In this episode, Jonathan chats with Blaine Clooten. Blaine is an attorney in Eastern Oregon and one of the few people speaking out publicly against the Oregon State Bar's recommendation that the State of Oregon should adopt two (2) alternative pathways to becoming an attorney. Neither of these recommendations requires taking the bar exam and both of these alternatives seem to miss the mark of the intended goal of increasing accessibility and equity in the legal profession in Oregon. Click on this link to read more and comment publicly: https://taskforces.osbar.org/ate/ Blaine Clooten owns Clooten Law in Oregon. Check out his website at: https://oregonlegalfirm.com
In this episode, Jonathan interview 7-time Ironman Champion Ben Hoffman. Ben has competed professionally for the last 15 years and has learned a thing or two along the way. Ben, along with his wife (who works as his business manager), has negotiated his own sponsorship contracts. There is a trend towards professional athletes negotiating their own deals without hiring an agency or law firm to assist them.
In this episode, Jonathan interviews former ASU Sun Devil Gary Chambers. Gary played at ASU for 4 years and then went onto the NFL. Jonathan and Gary discuss the new NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) laws that have recently gone into effect. These new laws allow student-athletes profit off of their name, image and likeness. On paper it sounds like a great thing for student-athletes, however, their are a lot of challenges ahead and the exploitation that has occurred in college sports may have just shifted to big business. Listen to hear more.
In this episode, Jonathan talks to Jayme Simpson. Jayme is a trial attorney in San Diego, California. Jayme had a jury trial that started right before the courts locked everything down. Jayme had to pivot to a bench trial (where the judge decides the case) and wait almost 8 months to resume her trial. In spite of these obstacles, Jayme was able to obtain a $7.32 million dollar verdict for the plaintiff. Listen now to hear the whole story.
This week, Jonathan interviews Brian LaBovick, the author of 'Not a Good Neighbor.' In Not a Good Neighbor, injury lawyer Brian LaBovick shows you how to navigate the paperwork and pitfalls of an automobile accident case. Brian shares stories from nearly three decades in practice to help you maximize benefits in this often complicated process. You also may pick up a tip or two of how to spearfish in the coastal waters of south Florida.
This week Jonathan talks about the 4-day trial they just wrapped up at Negretti & Associates. Jonathan explains why trials are hard, why trials are unpredictable and why trials are where you find justice.
In this week's episode, Jonathan talks about what you may not know about the infamous McDonald's coffee cup case. Product liability cases are difficult to pursue. Compound that with the millions of dollars a company will spend to convince people they didn't do anything wrong, and you (the plaintiff) will find yourself paddling upstream without an oar.
In the third edition of this limited series on getting to know Negretti & Associates, Jonathan talks about the cases that Negretti & Associates handles as well as the states that Negretti & Associates is licensed to practice in.
This is the second episode of the limited series on getting to know Negretti & Associates. In this episode, Jonathan talks about the team that makes up Negretti & Associates.
Jonathan kicks off 2021 with Rob Tremp as his first guest of the year. Rob Tremp is a certified life care planning expert. Often hired by both the plaintiff and defense in personal injury cases, life care planning experts can be instrumental in substantiating future care needs. Listen to Rob distinguish between a life care planning expert, a vocational rehabilitation expert and an economist.
This week Jonathan interviews recent law school graduates, and more importantly, recent bar passer Twyla Haggerty. Here's what makes Twyla's story so unique: she took the bar exam COMPLETELY ONLINE! Not only was it unprecedented, but it posed its own interesting set of challenges. Listen to hear more about Twyla's experience.
This week Jonathan talks about the Negretti & Associates pledge to the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Jonathan made a promise to ASU back when he was admitted as a transfer student to give back once he was in a position to do so. Working together with ASU, Negretti & Associates have created the "Negretti Law Leadership Scholarship" for law students. This scholarship was hand crafted and creates opportunities for people just like Jonathan. Jonathan shares the long journey from his undergrad to the recent endowment.
Erling Andersen, founder and CEO of Advokatguiden (The Lawyer Guide) built and sold a social network for $12M at the age of 25. He was then assessed a tax penalty by the Norwegian government for the sale of his company. What did Erling do? He went to law school for 2.5 years so that he could represent himself against the Norwegian government. After winning his case, Erling launched The Lawyer Guide and plans to roll it out globally. Erling visits with Jonathan about his newest venture, what he sees changing the legal profession and what cab drivers and lawyers have in common.
