Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Users? If Not, Courts Say You Could Be Violating the ADA

    Yes, seriously. This is no longer a remote threat cautioned by overzealous lawyers. This is now a real threat that business owners should address now. If you own and/or operate a business, and the business has a website that markets its goods or services, you could be liable for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) if your website is not accessible to disabled users. That … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Internet and Technology, Article

  • Treat Your Client’s Money as if it Were Your Own

    My firm has a unique culture, as do all businesses. But the difference at my firm is that we have captured the essence of our firm in 21 fundamentals we call The JW Way Fundamentals.  These are the foundation of our business.  They are how we operate ranging from how we deal with clients to who we hire.

    Today I am focusing on one fundamental: Treat clients' money as if it were your own. Yes, I … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Tips to Avoid the Implied Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege in Arizona Insurance Bad Faith Cases

    Although Arizona law regarding the implied waiver of the attorney-client privilege (the “Privilege”) is far from certain, an Insurer may avoid a waiver by following these tips:

    An Insurer should consider whether to defend a bad faith claim solely on objective reasonableness.[1]

    An Insurer should avoid, if possible, asserting its actions were subjectively reasonable based on its adjuster& … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Channel Inspiration

    You know when it hits. It can be anytime, and many times it is not at a convenient time. But when you have inspiration, don't lose it.

    For me it may be on an issue in a case. Whether I am at my desk, or in the middle of the night, I write it down. I usually use the Note app on my phone, but paper and pen still work. I have learned that if I do not do that at the time, there is a good chance my moment of … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Law Firm Donates 17,000 Water Bottles to Phoenix Rescue Mission

    PHOENIX, Ariz (June 30, 2017). The Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk supported the Code Red program at Phoenix Rescue Mission for the third consecutive year.  This year, with matching donation, they were able to donate more than 17,000 bottles of water.

    Jaburg Wilk has supported Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Code Red program for the … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Department of Labor Rolls Back the Liberal Interpretation of Who is and Who is Not an Employee

    Recently the hot topic in employment law is the widespread misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The courts and the Department of Labor (DOL) have steadily turned up the heat on employers who misclassify independent contractors as employees.  Typically, an independent contractor status is assigned to avoid paying payroll taxes and compliance  … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Micalann Pepe Named Associate Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (07/07/2017) – Jaburg Wilk attorney, Micalann C. Pepe was named as Litigation Counsel Associate Fellow.  She joins four other Jaburg Wilk attorneys on the Counsel.    Maria Crimi Speth, Lauren Garner and Kraig Marton are fellows and Lawrence E. Wilk is a senior fellow of LCA.  Ms. Pepe’s litigation practice includes insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Things Change Instantly Adjust on the Fly

    I wrote about change being constant earlier, but had an experience last week that reminded me of the importance of remembering this.

    We all know this, especially parents. Me, "don't do that, you could get hurt." Kid, "but I didn't get hurt." Me, "but you could have." We all had this conversation a thousand times growing up and, if you are a parent, you are on your way to saying it a thousand times. Why does this … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Selected as One of the 2017 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (06/30/2017) – azcentral.com and Republic Media (The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com, La Voz) announced that Jaburg Wilk earned a spot on the list of 2017 azcentral.com® Top Companies to Work for in Arizona.  Jaburg Wilk was honored in the small employee category.  

    All participating companies completed a two-part assessment process conducted by the independent workplace … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Arizona Court of Appeals Notes "Good Reasons to Suspect Arson"​ and Disregards Insured's Expert Affidavit in Bad Faith Case

    Epperson v. AAA Fire & CAs. Ins Co., WL 406144 (Ariz.App January 31, 2017)

    Memorandum Decision, an insurance bad faith case arising from a fire claim, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to an Insurer, despite the Insurer paying the claim over 15 months after the fire occurred.

    The Insured’s argued the trial court erroneously ruled there was no bad … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog