September 24, 2021

Checklist for Family Court Litigants: Initial Hearing.

_____ Have a pen and a pad to write notes and questions to your attorney. _____ Be sure you have listened to your attorney and his staff carefully and told them the truth. _____ Don’t let your lawyer learn about that DUI, drug bust, or domestic battery conviction from the other side. No, “I didn’t… View Article

September 17, 2021


How does a good lawyer stay healthy and fit for a long career? Short answer: luck! As I finish my 50th year in practice with no immediate plans for retirement, I believe I have some insights into staying healthy and fit which I share, in summary, below: Most immediate for this moment in time is… View Article

August 18, 2021

Keeping Our Perspective: 2021, A Reading Life

The sign in front of Worlds of Books, Kent Ct.  I remind my readers that there’s a LOT of practical, informative, and “how-to”, guidance in my fully-searchable1500 blog pages and 450 blog articles. This post and my prior post on “Our Recommitment to Excellence” are written during a short “vacation” which for me includes listening… View Article

August 9, 2021

Our Recommitment to Excellence 2021

More than a dozen years ago, as we were contemplating our future as we absorbed and recovered from the great financial crisis which substantially reduced our net worth and extended the path of my working life, I began my blog. After 10 years of recovery, I finally returned my hourly rate to where it had… View Article

June 22, 2021

Some Useful Tech Tips: Document Assembly and Tasks

  I like what works. I need tools. Here are a few.  USING SIRI FOR E–MAIL AND REMINDERS On a whim, I asked Siri to send an e-mail to my paralegal,  “Remind me to call Client Smith”. The email server popped up (I use Outlook.) with my message to my paralegal. But since Siri couldn’t… View Article

May 13, 2021

Personal Injury Claims: Five Myths

FIVE MYTHS REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM Among many subjects that people think they understand, but really don’t, are personal injury liability claims. These are claims brought against insured persons for mistakes that cause injury to the claimant. The most common injury claim is a collision claim, car, truck, motorcycle, or 4-wheeler. Claims can be… View Article

April 15, 2021

Unbundling, Limited Scope Contracts, Legal Coaching, Ghost Writing, and Mentoring

What’s the next best thing to free legal information, as in my blog? How about a low cost ($500) “legal coach” or “ghost-writer”? Here, below, is a link to 17 blog articles that describe my unbundled services! You have nothing to lose! What subjects? How about a “Legal Checkup” for a will, power of attorney,… View Article

March 24, 2021

Guardians and Conservators (The Time May Come)

A search of my blog reveals that I have not written an article solely devoted to the subject of guardianship and conservatorship. It isn’t a sexy subject. Lawyers don’t advertise their services on billboards. You don’t need a “Tiger” or “Bulldog”, and the lawyer’s hair does not have to be “puffy”. And you don’t need… View Article

March 24, 2021

Ideas to Improve the “One Size Fits All WV Child Custody Bill”, HB 2364

I just sent this letter to each member of the WV Senate Judiciary Committee and staff on the Pending Child Custody Bill: Dear Senator _______:   Thank you for considering input on HB 2363. I have been asked to say something constructive, from the perspective of 48 years as a practicing lawyer. 1. I am… View Article

March 8, 2021

A Recent Honor: Client Champion 2020

  Isn’t it wonderful that every insurance company can save you $500 by switching to them, every burger joint has the best burgers in the land, and every lawyer is the toughest and smartest on earth? That’s what we would have you believe. The truth is much different. One-half of every profession and product is… View Article