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IB Member Helping Children Learn One Meal at a Time

IB member David Blackwell and his firm, Blackwell Trimnal Reeves & Myers, LLC, recognize the severity of child hunger in this country and are working to do something about it in their local community. Because of this, much of their charitable involvement is through the support of the children, teachers and coaches in their community. […]

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IB Member and AAJ President Mary Alice McLarty’s Special Op-Ed to CNN

Injury Board member and newly installed AAJ President Mary Alice McLarty recently wrote an op-ed piece for CNN regarding patients rights and medical malpractice. It was published today. Click here to read the complete article.

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Stratton Faxon Celebrates $200k Community Contest with Winners

Injury Board Member Stratton Faxon, friends and family celebrated an end to their $200,000 Community Builder Contest with a summer patio party (and one inspiring surprise guest). Six weeks of voting on Stratton Faxon’s website—relaunched June 1 with a new look and interactive features—saw online visitors from all over Connecticut and the U.S., even Poland, Colombia […]

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IB Member Wins ‘Alcopops’ Case in Nebraska Supreme Court

In a landmark decision, Nebraska’s highest court made history earlier this month with a ruling that confirmed “alcopops” as distilled spirits. Injury Board Member Vince Powers represented Project Extra Mile, a group that fights against underage drinking, and other plantiffs in the case. Its order affirms an earlier February 2011 ruling by the Lancaster County […]

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Louisiana IB Member to Host Golf Tourney to Benefit St. Jude’s

Houma, Louisiana Injury Board member Patrick Yancey and his firm, the Yancey Law Firm, will host its first-ever golf tournament, benefiting St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. The tournament is organized by Yancey Law Firm Bayou Charities Inc., an IRS qualified 501(c)(3) entity. The tourney, “Houma Hope for Kids,” will be held on Monday, March 26 at […]

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Making a Difference in Everyday Lives

Injury Board member J. Robert Davis and volunteers celebrate the acquisition of a new facility for the Adaptive Sports Center, a group that improves the quality of life for people with disabilities through outdoor adventure activities. Davis is a board member for the organization. The building, located in Crested Butte, Colorado, will serve as the organization’s […]

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IB Members Bern, D’Alemberte on ‘Today’ Show; Offer Expert Advice on Cruise Claims

Miami-based Injury Board Member Gabrielle D’Alemberte, of The Law Offices of Robert L. Parks, and Marc Bern, of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP in New York, appeared on Tuesday’s “Today” show on NBC, offering expert analysis on what rights victims of the Costa Concordia cruise ship incident may — or may not — have.   […]

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IB Member Gabrielle D’Alemberte to Appear on Tuesday’s ‘Today’ Show

Florida-based Injury Board Member Gabrielle D’Alemberte, of The Law Offices of Robert L. Parks, will appear on Tuesday’s “Today” show on NBC. Be sure to tune in and check back Tuesday afternoon for more information on her appearance.

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IB Members Rivkind, McGill Speak to CBS, NYT on Cruise Ship Tragedy

As news builds each day on the wreck of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Tuscany, Italy, new details are emerging. From lackluster training to potential legal ramifications, the aftermath of this tragedy is still unfolding. Here, two Injury Board members — Brett Rivkind and Gerry McGill — talk about safety regulations, industry standards […]

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Trip of a Lifetime

Sometimes a story can truly inspire us to do great things. Tim Smith, an attorney with Smith & Johnson in Traverse City, Michigan, was flipping through a hunting magazine when he came upon an article about Tina Pattison and her son, Matthew, who was dying of cancer. The article chronicled Pattison’s efforts to have her […]

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