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Everything Is Personal

Everything Is Personal

Before Robert J. Francavilla, partner in San Diego’s oldest plaintiff’s law firm, Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP, was even in high school, he planned to pursue a career in which he could help others. “My father told me that if I wanted to help change things for the better, being a lawyer […]

Confidante and Comrade

Confidante and Comrade

“As a child, I watched my mom go through divorce. I was in court several times with her and always felt her insecurity because she did not really understand the process or what her rights were. I remember watching all of the men in their grey suits whispering amongst themselves in the hallways of the […]

Dealing with the Leadership Vacuum in Law Firm Management

Dealing with the Leadership Vacuum in Law Firm Management

Every law firm, regardless of size, needs leadership. Good law firm management cannot be achieved until all the partners agree to subordinate some degree of independence to a managing partner or an executive managing committee. The partners must strike a balance between their rights as owners and their responsibilities as citizens of the firm. They […]

What Is A ‘Door Lawyer’ And Why It Sucks To Be One!

What Is A ‘Door Lawyer’ And Why It Sucks To Be One!

Before I can tell you why being a door lawyer is sucking your life away, I need to make sure you are clear on what it is exactly. So, what is a door lawyer? A door lawyer is… Fortunately, there is a solution. It’s to stop taking everything and anything that walks through the door […]

Is This Claim Covered?  (How to Analyze an Insurance Policy)

Is This Claim Covered? (How to Analyze an Insurance Policy)

Cackhead Craig was driving his Monster Truck down the freeway when he encountered stopped traffic due to an   automobile accident. Crackhead decides to take the Monster Truck off road and drives across an empty field until he encounters a parking lot for an empty warehouse. Crackhead drives the Monster Truck up a ramp, through the […]

Secrets of a Master Negotiator

Secrets of a Master Negotiator

Use these skills from a former trial attorney to increase your ability to negotiate a deal. Life is negotiation. So much of our daily lives revolve around this practice, and yet so few of us spend any time truly learning what it takes to become great at this requisite skill. Think about it: How much […]

Community News-July 2013

Community News-July 2013

Attorney Michael Bomberger, of the product liability firm Estey & Bomberger, has been appointed Plaintiff’s Co-Lead Counsel in a California mass tort lawsuit filed against Skechers USA over alleged serious injuries caused by the company’s Shape-ups toning shoes. Attorney Jennifer Greene, also of Estey & Bomberger, was appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the […]

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