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Sea Base Bahamas 2018 Review

I’m using the space a little differently today. My son and I recently returned from a boy scout trip to Sea Base Bahamas.  I helped plan the trip for the troop, and in the planning, I didn’t find a lot of reviews or resources for the Sea Base Bahamas trip.  For Philmont,  there are literally…

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Dog Bite Law: Was A Dog Attack At The Center Of The NCIS Disputes?

It’s not often that one of my practice areas collides with popular culture.  For years, I’ve had the honor of representing a number of victims of dog attacks.  These are often horrible, serious incidents because of the emotional toll that a victim experiences from an attack. Imagine my surprise then when I saw a story that a…

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No Pokemon (ing) While Driving

Fairly typical questions we ask and investigate in car wreck cases are whether the driver was distracted by talking on the phone or texting while driving.  Now, I might have to start another series of questions after the introduction of Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is an app game that was released a few days ago,…

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"Independent" Medical Exams Going Rogue

A constant problem that we face in cases are doctors who perform “independent” medical exams.  In many cases, insurance companies hire doctors to review our clients’ medical records or to have a one-time exam of our clients and then write a report on how bad our clients are hurt and/or whether our clients’ injuries are…

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I Am Humbled

In the summer of 2012, I visited the West African countries of Liberia and Guinea to investigate a project involving a local school and health clinic.  I came back thinking that I felt more humbled than I would probably ever feel. I was wrong. For the past twelve days, my family has hosted one of…

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Sorry For The Lack Of Updates

I know it’s been over a month since I have posted to the site.  But as a trial lawyer, I’ve been busy actually getting ready for trials.  You might think that’s normal, except it’s not.  I recently read a study that most lawyers who call themselves litigators have not had more than one jury trial. …

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VA Misses Mark In Brain Injury Research

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of helping a number of clients who have suffered from brain injuries.  And as I’ve written before, I hoped that one small benefit of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was that the Veterans Administration and others would use the opportunity to conduct meaningful research on brain injuries…

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Car Wrecks: Avoiding Road Rage

My favorite example of Dallas traffic happened several years ago during Texas/OU weekend.  We were in college, driving on I35 (no doubt with the radio blaring), and I saw a driver four lanes over start screaming because he thought someone cut him off.  But he was screaming so loud that we could hear him, through…

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