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How to Avoid Jury Duty

06/21/2016
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Seriously? Why? If you are trying to avoid jury duty, I urge you to keep reading and reconsider your intention. As citizens of the USA, we can fulfill civic duties in three important ways: serving in the military, voting, and serving on a jury. Not long ago, the military drafted […]

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Bicycle Safety: The Florida Helmet Law

05/17/2016
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Over the last 20+ years that I’ve been a lawyer, I have represented many injured victims who experienced closed-head injuries, many with associated trauma to the brain and resulting in permanent brain injury.  The cause of the head trauma they experienced varies, ranging from falls from an elevated construction scaffolding […]

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Irresponsible to Criticize Judge Who Ruled Correctly

12/16/2015
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As lawyers, we frequently disagree with the decisions of judges. The federal and state constitutions protect our right to express our disagreement and provide a mechanism to appeal decisions. Judges have no control over which cases come before them, but they must decide every case. Judges must follow the law. […]

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A Passion for Aviation

09/25/2015
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Aviation has been a passion of mine since I was a child.  Growing up, I built countless plastic model airplanes and hung them with fishing line from my bedroom ceiling.  My favorite was a model of an F-15 Eagle, in my opinion the Air Force’s best fighter jet, holding all […]

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Constitution Day — Celebrating a Living Document

09/21/2015
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On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) hosted a James Otis Lecture at the Palm Beach County School Board headquarters building in West Palm Beach. ABOTA is a national organization of trial lawyers who believe in preserving the right to […]

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