Florida Injury Attorney Philip DeBerard, III, Selected as 2013 Top Rated Lawyer

Stuart, FL (PRWEB) February 23, 2013

Philip DeBerard, III, an injury attorney who has provided legal help to South Florida and Treasure Coast residents for more than 30 years, has been recognized as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer by the Daily Business Review legal newspaper.

According to the Daily Business Review, an ALM Media publication, the honor is in recognition of DeBerard achieving a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Neil F. Freund Named to 2013 BTI Client Service All-Star Team

Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) February 20, 2013

Freund, Freeze & Arnold, A Legal Professional Association, a Dayton, Ohio-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Neil F. Freund has been recognized as a “Client Service All-Star MVP” in the BTI Client Service All-Stars for Law Firms 2013 survey. The survey identifies lawyers who demonstrate exceptional legal skills and client focus; deliver outstanding results and superior value; and understand, and share a commitment to achieving, their clients’ business and legal objectives.

Freund has extensive trial experience in all areas of the law, including commercial and business cases, catastrophic personal injury defense, wrongful death defense, professional malpractice defense, civil rights defense, products liability defense, employment law defense, and white collar criminal matters.

BTI’s analysis trends data from more than 3,400 corporate counsel client interviews conducted over a 12- year period. In the past year, BTI interviewed more than 240 corporate counsel from large and Fortune 1000 companies, comprising more than 15 industries, to study all aspects of client relationships. In their interviews, BTI obtained nominations for the Client Service All-Stars by asking General Counsel and their direct reports to identify, unprompted, the attorneys who drive superior client relationships.

Clients also recognized Freund, Freeze & Arnold as an unparalleled leader in client service in the brand new BTI Client Service A-Team 2013. The BTI Client Service A-Team is limited solely to law firms considered by clients to be the absolute best in driving client service excellence.

About Freund, Freeze & Arnold

Freund, Freeze & Arnold is a Dayton, Ohio-based litigation firm. The firms strength is grounded in more than 50 attorneys and legal professionals, who bring diverse professional backgrounds and deep experience and expertise in commercial, government, medical, insurance, employment, environmental, construction and other litigation-related matters. The firm has achieved the highest rating for law firms by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers.

Freund, Freeze & Arnold is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

Electronic Health Record sellers face make-or-break year of client ultimatums and revolts, reveals 2013 Black Book survey

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2013

With unmet expectations in system features, implementations, deliverables and client support issues mounting, up to 17% of all currently implemented physician practices gear up for changing out solutions, in what may become the Year of the Great EHR Vendor Switch.

The high performance vendors that will emerge as viable past 2015 are those dedicating responsive teams to address customers current demands, said Black Books managing partner Doug Brown.

And those demand lists are growing longer and longer according to the survey responses. Users foretell of dozens, if not hundreds, of software firms underperforming badly enough to lose major market share as the industry evolves and struggling vendor solutions don’t keep pace.

The independent insight Black Book gathered indicates many EHR firms have been so busy with backlogged implementations and selling product that development issues are being left on the back burner. Most concerning to current EHR users are unmet pleas for sophisticated interfaces with other practice programs, complex connectivity and networking schemes, pacing with accountable care progresses, and the rapid EHR adoption of mobile devices.

Brown upholds that the meaningful use incentives created an artificial market for dozens of immature EHR products. The sweeping Black Book survey also revealed that some popular “one size fits all” EHR products have not met the needs of several specialists and cannot continue to satisfy their client base with a lack of customizable or bespoke tools.

Nearly half of all Black Book EHR survey respondents scoring their respective vendor performances also answered the following set of questions on vendor switching.

The following aggregated responses are provided:

Are you dissatisfied enough with your EHR to consider making a change, and if so when?


Daniel Callahan of Callahan & Blaine Named to Super Lawyers Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California List for 2013

Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013

Super Lawyers Magazine announced today that Daniel J. Callahan, complex business litigation and catastrophic personal injury attorney and founder of Santa Ana, CA-based Callahan & Blaine, has been named to its Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California list for 2013.

The list is produced annually by Super Lawyers Magazine, which bases its selections on a rigorous process, combining peer nominations and evaluations with in-depth third party research and evaluation of attorney achievements.

In addition to his inclusion on the Super Lawyers Top 10 in Southern California list, Dan Callahan has distinguished himself as one of the top trial attorneys in the United States. He has been repeatedly recognized by his peers for his incredible accomplishments as the recipient of the prestigious OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award three times (2000, 2004, 2012).

The National Law Journal has named Callahan one of the Top 10 Attorneys in the United States. He was voted California Business Trial Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine. In addition, he was named one of the Top 500 Lawyers in America by LAWDRAGON, named one of the Top 100 trial lawyers by the American Trial Association, featured in the Best Lawyers in America for eight consecutive years (2005-2013) and listed by Super Lawyers as one of The Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County from the inception of the publication in 2005 to the present.

