Miles Cooper – Emison Hullverson LLP

TREAT THEM RIGHT: The joys and pitfalls of treating doctors

Something came up for opposing counsel at the last minute. He didn’t show. That left us – the court reporter, videographer, and me – sitting in the conference room with the treating doctor deponent. The one who had been too…more

| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

Order out of chaos

The strategy and skills behind witness order and scheduling at trial - The defense was putting on its case. The lawyer, a trial veteran, was good. But not great with time estimates. Adding to the pressure: a trial judge…more

| Civil Procedure

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: How to effect a successful practice transition

At some point, you’ll realize it is time. Time for a change in your practice. The reasons can be varied – bigger firm, smaller firm, crossing the v, perhaps even leaving the law entirely. People change jobs several times during…more

| Law Practice Products & Services

All in the family

“Can you help me with a quick legal question?” The voice on the phone asked, “Are you Miles Cooper the lawyer?” (Yep, I am.) “Not Miles Cooper the financial advisor?” (That would be my father.) The caller was a social…more

| Law Practice Products & Services

Land Wars in Asia: Battles – The Most Classic of Blunders

You have the products-liability case of a lifetime. The Complaint’s been filed. The Answer is in. Discovery time. You sit down and craft a discovery plan. Fine-tuned. Perfection. You sent it out and receive – blanket objections…more

| Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services

Make them an offer they can refuse (in bad faith)

In the dead zone between Christmas and New Year’s, a formal policy-limit settlement demand expired. Later that year, the verdict came in, two and a half times over the insurance policy limit. The lawyer had not granted an…more

| Civil Procedure

It’s all relative: What is case management software all about?

Intro - The receptionist buzzed. “A Mr. D____ is calling about a referral.” I ran my mental rolodex. Like many people, I’m terrible with names. But I remember details. Once things click, I remember you went to UCLA, you…more

| Law Practice Products & Services

The people on the bus

Ed Begley, Jr. I am not. He’s a prolific actor (271 roles according to IMDb) known more for eco-evangelism than any role he’s played. I own a car — a late-model gas-guzzling V-6. I’m not proud that it guzzles. But Teslas are too…more

| Law Practice Products & Services

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