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More than 500 Expected to Attend 17th Annual Sacramento Event: Women in Law Enforcement Community Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDIA ADVISORY — More than 500 people are expected to attend the 17th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 17, 2018, to recognize winners of the “Women in Law Enforcement” Business and Community Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

Advanced Mediation Solutions Sees Rise in Business and Workplace Mediations

HADDONFIELD, N.J., Oct. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Advanced Mediation Solutions (AMS) provides a wide range of mediation services. Some of their specialties include divorce and family mediation, high net-worth divorce mediation, business partnership mediation, and workplace mediation. Recently, they have seen a sharp rise in requests for business and workplace mediation services.

EPIC’s Casey Lillis to Present on Cyber Security and Data Privacy at GLAMM 2018 in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Account Executive Casey Lillis will present at the Globalaw Annual Members Meeting (GLAMM) 2018 on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Jackson Walker office in Dallas, Texas.

Levy Konigsberg LLP Wins $43.1 Million Lung Cancer Verdict in Tobacco and Asbestos Exposure Case

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On October 12, 2018, a jury in Boston awarded $43.1 million dollars in a historic lung cancer trial involving both tobacco and asbestos claims. The case began in June of 2015 when Levy Konigsberg LLP, and its co-counsel Shepard Law, filed the case on behalf of Louis E. Summerlin and his wife Joanna M. Summerlin, against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (“Reynolds”), Philip Morris USA, Inc. (“Philip Morris”) and numerous companies who manufactured and sold asbestos-containing products with which Mr. Summerlin worked as a brake mechanic.

SBEMP Launches a New Website Design with Online Booking Consultation with an Attorney

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SBEMP LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Palm Springs, Orange County, San Diego, New Jersey, and New York, launched a new website for potential and existing clients to easily find our offices, contact information, see our practice areas. The site offers a simplified, streamlined design with information about our practice areas.

VLP Law Group Continues Its Growth with the Addition of Patent Attorney Jim White

PALO ALTO, Calif. and SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that patent attorney Jim White has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in Seattle, Washington. Prior to becoming a software patent attorney, Mr. White worked as a software engineer in Silicon Valley for over six years.

SafeChain to Integrate ALTA Registry into Its Real Estate Wire Fraud Prevention Platform SafeWire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software for land title, announced today that it will integrate the national ALTA Registry into its real estate wire fraud prevention platform SafeWire. Through the integration, mortgage lenders will be able to search the Registry and verify the identity of title insurance agents and settlement companies, providing an enhanced level of efficiency and security to the real estate transaction.

RESPECT May Not Be Exactly What Aretha Franklin’s Legacy Will Get

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weeks have passed since the death of the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, and the world is still reeling – mainly from the loss of a such a beloved icon, but also from the fact that she seems to have died without a trust, says estate planning attorney Kirsten Howe of Absolute Trust Counsel. Without a will, and without any sort of estate plan in place, where will that $80 million go?

Ave Maria School of Law to Host Solo Practitioner CLE Workshop

NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Friday, August 17 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Ave Maria Law will host an interactive workshop with an exciting line-up of local, talented speakers. Topics of discussion will include, “What I Wish I Knew When I Started,” “Transitioning from Law Firm to Solo Practice,” and presentations on eDiscovery, marketing, financial planning and legal research.

LACC Basketball Coach Mike (Michael) Miller Reveals Facts About His Innocence on TV show After Being Found Not Guilty On All Charges In Jury Trial

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles City College Coach Mike Miller, who gained fame as the most winning college basketball coach in the country from 1997-2006, with a winning percentage of .885 and a record of 241-38, was found not guilty by 12-0 vote in a jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court; announced the California Basketball Association (CBA).

Two Arrested at Civil Disobedience Protest on Rainbow Ridge

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forests Forever, a non-profit forest protection advocacy group, today announced that five employees of Lear Asset Management, a security contractor for Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC), swept down on protesters camped near a logging road on Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed at about 5 a.m. yesterday (July 22).

Coach Michael ‘Mike’ Miller found not guilty by 12-0 vote in jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Los Angeles City College (LACC) Coach and current CBA Commissioner, Michael Miller, exonerated on all charges in jury trial, the California Basketball Association (CBA) announced today.

Lloyd A. Schmidt Elevated to Shareholder at Hoge Fenton

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2018, attorney Lloyd A. Schmidt was elevated to the status of shareholder. Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with highly focused practitioners.

