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The American Trial Lawyers Association is a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as trial lawyers.
PBC Attorney Avi Berk has been named as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).
The American Trial Lawyers Association, according to its website, "[I]s a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as trial lawyers, both civil plaintiff and criminal defense."
For the last 100 years, every productivity study in every industry has come to the same conclusion: After about 40 hours in a week, the quality of your work starts to degrade," she writes. "You make mistakes. That's why working 60 hours may not save you time or money: You'll spend too much of that time fixing the mistakes you shouldn't have made in the meantime. That's why software companies that limit work to 35 hours a week need to employ fewer QA engineers: There isn't as much mess to clean up.
After settling an automobile accident case for the defendant's entire limit of liability insurance, PBC client John Steffens was summarily ordered by the trial court to repay almost $65,000.00 to his health insurance carrier, to reimburse it for back surgery Mr. Steffens endured long after the accident. Working as a team, PBC Attorneys John Peterson, Amy Risseeuw, and Summer Associate Emily Lonergan pursued a successful appeal in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. The Court held that the funds did not have to be repaid, and that the case must be sent back for trial where the health carrier will have the burden of proving that the surgery was caused by the accident. The Court of Appeals' decision, dated August 3, 2010, can be found here.
The Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association (FVYLA), for which PBC Attorney Amy Risseeuw serves as past Co-Chair, is conducting a CLE seminar titled "The Practical and Ethical Considerations of Wisconsin Domestic Partnership Protections," on September 1, 2010. Amy will be a speaker at the event. For those interested in attending, the Seminar Registration form is here.
MANILA, Philippines - A group of Filipino teachers employed in the United States has filed a class suit against their foreign and local recruiters for alleged extortion, wire fraud and human trafficking.