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John Bair

How to Empower the Next Generation of Attorneys

Young lawyers are at a disadvantage today. In the field of law, fewer cases are going to trial, which is increasingly depriving newcomer attorneys of critical “stand-up” courtroom experience. Many judges are stepping in and changing their standing orders and […]

John Bair

Attorney Fee Deferrals: Are You Missing Out on this Smart Planning Option?

The start of a new year is a great time for everyone to commit to smarter financial planning moving forward. But if you’re a trial lawyer, you have a distinct advantage over business execs and doctors in terms of managing […]

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Microsoft Leads the Way in Eliminating Forced Arbitration

The movement to achieve equality in the workplace is gaining traction. In recent months, we have seen a spike in actions taken to promote fairness and squash unacceptable behavior across many industries. Now, Microsoft is making a big change to […]

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Andrus Anderson Wins $1.95M Settlement in Wage Lawsuit

At Milestone, we always applaud instances where David stands up to Goliath and wins. Congratulations are in order for Jennie Lee Anderson and Lori Andrus of Andrus Anderson on a major win in a worker misclassification lawsuit filed against Moet […]

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Has Your Firm Considered This Year-End Planning Option?

The year is wrapping up fast. Now is a great time for trial lawyers to consider year-end wealth management opportunities. One planning option in particular is an excellent tool many lawyers use to either accelerate or defer the receipt of […]

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Trial Lawyers: Don’t Wait to Defer Your Fees – Start Now!

Many attorneys are missing out on the outstanding benefits of deferring their fees. Why? They think they have to wait  for a massive fee to come along – one that isn’t already spoken for before it arrives. Simply put, trial […]

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Legal Funding FAQ Series: How Does Plaintiff Funding Work?

Most people may not know about “plaintiff funding” until they find themselves in litigation, struggling to make ends meet while they await a settlement. While your world may stop due to a catastrophic accident, unfortunately the world around you will […]

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Ruling in Colorado Says Lawsuit Loans Should Be Regulated

As co-founders of the Bairs Foundation, my wife Amy and I know that in our civil justice system, funding plaintiffs and their families during litigation is frequently needed. Complex cases can be financial marathons, and plaintiffs sometimes run out of […]

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Can Attorneys Defer Class Action Fees?: A Myth Debunked

Without a doubt, there are multiple fundamental financial disparities between class action lawsuits and individual cases. For one, class action lawyer fees do not come from a contingency agreement and are instead ordered by the court. Because of these and […]

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Infographic: Special Needs Trust Costs

Last week, I explained that special needs trusts are frequently associated with fees as high as three percent. However, a properly designed special needs trust should cost no more than 1.25 percent per year — almost a third as much as […]