To reach Erling, you can email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com
Listen to this week's podcast to hear about brain injuries from attorney Michael Kaplen. Michael has dedicated his life to helping survivors of brain injuries. Michael dispels some common myths about brain injuries and tell people what to be aware of when dealing with a brain injury. Michael's website is: https://brainlaw.com. Michael has produced a terrific video explaining what living with a brain injury often feels like. You can watch that video here: https://youtu.be/nS0F_k4GT9Y
This week, Jonathan interviews Mark Breyer, one half of the Husband and Wife Law Team. Mark talks candidly about working with his wife and why he never wanted to be on TV in the first place. Mark is raw, honest and incredibly insightful about his work in injury law.
In this week's episode, Jonathan calls out ClaimTECH and the insurance industry about the absurd practice of trying to pre-negotiate medical bills without the injured parties knowledge or consent. Essentially, this a scheme to cheat injured victims out of their full measure of damages.
This week, Jonathan interview Arizona Association for Justice -President Jon O'Steen. Jon discusses the future of personal injury law and what concerns him the most. Jon also predicts the ASU football team's season and calls out their rival from down south.
In this week's episode Jonathan interviews attorney Jason Lazarus. Jason started a company called Synergy Settlement Services to help trial lawyers with issues that arise at settlement such as lien resolution, Medicare compliance, public benefit preservation, and settlement planning techniques. Jason has most recently authored the book The Art of Settlement. Listen to find out why Jason wrote this book and what you should be aware of at the time of settlement.
In this podcast, Jonathan responds to the following questions:
· How is fault determined in an electric scooter accident?
· What are the pitfalls of pursuing an electric scooter accident case? What should attorneys avoid?
· What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your experience with scooter claims? Do these claims require a certain skillset or mentality for lawyers?
· How do you decipher the byzantine terms of service agreements? Do the agreements have anything in common? Do they have fatal flaws?
· Does the “clickwrap” (or “click to accept”) nature of TOS agreements place unreasonable burdens of proof on riders? (This is Grant’s pseudo-lawyer question!) Can these be challenged in court?
· How do different types of insurance provide sources of recovery to riders and drivers alike?
In this week's episode, Attorney Dylan Mcgurk talks about the cold feet phenomenon. The cold feet phenomenon occurs in almost every case. When the cold feet phenomenon rares its ugly head, people get nervous, scared and anxious. This makes people want to run the other direction and stop the lawsuit altogether. Listen to Dylan's advice on what to do when this occurs.
In this week's episode Jonathan interviews board certified trucking attorney David Craig. David has handled trucking cases for over three decades. David has most recently authored the book Semitruck Wreck. David's book is an insightful look at the catastrophe that trucking wrecks leave behind. Listen to find out why David wrote this book and what inspired its orgins.
In this week's episode, Jonathan interviews employment law attorney Jessica Miller. Jessica gives her thoughts on whether an employer could be responsible if they ask you to return to work and you get COVID-19. Jessica also talks about an employers responsibility to ensure a safe work environment, even if that environment is your house.
In this week's episode, Jonathan talks about a recent arbitration that was done entirely virtually. Jonathan loved the experience and is hopeful that it is a sign of changes that may be on the horizon for the legal profession.
Jonathan interview the newest attorney at N&A...however, she isn't the newest employee. Carissa started with the firm back in 2015 as a Law Clerk. She was promoted to Case Manager in 2017 and then most recently took the Arizona Bar Exam to become a practicing attorney with N&A. To say Carissa is resilient is an understatement. Listen as Carissa explains her journey from the East Coast out to the West Coast and then back again to the East Coast.
Jonathan interviews Admin CJ Johnson to talk about the horrific crash that she was in back in 2011. Both of CJ's legs were destroyed and she wasn't sure if she was ever going to walk again, let alone compete in fitness competitions. CJ explains how fortunate she was to have a legal team by her side to make sure that she was taken care of.
This week, Jonathan talk about how to find balance in your life and take care of your own well-being. Although not a trained professional in mental health, Jonathan works in a profession riddled with depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Listen to Jonathan's advice on the little things that you can do to create more peace and happiness in your own life.
Jonathan goes to a local coffee shop to interview Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist Matt Fendon. Matt runs the Matt Fendon Law Group and has been around workers' compensation law for almost three decades. This interview is not only educational, but it's also incredible entertaining.
Jonathan shares 5 tips on how to make your firm completely remote. From hiring the right people to focusing on the client experience, a virtual environment can be more productive, less costly and more enjoyable for the client.
