Matthew Clarke is a seasoned trial attorney, who has practiced civil litigation since 1996. He leads the firm’s litigation department. He has expertise in wrongful termination, lender liability, complex civil litigation and has achieved more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Additionally, Mr. Clarke has defended his clients in a wide variety of civil disputes. Mr. Clarke has handled insurance “bad faith” and coverage disputes, construction defect (plaintiffs and defendants), business litigation, lender liability, intellectual property, product liability, and other complex litigation matters. Read More

You Have Rights Under the Family Medical Leave Act

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT “FMLA” – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS By Dugan P. Kelley   Employers are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave, with the right to reinstatement, for certain reasons.  Covered employees are allowed to take 12 weeks of unpaid (but your job…

This Thanksgiving There is Much to be Thankful for – Our Children

GIVING THANKS – 7 THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR EVERY DIVORCED PARENT By Dugan P. Kelley   “For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; For all things fair we hear or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee!” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. …

Legal Deadlines in a Lawsuit, You Must Know What “Last Day to File” Means

Legal Deadlines:  What does “Last Day to File” Mean?  By Matthew Clarke   If you are a civil litigation lawyer in private practice or you represent yourself in a civil case, legal deadlines are a part of your life.  Your calendar must always be accurate and contain all dates and legal deadlines.  There are so…