OtherGround Forums Attorneys- Post your areas of focus and State

1/13/17 8:30 AM
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I think it might be of some benefit for one another and to the OG to have a thread wherein we attorneys list our areas of focus and the States in which we practice.  That would help provide a useful framwork of reference and possible networking.

 

I practice in West Virginia with an area of focus on Personal Injury law and Criminal Defense. 

1/20/17 10:21 PM
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4/26/17 12:11 AM
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I work across the country and internationally. I usually stick to California and the Midwest, Europe, Africa, and Asia, although I work in a number of other jurisdictions if client needs require it.

 

I don't have a focus. I literally practice in every area, but enjoy gaming law the most. I also do alot of tech work, IP, criminal, civil litigation, employment, insurance, banking, health law, but really work in all areas of law. My new area is video game law, which is really a combination of other areas, but I'm excited to be working with video game publishers since I am a die hard gamer. It's like gaming, but without the gambling regulations, case history, and definitions.

 

Bankruptcy is my least favorite. Tax law is a distant second least favorite. Employment is third on the shit list.

4/27/17 8:12 AM
3/3/03
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WikiTheWalrus -

I work across the country and internationally. I usually stick to California and the Midwest, Europe, Africa, and Asia, although I work in a number of other jurisdictions if client needs require it.

 

I don't have a focus. I literally practice in every area, but enjoy gaming law the most. I also do alot of tech work, IP, criminal, civil litigation, employment, insurance, banking, health law, but really work in all areas of law. My new area is video game law, which is really a combination of other areas, but I'm excited to be working with video game publishers since I am a die hard gamer. It's like gaming, but without the gambling regulations, case history, and definitions.

 

Bankruptcy is my least favorite. Tax law is a distant second least favorite. Employment is third on the shit list.

Good lord that's a diverse career scope!   How many states are you licensed in?

Keeping abreast all of those areas of law in all of those jurisdictions must be difficult.  

4/27/17 12:42 PM
3/12/07
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Cookie Monster -
WikiTheWalrus -

I work across the country and internationally. I usually stick to California and the Midwest, Europe, Africa, and Asia, although I work in a number of other jurisdictions if client needs require it.

 

I don't have a focus. I literally practice in every area, but enjoy gaming law the most. I also do alot of tech work, IP, criminal, civil litigation, employment, insurance, banking, health law, but really work in all areas of law. My new area is video game law, which is really a combination of other areas, but I'm excited to be working with video game publishers since I am a die hard gamer. It's like gaming, but without the gambling regulations, case history, and definitions.

 

Bankruptcy is my least favorite. Tax law is a distant second least favorite. Employment is third on the shit list.

Good lord that's a diverse career scope!   How many states are you licensed in?

Keeping abreast all of those areas of law in all of those jurisdictions must be difficult.  

All together, I practice in about a dozen different jurisdisctions. Maintaining licensure is difficult at times, especially with different CLE requirements. Luckily, I go to a ton of conferences to keep abreast of all of the different areas, so I usually have a ton of CLE credits by the end of the year. The paperwork is a big hassle, though. The fees suck too.

 

It definitely sucks keeping up on all areas. The worst part is keeping up on jurisdictional differences and the cost of the different tools I use to get legal updates for each jurisdiction. 

 

It's interesting. Going from a state chartered bank sale to a casino development deal to a sexual harrasment suit to an assault and battery case in one day can be mentally and physically taxing, but it's fun, so I don't mind. I have a ton of crazy memories from different cases and matters that I've handled. The criminal ones are the funniest, but I have some great ones from other areas as well. Gaming law conferences are by far the wildest.