How Much Does The Personal Injury Client Affect Settlement and Deposition Preparation?

NeuwirthLaw Case Matters, Courts, For Lawyers

It matters a lot. Are you a Roger Federer type or Novak Djokovic? Some people are just very genuine, approachable, and likeable people. Others are not. Most of us are somewhere in between. But, those likeable guileless people are going to get a better settlement for the same case. Why? Well, more than likely the deposition displayed the plaintiff as …

Motions in Limine and Products Liability

NeuwirthLaw Case Matters, For Lawyers

I am getting ready to go to trial on a products liability case involving a wire cup brush that removes paint from metal. A piece of metal shot off the brush and impaled my client in the eye blinding him. He had taken off his safety glasses to check his progress and restarted the device before replacing them on his …

So, what is the current state of the Union?

NeuwirthLaw For Lawyers, In the News, Uncategorized

Many of my neusletter readers are professionals and folks with advanced degrees. Many of my clients are middle class or poorer people. The gap between these worlds is rather stark. There was a news item today that binge drinking (5 or more drinks in a sitting) and marijuana use among 35-50 year olds is at record levels and that alcohol …

The Bear: The Struggle

NeuwirthLaw For Lawyers, Law Practice Management

I have been watching the Bear on Hulu for a few weeks now. It is about the struggle, both personal and professional, of a chef in Chicago who is a reluctant business owner. It’s a really nicely done series with about 16 episodes. I like it because it shows the struggle inherent in small business. Most law firm owners are …