Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Invest Time in Yourself to Lower Stress Levels

    There is the old proverb “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Hundreds of years ago when this proverb came into use it meant that if you only work you would be bored or boring. My point to you is different: All work and no play makes Jack a stressed boy or Jane a stressed girl. This is something you know, but are you willing to try new steps to lower your stress level? 

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    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Obtaining Additional Time for a Family Law Hearing: What You Need to Know

    The Facts

    In Reyes v. Neill 1, Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals addressed the question of whether the Court abused its discretion by failing to permit adequate time for the parties to present testimony and cross-examine witnesses at an evidentiary hearing. The opinion is a memorandum decision and is therefore not precedential; however, it may be cited for persuasive value subject to various … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Read All the Time

    Sometimes it is what you know, despite the universally repeated cliché “everything is who you know, not what you know.” Who you know is important, but what are you going to speak about with the people you know or meet? What you know, of course. The more you know, the more topics you can speak intelligently on with those you know and meet. This is important in the real world.

    And what should you … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Supports ASU Hillel

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (11/14/2017) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk was presenting sponsor of the recent ASU Hillel’s fall fundraising event - Birdies, Bites and Brews held at Top Golf.

    ASU Hillel celebrates diversity and welcomes students from all backgrounds.  They support these students by offering leadership development and professional mentoring.  Additionally they provide religious, cultural and … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Arizona Allows Insured to Avoid Removal by Naming Adjuster as Defendant

    The Holding 

    In Chukly v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2017 WL 3262541 (D.Ariz. Aug. 1, 2017) (Order), a breach of contract and insurance bad faith case arising from a homeowners claim after a microburst and “massive rain,” the Arizona District Court ruled that aiding and abetting claims against a non-diverse claims manager and a non-diverse adjuster were not fraudulently joined and … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Family Law Practice in a Values-Based Culture

    Once most non-family law attorneys find out my specialty, they say “I would never do what you do!" Given that they’re on the outside looking in, it is easy to understand why so many lawyers feel that way. For those of us who have found our calling in helping people achieve sufficiently successful outcomes to thrive after the end of an important relationship - their marriage - it is hard to imagine … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Routine Makes You More Productive

    You know this intuitively. If each day you have to do the same task(s), figuring out the best time of day, time frame and way to do those tasks will help you be more productive. The more you get done, likely the less stress you will have, which is good for you and everyone you deal with.  

    For instance, when I first get into my office each morning I address my email inbox to determine who I need to respond … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Arizona Reverses Award of Punitive Damages in Bad Faith Case Again

    The Holding

    In Preciado v.Young American Insurnace Company, 2017 WL 2805631 ( Ariz.App . June 29, 2017) (unpublished), the Arizona Court of Appeals held the trial court erroneously failed to grant an Insurer’s motion for judgment as a matter of law on a punitive damages claim and reversed a $750,000 award of punitive damages in a bad faith case arising from an auto theft claim.

    The … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Kraig Marton of Jaburg Wilk Receives Employment Law Honor

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (10/20/2017) – Kraig Marton was named the State Bar of Arizona’s Employment & Labor Law Section 2017 “Member of the Year” at the Employment & Labor Law Fall Seminar. Kraig is the Employment Law Chair at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk. In his forty year legal career, he has influenced Arizona law, had many noteworthy employment law cases and is an accomplished … Read More

  • Helping Others to Success is in Your Own Best Interest

    Successful people want others to succeed while unsuccessful people secretly hope others fail. I read something like this a while back and it stuck with me. The point is we are all in it together. Rarely does someone succeed alone and even when it appears they did, they probably had someone (or a number of people) helping them along the way.

    Athletes have coaches. And so do many business people and professionals. … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog