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Advocate Capital, Inc.’s Team Hope Volunteers at Nashville Rescue Mission

 

Nashville Rescue Mission Team Hope 2016

 

On Friday, April 29th, Advocate Capital, Inc.’s Team Hope helped serve lunch at the Women and Children’s Campus of Nashville Rescue Mission. The Mission serves men, women and children in the Nashville community who are in need of refuge, safety, and healing. Team Hope had the privilege of helping this great organization by serving lunch and cleaning up afterwards. A total of 71 lunches were served!

 

We would like to thank all of our employees who volunteered:

 

David Alford

Jaime Bruder

Billie Hardison

Ashley Harrison

Sarah Hazlewood

Todd Jackson

Shirley Johnson

Donna Jones

Michelle Rigsby

Cindy Sharp

Michelle Simms

Mike Swanson

 

To learn more about Nashville Rescue Mission, and to make a donation, click here!

 

View more photos in our Facebook and Google+ albums.

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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Sean Claggett Secures $13MM Verdict Against Lowe’s Home Centers

 

Advocate Capital Inc. client Sean ClaggettSean Claggett of Claggett & Sykes Law Firm successfully represented a Las Vegas woman seriously injured in a slip and fall in the garden center of a Las Vegas Lowe’s Store. The victim, a mother of three, fell after slipping on a “slimy, wet substance.” The fall caused the woman to suffer a fractured skull, resulting in brain damage and ultimately permanent loss of her sense of smell and taste.

 

Counsel for Lowe’s questioned the severity of the victim’s injuries and claimed the plaintiff should have seen the yellow safety cone. Mr. Claggett argued Lowe’s had a history of falls at their stores (28 among the 13 local stores for the time period in question), should have installed drains or changed their watering procedures, and that the yellow safety cone was not in plain sight.  In addition, he reminded the jury that a Lowe’s employee erased the video surveillance tape that might have captured the plaintiff’s fall.

 

The jury denied the plaintiff’s request for punitive damages but found Lowe’s to be 80% negligent, awarding the victim $13.14MM for medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering. Defendant Lowe’s will also be responsible for the plaintiff’s attorney fees.

 

When asked about the verdict, Mr. Claggett shared:

 

This jury says, ‘Well, if you hurt one of our community citizens, you will pay, and you’re not going to get away with it.’ Hopefully, this was enough of a message that they’re going to change their policy.

 

The Claggett & Sykes Law Firm represents plaintiffs in substantial personal injury and products liability cases. Mr. Claggett attended the Boyd School of Law at UNLV where he currently teaches Law Practice Management. Sean is also a faculty member of the prestigious Keenan Ball Trial College, where he instructs other top trial attorneys from around the country.

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. congratulates the victim, Mr. Claggett and his team at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm on this outstanding example of justice served.

 

Donna A. Jones

Senior Vice President

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Judge Ramon Garcia Receives Urban County 2016 Leadership Award

 

Advocate Capital Inc. friend Judge Ramon GarciaCongratulations to long-time friend, Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia who was recently honored by the Texas Urban County League members with the 2016 Leadership Award.

 

The Texas Conference of Urban Counties facilitates communication and collaboration among the member counties, advocating and advancing the programs and issues of the State of Texas that impact and affect urban counties.

 

Judge Garcia currently serves the people of Hidalgo County in his third term as Chief Administrative Officer for the County of Hidalgo, Texas. Judge Garcia has spent a life-time advocating for the people of Texas in a vast range of leadership roles.

 

Having practiced law for nearly 45 years, Judge Garcia is licensed to practice law in all Texas courts, including U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuity, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Garcia and his team at The Law Office of Ramon Garcia, P. C.  have been vigorously advocating for consumer rights and those who have been injured for decades.

 

Please join us in congratulating Judge Garcia, a true gentleman who has dedicated his career to the service and advancement of the people of Texas!

 

Lisa Wagner

Senior Vice President, Client Services

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Nashville Client Rocky McElhaney

 

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm as they celebrate being named one the 2016 Best Places to Work by the Nashville Business Journal…for THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!

 

Advocate Capital Inc. client Rocky McElhaney 2016 Best Places to Work

 

Rocky and his firm joined our family of clients late last year and we could not be happier or prouder to have them aboard. Not only is Rocky a Nashville hometown favorite, he and his firm are incredibly passionate for the clients they represent. This passion and advocacy clearly spills over to his dedicated staff and how they collectively sing Rocky’s praises. Read all about it here.

