When Clients become Cattle: Personal Injury Mills and the Role of the “Intake Specialist”

Why New Clients Meet with Me, and Not an “Intake Specialist.” Several months ago I had a position open at my office for an assistant and received several dozen résumés from well-qualified applicants, several of whom I decided to meet with for an interview. One thing that jumped out at me was the number of… 
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Auto Injury Claim Settled? Don’t Let Your Attorney Recover Absurd Costs

Some law firms may pad their fees by recovering questionable costs Over the course of the last few years, I have had occasion to review several closing or settlement statements from other law firms, and some of the costs recovered appear unreasonable or excessive. A closing statement is a final accounting that a law firm… 
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Florida Firefighters Diagnosed with Cancer Should Receive Same Presumption as Majority of Country

Mounting Evidence Supports a Causal Link Between Firefighters and Cancer As noted in my recent article about hypertension in first responders, Florida does not currently recognize cancer as a covered occupational disease for firefighters or other first responders. This places Florida in the minority, as over 35 states have laws on the books that include some… 
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