Mr. Shalmi practices Workers' Compensation and in a wide range of other legal areas to suit a variety of budgets and needs. His most popular practice areas are shown below.
Please call or email for more information on practice areas, current availability, fees and custom legal representation options, such as full-time employment, part-time employment, contract work and general legal representation for you personally, your family or your legal entity.
Workers' Compensation for Applicant and Defense.
Other Practice Areas:
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Automobile Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Motorcyce Accidents
- Products Liability
- Family Law
- Child Custody
- Disolution of Marriage
- Division of Property
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements
- Living Trusts
- Immigration Law
- Criminal Law
- Business Law
- Social Security Disability
- Employment law
- Labor Law
- Discrimination cases (including 132a claims)
Mr. Shalmi is experienced in hundreds of bench trials,
thousands of settlement conferences, hundreds of motions and appeals, hundreds of witness and expert depositions and dozens of arbitrations.
Jeffrey M. Shalmi
Attorney at Law
ARBITRATE OR LITIGATE?
Increasingly, in drafting papers for transactions and when disputes arise, clients and attorneys face the question of whether they would prefer to arbitrate or litigate. In this regard, clients will learn that there are relative benefits and challenges of arbitration vs. judicial forums. They will learn about the different approaches that lawyers take in each of these forums to maximize the chances for success. Upon completion of preparatory discussions and discovery, the client and her lawyer should be able to:
1. Make an informed decision about selecting a forum for resolving disputes.
2. Identify the significant differences between arbitration and judicial procedures.
3. Better develop strategies that are most effective in each respective forum.
4. Prepare themselves for the relative benefits and challenges (risks) presented by arbitration and judicial forums.
In any arbitration or litigation, lawyers should learn the details from their clients, so they can be able to present and defend against lost profits and other damages claims. Clients can get best practice tips from both a skilled trial lawyer and an experienced valuation professional. Upon completion of preparation for trial or arbitration, the successful party must be able to:
1. Describe the legal basis for determining which lost profits and other damages are recoverable.
2. Use common methodologies and identify evidence used for calculating lost profits.
3. Question and cross-examine experts who are presenting on lost profits claims.
4. Determine how counsel and valuation experts can work together to win the battle of experts.
5. Recognize recent developments in lost profits and other damages decisions.
6. Identify court limitations of damages experts under Daubert.
Clients must be aware that practicing as a solo can be daunting, especially when it comes to the business management side of the firm. Lawyers are trained to practice law, not to manage an office. Solo practitioners must possess some practical nuts-and-bolts tools, processes and procedures to build office management infrastructure in a way that will help them stay within ethical bounds. This is a critical method for practitioners starting out straight from law school, going solo after being in a firm where management was handled by staff, and for solo practitioners struggling to manage their practices while juggling client work. Among other things, the solo practitioner's practice should provide:
1. Reliable and consistent billing practices and tools.
2. Agreements in template format, including engagement, non-engagement and disengagement forms.
3. Control of client correspondence and keeping records of it.
4. Calendaring and tools to simplify the scheduling process.
5. Conflicts checking tools.
6. Ethical and efficient trust accounting.
7. Resources for help when work overwhelms the solo's capacity.
8. Backup plans.
Attorneys and their clients working together in this way can achieve the maximum result in any workers' compensation or personal injury case.