 

Congratulations to our valued client Rocky McElhaney and his entire staff on this three-peat accomplishment…a dynasty for sure!

 

Jeff Glueck
Vice President, Business Development

 

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Meet Advocate Capital Inc. Client Craig Carlson

 

Watch as President and CEO Michael J. Swanson interviews Attorney Craig Carlson of The Carlson Law Firm about his experience with Advocate Capital, Inc.

 

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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Washing Away the Winter Blues

 

April Employee Appreciation Car Wash and Brisket

 

On Friday, April 15 (usually tax day!), the Accounting and Operations Department hosted the April Employee Event. Employees parked at the back of the parking lot and dropped off their keys at the front desk noting their name and vehicle make and model. From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Bulldog Mobile Detailing cleaned and shined twenty five employee vehicles. On Saturday, one employee was asked by a friend, “Did you get a new car?” Great job, Bulldog Mobile Detailing!

 

At 11:30 a.m., Music City Brisket started serving employees brisket and fish sandwiches as well as fish, shrimp or brisket tacos. Employees chose from sides of fries (sweet potato, Cajun, avocado and regular) and salad. Billie Hardison said, “That was the best fish sandwich I have ever had!” The lemonade cream pie dessert was also a hit.

 

Music City Brisket served all employees by noon allowing the entire team to celebrate together in the training room. “That was quick and so much faster than the last food truck,” said one employee. Fantastic service, Music City Brisket!

 

While employees ate, the Accounting and Operations team distributed goodie bags of microfiber towels, cleaning wipes and an Advocate Capital branded air fresher. Nice end to a perfect week – clean car, full stomachs and team building.

 

View photos from the event in our Facebook and Google+ albums.

 

Mary Berst

Director of Finance and Administration

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AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award sponsored by Advocate Capital, Inc. Nominations Now Open

 

As seen on MarketWatch, The Street and Yahoo! Finance.

 

AAJ / Advocate Capital, Inc. Paralegal of the Year AwardFor the fifth year, Advocate Capital, Inc. is sponsoring the AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award. We hope that this award continues to bring well deserved attention to the crucial role that paralegals play in our civil justice system.

 

The AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award sponsored by Advocate Capital, Inc. is presented to a paralegal that has consistently demonstrated knowledge of the law, perseverance in their cases and to their attorneys’ clients, superior paralegal skills and whose commitment and overall attitude is an inspiration to other paralegals. Judging criteria is based on a candidate’s commitment to the paralegal community, continuing legal education and their community through volunteering. Any Paralegal Affiliate of AAJ who has been a member for at least one year is eligible for nomination. A candidate must be nominated by an AAJ Attorney Member in good standing or by another AAJ Paralegal Affiliate. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 27.

 

(Download the 2016 Paralegal of the Year Award nomination form)

 

The 2016 Paralegal of the Year Award recipient receives free airfare, hotel and registration to AAJ’s 2016 Annual Convention in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 22-25.

 

If you know someone who fulfills these criteria, please submit your nomination via email to Mary Skinner, co-chair of the Paralegal Affiliates, at mskinner@garretsongroup.com.

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. is the premier provider of strategic financial products and accounting services for successful trial law firms nationwide. They serve the plaintiff bar from their headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., and now enjoy a client base that extends nationwide. For more information, visit www.AdvocateCapital.com.

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Law Firm Marketing Conference in June

 

ROI2016Have you registered for the 2016 Radius of Influence (ROI2016) annual conference in Clearwater, Florida coming up in June?

 

ROI2016 is a great annual marketing that combines education, networking and community service. This conference is filled with top notch speakers, breakout sessions offering practical tips to use in the real world and networking opportunities with peers and industry leaders.

 

Some of the speakers for this year’s conference are:

 

Garrett M. Graff, former editor of POLITICO

Lauren Davenport, Founder & CEO of Symphoni Media

Joe Devine, CEO of Cloud 8 Sixteen, Inc.

 

(View the full 2016 Radius of Influence brochure)

 

We recommend ROI2016 for anyone looking to grow their firm.

 

If you do attend, be sure to look for our President and CEO Michael J. Swanson, who will be in attendance.

 

Don’t miss out! Register online today!

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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Advocate Capital, Inc. Offers Free Month Promotion for New and Renewed Public Justice Foundation Members

 

As seen on Yahoo! Finance, Reuters and Market Watch.

