I read blogs for information I need or perspectives I value. I read them for inspiration. Sometimes I read them for a good dose of rage that inspires me to work for a cause or give money to a candidate. The kind of blog I hope to write will do all of these things. My main focus will be legal issues that affect every day working people and their families. These are the folks my firm represents and who we have been proud to represent for more than 25 years.
Specifically I will write about the cases, studies, court rulings and other actions that will give readers hope that they can and will receive justice through the legal system, enrage them to action against those who would deny them, or simply provide an interesting factoid to bring up at the dinner table.
Despite what you may read in the news, the legal justice system in this country is alive and well and injured workers are still winning against negligent employers, including major corporations. We should know. We’ve successfully tackled some of the biggest companies in the world, including Ford Motor Co., Firestone, and the Cintas Corp., the largest uniform and laundry company in North America.
But every day the scales tip dangerously in favor of corporate interests. Most of the time we see this in the news, after the fact. Examples are the recession caused by collapse of the housing industry, Wall Street greed or BP negligence ruining our Gulf. As an employee, you may see this in how corporations will cover themselves with written corporate policies that say one thing – while what the company tells you or expects you to do is another. As a lawyer, I see this in shocking examples of every day products that are dangerous, known-to-kill and still on the market.
I’m going to write in more detail about all of these things in the weeks and months ahead. I invite you to read, respond and engage in a conversation with me and other members of the firm about your experiences and thoughts on any of these topics. We value the opinions and hope you enjoy reading ours.