Monday, March 19, 2012



We Found Some..

It's refreshing to write about some good news—as a Santa Clarita truck accident lawyer, it's not often that we get to focus on positive news coming out of the trucking industry. Usually, it's the negligent conduct of either irresponsible truck drivers or the truck operators that hire them that get our attention.

Recently, however, at the Riverside Convention Center, Stater Brothers Supermarkets employees honored 297 drivers for 3,572 years of accumulated safe driving. Of the current roster, 10 drivers have travelled in excess of two million accident-free miles.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Updates on all Fronts

Photo: google image
The iPad has been released, new apple TV, "Fairly Legal", resumes, and my toughmudder is quickly approaching! These last few weeks have been a whirl wind, both professionally and personally, but that is life and that is when the cream rises. I truly enjoy it when I am put to the test. pressure is a good thing.

In regards to work I have been tasked with yet another new an exciting venture that will had been a great journey and will update you on the results once done, but I can tell you this it involved tech and a big trial lasting 3 weeks. And it all starts on Monday! It is GO TIME!! #KCCO.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mediations and Down Time

We have all been in that situation where your are involved in a very important meeting that has to place and there is inevitably some major downtime. Mediation's come to mind, this blog came to mind while in one. If you are not familiar with a mediation my typical suggestions is to start watching Fairly Legal.

Photo: Hulu
For me my involvement can get as deep as I would like to let it get. I can be the fly on the wall sort of say or I can just simply go about do my AV equipment set up and wonder the skyscraper or the sights around town (I may step out to take a brisk walk and get some blood flow) but I truly enjoy getting in to the deep of it. I have seen how multi million dollar settlements and deals have gone down and how one must bargain to get the best possible outcome for the client.
But lets cut the bull even if you are an attorney participating in the Mediation there is HOURS of down time! In fact this entire blog was thought of, written, edited and posted all from the down time I had at a Mediation I am currently on now! And I have some of the brightest minds sitting around me in an executive conference room reading off iPad, iPhones, laptops and listening to voicemails from emails. There time is valuable and they get work done.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Gatekeepers of Power

Having worked the technology several high value trials I have learned to make friends of some key personnel. It is inevitable that while in trial you are in need of help for the emergency that is and will happen. From getting more time in the courtroom, getting a private corner at a restaurant, getting some fixtures/tables added to the hotel room and of course the security guards at court.

When we go to trial we usually get assigned to long cause departments and they are in Downtown LA at Stanley Mosk Superior Court. We do the full nine yards when it comes to the tech in the courtroom. Sooo.. first is getting all that stuff into the department. I like to go with our attorneys to some of the final appearance before the trial date to just be present in front of Clerk and the Judge and also to get a layout of the court room so I can visualize the layout.

Get to know the courtroom attendant and the clerk use their names in the morning. I offer them to bring in their Starbucks order in the morning. This has paid off so many times. I have been given access to work space with power and the ability to setup my equipment and they have relayed to the judge how much time I would need to set and they just make your life easier when they are your friend. Just remember to pack up quickly at end of day they cant leave till you do.