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Five Essential Quotes to Remember on Presidents Day

The third Monday of every February is Presidents Day, a celebration of the Presidency of the United States. While upon its initial establishment, the day was more focused on George Washington, the holiday gradually opened up its focus to every President in the U.S. throughout history. However, select states still honor individual holidays as a tribute to Washington, as well as other Presidential icons such as Abraham Lincoln. With the many great minds that have led the country, it’s important to look back on the iconic quotes they’ve left us with. Let’s celebrate Presidents Day by looking back at some of the most memorable sayings from our former leaders.

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. ” -George Washington

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” – Ronald Reagan

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

By |February 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Essential Quotes to Remember on Presidents Day|

Auto Accidents and Claims

If I am in an auto accident with a city, county, or state worker and they are at fault, can I make a claim against the city, county, or state?

In general, a governmental employee has immunity for all claims which could lie in “tort”. However, a claim can be made against a public entity, if the employee of the public entity is operating a motor vehicle owned or leased by a public entity, and that employee while driving is acting in the scope of employment. C.R.S. 24-10-106. There are some exceptions for emergency vehicles in some circumstances.

Injured by a motor vehicle driven by a city, county or state vehicle? Call Law One.

Experienced. Ethical. Intelligent. Personable. Law One.

Joseph Elio

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Denver, CO 80202

303.831.8313

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By |February 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Auto Accidents and Claims|

Is My Wedding Ring Marital Property?

 Gifts of nonbusiness tangible personal property, given from one spouse to another, is presumed to be marital property pursuant to C.R.S. § 14-10-113(7)(a). However, the presumption may be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence.

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By |February 7th, 2020|Family Law|Comments Off on Is My Wedding Ring Marital Property?|

Does The Jury Know?

If I file a lawsuit to recover damages for my medical bills and other damages that I suffered in my car accident, and I proceed to trial, will the jury know that the other driver is insured (and that the other driver will not have to come out of pocket if the jury awards damages)?

In Colorado, damages are to be determined without reference to the defendant’s ability to pay, including the consideration of whether the defendant has liability insurance. Evidence of insurance is inadmissible evidence to show that a person acted negligently or otherwise wrongfully. CRE 411.

In some rare, limited circumstances, evidence of insurance may become admissible if such evidence of insurance is offered for some limited purposes, for example to show ownership of a vehicle, or bias of a witness.  However, in my experience, insurance companies zealously protect the jury from becoming aware that the defendant is fully insured.

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By |January 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does The Jury Know?|

Three Lighthearted Quotes Every Lawyer Should Know

In the age of social media, quotes have become an easily shareable way to spread inspiration, humor, and knowledge. However, with so many quotes shared so rapidly, it can be easy to simply overlook the impact of a particular quote or even remember the saying for the future.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of our favorite quotes that deal with out everyday profession in a more lighthearted fashion. In a line of work that can often be stressful, it’s important to focus on the bright side and have a laugh. Here are three of our favorite playful quotes that might just speak to anyone in the world of litigation.

“I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.” – Stephen Wright

“A lawyer is a person who writes a 10,000-word document and calls it a “brief.” – Franz Kafka

“Where there’s a will, there’s a lawyer.” – Robert Elliott Gonzales

Quotes come from Holidappy and Notable-Quotes.

By |January 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three Lighthearted Quotes Every Lawyer Should Know|

Law Blogs To Follow in 2020

Happy New Year! We’d like to thank all of our followers for so much support throughout 2019, and hope that the new year and new decade bring more positive and unforgettable moments.

A few weeks ago, we posted a list of some of our favorite law-related podcasts, including Legal Toolkit and Lawyer 2 Lawyer. Continuing that theme, we would like to take this opportunity to put the spotlight on some of our favorite blogs that tackle legal issues from advertising and misleading consumers to social media law.

Socially Aware

With the 2010s coming to a close, it’s hard not to see just how social media has shaped an entire decade. Along those lines, it’s been quite an experience to examine just how the law is changing around the rapidly evolving social media landscape. Socially Aware acts as a go-to hub of information on social media law, with analysis on Instagram ad copyright issues and the complexities of content curation.

The Legal Geeks

If you’re looking for something you won’t find on your standard law blog, you’ll want to visit the Legal Geeks website. With legal analysis of episodes of popular shows such as The Mandalorian and questions such as “Does Thor Working With the U.S. Government Violate the Establishment Clause?” answered, fans of all things sci-fi and law will definitely find some entertainment.

Financial Panther

Student loans can be extremely daunting for any recent law school graduate. However, Kevin Ha had a strategic approach to his debt and wants to share his stories […]

By |January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Law Blogs To Follow in 2020|

Law Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Podcasts are definitely a force in the entertainment industry, allowing anyone with a microphone, an internet connection, and a discussion topic to broadcast their thoughts to the world. And, as you’d imagine, we happen to enjoy law podcasts here at Law One. Here are just a few law-focused podcasts that definitely deserve a subscription.

The Lawyerist Podcast

Every week, Stephanie Everett, Aaron Street, and Sam Glover come together to discuss everything from practicing law and beyond. A few recent episodes discuss the scientific side of charisma, maximizing a remote workplace, and not taking unscheduled phonecalls. Check them their official website here!

Legal Toolkit

Any podcast that can product consistent content for nearly a decade is surely something to behold. This is the case with Legal Toolkit, a show that specializes in management advice for your practice. Host Jared Correia looks at a number of topics through a legal lens, such as data literacy, cryptocurrency, and virtual bookkeeping. New episodes can be found on their official website.

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

The longest continually-running legal podcast, Lawyer 2 Lawyer is hosted by established law bloggers Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams. Together, the two discuss a number of the most popular topics in the legal world, often with conflicting viewpoints. The podcast has currently recorded over 500 podcasts, so you’ve got a little bit of catching up to do. Check out the Legal Talk Network for new episodes!

Opening Arguments

Legal topics aren’t always the most “fun” to talk about. […]

By |December 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Law Podcasts You Should Be Listening To|

Introducing our New Social Media Videos

There’s no doubt that video is the future. With the rise of social media and the increasing speed of information, video has become an increasingly efficient manner of spreading ideas and entertainment. With this in mind, our social media team has begun creating informative videos on our fields of expertise. Some of these include facts revolving around dog bite injuries, back-related issues, and personal injury settlements. Make sure to take a look at our videos below and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!

By |November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introducing our New Social Media Videos|

Follow Us on Social Media!

Are you interested in keeping up to date with Law One news and content? Make sure to follow us on our various social media channels! Our general posts include everything from news surrounding Law One events and updates to law statistics and facts. For example, some of our recent posts have included our collaboration with the Colorado Chiropractic Association Convention and a short video detailing personal injury settlement facts. 

Make sure to keep an eye out for our content on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. The law community is extremely active on social media, so we make sure to keep up with all the most relevant hashtags, such as #denverlaw, #personalinjurylawyers, and #lawyersofInstagram. We’ve made a lot of great connections through these hashtags, with local law firms and national professionals alike, so make sure to check them out!

Is there any other types of content you’d be interested in seeing? Reach out to our social channels and let us know! 

By |October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Follow Us on Social Media!|

Check Out Our Amazing Avvo Reviews!

We always love getting feedback from the people we’ve collaborated with. One of our favorite ways to see this feedback is through the legal rating and review website Avvo, where we have been steadily accumulating reviews over the years. Here’s a small sampling of some of our more memorable reviews:

“My divorce trial was won 11 months earlier when I hired Joe to be my lawyer. Being a former prosecuting district attorney, Joe was heads and shoulders above my wife’s attorney. He relied on the law and a professional approach while in court. My wifes’ lawyer took the dishonorable path of character assignation and clever word games. If you believe any judge wouldn’t be able see through my wife’s lawyers antics after listening for years to such antics, then you are sorely mistaken.

Joe is also an extremely honest business man. I never felt he was overcharging me or looking for some way to run up his bill. In court, when I told my wife’s attorney that I didn’t bother to check his bills, she was surprised and said, ‘You really didn’t check his bills?’ and my answer was, ‘Why would I?’ My guess is that her clients checked on her bills and probably for a good reason.

Also, Joe is a gentlemen. So if you want a “bulldog” you should hire him. If you want to hire a “pit bull” for a lawyer, well, I think judges look at pit bull lawyers like they look at lawyers whose weapons are limited to character assassination and clever, in their opinion, word games.