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...]

Oscar Pistorius is Negligent in Reeva Steenkamp’s Death But “Not Guilty” of Murder

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[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 details. [Update September 11, 2014] According to Judge Thokozile Masipa, Pistorius did not intend to kill Steenkamp. The judge did say Pistorius was "negligent," and then … [Read more...]

Our “YOU SHOULD KNOW” Newsletter- September 2014

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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...]

(Video) NFL Football Player, Ray Rice, Punches Then Girlfriend (Now Wife) Inside Atlantic City Elevator

Ray Rice Elevator Incident

The original title to this blog post last February was "Is This An Assault and Battery?" With the release of today's video from INSIDE the elevator, that question has been answered for all of us. It shows exactly what most of us thought happened. ESPN reports that the Ravens have just cut Ray Rice. I'm wondering if the district attorney had this video and if so, why it took so long to share … [Read more...]

What Plaintiff Lawyers Need to Know About Insurance Claims

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If you intend on representing clients in Orange County personal injury and wrongful death claims, you need to fully understand the insurance issues that surround these claims. This is a complicated area of the law so spend the necessary time to learn the details. Many California based insurance companies and their claims adjusters think they live in a world where the rules don’t apply to them. … [Read more...]

Dodging Orange County Bicycle Accidents by Learning to Watch for Bikes

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Many Orange County drivers view bicyclists in less than equal terms, making protecting yourself from a bicycle accident even more important than most drivers realize. The number of people riding their bikes for both personal and professional purposes is growing each year. In fact, over 40 million people over the age of six are riding their bikes at least six times a year. The problem with this is … [Read more...]

Eyewitness Accounts and the Michael Brown Ferguson Missouri Case

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The Eyewitness Test: How do you stack up? The Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has touched off more than a week of demonstrations, arrests and controversy. Each day more facts and eye witness accounts are being given to investigative agencies and eventually shared with the public. Over the past 28+ years, we’ve represented families harmed by police misconduct and can tell you from … [Read more...]

Debunk No on Prop 46 Commercial

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Together with informed supporters of California Proposition 46, we refer to it as the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014 after two children who were killed by a driver under the influence of abused prescription drugs. If approved by voters, the initiative will: Increase the state's cap on damages that can be assessed in medical negligence lawsuits to over $1 million from the … [Read more...]

Evaluating a Wrongful Death Case with an Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney

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Orange County Wrongful Death Cases are Challenging. Here's What You Need to Know! If you have lost a loved one in an Orange County accident, you and other surviving family members may be entitled to damages. Wrongful death actions can be extremely difficult and emotionally draining. As a result, you will want to work with an experienced Orange County wrongful death lawyer to help evaluate your … [Read more...]

3 Stages of an Orange County Personal Injury Case

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There are hundreds of steps that good Orange County personal injury and wrongful death lawyers take in most cases. The successful outcome of a case often times is determined by how well these steps are handled by your lawyer. You will come across these 3 stages in most California personal injury cases. Again, please keep in mind that each of these stages can contain dozens, if not hundreds of … [Read more...]

8 Things You Can Do to Help Your Orange County Personal Injury Attorney Get the Best Result in Your Case

8 Things to Help You Win Your Orange County Personal Injury Case

Here are 8 reminders to help you and your Orange County personal injury and wrongful death lawyer win your case. These are important tips so please share using the social media buttons. 8 Things To Help Your Personal Injury Lawyer Get Good Results In Your Case from Mitch Jackson … [Read more...]

New Interview with Senior Partner About The Practice of Law, Social Media and Life

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Mitch was recently interviewed by attorney Christopher Small for a podcast Chris titled, “How Mitch Jackson, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Takes Social Media for Lawyers to a Whole Different Level” (actual interview starts at about the 7 min mark). If you'd like to know the "why" behind J&W, here you go! Please click here to listen to our chat!  … [Read more...]

Courageous Americans Turn Grief into Action- Our August 2014 Newsletter

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You Should Know (August 2014) Many of you know too well the life-changing consequences of a devastating injury. Far too often, tragedy might have been prevented if not for the carelessness or negligence of others. Those haunting “what ifs” only compound the grief for family, friends and the community. This month we bring you the stories of four families that turned their grief and “what ifs” … [Read more...]

What Makes an Excellent Orange County Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer? (Part 5)

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Reputation Insurance companies and their defense lawyers all know who the exceptional Orange County personal injury and wrongful death lawyers are. They know which lawyers will try their cases and which ones will roll over and accept a settlement for pennies on the dollar. A lawyer develops and earns his or her reputation through years of hard work. Large settlements, arbitration awards and … [Read more...]