Florida Law Firm Finds Solid Niche in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Space

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — South Florida law firm – Beighley, Myrick, Udell + Lynne, P.A. (BMULaw) – a legal consultancy firm with a growing niche practice within the substance use disorder treatment provider space, recently served as lead counsel on behalf of national treatment provider, Banyan Treatment Center, in the acquisition of the well regarded Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches.

NotaryCam Honors U.S. Military Veterans and Service Members with Complimentary Notarizations During Memorial Day Holiday

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam, Inc. today announced the return of its annual “Help a Hero” initiative. This Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, 2018, NotaryCam will honor those who have served by offering no-cost online notarization sessions to United States military veterans and service members.

PitBullTax Software Expands its Power with Release of New Version 4.0

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., May 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PitBullTax Software, the leading IRS Tax Resolution Software for CPAs, EAs and Tax Attorneys, just released its new and more feature rich Version 4.0. For nine years PitBullTax Software has transformed the tax resolution business by making it more efficient and intuitive for tax professionals to solve their clients’ IRS problems.

Jailed Actor Steve Comisar Finally Gets His Freedom

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 27, 2018, actor and con man Steve Comisar returns to Hollywood to resume his acting career after finally finishing his federal prison sentence. With the help of A-list actors, agents, directors and producers, Comisar will immediately begin taking on acting roles in motion pictures.

East Bay Law Office, Absolute Trust Counsel, Launches Podcast, Absolute Trust Talk

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greater Bay Area estate planning firm Absolute Trust Counsel announces the launch of the Absolute Trust Talk podcast. Absolute Trust Talk launches as a new avenue to educate clients and prospects on a wide variety of trending business and financial wellness topics and how they can make better-informed decisions when planning for the future.

Matic Marks Commitment to Compliance with Appointment of Shaz Kojouri to Senior Management Team

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced it has tapped Shahrzad “Shaz” Kojouri as vice president of legal and compliance.

Attorneys from Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh Attended The FJA’s Workhorse Seminar

ORLANDO, Fla., March 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Several Managing Partners from the personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh participated in the Florida Justice Association’s Workhorse CLE Seminar and Networking Event.

Gallo LLP Files first 10 Consumer Claims Against Google Following Injunction and Revision of Gmail Architecture

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Francisco Bay Area law firm Gallo LLP has filed the first of what it predicts could be thousands of individual damages cases against Google based on the same misconduct alleged in Matera v. Google, Case No. 15-CV-04062-LHK. Acting for a class of consumers who never signed up for Gmail (but nevertheless had their email scanned by Google), the Matera plaintiffs sought injunctive relief under the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (the “Wiretap Act”) and California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”).

Renee Crow of EPIC to Present on Litigation Impact Awareness at CLM Annual Conference in Houston

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vice President, Hospitality Practice Leader Renee Crow will present at the CLM Annual Conference on Thurs., March 15 at 10:10 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas.

Lion’s Heart Receives $10,000 from Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP in Support of Teen Volunteers and Leaders

IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion’s Heart is thrilled to announce it has received a $10,000 corporate partner sponsorship from the esteemed Orange County law firm, Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP. These funds will support the cultivation of age-appropriate service projects for over 10,000 empowered teen Members across the country as well as support general law and business counsel for the organization.

Senior Litigator and Trial Attorney Eugene Ashley Joins Hoge Fenton in California

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce that Eugene “Geno” Ashley has joined the firm’s Business Litigation group. A senior litigator and trial attorney, Geno, a former Hopkins & Carley shareholder, brings a wealth of litigation and trial experience to Hoge Fenton.

In Michigan, a Battle between Veteran Asbestos Cancer Victims and the Asbestos Industry

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two weeks ago a bill HB 5456 titled Asbestos Claim Transparency, drafted by the National Chamber of Commerce and Asbestos companies was pushed into Michigan with promises of campaign donations, says Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. Today, Michigan’s Commanders Group (Congressionally Chartered Veterans Organizations) filed their resolution in opposition to the bill.

Michigan Veterans File Opposition to Asbestos Bill

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michigan’s top Mesothelioma legal expert on behalf of hundreds of Michigan Veterans with asbestos disease, Goldberg, Persky & White P.C., today issued the following statement and alert in response to passage of HB 5456, the so-called “Asbestos Bankruptcy Transparency Act,” out of the Michigan House of Representatives Republican controlled “Competitiveness” committee on a straight party line vote.

Continuing Its Growth, VLP Law Group Welcomes Partner Debra B. Vernon to the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Debra B. Vernon has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the San Francisco Bay area. She specializes in startup formation and capitalization, financings, corporate venture, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and corporate governance.

VLP Law Group Continues Its Growth with the Addition of Real Estate Partner Debra Schiff

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Debra Schiff has joined the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group as a partner based in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Schiff is the second Los Angeles based attorney to join the firm’s growing Real Estate Practice Group in recent weeks. Los Angeles attorney Craig P. Wood joined the firm as a Partner in December.

VLP Law Group Continues Its Growth with the Addition of Real Estate Partner Craig P. Wood

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Craig P. Wood has joined the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group as a partner based in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Wood’s practice encompasses the representation of institutional investors, private equity sponsors, high net-worth individuals, pension funds, pension fund advisors and private companies in a broad range of real estate projects throughout the U.S.

Attorney Stephen M. Fernandez Becomes Member of The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Civil trial and personal injury attorney Stephen Fernandez, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, has been recognized as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum by the National Trial Lawyers Top Trial Lawyers of America(R).

Bernard Walsh Named Member of Elite Trial Lawyers Group 5th Consecutive Year

BRADENTON, Fla., Dec. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bernard Walsh of the Personal Injury Law Firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh has been recognized as a member of the The American Society of Legal Advocates for the 5th consecutive year. The American Society of Legal Advocates is an elite group of trial attorneys comprised from the most experienced and successful lawyers around the nation.

New York Christian Radio Station, The Bridge 95.1 FM, Takes On Illegal Radio Pirates, And Wins

OLD BRIDGE, N.J., Nov. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When The Bridge Christian Radio Network, based in Old Bridge, N.J., gained authorization to expand its Christian Bible teaching broadcasts into New York City in November 2013, no one could have anticipated the battle that would ensue before the station could actually begin broadcasting on its own frequency, 95.1 FM in the heart of Manhattan.

Attorney Brian O. Sutter Receives Client Champion Award from Martindale-Hubbell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., Nov. 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Brian O. Sutter of Southwest Florida-based All Injuries Law Firm, has been named a 2017 Silver “Client Champion.” Attorneys who have been recognized as a Client Champion, are chosen for maintaining the highest degree of client satisfaction.

Attorneys Bernard Walsh & David Goldman Supported The 2017 Sarasota Pride Festival

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard Walsh, Attorney David Goldman, and members of the civil trial law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have sponsored and attended Sarasota Pride Fest.

Attorneys David Goldman, Bernard Walsh and Stephan Fernandez Attend FJA’s Masters Of Justice Conference

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The October Florida Justice Association’s Masters Of Justice conference was attended by several partners from the personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh. Held at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Sarasota the conference featured dozens of seminars on a wide variety of civil trial law topics.

Thread.Legal – the Missing piece of Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers

DUBLIN, Ireland and CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you are a law firm using Microsoft Office 365 and need something extra to complete your document and case management, then Thread is for you. Built in Microsoft Office 365, it gives you a practice management solution with software you already know. Thread is the latest case management software from eXpd8 Ltd, harnessing 30 years’ legal IT industry experience and specifically designed for lawyers and paralegals.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Warns the Corporate Push for Arbitration Threatens Our Constitutional Right to a Jury of Our Peers

BRADENTON, Fla., Oct. 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal injury lawyer Bernard Walsh warns efforts by large corporations to resolve disputes in arbitration rather than trial by jury threaten constitutional rights. Corporations seeking to reduce their financial risk and increase long-term profits have been turning to arbitration clauses more and more.

States Reaction to National Opioid Crisis Draws Comment from Bradenton Injury Lawyer Bernard Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., Oct. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aggressive legal action by states to curb national opioid addiction crisis draws comments from southwest Florida civil trial lawyer Bernard Walsh. In response to growing political pressure to stop the opioid addiction crisis, many State and municipal governments are filing lawsuits against a range of drug manufacturers.

Sarasota Injury Lawyer David Shapiro Named Top 10 Plaintiff’s Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ATTORNEY AND PRACTICE Magazine has awarded David Shapiro Esq., with a Top 10 Plaintiff’s Attorney Designation. David Shapiro Esq., founding partner of the Sarasota based personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, has been awarded a Top 10 Plaintiff’s Attorney Designation by the popular legal industry and legal news website Attorney and Practice Magazine.

eXpd8 in Collaboration with Microsoft Launches Thread, a new Legal Case Management Software on Sept. 18 in Microsoft’s Charlotte Campus

DUBLIN, Ireland and CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brett Wolfe, Microsoft to unveil eXpd8’s latest legal case management software. eXpd8, the Irish market leader in case management software, today announced its official launch of Thread in North America. Thread is a brand-new cloud-based legal case management software, built in collaboration with Microsoft which enables legal practices to free up valuable time, be more productive, increase profitability and truly digitally transform their firms.