“Dan Callahan is truly an exceptional attorney,” said law firm partner Edward Susolik. “His knowledge of complex business litigation and insurance law is rivaled only by the compassion and expertise he brings to catastrophic personal injury cases. I feel honored to have worked side by side with such a consummate professional as Dan all these years.”

Callahan has many record-breaking verdicts and settlements. Most notable is Callahans $ 934 Million jury verdict in a complex business litigation case, recognized as the largest jury verdict in the history of Orange County. (Beckman Coulter Inc. v. Flextronics Int’l Ltd., Orange County Super. Ct. No. 01CC08395)

In addition, Callahan obtained a $ 50 Million settlement in a personal injury case involving a dangerous condition of public property; the case has been certified by West Trial Digest as the largest personal injury settlement in United States history (Neria v. City of Dana Point, Orange County, CA Superior Court, Case No. 06CC10395).

Callahan also has the largest insurance bad faith judgment in Orange County history ($ 58 Million), and the largest employment settlement ($ 38 Million).

Established in 1984, Callahan & Blaine consists of 28 experienced trial attorneys. Remarkable for a boutique litigation firm of its size, the firm has eight Super Lawyers for 2013 (Dan Callahan, Edward Susolik, Brian McCormack, Steve Blaine, Marc Miles, Michael Sachs, Sarah Serpa, and Javier Van Oordt). It also has four Super Lawyers in the Top 50 of Orange County (Dan Callahan, Edward Susolik, Brian McCormack and Steve Blaine) and two in the Top 100 of Southern California (Dan Callahan and Edward Susolik).

Super Lawyers Top 10 List: Rigorous Attorney Evaluation and Peer Review

Super Lawyers uses a rigorous process to select the attorneys for its annual list, combining peer nominations and evaluations with in-depth third party research. Nominated candidates are then evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The result is a credible and comprehensive list of exemplary attorneys that can be used as a reference by those seeking expert legal assistance.

Daniel Callahan, Respected Legal Authority

Daniel Callahan has given nationwide seminars on litigation and published multiple articles on litigation strategy and practice. He has been a speaker at multiple continuing education seminars and regularly lectures on topics ranging from advanced trial skills to the use of technology in the courtroom. He also has given seminars on jury selection and opening statement at local, state and national conferences.

Daniel received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Western Illinois University in 1976. In 1979, he graduated with honors from the University of California Law School at Davis, where he served as editor of the Universitys law review. Dan later founded Callahan & Blaine on St. Patricks Day in 1984.

About Callahan & Blaine

For 28 years, the highly sophisticated litigators and trial attorneys of Callahan & Blaine have specialized in complex business and insurance litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters. The firm has won countless trials and accomplished record-breaking jury verdicts and settlements. Visit for more information.

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Colorados Leading Cannabis Business Experts, Clover Leaf Consulting Hosted A64 Only Cannabis Video Symposium Series Third Event Thursday January 17th 2013.

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 19, 2013

On November 6th, Colorado passed Amendment 64 being the first U.S. state to regulate recreational cannabis in history. The passing of Amendment 64 has raised hopes of expanding marijuana business opportunities and tax revenues. In fact, the first forty million dollars annually will go to fund education. This historic event has generated excitement across the country, but also holds many questions on the implementation of a substance transitioning out of prohibition. This has a direct impact on current and future cannabis business owners.

The Cannabis Industrys projected value is between $ 3 – $ 4 billion with an influx of Ganjapreneurs and investors seeking to capitalize on this major opportunity. Due to the fact that it is a black market legitimizing itself out of prohibition, the industrys growth could be exponential with the passing of national legalization and implementation in the coming years. This does not take into account the ample business opportunities being developed for industrial hemp. Colorados Cannabis Community has not only helped educate patients and validate the efficacy of medical cannabis, but it also created and stabilized a medical cannabis business model as well, says Villano. “I believe HB1284 & Amendment 64 will eventually find common ground for regulation, offering tremendous business opportunities, investments, educational programs, job training and generate large economic stimulation in Colorado.”

The A64 Symposium will be highlighted into two segments.

THC DUI 7:00-7:45 pm

Since Colorado’s historic vote to legalize the regulation of recreational cannabis we have been unsure of the repercussions that would come from first time system errors, and miseducation for our leaders. We have fought this unreasonable bill tooth and nail and guess what…its back. Join Clover Leafs CEO Chloe Villano along with Mike Elliott, Esq., Sean McAllister Esq., Anne Toney P.C., Professor Daniel Rees, and The Colorado Department of Transportation as we discuss the THC DUI.

“Regulated Rules Task Force Update” 8:10 pm – 9:00 pm

The “Rule making” Govoners Task Force has been meeting all week long. We have been uncertain of our transitioning process as we expand the Cannabis Industry in Colorado, open more businesses, and make changes to our existing systems and procedures. What can we expect? What can we do? Join Clover Leaf’s Chloe Villano, along with our diverse panel of experts from the leading industry groups as we discuss the task force update and first draft development of the rule making process for Colorado’s regulated marijuana laws. Speakers include Bob Dill, Warren Edson, Robert Corry Jr, Meg Sanders, and Mike Elliott.

With the current legislative rules in flux, its important to get all the latest facts, figures as well as network with fellow industry professionals. Therefore Cloverleaf Consulting has provided the Industry manditory Information by hosting the following Amendment 64 Cannabis Business Symposium event series. This is the third event in the series. Clover Leaf will hold the Cannabis Business Symposiums the third thursday of every month at Casselmans. Future Symposium dates include: February 21, March 21, April 18, May 23, and June 20, 2013.

Previous Clover Leaf Amendment 64 Video Symposium Series can be viewed here.

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Alliance for Women in Media 2013 Board of Directors Announced

McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013

The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce its 2013 National Board of Directors. Kay Olin, President, Local Focus Radio, will serve as the National Chair. The 2013 Board will convene on January 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for its first Board meeting and then will participate in judging the 2013 Gracie Awards on January 26 and 27.

The Alliance for Women in Media has an ambitious agenda ahead of us. From our Symposium Series to the Gracie Awards, which will be hosted on both coasts for the first time, AWM is actively engaging, recognizing and promoting women in media, said Olin. I am excited to work with such a talented and committed group of media professionals to accomplish our goals this year.

Serving as Chair-Elect of AWM is Kristen Welch, Senior Vice President of Global Content and Long Range Strategic Planning, Discovery Communications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD. The Treasurer is Sarah Foss, Executive Vice President, Sales & Client Services, Encompass Digital Media, New York, NY; the Treasurer-Elect is Carol Grothem from Minneapolis, MN and Past Chair is Valerie Blackburn, Market Controller for CBS Radio/General Manager for KFWB Asset Trust in Los Angeles, CA.

The following individuals will serve as Directors at Large: Christina Anderson from Silver Spring, MD; Lori Conkling, Executive Vice President, Distribution, A+E Networks, New York, NY; Cyndee Everman, Vice President, DW/BI, Care and Marketing Tools, Time Warner Cable, Charlotte, NC; Nancy Giles, Contributor, CBS Broadcasting, Inc., New York, NY; Sandy Girard, Vice President, Brand Management and Development, SiriusXM Radio, New York, NY; Carol Hanley, Chief Sales Officer, Arbitron Inc., Chicago, IL; Annie Howell, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications and Media Relations, Crown Media Family Networks, New York, NY; Kimberly Maki, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Web Strategies, Bright House Networks, Orlando, FL; Janet Noll, National Sales Director, Rural Media Group – RFD-TV & Rural TV, Omaha, NE; Deborah Parenti, Executive Vice President of Radio, Radio Ink, New York, NY; Roni Selig, Senior Executive Producer/Director, Health, Wellness and Medical Unit, CNN, New York, NY; Keisha Sutton-James, Vice President, ICBC Broadcast Holdings Inc., New York, NY; Christine Travaglini, President, Christal Radio, New York, NY; and Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, NAMIC, Inc., New York, NY.

I believe the nominating committee and our membership selected the best possible group of talented, accomplished and smart women to help lead our organization into the future, said Erin M. Fuller, CAE, AWMs president. Their leadership is critical to AWM continuing to empower career development, engage in thought leadership and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

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About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community whether type of media, job or global location that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation also supports Empowering America

Advanced Mediator Training Course Announced to Take Place February 5th – 8th, 2013

Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 in partnership with Amicus Mediation and Arbitration Group, will be offering a 2 day- Advanced Mediator Training course for mediators looking to elevate their current skill set or who wish to broaden their ability to mediate larger, more complex cases. Initial trainings are scheduled for New York and Connecticut in February but will be offered in other states, based on interest, in the coming year.

Amicus Mediation & Arbitration Group is a national ADR provider who works with insurers and law firms, assisting them in the development and administration of their internal mediation programs. As their business continues to expand they are hoping to identify mediators with an ability to handle more complex, higher value cases.

Additionally the training is being offered, in response to the increased interest and Amicus are seeing from large corporations and insurers in their desire to use mediators that have had extensive mediation training or certification.

This course will provide an abundance of very useable techniques and information that will allow a mediator to go from good to great, thus distinguishing them self within the marketplace.

Why Advanced Training ?