 

Advocate Capital, Inc.PJ-Phonathon-Logo-Blog announced they will pay the first month dues for individuals who sign up for monthly Public Justice Foundation memberships with the “Whigs” team prior to the 2016 Public Justice ‘Super Thursday’ Phonathon. The free month will also apply to existing members who renew before Friday, May 6th.

 

‘Super Thursday’ will take place on Thursday, May 5th in Washington, DC with two teams trying to acquire the most new and renewed memberships. The “Whigs” team, joined by Advocate Capital’s President and CEO Michael J. Swanson, is utilizing the remaining time prior to the Phonathon to sign up as many members with this promotion and outperform the other team, the “Federalists.”

 

“At Advocate Capital, we believe in the important work done by plaintiff’s lawyers in their communities and by Public Justice nationwide.  It is our privilege to donate some of our time and resources to help increase the membership for Public Justice,” said Swanson.

 

Public Justice members receive full access to a monthly Speaker Series – educational webinars designed to help them advance their practices, while earning CLE credits. Past topics include using social media to enhance a law firm and representing whistleblowers in qui tam cases. Members can also access past educational sessions in the “Members Only” section of the Public Justice website.  For more information on the Speaker Series, click here.

 

To receive your free month, call Advocate Capital, Inc. toll free at 877-894-9724 or send an email to PublicJustice@AdvocateCapital.com including a phone number and preferred times to be contacted. A credit card and preferred monthly membership level information are required at time of renewal.

 

The Public Justice Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable membership organization that supports Public Justice’s cutting-edge litigation and educates the public about the critical issues it addresses. Our membership includes leading trial lawyers, appellate lawyers, consumer advocates, environmental attorneys, employment lawyers, civil rights attorneys, class action specialists, law professors, law students, public interest advocates, and other people who care about justice. For more information about the Public Justice Foundation, visit http://www.publicjustice.net.

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. is the premier provider of strategic financial products and accounting services for successful trial law firms nationwide. They serve the plaintiff bar from their headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. and now enjoy a client base that extends nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.AdvocateCapital.com.

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Free Law Firm Lead Conversion Webinar

 

Stephen Fairley, CEO of The Rainmaker Institute, will present a free one-hour webinar — Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion — on Wednesday, May 11th at 11:00 AM PST, 2:00 PM EST.

 

Rainmaker webinarDuring the webinar, Stephen will offer informative content on how personal injury and plaintiff law firms can improve their intake and lead conversion rate, quickly and economically. Because of the relationship The Rainmaker Institute has with Advocate Capital, Inc., this webinar is free of charge for all attendees!

 

Join Stephen and discover:

 

  • Mistakes attorneys make with their intake
  • Hot to cold lead timeframe
  • Setting goals for that first call
  • 7 strategies to convert leads into appointments
  • 3 ways to get leads to sign up fast
  • Case study of a law firm that tripled their conversion rate in 90 days
  • The who, when, and how of following up with leads

 

Claim your spot now! You can register by clicking here.

 

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

 

Stephen Fairley is CEO of The Rainmaker Institute, the nation’s largest law firm marketing company specializing in lead conversion for small to medium size law firms. Over 18,000 attorneys nationwide have benefited from learning and implementing the proven marketing and lead conversion strategies taught by The Rainmaker Institute.

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Social Media Marketing for Law Firms

 

Be sure to watch President and CEO Michael J. Swanson‘s interview with Seattle based Attorney Matthew Dubin of the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin featured on Law Practice Channel. Attorney Dubin shares a few tips for lawyers to better market their firm on Facebook.

 

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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2016 Public Justice Foundation Phonathon

 

 

May 5th is the ‘Super Thursday’ date for the annual Public Justice Foundation Phonathon. The theme this year is the “Whigs” versus the “Federalists” and Advocate Capital, Inc. President and CEO, Michael J. Swanson, has the honor of being a part of the “Whigs” team.

 

From now until the May 5th Phonathon, Advocate Capital has decided to pay the first month dues for individuals who sign up for monthly Public Justice Foundation memberships with the “Whigs” team. The free month will also apply to existing members who renew before Friday, May 6th.

 

For more details about this promotion, contact Advocate Capital at 1.877.894.9724 or send an email to PublicJustice@AdvocateCapital.com.

 

You can contact the Public Justice Foundation by calling 202.797.8600 or by visiting www.PublicJustice.net.

