Advocate Capital, Inc.’s Team Hope Participates in Race for the Cure

 

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. Team Hope Race for the Cure 2015

 

On Saturday, October 24th, Team Hope Raced for the Cure at the annual Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Komen Race for the Cure in Greater Nashville. Advocate Capital was represented by 21 walkers and runners total!

 

Team Hope raised a total of $1,769 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation! Thank you to all who participated and all who made a donation to the Advocate Capital team. It was a truly inspiring event to wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

If you did not have a chance to donate prior to the Race, but still would like to, you can make a donation here!

 

Click on our Facebook and Google+ albums to view our pictures from the event.

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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Employees Raise Awareness During Think Pink Party

 

Advocate Capital Inc. Think Pink Party

On Friday, October 23, the Advocate Capital, Inc. office came together for our monthly employee appreciation lunch to kick off Team Hope’s participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure here in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

The office and employees all supported the cause with décor and apparel themed appropriately “Think Pink”.  The office was full of pink items, including a personalized banner and balloons.  All employees voted and the “Best Dressed” award went to Tiffany Orth.

 

We enjoyed hot chicken and sides from Hattie B’s, a local specialty of Nashville.  We also dined on tasty pink desserts including cupcakes, candy, and fresh strawberries.

 

The highlight of the day was the office team building event.  The teams competed in our First Annual Interoffice Relay.  The games included a pumpkin hop, putt-putt golf, water pong, dice walk, and ended with the “push a peanut drill.”  Team 2 comprised of Lisa Larkin, Tina Burns, Lynne Cushing, and Shirley Johnson celebrated the win with a best time of 1:29:01!

 

View photos from the Advocate Capital, Inc. Think Pink Party in our Facebook and Google+ albums.

 

Thanks to all who participated in the festivities and more importantly for helping Team Hope  raise awareness for this amazing, worthy cause.

 

Donna A. Jones

Senior Vice President

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Matt Dubin Releases New Resource for Consumers

 

Maximizing Your Injury Claim DubinAdvocate Capital, Inc. friend and client Matt Dubin, of the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin, has recently released his new book “Maximizing Your Injury Claims.”

 

This book is written in non-legal language to help consumers learn what they need to know when dealing with insurance companies and the legal system to get the settlement they deserve.

 

In an interview with President and CEO Michael J. Swanson, Matt discusses why he wrote this consumer focused book:

 

 

If you are in the Seattle area, join Matt Dubin for his book release party tonight at Hotel Monaco from 7-10 p.m. This is free event featuring music, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle and book signing. For more event and ticket information, visit the Eventbrite page.

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. congratulates Matt Dubin on the success of this excellent resource for not only injury victims but all consumers.

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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New Mastermind Group – Just a Few Seats Remain!

 

Mastermind GroupMy friends John Fisher and Larry Bodine are hosting a new mastermind meeting for plaintiff lawyers in Chicago next month.  The event will be an all-day meeting at the Union League of Chicago on Thursday, November 19th, 2015.

 

John and Larry are experts in the management and marketing of plaintiff law firms and I know this will be a very valuable meeting for all in attendance.  You can find more information here and you can click here to register.

 

Larry told me that there are only two seats left, so register today!

 

Michael J. Swanson

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Proposed Federal Rules Would Make Suing a Nursing Home Easier

 

Copyright : agenturfotografinWe have blogged in this space many times about the impact of arbitration clauses on consumers’ access to the court system.

 

In a recent article, National Public Radio reports that the federal government “is now considering safeguards that would regulate the way nursing homes present arbitration agreements when residents are admitted,” but “more than 50 labor, legal, medical and consumer organizations have told the government that’s not enough,” and “they want these pre-dispute arbitration agreements banned entirely.” NPR notes that 34 US senators and attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia “also have called for banning the agreements.” The proposed federal regulation “would require nursing homes to explain these arbitration agreements so that residents or their families understand what they’re signing,” and “would also make sure that agreeing to arbitration is not a requirement for nursing home admission.”

 

The full article can be read here.

 

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2015 Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Sidney T. Marable Advanced Trial Advocacy Conference

 

AZTLA 2015 Advocate Capital, Inc. Gold SponsorWill you be attending The Sidney T. Marable Advanced Trial Advocacy Conference in Scottsdale on October 30-31?

