Arizona Court of Appeals Holds Insured Waived Objections to UIM Arbitrator’s Alleged Partiality
In Fisher v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company, 2018 WL 3804114 (Ariz. App. Aug. 7, 2018), a case arising from an underinsured motorist (“UIM”) arbitration, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s refusal to vacate an arbitration award because of an arbitrator’s alleged partiality. The Insureds knew about the Arbitrator’s alleged relationship with the … Read More
Without your Health you Have Nothing
We all have good genetics and bad genetics. The thing is, we may only find out what that means as we get older. Most likely all of us will have adverse health issues at some point in time. So, what can you do about it?
Take care of yourself along the way. Generally, eat healthy and exercise. By generally, I mean that once in a while you enjoy that piece of cake or whatever it is you like that is not … Read More
Don’t Be So Stressed!
Yes, I know that this can be easier said than done. When I speak with people about their business, I usually hear how well things are going and how great everything is. Many times, what I am hearing is true. Other times there is more to the story. As we get deeper into the conversation, I learn more, which is - whether or not things are going well - the person is under incredible stress.
It is … Read More
Find Success in Failure
We all have heard the saying “You learn more from failure than success.” The truth is you can learn from both your successes and your failures. You do this by examining what lead to the success or failure.
I don’t end up in what are referred to as beauty contests often. This is when a potential client is speaking with or interviewing more than one attorney or law firm from which one will be … Read More
Performance v. Expectations
Do you do what you say you are going to do? Do you have a plan? Or do you just wing it and hope that you will achieve the results you are striving for? If you don’t have a plan, how do you measure your results?
You need to have plan for what you are doing in your business. It needs to include goals and the steps you will take to meet your goals. It can include long-term and short-term goals. You can even … Read More
Always Deliver Great Customer Service
I want to deliver a great customer experience to every client, every time I interact with that client. I try to be conscious of this no matter what method of communication I am using with them. I find that this is easier in person or on the phone than through email or text simply because I receive immediate and better feedback through what I am seeing and hearing than when communication only is in writing.
Every … Read More
2 Jaburg Wilk Partners named to 2019 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year
PHOENIX, Ariz. (08/15/2018) – Jaburg Wilk is pleased to announce that Lauren L. Garner was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Trusts and Estates and Maria Crimi Speth was recognized as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Technology Law in the Phoenix area.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated … Read More
Professionally, you want to be known by as many people as possible. To do so, you need to network. This doesn’t mean going to events and collecting business cards. It means meeting people, consciously deciding who you want in your network and then nurturing those connections and relationships.
There are many ways to do this. Think about and come up with ideas and strategies to ‘touch’ your … Read More
You Get Back What You Put Out to the World
I heard someone say this recently and it struck me because it is so true. If you put out positive energy you are more likely to receive the same in return from those you deal with. If you put out negative energy, you can’t be surprised when you have negative and adversarial dealings with others.
All you have to think of is how your mood or initial interaction with someone colors the rest of your … Read More
Arizona Court of Appeals Holds Insureds May Assign a Post-Loss Breach of Contract Claim to Contractors
In Farmers Ins. Exchange v. The Honorable David Udall, 2018 WL 2931906 (June 12, 2018), the Arizona Court of Appeals accepted special action jurisdiction to hold that Insureds validly assigned post-loss claim/rights under a homeowners policy to a water damage mitigation and remediation contractor.
Arizona insureds may validly assign a post-loss breach of contract claim to a … Read More