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

 

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Do These Every Day Before 8 A.M. and Be More Productive!

 

Copyright : Ivan KrukWho doesn’t want to be more productive?

 

 

I recently read an Inc. article titled “8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to be More Productive.” They caught my eye and thought they would catch yours too:

 

 

  1. Get at least 7 quality hours of sleep a night. (If you do not make quality hours of sleep a priority, you might as well stop reading because the rest of this blog will not matter).
  2. DO NOT check email or social media…it puts you in a reactive state rather than a productive, proactive one.
  3. Pray or meditate. Do this instead of checking your email and unlock a perspective of abundance and gratitude.
  4. Journal for two main purposes…one to record your blessings and the other to record and thought dump about projects you are working on. You will be surprised by your creativity!
  5. Exercise between 20-45 minutes…trust me, the dopamine is real and wonderful.
  6. While you are exercising listen to inspirational or instructive content…and improve your mind and body concurrently
  7. Take a cold shower for 3-5 minutes
  8. Consume 30 grams of protein

 

This routine will take you about an hour and it will change your life.

 

Jeff Glueck

Vice President – Business Development

 

Photo Credit: Ivan Kruk
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How to Put your Facebook Business Page in the 2% of Perfect

 

Copyright : qukaFacebook is quite possibly the best social media platform for businesses. For friends of your page, this is where they come to stay up to date with you, but perhaps more importantly, this is where prospects first come to see what you are all about.

 

If you need to update your Facebook business page, then you’re not alone, for nearly 98% of pages need some modification. Following these quick tips from the Social Media for Law Firms article titled, “How to Upgrade Your Firm’s Facebook Page” will ensure you stay within the other 2%. It can be as simple as verifying information and turning certain features on. Be sure to go through this quick checklist ensuring you don’t miss out on any new business!

 

To read the full list of tips, click here!

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

 

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Attorney Pamela Price Running for Democratic Central Committee

 

Attorney Pamela Y. PriceCalifornia Attorney, Pamela Price of the Law Offices of Pamela Y. Price is currently running for the Democratic Central Committee for Assembly District 18 in the June primary. This committee is responsible for making decisions about the Democratic Party-endorsed candidates, providing input into the Party’s platforms and serves as the people’s voice in local, state and national politics.

 

Attorney Price has been endorsed by Assembly District 18 member Rob Bonta, Assembly District 15 member Tony Thurmond, the Hon. Nancy Skinner, the Hon. Gus Newport, the East Oakland Democratic Club and Black Women Organized for Political Action. Voting for Assembly District 18 Central Committee is on June 7th.

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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David J. Hoey Attorney of the Month

 

Attorney at Law David J. HoeyCongratulations to Advocate Capital, Inc. friend and client David J. Hoey on being named Attorney of Month in the Greater Boston Edition of Attorney at Law Magazine. David is a dean and instructor at the highly esteemed Keenan Ball Trial College with a highly successful law practice in Massachusetts.

 

Early in David’s career, he saw a need to represent the elderly in abuse and neglect cases. He attended a seminar on elder abuse returning with the self-proclaimed label of “nursing home neglect lawyer.”

 

Some of David’s recent successes include:

 

 

Calandro v. Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

 

Court: Middlesex County Superior Court – Verdict: $14, 447,905, including punitive damages.  The plaintiff died of heart failure following acute renal failure due to being unattended for days at a time; she suffered from bedsores, splenic abscess, septic shock, untreated urinary tract infections, and fecal impaction related to neglect before she died. For more information on the case click here.

 

Johnson v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc., et al.

 

Court: MA Supreme Judicial Court – David argued on appeal that health care proxies are intended by statute to cover only “health care decisions” and that a power of attorney would be required to execute any binding arbitration contract. The MA Supreme Judicial Court remanding the case to Plymouth Superior Court for trial on the merits.

 

Due to his outstanding track record, attorneys across the U.S. ask David to co-counsel and to take on challenging cases like parking garage rape case (Wahlstrom v. JPA Management Company, Inc., et al. case Court: Suffolk County Superior Court – Verdict: $6,650,829.50, including accrued interest). For more information on this case click here.

 

When asked about his amazing success, David’s humble reply is:

 

“This is still a crazy business,” he says. “You advance all the costs, and if you lose, you can eat them. You wait years to get paid an unknown sum, and you frequently have to chase people to collect. It’s one of the hardest businesses in the world.”

