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Jeffrey Johnson, Insurance Lawyer
Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina.
He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University and worked in film, education, and publishing. His professional writing has appeared on sites such as Legal Advice, The Manifest, and Vice. He is the author of a novel and several scripts that were adapted into short films.
In his spare time, Jeffrey makes as much as he can from scratch, travels, and spends time with his enormous extended family.
Lauren Blair, Employment & Litigation Attorney
Lauren Blair has been practicing law for more than 25 years. Lauren has been a licensed member in good standing of the Illinois bar since 1994, the year she graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law. Prior to law school, Lauren obtained a Bachelor of Arts in government from Cornell University.
For the first 20 years of her practice, she worked in mid-size law firms in Chicago, Morristown, and Los Angeles, specializing in commercial litigation and employment law counseling and litigation.
Lauren was a guest writer and blogger for Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine from 2013-2014, with her online blog “Working It,” which offered an urban professional’s perspective on issues, trends, and hot topics for women in Chicago’s business, civic, and arts communities.
In 2014, Lauren founded Lauren Blair Consulting (LBC), a Chicago-based employment law consulting firm providing legal advice, strategies, and risk management for businesses and individuals on a wide range of employment matters.
LBC also offers legal compliance services through workforce training, auditing employment handbooks, policies and documents, and developing best workplace practices.
Stewart J. Guss, Personal Injury Lawyer
For over 20 years personal injury lawyer, Stewart J. Guss has represented clients from all over the world in the most serious and catastrophic injury claims. Since starting his own firm in 1999, he has gained national recognition and expanded his reach, now operating several offices across four states and employing hundreds of dedicated legal professionals.
Stewart grew up in Houston, Texas, where his father worked for NASA. Stewart obtained his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Texas at Austin and went on to earn his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
As a firm believer in the philosophy of “paying it forward,” Stewart is also an active philanthropist. In addition to sponsoring annual college scholarships, he established, runs, and funds Houston’s Unsung Greats “HUG” Award. He supports numerous charities, including Reach Unlimited and the MS150, and is also a patron of the arts, underwriting both Stageworks Theater and the Houston Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
Adam S. Kutner, Personal Injury Lawyer
Attorney Adam S. Kutner has spent more than 28 years fighting for fair compensation for victims of personal injury in Nevada. With more than 22,000 personal injury cases behind him, Adam knows his way around the court system and knows how to get clients their settlements promptly and trouble-free.
Mr. Kutner got his start in Las Vegas working as an insurance defense attorney. Having seen the other side of personal injury lawsuits has made Mr. Kutner more prepared to negotiate and fight for his clients than other personal injury attorneys.
He is a member of the Clark County and American Bar Associations, State Bar of Nevada, American Inns of Court, Nevada Justice Association and the Western Trial Lawyers Association. In April of 2008, he became a member of The American Trial Lawyers Association and was named one of The Association’s 2007 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the state of Nevada.
David Brauns, Personal Injury Lawyer
David Brauns is the founding partner of Brauns Law, PC. At this time in his career, he only represents plaintiffs in injury cases and only handles personal injury claims. This allows him to focus on personal injury litigation and devote himself to helping injured residents in Duluth Georgia recover fair compensation for their damages.
He did not start his professional life as an attorney, but rather as a software engineer. Even though he is now a licensed attorney, he still tends to think like an engineer. He began his legal career as an insurance defense attorney where he learned how insurance companies think and evaluate claims. He leveraged that insider’s knowledge and built a successful and powerful plaintiff’s practice.
He is a “Type-A” person who is process and quality-driven. He will research something thoroughly before making a decision. His thoroughness coupled with his insurance company experience gives his clients an advantage when settling their claims. His commitment to customer service, transparency, and collaboration sets my practice apart from the other personal injury firms in his area.
Marc Shuman, Personal Injury Attorney
Marc Shuman is a personal injury attorney and the founder of Shuman Legal, a Chicago, Illinois based law firm. Marc has over 34 years of experience in law and is an active member of the American Bar Association and the Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyers Association (IWCLA).
With a 95% success rate at trial that has generated millions of dollars in compensation, Marc J. Shuman has a passion for helping personal injury victims win fights with big insurance companies. Marc’s mission is to make sure that his clients can ask a lawyer anything and that they are getting compensated for their injuries in a meaningful way.
He’s the local Chicago Lawyer people want to work with and remember years later.
Maurice Davis, Personal Injury Attorney
Maurice Davis is a personal injury attorney and the founder of Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC in Detroit, Michigan. He combines his compassion with his years of legal experience to help people hurt by another party’s negligence get the justice they deserve – a mission that drives him, and his team.
