Unintended Consequences of Celebrating New Year’s Eve

If you are planning to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 you are obviously aware of the consequences of drinking too much (a hangover) of driving drunk (a DUI conviction) and of kissing the wrong person (use your imagination here.) Yet there are two other consequence of celebrating New Year’s Eve that … Read more

You Waited Until the Last Minute?

Let me give you some free advice…are you ready? Have a pen and paper to write this down? Okay, here you go: DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE BEFORE YOU CALL AN ATTORNEY! I received a call the other day at about 10:00 a.m. from someone who had court at 1:30 p.m. that same … Read more

Jury Instructions in State v. Jodi Arias

I am sitting outside the courtroom in Maricopa County waiting for the verdict in State v. Jodi Arias.  Will it be First Degree Murder? Or Manslaughter?  The world outside the jury room seems to believe it will the the former; and, we all know what happened in the Casey Anthony case. Here are the jury … Read more

Fire? Burglary? You Need to Videotape Your Home!

Have you ever videotaped the inside of your house? How about your garage? If not, you should DO IT NOW!  I am Of Counsel with Merlin Law Group and have been involved with several insurance cases.  I have come to the big realization that insurance companies will do anything and everything they can to pay you nothing or as … Read more

I Cannot Afford My House, Now What?

If you were like many in the past five years or so you probably jumped on the “investment” bandwagon and now find yourself with a piece of property, or two or three or four that you cannot pay for. Many of my clients find themselves in this situation and confess that they are simply overwhelmed … Read more

Do You Really Know Who Touches Your Books?

Do you really know who touches your books? Do you really know the people that work for you?  Too often I have had clients come to me for advice when a trusted employee has taken advantage of them.  At times it has been money, other times it has been equipment or clients.  You can never … Read more