We are proud to announce lead trial attorney Fenja Klaus completed the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College held at Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. The Trial Lawyer’s College is committed to training a new breed of lawyer — a warrior who has the courage to become a real person first, and who then has the heart to fight for justice in their own passionate voice.
Every year, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay that elaborates on how lawyers make the world a safer place. Our winners this year are Maria Sanders and Nicholas Katz!
October 22, 2015, a sun-kissed day dramatically touched with billowy white clouds, formed the ideal setting for the memorial dedicated to little Nevaeh Jacobo- Velasquez, who tragically passed away on March 19 as a result of an accident at a Wildomar business. In Lake Elsinore’s Lakepoint Park, adjacent to the children’s playground, a beautiful magnolia grandiflora tree was planted directly behind a bench dedicated to Nevaeh’s memory.
This serene setting will serve as a silent reminder of how precious are, and perhaps, hopefully, to reinforce how important it is to act with caution and care in our daily lives. Mark Lazarus, of the Russell & Lazarus injury attorneys law firm, acted as legal representative for Nevaeh’s parents and assisted with the request to the city of Lake Elsinore to establish this memorial. Unfortunately, Mr. Lazarus sees all too many people whose lives are changed by the negligence of others. Although when the negligence leads to the death of the victim, nothing can be done to bring that person back or compensate the family and friends for the loss, and the legal system plays an important role in achieving some measure of justice.
Monetary awards serve to reimburse the family for actual losses, but perhaps more importantly give notice to the community in general that vigilance and care are duties bestowed on all of us; we need to take reasonable precautions so that others are not harmed. You can read more information about the ceremony at My Valley News.
Marc Lazarus was invited to speak at the KFI Handle on the Law – Law Day. Watch Marc Lazarus’s video below for his talk on motorcycle collisions and brain injuries.