The Trial of Sheriff Sid Hatfield

My great great uncle, LP Somerville, ran away from home to fight in the Spanish American War that made Teddy Roosevelt famous as well as President. Like many of the mountain settlers in Appalachia, LP was proud, adventurous, self-reliant and patriotic. Even ornery. That did not make him unique in West Virginia. I can remember […]

Medical Malpractice

I was reviewing a medical record today and came across a caveat I’ve seen before without paying a lot of attention. Portions of this chart may have been created with Dragon voice recognition software. Occasional wrong-word or “sound-alike” substitutions may have occurred due to the inherent limitations of voice recognition software. Please read the chart […]

Jury Trial

When I started this blog a couple of years ago, I wrote a series of posts that I called “What Is A Jury Trial?”. You can find the whole series here: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and Seven. Long after writing these posts, I made a video talking about jury trials. You can find that video on our website page  “‘About the Firm” and […]