Jaburg Wilk


  • 5 Easy Steps to Derail Your Attorney/Client Relationship

    When clients come to me for legal advice, I assume they will consider my advice, if not follow it.  However, for sake of argument, let's say you are different and you want to know the best ways to negatively impact the attorney/client relationship.  In my opinion, there are five ways to get your relationship off to a bad start, or if it was going well, to insure that it gets worse.   For both … Read More

    Categories: Litigation, Article

  • Follow the CC&R's Because it's the Rules!

    There are seemingly two types of people who live in houses or condominiums that are subject to rules and regulations, known as Codes, Covenants and Restrictions, or "CC&R's."  There are those who live there because there are CC&R's, and there are those who live there despite the fact that there are CC&R's.  The concept behind CC&R's is quite simple.  If a group of people who own … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Insurance Law Group Continues to Grow

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 4, 2015)- The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Matthew T. Anderson joined the firm as a Partner. He concentrates his practice on the defense of retailers, restaurants, and hospitality entities, and health care matters.  He also handles high-exposure litigation involving catastrophic injury, product liability, wrongful death, and professional liability. 

    Anderson’s clients … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Don't Burn Bridges! Reputation is Everything!

    A friend recently was telling me about a long-time co-worker who not only resigned, but did it in a way that burned all bridges and goodwill with the former employer and most co-workers at a good sized company. I understand people get mad, disagree and are frustrated at times, and certainly when leaving a company, but even when your are dealing with the short-term, you have to think about the long-term.  If … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • 10 Tips to Giving and Receiving Feedback

    By Brenda Edwards

    Evaluations are like report cards. They are perceived as an indicator of performance and, as such, a great amount of importance may be placed on an evaluation. However, the purpose of an evaluation is multi-pronged. It is to provide feedback, celebrate victories and growth, present areas of opportunity and to plan. If there has been consistent and open feedback, there should never be a surprise … Read More

  • Arizona Reduces Punitive Damages in Insurance Bad Faith Case Again: Arellano v. Primerica Life Insurance

    In Arellano v. Primerica Life Insurance Company, 235 Ariz. 371, 332 P.3d 597 (App. 2014), despite finding an insurer's conduct moderately to highly reprehensible, the Arizona Court of Appeals recently reduced a punitive damages award from $1,117,572 to $328,000—a 4:1 ratio to bad faith compensatory damages of $82,000. In so holding, the Court of Appeals continues Arizona's trend of reducing punitive damages … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Seven Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers

    Phoenix, Arizona (May 18, 2015) - Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk has seven attorneys listed as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers. The 2015 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers magazine lists attorneys –Lawrence Wilk, Neal Bookspan, Roger Cohen, Mitchell Reichman, Lauren Garner and Nathan D. Meyer as “Southwest Super Lawyers.” Laura Rogal is a “Southwest Rising Star.” 

    Recognition … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Critical Change for Serving Preliminary 20-Day Notices for Arizona Public Projects

    Cemex v. Falcone Bros.

    On April 30, 2015, Arizona's most common construction industry practice for serving a Preliminary Twenty Day Notice ("Prelim") on an Arizona public project—first class mail with certificate of mailing—was invalidated by the Arizona Court of Appeals in Cemex Construction Materials South, LLC v. Falcone Brothers & Associates, Inc.  In Falcone Bros., the … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Article

  • Be a Mentor

    Fundamental No. 18 - Be a mentor.  Take responsibility, both formally and informally, to coach, guide, teach, and mentor others.  Contributing to the success of others enhances your own success and well-being, as well as the firm's.

    I have heard this refrain from numerous new JW employees: "Everyone is so nice and helpful!" Such comments reflect an aspect of the JW Way that has grown organically … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Arizona's "Whistleblower" Laws: Tread Carefully

    A "whistleblower" is someone who reports to management (or in some cases state and federal agencies) that they believe someone in their company is engaged in illegal conduct. There are numerous federal statutes that provide remedies to employees who are terminated or retaliated against for "blowing the whistle." For example, the Sarbanes Oaxley Act prohibits publicly traded companies from discriminating against an … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article