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Attorney Bernard Walsh Speaks to Students on ‘The Art of Communication’ at The Florida Justice Association’s Law School Outreach Reception

TAMPA, Fla. -- Attorney Bernard F. Walsh gave a seminar on "The Art Of Communication" during the Florida Justice Association's Law School Outreach reception at Cooley Law School.

Held at the Tampa Bay Campus of Cooley Law School located in Riverview Florida, the Florida Justice Association's (FJA) student outreach reception facilitated interaction and networking opportunities between FJA member attorneys, and Cooley Law School students and facility.

Part of a wider effort by the FJA to help prepare Florida law school students as they transition from schools to the workplace, the Law School Outreach reception aims to give the next generation of attorneys and legal professionals access to the resources and networks of the Florida Justice Association.

Moderated by Attorney Bernard F. Walsh of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, the reception featured seminars by guest speakers, a presentation by the Florida Justice Association, as well as an open forum style question and answer session between students and a panel of attorneys comprised of experienced lawyers from law firms around the State.

As this year's seminar centered primarily on aiding students in their efforts to locate employment with Florida law firms, Bernard F. Walsh Esq., gave a lecture entitled "The Art Of Communication."

Encouraging students to use more effective ways to communicate to achieve their goals both in and out of courtroom situations, the lecture which has been described by past participants as 'genuinely moving', includes real world examples of communication from actual cases that resulted in successful outcomes.

After the presentations students participated in an open forum discussion with panel members on selecting an area of practice, and what attorneys will be looking for in student resumes and during interviews. Members of the discussion panel included, FJA Representative John Fox, Cooley Law School Dean Kathy Gustafson, Nicola Larmond-Harvey Esq. FJA Young Lawyers Division, Dr. Santo Steven BiFulco, BiFulco Medical Group, Daniel Murphy Esq., Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh, Bernard Walsh, Esq., Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh, Cooley Law School Dean Ronald Sutton, David Hall Esq., and Kevin Gallagher, Esq.

Attorney Bernard F. Walsh offered this comment about the 2017 FJA event, "A strong and effective justice system is the foundation from which our democracy was built on. As students move from law schools such as Cooley to positions at firms in Florida and around the country, they will become an important force upholding our legal system into the future. As such, having the opportunity to offer advice to such an important influential group is a real honor. It has been a refreshing privilege to speak with students and witness first-hand the motivation, drive, energy and enthusiasm of the next generation of attorneys."

About Attorney Bernard Walsh:

A highly experienced AV rated attorney and founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, member of the Florida Justice Association Board Of Governors, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Bernard Walsh is an active member of the Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff's Advisory Boards, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council and the One Hundred Club for Law Enforcement in Manatee.

Partner at the Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez and Walsh, Bernard Walsh has helped hundreds of Floridians get fair compensation for injuries. Additionally, Bernard Walsh has won one of Florida's largest motorcycle accident recoveries and has an AV Preeminent(r) rating on Martindale-Hubbell(r), a doctors and attorneys ratings website and is Superb rated attorney with Avvo.com.

Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
5291 Office Park Boulevard, Bradenton FL, 34203
Local: 941-752-7200

More information: http://www.GetMejustice.com/.

*PHOTO Caption: Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh and members of the FJA law school outreach panel at Cooley Law School.

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Attorney Bernard Walsh Supports the FHP Troop ‘F’ North District Holiday Party

BRADENTON, Fla. -- BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Personal Injury and Auto Accident Attorney Bernard F. Walsh, helped support the North District of the Florida Highway Patrol's Troop "F" Holiday Party.

The annual event is both a social gathering for FHP members and families and a fundraiser to help fill the monetary gaps in budgets. Headquartered in Bradenton, Troop "F" is divided into Northern and Southern Regions and serves all of southwest Florida including Manatee, Sarasota, Collier, Charlotte, Lee, DeSoto, Highlands, Hendry, Hardee, and Glades Counties.

Attorney Bernard Walsh had this to say about the FHP party and fundraiser, "The men and women of the FHP dedicate their lives to protecting the people of Florida. Every day presents new challenges and dangers to members of law enforcement. Over the years I have personally worked with members of the Florida Highway Patrol and as the challenges they face have continued to grow, they have responded in kind with integrity. As the holidays are ending and we begin a new year, it is my hope that the people of Florida will keep in mind the service and sometimes sacrifice that members of law enforcement continue to provide, and offer their support."

About Attorney Bernard Walsh:

A highly experienced AV rated attorney and founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, member of the Florida Justice Association Board Of Governors, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Bernard Walsh is an active member of the Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff's Advisory Boards, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council and the One Hundred Club for Law Enforcement in Manatee.