 

All of us here at Advocate Capital, Inc. are proud to call amazing trial lawyers like David Hoey both friend and client. Thanks for all the tireless work in the trenches of justice to insure access to the courthouse for all of us.

 

Donna A. Jones

Senior Vice President

 

Photo Credit: Attorney at Law Magazine
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New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar® 2016: New and Improved!

 

NJAJ 2016 Boardwalk Seminar

Lisa Wagner with client Larry Kliener from Lawrence H. Kleiner LLC

My colleague Lisa Wagner and I had a terrific time at the New Jersey Association for Justice  2016 Boardwalk Seminar®. This year was the first year at Harrah’s Resort in the marina area of Atlantic City.

 

The new venue didn’t disappoint and the renewed energy of the convention was felt by all exhibitors and attendees alike.

 

It was also great to see so many attendees wearing their Villanova blue to acknowledge and recognize the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions.

 

Thank you to all the clients and future clients who stopped by our booth to say hello. Lisa and I enjoyed meeting you all, hearing your stories and telling a few of our own! Of all the conferences I attend each year, this one is a standalone favorite of mine. Having grown up in the Philadelphia area and vacationed on the Jersey shore every summer as a child, it is very much a homecoming for me.

 

I can’t wait until next year. See you then!

 

Jeff Glueck

Vice President – Business Development

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Advocate Capital, Inc. Spring 2016 Newsletter is Here!

 

Advocate Capital Inc. Spring 2016 NewsletterThe Spring 2016 Edition of Advocate Capital, Inc.‘s Quarterly Newsletter is available. This quarter’s newsletter features a video of our Client of the Quarter Kevin I. Goldberg of Goldberg, Finnegan and Mester, LLC, New Scam Targeting Lawyers Alert, Advotrac® updates and more.

 

Please share our valuable newsletter with your fellow trial attorneys. As noted in the newsletter, we pay referral fees for every law firm that you refer to us that joins our family of clients.

 

(View the full Spring 2016 Newsletter)

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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Using Video to Attract New Clients

 

Copyright : sibgatIn a recent Attorney at Work article, Michael Mogill, President of Crisp Video Group, shared some valuable tips for using video to help your law firm “stand out from the pack, build client confidence, connect emotionally, or simply attract and convert new viewers into clients.”

 

Here are a few tips from his list:

 

 

 

  • Upload Your Videos to YouTube: “YouTube is the second-largest search engine on the web and it’s owned by the number one search engine on the web, Google.” Be sure to use your law firm name and keywords in the title, description and tags to help potential clients find your video.
  • Use Videos in Your Blog: “Embedding videos in your website’s blog is another great way to reach your audience in an engaging way, and attract inbound leads through organic search results.” Mr. Mogill suggests adding video content to existing blog content will help hold your audience’s attention and improve your search rankings.
  • Add Video to Email Signatures: “A professional email signature that includes video can provide the extra nudge potential clients need to hire you.” This video should give a human touch to your email and hold on to the recipient’s attention.

 

(View the full article, “Five Ways to Attract New Legal Clients with Video”)

 

Video can be a lawyer’s most powerful marketing tool. As Mr. Mogill states, “Creating compelling videos and using them consistently across all the online platforms you use to market your firm will lead to greater exposure for your services.”

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

 

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Another Suit Against Volkswagen

 

Copyright : David MolinaThis time it is a local environmental agency bringing suit against the troubled automaker over VW’s admitted deployment of technology that cheated on required emissions tests. The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (EPC) has voted to proceed with a lawsuit against VW for violating their local rules regarding emission control systems in vehicles.

 

Click here to read more about this case in a Legal Examiner article by attorney Tom Young, who is one of the lawyers representing the EPC. To learn more about the overall emissions scandal, click here for an excellent overview.

 

Michael J. Swanson

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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Spring Cleaning for Your Law Firm Marketing Strategy

 

Copyright : dizanna Spring cleaning isn’t just for the home any longer! Your marketing strategy could probably use some sprucing up, as well. A fresh update keeps your current clients satisfied, and also helps you meet prospective customers.

 

A California Lawyer article titled, “Law Firm Marketing: 6 Spring Cleaning Tips,” offers several useful suggestions on how to become even more successful with your marketing this year. A few of the tips include: updating testimonials, freshening up the blog queue, and performing a regular analysis on each of your competitors.

