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Child Sexual Abuse Article

Child Sexual Abuse Article

There are up to 80,000 reported child sexual abuse cases per year. Sadly, the number of unreported instances is far greater, because the children are afraid to tell anyone what has happened, and the legal procedure for validating an episode is difficult. The problem should be identified, the abuse stopped, and the child should receive […]

Nursing Home Article

Nursing Home Article

Nursing Home Neglect One the most difficult decisions family members have to make is choosing a nursing home to place a loved one. John F. Kennedy said once that the strength and durability of a society can be judged by how it treats its elderly. From the cases my firm has investigated, we are not treating […]

Personal Injury & Lost Time and Earnings

Personal Injury & Lost Time and Earnings

Other than your medical bills your lost time and earnings commonly called lost wages are the days and hours you were unable to work due to injury and medical appointments. In many instances you can claim your lost time and earnings, even if you’ve had no actual loss of money. For example, when your salary […]

August 2008 NMTLA Journal

August 2008 NMTLA Journal

Thank you to those Presidents and NMTLA Board Members who have come before me. I have always been amazed by this caring and committed group of inspiring professionals who by legal victories achieved on behalf of their clients make the world a better place – one case and one client at a time. Through your […]

February NMTLA Journal

February NMTLA Journal

  YES we can” if we work together. The work has started in Washington, at the round house and within NMTLA. We must thank Pia Salazar the chair of this years COIR drive for planning and executing the most successful drive in our history. Also, thank you to the board members who participated in the drive […]

Journal June 2009

Journal June 2009

During my tenure as NMTLA President I witnessed two historical events. The first was the election of a half-African, half-white Midwesterner, with an Arab-sounding middle name as President of the United States.  The second, only seven months later is the President’s choice of a Hispanic woman, Sonia Sotomayor, to fill the United States Supreme Court […]

November – December 2008 NMTLA Journal

November – December 2008 NMTLA Journal

Whether a democrat or republican, you will probably never forget where you were on November 4, 2008. Americans were joined by people from nations all around the globe to celebrate what is certain to be remembered as a defining moment in American history.  Many Americans reflected a sense of pride even among those who did […]

September – October 2008 NMTLA Journal

September – October 2008 NMTLA Journal

I admit that prior to becoming an NMTLA board member I was extremely naive about the relationship between the practice of law, politics, political candidates and fundraising.  The law is created year after year in Courts, Congress, and State Legislatures.  Wealthy corporate interest groups would love for us to fall asleep at the wheel or […]

Maximizing Recovery After Settlement or ...

Maximizing Recovery After Settlement or Judgment

Negotiating and Resolving Subrogation Claims with Medicare/Medicaid ABA Model Rule 1.1 “A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for representation.” Medicare vs. Medicaid Although Medicare and Medicaid sound similar they are very different programs. Medicare is an entitlement program entirely funded […]