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Oct19

Nick Scavio earns defense ruling at arbitration

Nick Scavio successfully defended a retail operation in a premises liability action at arbitration.  Plaintiff asserted the maximum damages at arbitration of $50,000.00.  Nick not only achieved a defense verdict for his clients, but also obtained an award of costs and expert fees for his client.…

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Aug29

Kate Corcoran and Jessica Kokal defense a $6 million medical malpractice suit

Following a nearly three-week trial, Kate Corcoran, Jessica Kokal, and Terrilee Prentiss received a unanimous defense verdict in the initial portion of a bifurcated wrongful death medical negligence case in which Plaintiffs had asked for $6 million in compensatory damages.  This success negated the need for the second portion of the trial regarding punitive damages and resulted in the possible award of both costs and offer of judgment sanctions for Defendants.…

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Aug15

Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson shareholders and firm recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2020

Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson proudly announces that the firm and five of its shareholders were recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2020, a prestigious distinction based entirely on peer review. The award is a recognition of the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Don Wilson was awarded Lawyer of the Year for Arizona, the highest honor conferred by the Best Lawyers in America, in the category for Professional Malpractice Defense. Mr. Wilson has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since …

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Apr10

Alice Jones presents CLE regarding overview and update on the Civil Appellate Rules of Procedure

Alice presented a continuing legal education seminar providing an overview of civil appeals in Arizona, built around the principle that, in every case, it is important to anticipate and prepare for the possibility that an order or judgment may be appealed.  The presentation reviewed what judgments and orders may be appealed, the requirements for an appealable judgment or order, the relevant procedures and applicable rules in special actions and direct appeals, the importance of creating a good record for the appeal, the policies applicable to the different divisions of the Arizona Court of Appeals, and general practice tips for briefing …

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Mar22

Tom Galbraith offers CLE on “Lawyer Behavior for Survival and Elegance”

On March 21, 2019, Mr. Tom Galbraith presented a CLE entitled “Lawyer Behavior for Survival and Elegance.” Mr. Galbraith gave an informative and entertaining view of the perils and pitfalls of practicing law as well as solutions to overcome them. Mr. Galbraith reviewed the desire to win, egos, financial pressures, and client issues as some of the perils of practicing law. He also discussed solutions for survival and becoming an elegant lawyer such as immediately sharing with others when problems arise, being mindful what you say in ink, how to communicate with consultants, recognizing your limits, staying within the scope …

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Aug28

Jessica Kokal conducts CLE on litigation holds

Because of the growing body of case law regarding the duty to preserve, the importance of protecting the client and the firm from discovery sanctions is expanding and the future of this body of law is still yet to be seen.  As a result, the firm is making every effort to educate its attorneys and their clients about the importance of litigation holds being sent at the right time and to the right people to ensure discovery and litigation move as smoothly as possible.  Jessica Kokal, an attorney at Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson, presented on this issue and the …

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Jun8

Scott King succeeds in reinstating MD’s Board certification

Scott King, an experienced physician board defense attorney, achieved a truly career-altering ruling for his client .  After the American Board of Pediatrics revoked his client physician’s board certification, Mr. King worked diligently to guide his client through the appeals process and succeeded in having him reinstated to the Board this month.…

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