Service is the Highest Calling

Service is the Highest Calling

Prodicus, a Fifth Century B.C. Greek sophist and rhetorician, from the island of Ceos, is credited with being the first to say that service to others was the highest calling. He is also credited with being the author of the Choice of Hercules, which contrasts the...

What is Litigation Risk Management?

What is Litigation Risk Management?

When litigation occurs, the principals, or clients, lose control and are the mercy of rules, laws and circumstances they don't understand and cannot control. Lawsuits take years, not months, to resolve and are expensive, to say the least. Litigation risk management is...

The Origin of Santa Claus

The Origin of Santa Claus

The real Nicholas of history was born in Parara, Turkey in 270 CE and later became Bishop of Myra. He died in 345 CE on December 6th. Nicholas was ultimately named a saint in the 19th century In 1087, a group of sailors who idolized Nicholas moved his bones from...

Tenant Protection Act of 2019

Tenant Protection Act of 2019

On October 8, 2019, the governor of California signed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (TPA), which goes into effect January 1, 2020. The TPA is generally intended to apply to older multiple dwelling buildings and has a "rolling" 15-year provision; so that previously...

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Treating Adult Children Differently Every child is unique, some requiring more attention and support than others. This is true when children are young and growing up and true when they are adults with children of their own. When crafting an estate plan, it makes sense...

Restraining Orders in California

Restraining Orders in California

When you need someone to stay away from you, you do can apply to a court for a restraining order. Whether you are applying for a restraining order under family, civil, probate, or criminal law, the process for dealing with the different kinds of restraining orders is...

What is Estate Planning?

What is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is a process involving family relationships, social and financial issues, along with choices regarding the future interests of others in the accumulation, management and distribution of our wealth. Estate planning is the legal mechanism that gives...

Updates

Updates

Why General Practice? My first job as an attorney was with a law firm that handled injury claims:  workers compensation, personal injury, Social Security, and the like.  I was interested in helping people and this seemed like a good fit.  I had my first...