This is the Legal Beagle Podcast. A podcast that offers a legal twist with a splash of honesty. We interview interesting guests that are a part of the legal profession and some that are not. We chat about topical events and things we find interesting. We hope you enjoy it!
Legal Beagle- Injury Law Podcast: Nick Rowley
In this episode, Nick Rowley, one of the most well known trial attorneys America, discusses the Fairness Act. The Fairness Act is a reform to MICRA. In 1975, the state of California passed a law called the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). This law put a cap on damages for medical malpractice claims. MICRA set a cap of $250,000 on medical malpractice claims. This amount has NEVER been adjusted for inflation over the almost 50 years it has been in place. The Fairness Act reforms MICRA to adjust for the increase in inflation so that the cap more accurately reflects today's dollars. Nick tells the story of why changing this law is so important to him. Nick also exposes the political corruption in California and why MICRA has never been changed. Nick has offered to give up his license to practice law in California in exchange for a more fair and just system in California. This podcast was re-purposed from the Nation State of Play podcast. A special thank you to Bryan Miller, JC Polk and all of those at Neptune Ops and IVC Media for sharing this content with us.
Legal Beagle- Personal Injury Law Podcast: Keith Mitnik
When Keith Mitnik talks, you stop and listen. Keith Mitnik is Senior Trial Counsel at Morgan & Morgan. Keith has written the best-selling book Don't Eat the Bruises. Keith is backing that up with his highly anticipated book: Deeper Cuts. Keith is one of the best trial attorneys in America. He is also extremely generous with his time. Keith is always willing to help other attorneys become better versions of themselves. I am fortunate to call him a brother in arms and I'm grateful that I got to chat with him. If you want to watch the video of this podcast, click here. Do yourself a favor and press "play" on this podcast.
Legal Beagle - Personal Injury Podcast: Mary Finck -PT, DPT, CBIS
Mary joins Jonathan to talk about the "invisible injury" that very few people actually understand. More troubling is the fact that people won't talk about traumatic brain injuries. Mary discusses the evolution of objecting testing on brain injuries and why you should be on the lookout for a TBI even if you didn't hit your head or lose consciousness. Mary Finck is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at ESP Sports Medicine (https://espsportsmedicine.com) in Colorado. Mary can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Beagle podcast: Matt Morstad
Matt Morstad is the Senior Vice President of Customer Operations at Axon. Axon, formerly known as Taser International, is a global leader in smart weapons and cameras that are used by police agencies worldwide. Jonathan and Matt discuss the BWC (body-worn cameras) that officers use when investigating auto crashes, what new emerging technologies Axon is working on, and how Axon stores more data than Netflix's entire catalog.
Legal Beagle Podcast: Oregon Considers Dropping the Bar Exam
In this episode, Jonathan chats with Blaine Clooten. Blaine is an attorney in Eastern Oregon and one of the few people speaking out publicly against the Oregon State Bar's recommendation that the State of Oregon should adopt two (2) alternative pathways to becoming an attorney. Neither of these recommendations requires taking the bar exam and both of these alternatives seem to miss the mark of the intended goal of increasing accessibility and equity in the legal profession in Oregon. Click on this link to read more and comment publicly: https://taskforces.osbar.org/ate/ Blaine Clooten owns Clooten Law in Oregon. Check out his website at: https://oregonlegalfirm.com
Legal Beagle Podcast: Professional Triathlete Ben Hoffman
In this episode, Jonathan interview 7-time Ironman Champion Ben Hoffman. Ben has competed professionally for the last 15 years and has learned a thing or two along the way. Ben, along with his wife (who works as his business manager), has negotiated his own sponsorship contracts. There is a trend towards professional athletes negotiating their own deals without hiring an agency or law firm to assist them.
Loved listening and learning about the law.
So much great information covered in a few short minutes and with clarity to the layperson. I recently spoke to a couple of the attorneys at this firm and both of them were kind, compassionate and knowledgeable about the law. On the phone and on the podcast, they patiently explain the realities of litigation. Glad I found the podcast - will definitely subscribe and recommend.
Finally found a legal podcast!
Told everyone at work about this podcast and they totally think I’m weird for listening to a legal podcast. I’m supper excited! I love listening.
I am sure not only your Mom listens! I just binge listened to all of the podcasts so I can get caught up. Love how you keep it short ( I would listen to longer ones) and to the point. Very informative but now my mind is racing because I have so many questions.
Straight talk on legal
I like how Negretti focuses on one specific topic and handles it all in around 10 minutes. The law can be tricky and it’s nice to learn it in these bite sized segments. Carry on Negretti. You have a fan.