Category Archive for "Street Savvy"

The Worst Thing About Believing Something That’s Too Good to Be True

Over many years now, I have represented victims of fraud. People get ripped off every day in the United States and there are many reasons that con artists thrive in our society. There are all kinds of bad people who make all types of crazy promises that they never intend…






The Word That Guarantees You’ll Win Friends & Influence People… & Win in Court

“Show respect to the other person’s opinion. Never say ‘you’re wrong.’ ” ~ Dale Carnegie If I could identify the single most important aspect to conducting yourself in a street savvy way both in your personal and professional life, it would be one word – RESPECT. It should be your…






The Legal Implications of Love, Actually

Like everyone, when Valentine’s Day rolls around, it always gets me thinking about the nature of romantic relationships. While I’d love to see things through rose-colored glasses, thanks to my profession, my vision is often clouded by the painful realities I encounter fairly frequently, as my services are most often…






Have Faith But Don’t Be Foolish… And For God’s Sake, Tie Up Your Camel

’Tis the season for faith and fellowship, and as a lawyer who spends a lot of time in the trenches working to resolve ugly conflicts, it’s a welcome reprieve. While I’d love to have an unflappable trust in humanity, the thousands of lawsuits I’ve been a party to attest to…