With a degree in political science from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Florida State University, Mr. Davis is on the National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 list and has received the American Institute of Legal Counsel, Client Satisfaction Award. His professional memberships include the National Lawyers Guild, Oakland County Bar Association (Michigan), and Illinois State Bar Association.
When he isn’t working in his law practice, Davis enjoys spending time with family and volunteering at a local nonprofit, Lutheran Child & Family Services.
Kyle Bachus, Personal Injury Attorney
Kyle Bachus is one of the founding partners of the Colorado law firm, Bachus & Schanker, LLC. He provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout the state and across the country who have serious, pressing, and complex legal issues. Kyle has also been recognized as an AV-rated attorney and “pre-eminent lawyer,” the highest rating assigned to individual attorneys by Martindale Hubbell.
He currently serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He also serves on the American Association for Justice’s board of governors and many of the organization’s committees. He is an active member of the Colorado and Denver Bar associations, as well as The Florida Bar and the Florida Justice Association. He is committed to the rights and safety of his community and the consumers who allow the community to thrive.
Shaheen F. Manshoory, Criminal Defense Lawyer
Shaheen F. Manshoory is a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense law, specifically litigation of complex criminal matters in state, federal, and juvenile courts, including the defense of professionals, corporations, and high-profile matters.
A graduate of SCALE, a two-year, fully accredited, Juris Doctor program at Southwestern School of Law, Mr. Manshoory focused on integrating substantive knowledge and professional skills instruction. He excels in oral and written communication, case planning, and negotiations.
Manshoory Law Group, APC was founded because Shaheen believes that every person accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty. His firm attracts millions of people from around the world because of this principle. Shaheen aggressively fights cases to protect his clients’ rights. The Manshoory Law Group serves Los Angeles, Orange County, and the surrounding areas.
Jared Staver, Personal Injury Attorney
Jared Staver is the founding attorney of Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., based in Chicago, Illinois. His passion for personal injury law began many years ago as he witnessed the adverse effect on people’s lives when insurance companies refused or delayed claims after accidents and injuries. For over 20 years, Jared has leveled the playing field to get injured clients the compensation they deserve.
Jared represents clients injured in car and truck accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, dog bites, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents. His 15 professional affiliations include bar associations in Chicago, Cook County, Will County, Winnebago County, Illinois, and the American Bar Association.
Jared has earned a reputation as one of Chicago’s leading attorneys, and his case results earned him a membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. His other professional associations include the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.
David I. Fuchs, Personal Injury Attorney
For over three decades, David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A., has protected the rights of accident victims throughout Florida. He has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for clients through settlements and verdicts. His practice area focuses on negligent accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, rideshare vehicles, cruise ships, and other personal injury cases.
Mr. Fuchs is a licensed attorney in New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia. He can also represent clients before the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
His professional memberships include the Florida, New York, and District of Columbia Bar Associations. He is also a Broward County (Florida) Bar Association member. Mr. Fuchs earned his J.D. from J.D. Washington College of Law at American University and his undergraduate degree from New York University.
David Reischer, Licensed Attorney
David Reischer, Esq. is an attorney and the CEO of LegalAdvice.com. He graduated law school in 2000 with a joint MBA/JD degree from Brooklyn Law School and Zicklin School of business.
His mission is to provide consumers with affordable access to accurate legal advice. He writes legal articles on a multitude of important legal topics in order to give people expert legal advice to help solve their legal problems no matter their personal or financial situation.
He has been a practicing attorney in New York State with specialization in real estate transactions, family law, business law, and other general practice matters for over 16 years. He has litigated in NY Civil and NY Supreme Court in both the commercial and civil divisions.
Laura D. Adams, Insurance & Finance Analyst
Laura Adams is one of the nation’s leading finance, insurance, and small business authorities. As an award-winning author, spokesperson, and host of the top-rated Money Girl podcast since 2008, millions of readers, listeners, and loyal fans benefit from her practical advice.
As a professional accountant and financial analyst for several companies, Laura is a trusted source on various finance topics for TV, radio, online articles, and print publications. She’s been featured on most major news outlets, including ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, Consumer Reports, Forbes, Fortune, FOX, Money, MSN, NBC, NPR, NY Times, USA Today, US News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more.
Her mission is to empower consumers to live healthy and rich lives by making the most of what they have, planning for the future, and making smart money decisions every day. She received an MBA from the University of Florida and lives in Vero Beach, Florida.
