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Eating Disorders, Health Insurance Abuses, and the Destruction of Marriages, Families and Lives

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness: Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the United States Only one in ten with eating disorders receive treatment Only 35% of those treated …

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Obesity and Social Security Benefits

In my experience, a Social Security disability claimant’s attorney must be proactive in presenting a case based upon obesity. The attorney must emphasize that this impairment combines with others to create an over-all impairment greater than the sum of the claimant’s impairments. Obesity is common, serious, and costly. More than one-third of U.S. adults are …

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Professional Licensing and the Need for Help

Being a licensed professional does not cloak a person in perfection.  If you are a licensed professional, you are only human.  You may make a mistake.  You may develop problems with alcohol or drug dependency.  You may be accused of negligence or professional incompetence.  And while you may not consider it at the time, such …

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Finding Heaven on Earth – Formation Flying and Happiness

The residents and pilots of Spruce Creek, Florida have a saying.“For those of us fortunate to go to Heaven when we die, it is simply a lateral move.” How right they must be.The fly-in community of Spruce Creek, 7FL6, is second to no other. Genuinely welcoming and inclusive residents, a 4000 foot lighted runway, GPS …

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Branding v. Marketing: Is there a difference?

The American Marketing Association defines a brand as a “name, term, sign, symbol or design, or a combination of them intended to identify the goods and services of one seller or group of sellers to differentiate them from those of other sellers.  In other words, branding is not about getting your potential clients to choose …

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Call & Gentry to serve as judges in the Constitution Project

Jason Call and Chip Gentry are excited to serve as judges at this year’s Constitution Project.”  High school students from around Missouri will finish up their competition in Judge Beetem’s court room in Cole County on November 12, 2013, beginning at 11am.  The project is designed to promote learning about the judicial system, Constitution, and general knowledge of …

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Uninsured Injured Drivers are Barred from Collecting All Damages

A new law goes into effect in October, 2013, that will not allow motorists who are hurt in a car wreck to recover anything more than their medical bills and lost wages.  The law is codified in Section 303.390 of the Missouri Revised Statutes. Under this new law, the government has dictated that if you are not covered by automobile insurance, …

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How to Succeed in Private Practice – Tip #2

Want some tips on how to succeed in private practice? See our second blog post on the University of Missour School of Law blog.  We are honored to be guest bloggers on Mizzou’s site dealing with “Professionalism” and “Practitioner’s Corner.”  Please give us a ring if you would like to talk about any of the topics covered.  Check …

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