Partner at the Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez and Walsh, Bernard Walsh has helped hundreds of Floridians get fair compensation for injuries. Additionally, Bernard Walsh has won one of Florida's largest motorcycle accident recoveries and has an AV Preeminent(r) rating on Martindale-Hubbell(r), a doctors and attorneys ratings website and is Superb rated attorney with Avvo.com.

Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
5291 Office Park Boulevard, Bradenton FL, 34203
Local: 941-752-7200

More information: http://www.GetMejustice.com/.

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Attorney M. David Shapiro Advises Consumers about Post-Crash Insurance Rate Hikes

SARASOTA, Fla. -- M. David Shapiro, founding partner of the personal injury and civil trial law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, has offered consumers insight into auto insurance rate-hikes that can occur after being involved in an accident.

Mr. Shapiro said: "One of the very first questions I hear from clients who have been involved in an auto collision is 'will my insurance rates go up?' It depends.

"Florida Statute 626.9541(o)3.a. prohibits, 'imposing or requesting an additional premium for a policy of motor vehicle liability, personal injury protection, medical payment, or collision insurance or any combination thereof or refusing to renew the policy solely because the insured was involved in in a motor vehicle accident unless the insurer's file contains information from which the insurer in good faith determines that the insured was substantially at fault for the accident.'

"Although it appears to make it illegal to raise the rate or cancel the insurance, the last part provides some cover to the insurer to use his or her judgment to penalize with rate increase or drop them altogether. It will not necessarily turn on the investigating officer's decision as to who deserved the ticket. The concept of 'fault' is a moving target."

Mr. Shapiro continued with, "Another factor considered when establishing rates and whether to drop a policy is the number of claims a person has made, regardless of fault. In order to raise rates or drop a person, some insurance companies will consider a road-side assistance as a claim in order to justify their actions.

"Nothing in the law is black or white. But to not utilize the insurance when you have a legitimate claim defeats the very purpose the premiums were paid in the first place. Your lawyer should know the law regarding insurance increases and be prepared to fight when the injured victim is being abused by the carrier when he or she needs them the most."

About Sarasota Attorney M. David Shapiro:

Attorney M. David Shapiro is an AV-rated civil trial lawyer, the highest rating awarded to litigation attorneys. He is also board certified by the Florida Bar. Shapiro is an experienced trial lawyer who has earned the respect of his peers in the legal community. David has successfully litigated civil rights cases involving access to courts and rights under the Rehabilitation Act to the United States Supreme Court. For more than 20 years, Shapiro has practiced exclusively in the area of personal injury and wrongful death in Sarasota, Florida.
Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
308 Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota FL, 34236
Local: 941-954-4000

More about M. David Shapiro at: http://www.getmejustice.com/.

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Sarasota Injury Lawyer David Goldman Offers Insight into the Impact of a Trump Administration on Obamacare and Medicaid for Consumers

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Sarasota Injury Attorney David L. Goldman, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, responds to clients' concerns about the impact of a Trump administration on healthcare coverage.

"As an attorney who often represents clients in desperate need of quality health care but with serious insurance coverage shortfalls, I have repeatedly heard may clients express concerns over how the presidential election will affect their coverage. Essentially many clients want to know, what is the future of Obamacare under a Trump administration?

There has been much speculation as to the future of Obamacare as well as the future of Medicare and Medicaid following the election of Donald J. Trump as our next president. Initially, it was thought that Obamacare would be scrapped entirely, although there were few details about what might replace the Affordable Care Act. That conventional wisdom was then placed in doubt after Donald Trump's recent meeting with President Obama which seemed to indicate that President-Elect Trump might be amenable to keeping parts of Obamacare intact.

With the proposed appointment of Congressman Tom Price of Georgia to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a clearer outline of what future changes to health care law has begun to emerge. Price drafted a bill called the "Empowering Patients First Act" which would end Obamacare, and his appointment to HHS would likely change existing Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance law dramatically."

Attorney Goldman, citing an article published by the Washington Post, summarized the issue by stating, "The bottom line will likely be that individuals who young, healthy, or affluent may see their premiums decrease, while those who are older, sicker and poorer will probably see an increase in their health insurance premiums. Additionally, based on Congressman Price's past actions and statements, doctors may be allowed to charge more money to senior citizens and no longer be bound by Medicare rates. A rolling back of the expansion of Medicaid under the Obama Administration is also anticipated."

About Attorney David L. Goldman:

Mr. Goldman is a member of the American Association of Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Goldman is an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association and The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and received the prestigious Legislative Leadership Award by that organization in 1997.

