Jaburg Wilk


  • 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

  • Appearances Don’t Matter, Never Assume!

    We all run into people who appear to be successful. It can be how they carry themselves, the car they drive, the clothes they wear or the words they say. Some are. Some aren't. Fake it till you make it, the saying goes.

    Of course, some of the most successful people won't look like how many of us picture success. How about Sam Walton driving a pickup truck his whole life despite starting what is one of the largest … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Illusion of Insurance Coverage

    Many contracts or leases require one party to get insurance protection for the other party or landlord. Typically, they simply pass along the request for the insurance coverage to their insurance agent or broker and assume that their insurance will be updated to reflect the addition. To “prove” compliance with the contract requiring additional insurance coverage, the parties will often rely upon a & … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Keep it Simple

    What do people remember? Think of a favorite song. What about it makes you listen? Probably a distinctive element like a catchy riff or lyric. It sticks in your head.

    Making your case to a judge or jury, a pitch to a potential client or that short time you have when making your elevator speech is the same.  The distinctive riff is an easy to remember sentence or phrase that sums up what you want people … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Arizona Confirms Two "Claims"​ Against Two Drivers Arising From One Accident Does Not Allow Insured to Stack UIM Coverage

    Yeager v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co., 2017 WL 491121 (Ariz. App. February 7, 2017)

    Memorandum Decision, a declaratory judgment action, the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected an Insured’s argument that she could stack UIM coverage’s in separate policies issued by the same Insurer. The Insured was involved in a single accident, but argued she made “two” claims—one UIM claim … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog