April 2021

Black Owned Law Firm

The Goal To Be The Best Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer (that I can be)

First Step: Let People Know About Your Phoenix Black Owned Car Accident Law Firm: This is Garrick writing, and the first thing on my quest to become the best Phoenix car accident lawyer is letting the community know I exist. For too long I have been living my life just taking care of my family and not sharing my legal talents with Arizona. I was a former defense attorney and I saw many of the personal injury law firms that advertise on TV up-close and personal. It was that experience that made me want to go into business and create something that would benefit the community: Gamesq, PLC. The problem was that I did not create a marketing plan or business plan. So, I broke everything down and started over. That means being intentional about making Arizona aware of my legal experience, my legal education, and my legal training. In order to protect the community, they need to know I exist. Moreover, they need to understand that I am not a step down, but I am the a high quality lawyer. That when you deal with my black owned law firm, you deal with an attorney and not an army of paralegals. If I don’t tell the truth about my accomplishments then no one is going to know. So, in April of 2021 I started advertising. This is the first time in my legal career that I have let people know about myself. I believe that I have everything that… Read More »The Goal To Be The Best Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer (that I can be)

LA Riots

Semi Valley Is The Most Racist Place In America!

April 29, 1992 there was a riot in the streets and where were you? Sublime “April 29, 1992” Tweet I was born in 1975. For me, the most racist and corrupt place in America is Semi Valley, California. Even today, I do not understand how those 12 jurors could watch the same scratchy video footage that we all saw, and acquit those four officers. As a trial attorney, I understand that a jury is a proxy for the community. The jury is supposed to represent the values and mores of that community. What that jury told the world is:  black lives do not matter. They told me that black lives are not worthy of justice. The sent a clear message to black America that any police officer can maim, beat, and brutalize a black person and not be guilty of any crimes in Semi Valley.  I was not alive when that jury acquitted Emmett Till’s murderers. I was not alive when towns allowed lynchers to go back to work the next day serving the community as lawyers, doctors, preachers, business owners and everything else. What I saw as a 16 year-old terrified me. That I could co-exist with people who refuse to see the fundamental truth before their eyes: those police officers violated their oath to serve and protect the citizens of their community.   Now that I am in my mid-forties and I understand that President Reagan allowed a whole group of people to be killed, it is only… Read More »Semi Valley Is The Most Racist Place In America!

Black Phoenix discrimination lawyer

Some Examples Of Race Based Housing Discrimination

“Over the past few decades, we have developed euphemisms to help us forget how we, as a nation, have segregated African American citizens. We have become embarrassed about saying ghetto, a word that accurately describes a neighborhood where government has not only concentrated a minority but established barriers to its exit. We don’t hesitate to acknowledge that Jews in Eastern Europe were forced to live in ghettos where opportunity was limited and leaving was difficult or impossible. Yet when we encounter similar neighborhoods in this country, we now delicately refer to them as the inner city, yet everyone knows what we mean. (When affluent whites gentrify the same geographic areas, we don’t characterize those whites as inner city families.) Before we became ashamed to admit that the country had circumscribed African Americans in ghettos, analysts of race relations, both African American and white, consistently and accurately used ghetto to describe low-income African American neighborhoods, created by public policy, with a shortage of opportunity, and with barriers to exit.” ― Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Our government created policies that were designed and implemented with the specific intent to benefit white people and harm black people. Bruce Western tells us that poverty is violence. Bryan Stevenson informs us that the opposite of poverty is justice. Our government condemned black people to live in violent places that are free from justice. These ghettos are over-policed. In some cities, perhaps, even Tucson, they are… Read More »Some Examples Of Race Based Housing Discrimination

Phoenix fibromyalgia car accident lawyer

People With Fibromyalgia In Car Accidents

People With Fibromyalgia In Car Accidents If you have fibromyalgia you know that a lot of people doubt your struggle. They don’t believe you when they say you have had good days and bad days. They don’t know that your fibromyalgia can be debilitating and sap you of your energy. Leaving you confined to your bed or couch for the day, if you are lucky. It is even worse when you have fibromyalgia and you are a car accident. That is why retaining a car accident lawyer is so important. It is necessary for you to find a Phoenix personal injury lawyer who understands this pre-existing condition and knows how to tell your story so that it is credible and resonates with the fact-finder, be it a jury, arbitrator, claims adjuster, or judge. People Simply Don’t Believe Fibromyalgia Exist: There is a number of good doctors who simply do not believe that Fibromyalgia is a real condition. For some of you, fibromyalgia has ruined friendships, marriages, relationships with loved ones, employment opportunities, and is about to ruin your legitimate car accident claim. Not all Phoenix medical doctors agree on fibromyalgia. So it is very easy for an Arizona insurance company to find a perfectly reasonable medical doctor to testify about you and your accident related symptoms who doubts the existence of fibromyalgia. They can even go out of their comfort zone and find a new doctor instead of their stable of hired guns. Our Phoenix car accident attorneys also know… Read More »People With Fibromyalgia In Car Accidents

The Right To Serve On Juries.

