Gloves Off: A Legal Podcast is hosted by award-winning personal injury attorney Ven Johnson and award-winning journalist and attorney Charlie Langton. We provide raw commentary and insight around some of the most-talked about legal issues & news stories happening in real time. Subscribe via your favorite streaming platform to catch every episode.
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Ep 21 | 2021 Mega Trials: Recapping the Biggest National Lawsuits of 2021
In episode 21, attorney Ven Johnson, criminal law expert Steve Fishman and ‘Gloves Off’ producer Eri Johnson dive into some of the biggest trials over the past year, including many surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. They discuss various lawsuits and verdicts against police officers Kimberly Potter and Derek Chauvin, as well as teenager Kyle Rittenhouse.
Ven, Steve and Eri also touch on the high-profile cases against Elizabeth Holmes and Ghislaine Maxwell and explain how media coverage and social media interactions could impact a verdict or settlement.
Ep. 20: The Derek Chauvin Trial: Evidence, Media Coverage and Sentencing
In episode 20, Ven Johnson, Charlie Langton and criminal law expert Steve Fishman dissect the high-profile trial of Derek Chauvin, who was charged with the murder of George Floyd.
The panelists discuss the issue of pre-trial publicity, media transparency during trials, and how highly publicized cases can potentially taint a jury’s perspective on the case. They also discuss how surveillance, body cam, and dash cam footage are being used more in both the media and in the courtroom.
This is one episode you won’t want to miss.
Ep. 19: Floods and Sex Abuse Scandals – The Crumbling of American Infrastructure
In Episode 19, Ven Johnson and Charlie Langton discuss the latest updates in the mid-Michigan flood litigation against state entities, including a recent ruling in favor of flood victims to move the lawsuit forward.
Ven and Charlie also dive into allegations that the University of Michigan and former football coach Bo Schembechler covered up years of sexual abuse by Dr. Robert Anderson following a press conference where Bo’s adopted son and former university athletes came public that they were sexually assaulted by Anderson. Ven and Charlie discuss the differences in media coverage between the Anderson scandal and that of Larry Nassar and Michigan State University.
Ep. 18 Flint Water Crisis: When the Gov't Values Profits Over People
Attorney Ven Johnson and legal analyst Charlie Langton interviewed former Flint reporter Drew Moore, who was in and out of the courtroom and speaking with Flint residents during the height of the Flint Water Crisis.
Episode 18 of “Gloves Off” dives into how the state of Michigan putting profits over people led to the poisoning of thousands in Flint, and how city residents brought these issues to light – not the media. Ven, Charlie and Drew discuss why the evidence should be made public – criticizing the use of a grand jury for the most recent charges.
Ep. 17 Is it a Crime to Neglect a City? The Flint Water Crisis with Young Activist Mari Copeny
In this episode, Ven speaks with Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint” about the Flint Water Crisis.
The 13-year-old activist talks about the social injustices sparked by elected city officials six years ago, who neglected to treat water coming from the Flint River. This ultimately caused lead to be leached from old pipes, poisoning thousands of Flint residents and causing a widespread outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.
Mari opened up about how the Flint Water Crisis impacted her own family, reacted to the recent charges against former Governor Rick Snyder, and spoke on where the city stands now. She spoke about her social media platform and how she’s using her voice to give people the help they need in the form of water filters, backpacks, toys, tablets and more.
To help with Mari’s efforts or to learn more about how she is helping her city, visit www.maricopeny.com
Ep. 16 Trauma and Its Impact on the Law
An unfortunate reality is that trauma and the law go hand in hand.
As personal injury is a major part of our practice, Ven invited Dr. James Zender, a psychologist, to join the Gloves Off podcast to discuss the impact of trauma as it relates to chronic pain, the loss of a loved one, the aftermath of sexual assault and/or domestic violence and more, and how these cases are often treated by juries.
Dr. Zender explains how trauma specifically caused by a vehicle crash, described as Vehicular Trauma Syndrome, can impact someone’s ability to work, care for family members, pursue passions and live a normal life.
Check out Dr. Zender's Psychology Today article about How Personal Injury Attorneys View Trauma:
Learn more about Dr. Zender's work www.DrJamesZender.com
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Ven and his cohosts do a great job breaking down tough legal issues. I always look forward to new episodes and hearing what issue they're going to tackle next!
Informative and fun, the perfect one-two punch!
I’m not in the law field but still throughly enjoy listening and learning from some of the best in their industry.
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