 

Dan Taussig and Barry Epstein will be the Advocate Capital, Inc. booth representatives during the conference. Stop by and discover how our case expense funding product can help you get even better results for your clients.

 

The 2015 Arizona Association for Justice Conference will take place at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale. This conference features two days of educational sessions accompanied by a social luncheon and reception.

 

Don’t forget to stop by the Advocate Capital booth and enter the raffle for a chance to win a Bose SoundLink® Mini!

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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The Power of a System – Part 3 of 4

 

Click on the video to watch part 3 of Mr. Swanson’s interview with John Fisher of Kingston, New York, featured on Law Practice Channel®. Mr. Fisher shares why a book, like ‘The Power of a System’, is the world’s greatest business card for attorneys and business owners.

 

 

Check out Law Practice Channel® for more marketing and management topics to “make your firm a successful business.”

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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Advocate Capital, Inc. Donates to the Giving Tree

 

Advocate Capital Inc. RMHC Giving TreeRecently, Advocate Capital’s Team Hope spent a few hours volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. During our time there, we were inspired by the organization and all that they do for children and families afflicted by critical illness. The Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for families, so that they can stay together during their many hospital visits and treatments.

 

Advocate Capital Inc. RMHC Giving Tree

 

After making a donation to the Giving Tree at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, President and CEO, Michael J. Swanson, added a leaf to the tree of donors. It truly is an amazing sight to see all of the leaves placed on the tree, either placed by other donors or in remembrance of a loved one.

 

Advocate Capital would like to thank the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville for all that they do for the community and for families.

 

If you would like to learn more on how to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, you can click here.

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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Jury Awards Parking Garage Rape Victim $6.6M

 

Advocate Capital Inc. clients David Hoey and Kris SobczakCongratulations to David Hoey and Kris Sobczak for obtaining an outstanding verdict for their client.  Hoey and Sobczak represented a young woman who was viciously attacked and raped in a Boston hotel-parking garage. The attack occurred in the early morning hours in May of 2009. The plaintiff had exited the parking garage elevator when the attacker pulled her by her hair into a stairwell where he viciously raped her.

 

 

Shockingly, the corporate owners and managers of the hotel and the parking garage were aware of the dangers in this parking garage. The same attacker had committed a similar crime 12 days earlier in the same garage. The six-floor garage had a history of crime that escalated and reputation for drug activity and homeless vagrants.  The hotel did not equip the garage with security cameras on any of the garage floors, and employed as little as one-to-two security personnel to patrol the entire hotel complex, including the six-floor garage.   At the time of the second assault, the two hotel security guards were inside the hotel lobby attending to the incoming bar crowd, per management instructions, thereby leaving the entire hotel parking garage without security during peak crime times.

 

Hoey and Sobczak were successful in persuading the jury to discount the corporate defense team’s theory of “Rape has not happened in 38 years until the first assault” or that the client was not injured until she took the stand.  After 6½ hours of deliberation, the jury returned with a verdict for the plaintiff, resulting in $6.6M judgment including accrued interest.

 

The Law Offices of David J. Hoey, P.C. is located in North Reading, Massachusetts, serves clients in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and has been a client of AC since 2005.  David Hoey and Kris Sobczak represent clients in all personal injury matters.

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. considers it a privilege to support trial lawyers like David Hoey and Kris Sobczak as they demand justice from corporate America.

 

Donna A. Jones

Senior Vice President

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Cast Your Vote for the Best of 2015 New Jersey Law Journal Reader Rankings

 

Copyright : Michael BrownAre you an attorney based out of New Jersey? Voting for the Best of 2015 New Jersey Law Journal Reader Rankings has begun, and Advocate Capital, Inc. is in the running for “Best Law Firm Funding Provider” and “Best Litigation Funding Provider!”

 

The voting period will end on October 30, 2015. Be sure to vote for your favorite businesses, and thank you helping put us in the running! Click the link below to cast your votes! Only attorneys and law firm staff are eligible to vote.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015BestOfNJLJ

 

The voters’ results will be published in the New Jersey Law Journal on December 7, 2015.

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

 

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