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Posted on Mon, 2019-07-15 13:03 by Patrick Dragga in

1.       What made you become a lawyer? 


It was a natural path for me, as I am a son of a lawyer. Also, I have always enjoyed solving puzzles and helping others when possible, both of which are useful in my profession.  


2.       What will be the biggest challenge for the next generation?


Work-Life balance. They might be better at it than we were.


3.       What is the most interesting case you’ve ever had?

Posted on Mon, 2019-07-08 12:25 by Burt M. Kahn in Alternate Dispute Resolution

Mediation has become a popular tool for resolving medical malpractice claims.


Trials of medical negligence suits are inefficient. They require tremendous resources and the adversarial aspect of a trial actually impedes the exchange of significant information between the parties. It can easily be twice or three times longer to resolve a medical malpractice claim through a trial versus a mediated settlement.

Posted on Mon, 2019-07-01 12:17 by Tanvi Rastogi in Community
Summer in here and this is what JGL Law community recommends you read: 
 
1.       Marion Holland
Legal Assistant
Book: There Must Be An Ocean Between Us
Author: Thea Lindauer
Posted on Thu, 2019-06-27 13:35 by Veronica Nannis in Qui Tam, False Claims Act, whistleblower

Some famous whistleblowers have made headlines in recent years, but there is not a lot known about what the typical whistleblower does. Edward Snowden or Linda Tripp are famous, or infamous, examples of well-known whistleblowers. But, the typical whistleblower is not in it for the money and does not get any fame. Instead, they are the kind of person who refuses to be a bystander, or worse, a participant, in fraud.

Posted on Tue, 2019-06-18 08:58 by David Bulitt in Alternate Dispute Resolution

David Bulitt, a JGL shareholder and one of the DC area’s top divorce lawyers, sits down for the first in a series of interviews about mediation and its benefits, in light of the new practice area that we have recently launched Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR).


1. We are hearing a lot these days about mediation in legal disputes.  Can you first tell us what exactly it is?

Posted on Wed, 2019-06-05 14:58 by Matthew E. Kreiser in

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court in Fort Bend County v. Lois M.

Posted on Fri, 2019-05-31 14:31 by Allison McFadden in

My previous blogpost talked about an opportunity to get an extra $250-$500 in your child’s 529 courtesy of the State of Maryland.  The deadline for applying to that program, “Save4College State Contribution Program.”, was May 31, 2019.  If you missed the opportunity to participate this year, set a reminder for next year! 

Posted on Tue, 2019-05-28 13:29 by Darin L. Rumer in

First, it’s not like an episode of Law & Order Special Victims Unit, but it can be!


Over the course of my legal career I’ve had hundreds of clients call me before, during, and after meeting with Child Protective Services (“CPS”) investigators.  Without a doubt, a client that called me before speaking with CPS, came out much, much better for it … regardless of whether they had done anything at all based on a malicious report from a bitter spouse, something was misinterpreted, or they really had done something inappropriate and truly needed legal representation.

Posted on Fri, 2019-05-17 09:39 by Allison McFadden in

Tax Day 2019 has passed and most people don’t even want to think about tax returns for another nine months.  If you’re going through, or recently went through, a divorce, filing taxes is one of the many simple things in your life that has changed.  You no longer get the tax benefits of filing as a married couple.  You are now filing single, with fewer or no dependents, might no longer have a mortgage interest deduction, etc.  This year we saw great change as the taxability of alimony completely changed, eliminating the one tax advantage (commonly known as the “divorce subsidy”) that the gov

Posted on Mon, 2019-04-29 11:36 by Rama Taib-Lopez in

The breakdown of a marriage can, in and of itself, be one of the most stressful times in one’s life.  And if your immigration status is based on your marriage to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a separation or divorce may introduce additional challenges and heighten your anxiety.  Sadly, it is not uncommon for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse to even use their spouse’s immigration status as leverage in divorce, custody and child support matters. 

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