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  • Turn Your New Year’s Resolution into a SMART Goal for a Better Chance to be Successful

    Turn Your New Year’s Resolution into a SMART Goal for a Better Chance to be Successful

    It is the first week of January. We all are back at work trying to recover from the holidays as the new year kicks into high gear out of the gate. Many of you likely made New Year’s resolutions. It could be one of the standards such as losing a certain amount of weight, starting an exercise program, drinking less soda, eating less candy, etc. Maybe it is something different and more personal to you. Or maybe … Read More

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  • Never Underestimate the Handwritten Thank You

    Never Underestimate the Handwritten Thank You

    Most of you remember when “the usual” was sending anything and everything by mail. People do things for you, oftentimes going out of their way, all the time. Do you acknowledge these people? If not, why not? If so, how? 

     

    If someone does something meaningful, you need to let them know. I understand not all people are doing things to receive thanks, or even comfortable with praise at all. … Read More

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  • Travel Extensively and Meet People

    Travel Extensively and Meet People

    Make travel your norm. We all need to take breaks from work and recharge. If you wait for when you have more time or retire, that time may never come. Or maybe you will retire one day, but be physically unable to go to the places you always hoped and planned to. This is part of work/life balance. 

    When you travel, immerse yourself in local culture and places. Attempt to meet (hopefully interesting) locals to … Read More

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  • An Arizona Insurer Owes No Duty to Pay the "Undisputed Amount" of a UM or UIM Claim

    An Arizona Insurer Owes No Duty to Pay the "Undisputed Amount" of a UM or UIM Claim

    Although the Arizona Court of Appeals resolved this issue 20 years ago, I frequently see insureds' counsel argue that an insurer must pay the "undisputed amount" of a UM or UIM claim—and I just saw this argument last week—so this post is a refresher.

    The Holding

    In Voland v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Arizona, 189 Ariz. 448, 453, 943 P.2d 808, 813 (App. 1997), the Arizona Court of Appeals held "the … Read More

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  • Jaburg Wilk Attorney, Maria Speth Named to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    Jaburg Wilk Attorney, Maria Speth Named to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (11/17/2017) – Maria Speth, intellectual property attorney and partner at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk was selected to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2017.  Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys … Read More

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  • Jaburg Wilk Expands Construction Litigation Practice

    Jaburg Wilk Expands Construction Litigation Practice

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (11/28/2017) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Heather M. Hampstead joined the firm as an associate attorney in their construction defect litigation group. 

    Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Heather represented clients in civilcar litigation, administrative law and construction defect defense matters. Heather is a United States Air Force veteran and continues to support the military … Read More

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  • Jaburg Wilk Attorneys and Local Girl Scout Troop Partner to Hold Winter Coat Drive for the Homeless

    Jaburg Wilk Attorneys and Local Girl Scout Troop Partner to Hold Winter Coat Drive for the Homeless

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (11/22/2017) – Employees of the Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk gathered 50 coats to be distributed to the homeless.  In addition to the coats, they also collected gloves, scarves, sweaters and other types of outdoor clothing.   One of the firm’s employees is a Girl Scout Den Leader and her daughter is a Girl Scout.  Her Girl … Read More

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  • Try to Be Different Not Better

    Try to Be Different Not Better

    I know you may be thinking I want to be seen as different by my peers. But showing people you’re different will go a long way to proving you are better. For instance, I’ve written about my firm’s intentional culture known as the JW Way because it makes us different than most other law firms. 

    What I’ve found is that most potential clients and referral sources are attracted to the JW … Read More

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  • Invest Time in Yourself to Lower Stress Levels

    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?

    Many … Read More

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  • Read All the Time

    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

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