McManis Faulkner

Fairmont Plaza, 10th Floor 50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113, United States

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The Enemy Within: How To Better Protect Yourself From Technological Evils

Trekkies and modest Star Trek fans may recall the plot in an episode known as “The Enemy Within” where a malfunction in a transporter causes Captain Kirk to be split into two - a good Captain Kirk and an evil Captain Kirk. After…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Mirroring Your Clients for Maximum Client Confidence

I recently met a group of lawyers at a dinner I attended, where the conversation turned to how available attorneys are to their clients these days. One woman, who practices securities litigation at a large Silicon Valley law…more
| Law Practice Products & Services, Law Firm Marketing

Hallowe’en Costume Issues? Try Being Justice Every Day

Hallowe’en is here! Time for jack o’ lanterns, apple cider and the annual costume day at the office. Time to pull out your favorite costume: Justice! Artwork courtesty of Giovanni Benedetti Best costume…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

More Than Surviving A Divorce With Children: The Benefits of Co-Parent Counseling

Co-parent counseling: counseling focused on assisting parents in the process of sharing responsibility for raising children in an environment that promotes healing, cooperation and growth. As a family law attorney, I help…more
| Family Law

Redaction: Protecting Your Private Digital Data

In today’s digital age, no person’s private information is considered off limits by hackers. Recently, several celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, had their iCloud storage accounts hacked and their private…more
| Law Practice Products & Services, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Net Neutrality, Citizens United, and Diminishing Democracy?

When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed earlier this year that broadband internet companies could legally charge content providers for access to internet “fast lanes,” it was considered by some as a regression…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics

Practicing Law: It Takes A Team

“Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.” – Joe Namath, Super Bowl winning quarterback…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Wearable Technology: A Perfect Fit For Litigation

It should come as no surprise that wearable technology and fitness trackers, such as Google Glass, the Jawbone UP, and the Narrative Clip are saturating the consumer market, and as a result, consumers are increasingly interested…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Are The Wheels of Justice as Speedy as Portrayed on the Good Wife?

It is 8 o’clock A.M., Alicia Florrick, star attorney on the “Good Wife,” a weekly television legal drama, meets a potential corporate client who within minutes retains her firm’s services. By 12 o’clock P.M. Noon, Alicia and…more
| Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services

Family Lawyer Reveals: Divorce Is Much More Than The Division Of Assets

When I tell people that I practice family law, I’m prepared for their response. It is typically a grimace followed by a comment like, “I could never do that.” “Divorce attorneys,” are viewed by some as the bottom of…more
| Family Law

Employment Law: The Devil is in the Details

Employment law, perhaps more than other areas of law, is highly fact-specific. A small change in any of the facts will often alter the analysis and outcome of the case. In part, this is because employment relationships are…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Authentication of Social Media Evidence: Best Practices

While the need to authenticate evidence is not new, the types of evidence that trial lawyers need to authenticate is. Social media evidence is one example. While not the type of evidence most practitioners are accustomed to,…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law

Legal Ethics For New Lawyers: What They Did and Didn’t Teach You In Law School

What do you do when the client lies on the stand? May you represent the sister of your former client in a suit against that client? Law students address these questions during law school. It has been our experience…more
| Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services

Is TMZ Worse Than The NSA?

Donald Sterling’s private telephone conversation. George Clooney’s engagement party. Jay-Z and Solangé’s elevator scuffle. Is TMZ invading privacy rights more than the NSA? The California Constitution, Article 1,…more
| Privacy

POOF! My Data is Gone...Or Is It?

With our ever-increasing dependence on technology, we are unknowingly taking big risks on a daily basis. Far too often we say, “I can’t be without my phone!” or “My whole life is on this (device)!” But what happens if your…more
| Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology
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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

25-50 Attorneys

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