Angie Watts, Licensed Real Estate Agent
Angie Watts is a licensed real estate agent with Florida Executive Realty in the increasingly popular Tampa Bay area. Specializing in residential properties since 2015, Angie is a real estate blogger who published an ebook educating homeowners on how to make the most money when they sell their homes.
Her goal is to educate and empower both home buyers and sellers so they can be stress-free during the shopping/selling process and fully enjoy what should be an exciting, fun experience. She has studied and written on topics including market conditions, mortgage trends, first-time home purchases, and buying new construction.
In addition to real estate, Angie has a strong background in both insurance and finance. She studied Business Marketing at Waukesha County Technical College and draws upon two decades of sales and marketing experience in all facets of her professional career.
Mohit Jain, Civil Lawyer
Mohit Jain from Jain & Associates Law Firm is a notable lawyer having more than ten years of experience in the legal field. Being a notable advocate specializing in litigation including corporate, commercial and intellectual property laws, he has worked with a plethora of clients across the nation. His law firm represents in the Supreme Court, various high courts, and district courts with utmost conscientious and devotion.
Mr. Jain’s highly competent legal team has a reputation of delivering best in class affordable legal services at multiple tribunals and courts including debt recovery, national company law, consumer disputes commission, armed forces appellate, and more.
When free from professional clients, Mohit pens down his legal opinion on various facets of legal matters. His writing includes everything from discussions about multiple amendments to opinions about landmark cases.
Patricia Gima, Lawyer & Published Legal Expert
Patricia Gima has over 15 years in the publishing industry. Ms. Gima has served as a writer and editor for Nolo.com and for the legal publisher, Matthew Bender, editing numerous titles from fighting your traffic ticket to knowing your rights as a tenant and co-authoring three books, including Pocket Guide to California Law, The Trademark Registration Kit, and How to Choose & Protect a Great Name for Your Website.
Ms. Gima practiced law in San Francisco as a partner in Creative Media Law Group, specializing in corporate law and intellectual property matters for the technology industry. She earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and her BA from the University of California at Los Angeles. She currently serves as Associate VP of Content for Advice Company, managing content strategy, SEO and content marketing.
T.C. Kelly, Licensed Attorney
For more than 30 years, T.C. Kelly represented clients in litigation and appeals, concentrating his practice in the areas of criminal defense, employment law, and personal injury. He now works as a consultant to attorneys and as a freelance legal writer.
Prior to his retirement, T.C. Kelly handled litigation and appeals in state and federal courts across the Midwest. He focused his practice on criminal defense, personal injury, and employment law. He now writes about legal issues for a variety of publications including ExpertPages and Justipedia.
Kimberly DelMonico, Licensed Attorney
Kimberly DelMonico is a licensed attorney in New York and Nevada. She received her law degree from William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her undergraduate degree from New York University, where she studied psychology and broadcast journalism.
In 2014, she founded BEinfluence.co, a Boutique Marketing Agency focused on Social Media Management, Influencer Marketing, Live Immersive Events + Activations, Branding, Website + Graphic Design. Kimberly founded BeInfluence.co to design and build online marketing funnels that help SMEs automate their lead generation, close more sales through the internet, and grow their business online
Robert K. Scott, Trial Attorney
Robert K. Scott, Esq. is a well-known trial attorney, specializing in all aspects of insurance litigation against insurance companies on behalf of the insured. Rigorously maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics, he has obtained multi-million dollar judgments, substantial arbitration awards, and out-of-court settlements on behalf of his clients.
His clients have ranged from individuals victimized by insurance companies to large banks and industrial companies, who recognize the value of having him as their insurance expert to help make sure they get the best possible deal from insurance companies.
Mary Martin, Published Legal Expert
Ms. Mary Martin worked as Chief Editor for Advice Company for over 20 years, responsible for ensuring that the content was straightforward, correct, and readable for the consumer. In addition, she worked on writing monthly newsletter columns for media, lawyers, and consumers. Ms. Martin later assumed responsibility for internal staff and HR operations.
Prior to joining the Company, she was employed for almost 30 years by the nationwide legal publisher, Commerce Clearing House, and served as an executive editor of its state tax publications. Later, she managed its California-based practice systems software unit and served as a corporate officer. She is a graduate of Dominican University.
In her after-hours position, she delights in the surprises, personalities, and infectious laughter of her grandchildren.
Rachel Bodine, Feature Writer
Rachel Bodine graduated from college with a BA in English. She has since worked as a Feature Writer in the insurance industry and gained a deep knowledge of state and countrywide insurance laws and rates. Her research and writing focus on helping readers understand their insurance coverage and how to find savings. Her expert advice on insurance has been featured on sites like PhotoEnforced, AllWomensTalk, and AutoGespot.