Treat your closest relatives and friends with respect and your character will follow.
Working with and helping clients is the most rewarding aspect of my job. I enjoy coming to the office to work with great people who are doing their best to overcome the greatest obstacles this life can place in their path. Together we fight with insurance companies, drug companies, or other big businesses to restore the lives of our clients and their families.
These clients are some of the most heroic and inspiration people I've known,
and they motivate me every day to do this difficult and frustrating work.
While I'm proud of our legal system and its ideals, I have witnessed injustice for many. Unfortunately the voice of the insurance industry and the drug manufacturers is much louder in the legislative halls than our combined individual voices. As a result, laws have been passed and are presented each year that diminish our individual liberties for the benefit of profits to these global mega corporations.
For this reason, I'm PASSIONATE ABOUT DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS and preventing the passage of laws that compromise life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
For example, when we are injured the law prevents us from suing the insurance company responsible for the person that injured us. The law doesn't even permit us to mention the word "insurance" to the jury, let alone tell the jury that the insurance company is making all the decisions about resolving the case out of court.
It is the insurance company that stands in the way of reconciliation and forgiveness between the wrongdoer and the victim by telling their insured not to apologize for the damage their mistakes have caused. It is the insurance company refusing to pay a fair amount for the injuries caused, and it is the insurance company that stands to benefit the most if the case goes to court. I think our juries should know these things in order to pass a fair verdict and motivate insurance companies to treat people fairly rather than force them to court. All the people involved would prefer a fair resolution instead of an expensive long-term litigation.
I have been working with lawmakers in Utah for decades to prevent further erosion of our rights that are so fundamental to a free society, such as the right to a trial by informed jurors. It is fundamentally unfair to expect a jury to come to a fair resolution by blindfolding them or — even worse — by misleading them.
I have a great amount of respect for our legislative system and appreciate the hardworking, well intentioned people who sacrifice personal and family time to serve for little compensation. I have observed that when they are well informed they make very good laws and diligently protect the rights essential to our freedoms.