David Goldman has a long-standing commitment to the community and has served as a board member of many civic organizations. He has worked extensively with the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota African-American Chamber of Commerce, Second Chance Last Opportunity and the Westcoast Center for Human Development. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community Center and has been a director and member of the Endowment Fund of his local synagogue.

Attorney David L. Goldman
Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
308 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34236

More information: http://www.getmejustice.com/.

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Attorney David L. Goldman Warns Consumers of Costly Unforeseen Coverage Gaps

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer David L. Goldman of the Sarasota Florida Based Firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, cites an article in the NY Times warning consumers of large coverage gaps even in premium insurance plans.

Goldman, an experienced injury attorney stated, "The issue of whether one's medical bills were paid by their insurance company comes up more often than I can count. In more than a quarter century of practicing personal injury law in the State of Florida, I have seen people who have excellent insurance mistakenly believe that their insurance company has paid their bill in full. Even people who have 'full coverage' with excellent insurance policies do not realize that their insurance companies leave them with outstanding balances that are well in excess of their deductible or co-pay amounts.

"For instance in auto accident cases, the no-fault insurance company will often pay only 80 percent of their bills up to $10,000, leaving a balance of 20 percent plus any amount of their bills above $10,000. Often times health insurance companies, will not cover a particular doctor or treatment, or will deny payment due to alleged errors in how the medical provider submitted their bill, leaving the poor insured owing the money. Often times, the attorney can resolve these issues, but too often they cannot."

Mr. Goldman continued to point out the potential for costly coverage short-falls by stating, "This article discusses how insurance companies will pay a hospital bill but may not pay the other bills associated with a hospital visit, which can include the emergency room doctors' bill, the radiology bill, and the ambulance bill. Sometimes these other providers do not even bother to submit their bill to your insurance company and simply send the patient the bill.

"This article discusses one such instance that occurred right here in Florida. So it is best to make sure to realize that there may be many other bills associated with a hospital visit other than the hospital bill and to realize that even the best insurance companies often leave patients owing a lot more than just their deductible and co-pay."

About Attorney David L. Goldman:

Mr. Goldman is a member of the American Association of Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Goldman is an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association and The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and received the prestigious Legislative Leadership Award by that organization in 1997.

David Goldman has a long-standing commitment to the community and has served as a board member of many civic organizations. He has worked extensively with the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota African-American Chamber of Commerce, Second Chance Last Opportunity and the Westcoast Center for Human Development. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community Center and has been a director and member of the Endowment Fund of his local synagogue.

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
308 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34236

More information: http://www.getmejustice.com/.

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Attorney Bernard Walsh Attends the Florida Justice Association’s Masters of Justice Seminar

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Personal Injury Attorney and FJA Board of Governors member Bernard F. Walsh has attended the September 2016 Masters Of Justice CLE event.

Held by the Florida Justice Association (FJA) at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Universal Orlando, the event included seminars and presentations for plaintiff's attorneys on Trucking Accident Representation, Jury Selection, Auto Accident Negligence, Insurance Bad Faith and other areas of personal injury law.

Attended by attorneys and legal professionals of many different experience levels and backgrounds, the Masters of Justice seminar offers continuing legal education seminars, as well as the opportunity for attendees to gain valuable insight from leading attorneys in their respective areas of practice.

Attendees of such seminars earn Continuing Legal Education Credits or CLE's. Like many other Bar Associations around the country, the Florida Bar requires members to earn additional CLE credits each year to remain a member in good standing.

Bernard Walsh, a FJA Board of Governors member, offered this comment about the event, "The Master of Justice seminar is how experienced trial lawyers fine tune their skills by sharing experiences with one another. Having so many experienced civil attorneys together in one place is a unique opportunity for legal professionals of all experience levels to gain valuable knowledge from some of Florida's most influential attorneys. Members can benefit from attending the seminars which provide in-depth knowledge and experience sourced straight from Florida court rooms."

In addition to Attorney Bernard Walsh, Attorney Michael J Babboni, also of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh attended the event.

About Attorney Bernard Walsh:

A highly experienced AV rated attorney and founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, member of the Florida Justice Association Board Of Governors, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Bernard Walsh is an active member of the Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff's Advisory Boards, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council and the One Hundred Club for Law Enforcement in Manatee.

Partner at the Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh, Bernard Walsh has helped hundreds of Floridians get fair compensation for injuries. Additionally, Bernard Walsh has won one of Florida's largest motorcycle accident recoveries and has an AV Preeminent(R) rating on Martindale-Hubbell(R), a doctors and attorneys ratings website and is Superb rated attorney with Avvo.com.

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
5291 Office Park Boulevard, Bradenton FL, 34203
Local: 941-752-7200

More information: http://www.GetMejustice.com/.

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