McManis Faulkner

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

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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

Communication Tool Box…Tools to Communicate Effectively

If you sit behind a desk, you may wonder why you would need a tool box. You may not even own a tool box! Well, if you have ever done any home improvements, you will have come across certain jobs that forced you to run to the…more
| Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services

The Seven-Year Itch: Fact or Fiction?

“Is there really such a thing as the seven-year itch?” Family law attorneys are asked this question all the time. The catch-phrase is commonly used by psychologists to refer to a declining interest in remaining married after a…more
| Family Law

A Successful Client

Navigating the legal process requires teamwork between the attorney and client. It is crucial that you find an attorney with whom you can maintain open and honest communication. Your lawyer’s ability to properly prepare your…more
| Family Law

Bitcoin: A Tale of Digital Trails

Once thought of as an anonymous method of buying and selling goods and services, Bitcoin users and researchers are increasingly aware of the inherent limits of anonymity in the context of Bitcoin use. Similar to any other…more
| Electronic Discovery, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Jury Instructions: The Roadmap of Your Case

Just as you should never leave for a trip without a map (or more likely these days, a good GPS), you should never begin preparing a case for a jury without looking at the jury instructions for the claims and defenses pleaded. …more
| Civil Procedure

2013 Employment Law Growing Pains

Every year there are developments in employment law that challenge accepted norms of practice and require creative workable solutions. In particular 2013 had several areas that caused some of these “growing pains,” including…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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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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