Artificial Intelligence, Robots, and the Law

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Artificial Intelligence and Telepresence Robots In the past we've written articles about using Google Glass to pick a jury and how wearable mobile technology will some day help us be better lawyers. Technology is changing everything and when you add artificial intelligence ("AI") and telepresence robots into the mix, things really start getting interesting. For example, in the not too distant … [Read more...]

Our Thoughts About Your Constitutional Right to Jury Trial and the American Civil Justice System

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We're sure you’re familiar with the adage “Nobody likes an attorney until they need one.” It always provokes a few laughs and usually signals the invitation to tell a few more lawyer jokes. The trouble is that our right to trial by jury is under siege. There are forces that would like to see the civil justice system completely dismantled. If that happens then the little guy – like all of us – … [Read more...]

Know Your Employment Rights

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Discrimination, Harassment and the At-Will Employee Should a dental hygienist who was fired by her boss for being irresistibly attractive have a case for wrongful termination? What about an employee who reported illegal business practices and was fired just days later? Since most working Americans are considered “at-will” employees, we thought you should know your rights when an employer … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Car Repaired After an Accident (California)

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California Auto Body Repair Consumer Bill of Rights One of the most often asked questions we hear each week is "What's the best way to get my car repaired?" The following information answers this question and most related questions. We've also included phone numbers and website links. Always feel free to call if you have any additional questions or concerns. In California, a consumer is … [Read more...]

Property Damage Repair and Insurance Fraud (reported by CNN tonight)

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CNN Reports Insurance Companies are Defrauding Consumers Tonight on CNN it was reported that insurance companies are forcing automobile body repair facilities to use used and broken parts to fix your damaged vehicle. The reason is to save these insurance companies money. If auto body repair shops refuse to use substandard parts to repair your vehicle, their owners are reporting that these same … [Read more...]

Auto Safety Crisis Spurs Record Year of Recalls- Check to See If Your Car Is on the List

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A decade-long ignition-switch defect in millions of General Motors vehicles helped launch a record 2014 for automakers for all the wrong reasons. Auto companies issued more recalls involving older models than ever before, covering 60 million vehicles. That adds up to roughly 700 recall announcements in total – an average of two a day – affecting one in five vehicles currently on the road. This … [Read more...]

New Client Testimonial From Local Business Owner

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“Our family owned business was the victim of what we believed to be a frivolous lawsuit. Because we are fellow Rotarians and friends with Mitch and Lisa, we came to their firm, Jackson and Wilson, Inc., for help. Within a day or two of retaining Jackson and Wilson, Mr. Jackson called to advise us that he had found 17 other almost identical lawsuits filed against other local businesses by the … [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 an independent rating service that rates lawyers in your community in 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 … [Read more...]

Interview with Larry Bodine: 9 Questions Clients Need to Ask a Lawyer

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In this interview with Larry Bodine, Editor in Chief of Personalinjury.com, Senior Partner, Jon Mitchell Jackson, describes nine important questions you need to ask every lawyer you interview to represent you in a personal injury or wrongful death case. Just as important, he also covers what the right answer to each question should be. … [Read more...]

We Discuss Uber in This Months “You Should Know” Newsletter (Jan 2015)

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With one tap of a smartphone app, Uber is upending the taxi business and changing the way people around the world commute. The meteoric rise of Uber, and other ridesharing services like Lyft and Sidecar, offer convenience and savings for riders while creating new work opportunities for drivers. But concerns about oversight, safety, pricing and worker rights have made 2014 a bumpy ride for Uber. … [Read more...]

Senior Partner, Mitch Jackson, Named to Linked Orange County Advisory Panel

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Senior Partner, Jon Mitchell "Mitch" Jackson, has been named to the 2015 Linked Orange County’s Advisory Board. Mitch has enjoyed doing business and practicing law in Orange County for almost 3 decades and is honored to be part of the Linked Orange County effort. For those of you not familiar with this organization, Linked Orange County (also known as LinkedOC) is the recognized hub for thought … [Read more...]

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

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’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...]