In many areas of our lives, including entertainment, literature, and news reports, lawsuits have been cast in a dark light. America is known as the most litigious country in the world for a good reason. Americans are beginning to take notice. A Wall Street Journal article reported that 87 percent of voters polled agreed that [...]
We were contacted by a family about a husband who had passed out in a steam room at a local YMCA. And in the steam room, he suffered a heat stroke. He had liver failure, kidney failure, and I think his internal temperature went well over 105, 106 degrees. They didn't think he was gonna [...]
Jimmy you have offices in Missouri and California. Do you notice any differences or significant differences between the two states?
Jimmy you have offices in Missouri and California. Do you notice any differences or significant differences between the two states? Well, the laws are different. But in my business, the way we handle it, that's not the crucial probably, 'cause no matter where you go, people are same. I know we get a [...]
Yeah, I think the most interesting one is, once I got a phone call from a lady. And she was being sued for rent possession. She'd fallen behind her rent, and they were suing to kick her out of her apartment and make her homeless. Now, I don't handle those kinds of cases, but I [...]
Jim, your two sons are involved in your practice, too. You must be pretty proud of that. Yeah, actually I am. [chuckle] I can't tell you how many times my son told me growing up they would never be a lawyer, but here we are today and two of 'em are. And once [...]
I'm gonna make a short story shorter. When I came out of law school in 1975, it was... Remember, we had the oil embargo, we had gas lines, people were backed up for miles, we had inflation. And no one was hiring lawyers. So I had a choice to make. I could try to find [...]
Yeah. Yes, there is. And I think that this is kind of overlooked. A lot of times, because of our experience in handling these matters, we have to know a lot of medicine, so we understand the injuries our clients have suffered, so we can explain it to jurors. And one of the things we [...]
A lot of young people are concerned about starting a career in law or going to law school. What advice would you give them?
If you wanna make a difference in people's lives, yeah, go to (a career in) law school. Because this is what really kind of, a career in law is really where the rubber meets the road. We're dealing with human beings. Every case that you handle, human beings are involved, as a general rule. Human [...]
Law school was an interesting experience because for most people, it's the first time you've ever been exposed to these legal concepts before. Before, it's like stuff we see on a TV or movies. We didn't really understand the study and the analysis and the learning of it. It was quite an eye-opening. I'll get [...]
I grew up in Kansas. Atchison, Kansas where I grew up at is right on the river. Like I say, just on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, I could see Missouri from there. When I was in high school, I played high school football. I got recruited to play football in college at Northwest [...]