Rick Alvidrez, Tim Briggs, Kirk Allen, Todd Schwarz, and Stephen Waller volunteered their time for the Second Judicial District’s pro bono clinic on March 4, 2015, and met with members of the community on a wide array of legal issues.
Miller Stratvert P.A. is proud to announce that we will be staffing the Second Judicial District Civic Legal Clinic on March 4, 2015. The Clinic is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the 3rd floor conference room in the Second Judicial District Courthouse, and is free to low income clients in need of civil legal advice. The clinic does not handle family law cases and is first come, first served for up to 25 people per day.
Todd Schwarz successfully defended an individual and his liability insurer in a personal injury suit arising from a high speed collision on I-25 near Socorro. The plaintiff sustained a comminuted fracture of her femur requiring surgical installation of an intramedullary rod, a torn rotator cuff, and bruised internal organs. The Plaintiff incurred $93,245 in medical expenses and claimed permanent disability. The jury returned a modest verdict, after considering liability and damages, in the amount of $49,122.
Max Jones represented the Employer/Insurer in a worker’s compensation matter. Worker claimed that he was injured while lifting bales of hay for the Employer. There was no report of injury until after Worker was terminated from employment almost 3 months after the alleged injury occurred. Prior to trial, we submitted a motion for summary judgment asserting that Worker could not meet his burden of proof in the case. The motion was denied, but was renewed along with a Rule 50 motion for judgment as a matter of law after Worker’s close of his case. The judge’s verdict was in favor of Employer/Insurer denying compensability of all Worker’s claims.