In this week's episode, Jonathan is joined by Patrick J. McGroder III (Pat Sr.) and Patrick J. McGroder IV (Pat Jr.) to talk about plaintiff's injury work, how valuing a case is not as hard as you might think and what book every PI attorney should read. This hour long special is a truly an incredible listen for all aspiring trial attorneys.
Do you have to go back into the office if your employer says no more working from home? The short answer is "yes." Listen to hear Jonathan and Kaivan discuss things that you might be able to do to persuade your employer to let you keep working from home.
A bar in Tempe, Arizona re-opens to a flurry of patrons. Many people in the community weren't happy. But, it begs the question, how do you balance re-opening in a post-COVID-19 era? Listen to hear Kaivan's thoughts.
Back and Jonathan run the final race of the World Marathon Challenge. Spoiler Alert: they both completed the World Marathon Challenge. However, what they will take away from the experience might surprise you.
Listen to Jonathan and co-host Kaivan Mangouri talk about Walmart being sued by the family of a worked supposedly killed by the coronavirus, how a church pastor held church services despite a no public gathering mandate and how kombucha has alcohol in it, even though the label may say differently. All of that and more in this week's episode.
Listen to Jonathan and co-host Kaivan Mangouri talk about how the Coronavirus has impacted NFL contracts, caused jails across the country to release inmates, and a gym that is still charging their members, despite being closed. All of that and more in this week's episode.
Have you ever wondered if mailing yourself a letter counts as a copyright? More commonly known as a "poor man's copyright," listen to Jonathan and his guest co-host Matt Fuchs talk it on this week's podcast.
Welcome to the new and improved Legal Beagle podcast. We have stepped up our podcast game to deliver a better product to our listeners. We have identified specific categories of content that we will talk about each week, and we have lifted the time limit that we have previously imposed to allow for a more in depth discussion on some of the topics covered. We hope that you enjoy this podcast and we remind you not to take it too seriously, because we certainly don't.
Jonathan welcomes you to 2020 and talks about why he is going to attempt to run around the world starting February 1st. 7 marathons in 7 days on all 7 continents. Go to heathersmission,org to learn more.
This week Jonathan talks about Tesla's new "Smart Summon" technology. If you haven't seen it, you need to go watch a few videos online. In the meantime, enjoy Jonathan's perspective on this developing story.
This week Jonathan talks about a latin term: respondeat superior. Respondeat Superior is the legal doctrine that holds employers responsible for the acts of their employees under the theory of vicarious liability. However, the analysis can become complicated. Listen to learn more.
This week Jonathan discusses a few new laws that went into effect in AZ. Some of those laws are about the rights and duties of those who ride electric scooters. The problem is that these new duties conflict with the way these scooters were designed to be ridden. Listen as Jonathan help familiarize you with these new laws.
This week Jonathan chats with Matt Fuchs (non-attorney) about valuing losses. Listen as Matt struggles to place a value on the tough questions that Jonathan asks. These are the sorts of questions we have to answer every day for our clients.
Jonathan interviews Francis Ma aka The Bang aka Bruce McFancy aka Eddie Shoebang. The Bang is credited with being the reason Jonathan started this podcast. PLEASE NOTE: There are some audio blackouts during this podcast. I couldn't figure out how to edit them out. Enjoy!
Jonathan interviews former client Laurie W. about her accidents and having an attorney help resolve her claims. The best quote from the interview comes at the end when Laurie says "they (people) think that because they have insurance they will be taken care of."
One of our attorneys, Kaivan Mangouri, says that our job isn't just to negotiate with insurance companies, our job is also to negotiate reductions at the resolution of your case. Listen to this week's episode to better understand what we mean by "reductions."
Jonathan Negretti talks about why they have adopted the mantra "make it simple for our clients." Through the use of technology and good old fashion teamwork, Jonathan thinks the process can be simplified to benefit those that are injured.
Listen to Kristen Booker from Stridewell Medical Clinic discuss the importance of a proper medical evaluation and the best course of treatment to pursue after an accident. (pardon the background noise, we do these live without editing and sometimes a helicopter flies overhead).
Jonathan interviews a Matt Fuchs (a millennial) to find out if participation trophies are the catalyst to the millennial way of life. WARNING: the start of this podcast was unplanned, but very millennial of us.
Firm manager Aaray Herman just went to NY to meet up with Google and learn about new technologies that are coming our way. Listen to Aaray talk about the new interactive assistant that Google is working on.
Legal Beagle interviews Donn Coolidge of Coolidge Injury Law. Donn tells you a bit about how he got his start and why you should always hire an attorney. Actually, not always. Listen to find out more. http://www.coolidgeinjurylaw.com