In August of 2017, Tomasa Cuevas was driving to the store with her two of her children, Alex and Maritza, when their SUV was struck by a big-rig – owned by Rai Transport’s – that had run a red light.
Here are the facts: our client, Norma, claimed that she entered the intersection from a left-turn lane on a green light – she was southbound and was going to turn east. When the light turned red, she maneuvered to complete her turn. The defendant, who was going north, claimed he had a green light and our client turned directly in front of him and other northbound traffic. The defendant T-boned our client’s car and her vehicle rolled over.
by John Joyce, Chicago area Alumni Local Working Groups
from The WARRIOR magazine, alumni newsletter for Trial Lawyers College.
Being a REAL trial lawyer is hard, and increasingly rare. So many in our profession give in to cynicism and despair. The desire to “try and make a difference” gives way to the need to “try and make a living.” But there are a rare few among us who live by the romantic ideals that first inspired me to become a trial lawyer. We MUST honor them and celebrate their triumphs. Our profession needs heroes, now more than ever. Here is the story of some trial lawyer heroes who made a difference for one real-life war hero.
Our very own Joseph Low will be speaking at Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30pm. Attorney Low brings his years of experience to the lecture series, and will discuss law related topics he’s dealt with as a trial attorney.
One of the most prestigious law schools in the nation, Berkeley Law boasts a top ten ranking according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Law Schools list. The school, also known as Boalt Hall, has produced leaders in both law and government sectors, and has a host of distinguished alumni who have gone on to help shape the United States. For more information about events hosted by the school, please visit https://www.law.berkeley.edu/events-calendar/.
Trial attorney Joseph Low has been recognized by the American Board of Trial Attorneys and Order of the Barristers. A recipient of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Medallion for Excellence in Trial Advocacy by the American College of Trial Lawyers, Joseph Low calls on his experience to help shape the face of trial law in America as an instructor at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. No stranger to the speaking circuit, Attorney Joseph Low spends his free time traveling across the country to deliver lectures to not only students, but licensed attorneys and judges.
Attorney Joseph Low is currently representing a young man who was injured during a Bakersfield High School pep rally six years ago, when the man was still a student at the high school. The suit alleges that the man was injured during a “dog pile” attack by several members of the Bakersfield High School football team during the December 2010 rally.