Attacks On Voting Rights Are Attacks On The Right To Have A Fair And Impartial Jury.

The Derek Chauvin trial, and the jury selected to hear the case, got me thinking about voting rights and the right to serve on a jury. The Chauvin jury is one of the most racially integrated juries in the history of Minnesota. It is because of this fact, that I started to let my mind believe that maybe the killers of George Floyd will be held to account. Even if Derek is acquitted I will at least have faith in the acquittal, because of who served on the jury. We have seen a torrent of voter suppression bills introduced in various state legislatures across the country. Yet, no one is talking about the connection between voter suppression and the ability to serve on a jury.  Some of the grave injustices in this country were committed because defendants could not get a jury of their peers. Further, many people escaped justice due to the exclusion of everyone except white men on juries. Remember the trial of J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant? An all white and all male jury refused to hold them accountable for the lynching of Emmett Till. Blacks and women were not allowed to serve on juries during that period of time, because the right to vote had not been fully protected by law. This jury, despite the overwhelming evidence of their guilt, failed to convict these two after 67 minutes of deliberations. In fact, picking a foreman and getting the jury instructions back to the room probably took… Read More »Attacks On Voting Rights Are Attacks On The Right To Have A Fair And Impartial Jury.

Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer

5 Things To Do After Your Personal Injury Lawyer Has Dropped Your Case

There Are A Number Of Reasons Why Personal Injury Lawyers Will Drop Car Accident Clients. Personal injury lawyers tend to provide legal representation to clients on a contingency fee basis. This arrangement means that they only get a percentage of what they are able to help you recover from the insurance company. Anything that puts that recovery at odds will be reason for a car accident lawyer to fire you as a client. If you have low medical bills and not many other forms of damages the case has little to no value. If the statute of limitations have run or are close to running that has no value to anyone either. Or if you are a nasty client that might be another reason a law firm will fire you. At the end of the day the Attorney-Client relationship involves people liking and trusting each other. No matter how good your case is, many attorneys will refuse to suffer abuse from an ungrateful or hostile client.  First: You Need To Determine Why Was Your Cased Dropped By Your Injury Lawyer. Were You A Bad Client? Accordingly, if you refused to listen to the legal advice provided by your legal counsel, then why even have a lawyer? Did you trust your uninformed opinions over the legal experience of your attorney? Did you call your lawyer’s office everyday asking about an update, when you have not even completed your medical treatment? Or did you yell at the lawyer or the lawyer’s staff.… Read More »5 Things To Do After Your Personal Injury Lawyer Has Dropped Your Case

Black Lives Matter Civil Rights

4 United States Supreme Court Cases

Adkins v. Virginia the SCOTUS held that it was unconstitutional to execute someone with an intellectual disability.Many people are against the death penalty. As we learned from our discussion of A Just Mercy, the death penalty is a sanitized lynching. With the Adkins decision, we started to get some safeguards to rollback the number of executions in our country. Yet, I need to repeat this one more time: the death penalty is a state-sponsored lynching.I need you to center what I just said about the death penalty. Adkins was now the law of the land. However, this is America. Accordingly, white prosecutors embarked on a righteous crusade to prove to the world that IQ tests are racist. In fact, these white prosecutors would argue to the court that IQ test are so racially biased that the Judge must add between five and fifteen points to each black person’s IQ score.These white prosecutors were successful. In many states, judges now add between 5 and 15 points to the IQ test score of black people, so we can “justly” execute them. Let me repeat this: white prosecutors have spent millions of dollars to establish the racial bias of IQ tests, only so they can kill black people. They have not spent a dime to advocate that points need to be added to black LSAT, MCAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, etc. scores. These points only need to be added to IQ scores, so they can be raised to a level where we can execute these black… Read More »4 United States Supreme Court Cases

Personal injury attorney

7 Red Flags To Watch For When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer (2021)

Too many people are so rushed to hire a personal injury lawyer they grab the first one they see on TV or are referred to by their chiropractor. Instead, of looking at obvious red flags, they ignore them and end up, many times, getting less financial compensation for all of their damages they suffered from their accident. This article seeks to explore the 7 red flags to watch for when hiring a personal injury lawyer in 2021. A lot has changed during the practice of personal injury law from just a couple of years ago. Here we go.   1. Your Car Accident Lawyer Has Zero To Little Civil Trial Experience. Insurance companies track who goes to trial and who does not. They know that the attorneys who have never gone into trial are the ones they can get to cave. They know that these personal injury lawyers are afraid of facing juries. They usually identify them as mill-law-firm, one that spends more time advertising then practicing law. If your case has any complexities to it, they know that they can take advantage of those complexities.  The first question is how many civil jury trials have you first-chaired? If you do not see any trial experience, then that personal injury lawyer might be leaving money on the table. No, not many attorneys go to trial anymore. However, if you have practiced personal injury law over 10 years and have never gone to trial that is a red flag.  Again, a… Read More »7 Red Flags To Watch For When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer (2021)