and loss of earnings) and no for general damages (pain and suffering). On November 6, 1996, the people of the State of California passed Proposition 213 … [Read more...]

Vote “Yes” on Proposition 46!

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On Nov. 4, we all have an opportunity to make California safer for everyone by voting "Yes" on Proposition 46. In this post we share facts and other information you might find helpful. If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact us. Thank you! Here are the facts that most consumers are unaware of before it's too late... 100,000 on Drugs: More than 100,000 doctors and other health … [Read more...]

DJ Waldow Interviews Senior Partner, Mitch Jackson

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Mitch is passionate about a lot of things including helping others and being the custodian of the communities legal and ethical sense. He also loves social media, connecting with other people, building other companies, and helping people achieve success. If all goes as planned, Mitch brings these passions into the trial lawyer arena to help his clients win their cases. But to make things a bit … [Read more...]

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to a Maximum Five Years in Prison

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[Update: October 21, 2014] Oscar Pistorius sentenced to a maximum five years' imprisonment for culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp [read more...] [Update September 12, 2014] Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of culpable homicide, the South African term for unintentionally, but unlawfully, killing a person. His sentencing starts on October 13th. Click here for more … [Read more...]

Senior Partner, Lisa Wilson, Wins Rotary Ethics in Business Award!

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With more than 25 years of Rotary service, Lisa was honored earlier this month to be nominated by Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary for the prestigious Rotary District 5320 Ethics in Business Awards. Nominations were open to more than 40 Rotary Clubs in our District and last Friday’s event was attended by hundreds of Rotarian business leaders in the community. The selection committee reviewed each … [Read more...]

“You Should Know” Newsletter- October 2014

Legal News for Consumers

An estimated 19,500 veterans died while waiting for benefits from the VA in 2012, a sharp increase from 6,400 three years earlier. The VA has since refused media requests for updated numbers Right now more than 240,000 veterans have been waiting longer than 125 days for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to review their initial requests for disability and pension benefits. Meanwhile, the … [Read more...]

Save Lives and Vote YES on Proposition 46

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We no longer handle medical malpractice cases. We have absolutely no hidden agenda in sharing this information. What we do want is fairness, equal protection and due process for EVERYONE. This includes holding the healthcare industry and big insurance companies accountable for mistakes and wrongful conduct. The fact is that for the past four decades insurance companies have earned record profits … [Read more...]

Senior Partner Selected 2015 Southern California Super Lawyer

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Jon Mitchell "Mitch" Jackson named 2015 California Super Lawyer Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected … [Read more...]

Question: What in the world are Roger Goodell and the NFL thinking?

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Answer: Apparently, not much! Today’s press conference with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was terribly handled on many different levels. As a lawyer, one of the big problems I see is the NFL’s hiring of former FBI Director Robert Mueller and his law firm, WilmerHale, to head up its independent investigation. Folks, there’s nothing “independent” about this. Regardless of how competent, … [Read more...]

NFL Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson indicted in Texas for felony child abuse

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According to published reports, Adrian Peterson, the 29-year-old NFL football player, did "recklessly or by criminal negligence cause bodily injury" to his son. This disturbing incident follows the elevator video disclosure in the NFL’s Ray Rice domestic abuse case from earlier in the week. Our blog post about Ray Rice can be found here. Regarding the Adrian Peterson child abuse case, more … [Read more...]

New eBook: “Was That Police Search and Seizure Action Legal?”

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Information is Power- Protect your legal rights! If you ever have watched a television crime drama or taken a high school civics class, then you probably know that the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. You probably don’t know, however, the extent of this prohibition or how the Fourth Amendment applies in everyday, … [Read more...]

New Interview and Podcast with Mitch Jackson and Jim Hart

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Attorney Jim Hart interviews Mitch Jackson about how Mitch and Lisa started their practice and help clients. Included in the discussion is almost three decades of tips to building relationships and designing your life for happiness and success. From the blog "Legal Marketing Made Easy" "Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Mitch Jackson, a California trial lawyer. Mitch has owned his own … [Read more...]

Our “YOU SHOULD KNOW” Newsletter- September 2014

Orange County Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers

In this issue... Tort Reform” Threatens Our Constitutional Liberties “In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.” – James Madison Wednesday, Sept. 17 marks the national celebration of Constitution Day, a time to recall the liberties our Constitution sought to protect, preserve and … [Read more...]