 

No matter how successful your 2016 is going so far, this is a great checklist to go through, making sure all of your bases are covered (not just your Spring Training baseball bases).

 

To read the full article and all 6 tips, you can do so by clicking here.

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

 

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Providing Even Better Service for Your Clients

 

Be sure to watch President and CEO Michael J. Swanson‘s interview with Attorney Craig Carlson of The Carlson Law Firm in Killeen, Texas featured on Law Practice Channel. Attorney Carlson discusses the importance of being a true counsellor at law and taking time to listen to your clients.

 

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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March’s employee appreciation: B.I.N.G.O was his name-o!

 

Employee Appreciation BINGO group

Expressing appreciation to our family of hard working employees is a monthly tradition here at Advocate Capital, Inc.  As we have grown, our staff has grown, and we now have 1/3 of our employees working from virtual locations throughout the country.

 

As a result, it can be difficult to involve our remote staff in our monthly appreciation events.  Our answer?

 

BINGO.

 

BINGO!

 

Our March event was, you guessed it, BINGO and featured a taco bar spread from a great local Nashville joint called The Lipstick Lounge and gift card prizes for our winners.  Speaking of winners…here they are:

 

  • Lynn Malone from our Credit department
  • Mary Berst, our Director of Finance and Administration
  • Sarah Hazelwood from our Quality Assurance Team

 

Thanks to modern technology and webcams our remote staff was able to join us here in Nashville as the bingo wheel spun and we munched on M&M’s scanning our cards for that winning number.

 

View photos from the event in our Facebook and Google+ albums.

 

We love our prospects, and our clients…and we also love our employees.  If it were not for their tireless hard work, we would not be able to deliver the white glove service our customers have come to expect from us!

 

Jeff Glueck

Vice President – Business Development

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Banys, P.C. Announces $12.5 Million Verdict Against Qualcomm

 

Advocate Capital Inc client Chris BanysCongratulations to Advocate Capital, Inc. friend and client Christopher Banys and his team at Banys, P.C. on this recent verdict. Please read the full press release below for details:

 

A San Diego jury awarded Banys, P.C.’s trial team, led by Christopher Banys, $12.5 million in damages for a breach of contract case against Qualcomm, Inc. a world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. The jury found that Qualcomm failed to use best efforts to sell its Gen 5.0 chipset for SAI Technology, Inc., a small, Silicon Valley software development company.

 

 

“I am so proud to have helped deliver this victory for SAI,” said firm founder and lead trial lawyer Christopher Banys. “Qualcomm fought really hard, but in the end, the jury reached the right decision.”  Friday’s verdict was actually the third trial win for Banys in the same case. Prior to the jury trial, Banys led and won two separate bench trials against Qualcomm. “Qualcomm is huge in San Diego – with its name on a stadium, city streets and local university campuses.  So it’s especially rewarding to achieve justice in Qualcomm’s hometown,” said Banys.

 

The verdict is a reflection of the jury’s fairness as well as Banys, P.C.’s hard work and dedication to their clients. In just the last 15 months, Banys, P.C. has tried seven cases – and won them all.

 

Banys, P.C. is a team of trial lawyers dedicated to getting results for their clients. The firm brings intelligent, effective advocacy to intellectual property, commercial, employment, class action, dangerous medication and medical device cases across the nation. For more information visit www.banyspc.com.

 

All of us at Advocate Capital, Inc. are proud to support the work of trial lawyers, like Christopher Banys, who take on corporate giants and pursue justice on behalf employees.

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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Public Justice Foundation’s Illuminating Injustice Award Nominations Open

 

PJ Illuminating injustice award

Nominations for the Public Justice Foundation’s Illuminating Injustice Award are now being accepted through April 25, 2016 at 5PM ET. The Illuminating Injustice Award highlights just one of the many clients represented by their supporters who suffered a catastrophic injury and for certain legal reasons, were unable to receive the compensation they deserved.

 

The 2016 Award recipient will be announced at the Gala & Awards Dinner on July 24 in Los Angeles.

 

If you are interested in nominating someone, you can download and complete the nomination form here. Once completed, please return it to Communications Specialist Aidan O’Shea via email, mail or fax to:

 

Aidan O’Shea, Communications Specialist
aoshea@publicjustice.net
Public Justice
1620 L Street, NW, Suite 630
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: (202) 232-7203

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. thanks Public Justice for raising awareness about these unfortunate situations and providing support for injury victims across the nation.

 

Tina Burns

Vice President

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