West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

The Unauthorized Practice Of Law

Each state has laws that prohibit the unauthorized practice of law. Generally, these laws restrict the practice of law to lawyers who are licensed by the state. Licensing requirements are not uniform, but they frequently require taking and passing one or more bar examinations and a background investigation as to the fitness of an individual to practice law. Education, examination, and moral character are all a part of the equation.

Consider Giving Back Via Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

As a member of the Bordas & Bordas family, I can honestly say that we strive to give back to our community. You will often see our firm’s logo at events in Wheeling, St. Clairsville, Moundsville and in surrounding communities. However, with the opening of our office in downtown Pittsburgh a couple of years ago, we have now set our sights on being a part of that community as well.

Balancing A Career And Parenting

Being a working parent presents many obstacles today. You are not only consumed with the daily grind of your profession, paying bills, errands, having a relationship with your friends and spouse, meal preparation and housework, but you also have the added guilty feeling that you might not be spending enough quality time with your child. Let’s face it, it can be difficult to muster up the necessary energy you need after a long of work to even play a board game, when all you want to do is collapse on the couch for a little “me time.” There are some ways that you can bond with your child that are both easy and fun. Implement some of these tips and it can make a big difference in your relationship.

Why You Should Have a Title Search When Purchasing Real Property

As an attorney, I often get asked the questions, What is a title search? and Why do I need a title search? Most lenders require a title search when seeking financing to purchase real property. However, regardless of whether a lender is involved, it’s a good idea to have a title search done when purchasing real estate.

Fall Traditions

Fall is no doubt my favorite time of the year. I love the smell of the crisp fresh air in the mornings and the coolness in the evenings.

Tips for Saving on Electricity Costs

With the weather fluctuating between hot and cold this time of year, regulating temperatures in the home can be a challenge. You may need the heat in the mornings, and the air conditioning in the afternoons. Room fans are probably still being used frequently, and the windows may be open a lot of the time as well. All of this can lead to significant fluctuations in electricity usage and bills. There are some easy ways to help reduce your usage and save both money and the environment.

70s Style Halloween Decor

70s Style Halloween Decor

Let me start off by saying, I love this time of year. I guess my love for Halloween was inherited from my mother. As children, my siblings and I would come home from school to a house fully decorated with spooky cardboard cutouts and honeycomb pumpkin centerpieces.

Fun With Slime

This summer I was at my sister’s for a family cookout and my great-niece who is in the 5th grade had all of us enthralled with slime. Yep, globs of different colored slime. She had all the ingredients with her and she messed with these sort of pretty globs of slime the entire time she was there. We all played with the slime. It was fun. I guess it could be likened to the stress relief ball, the fidget, etc., for kids.

New Study Gets Us One Step Closer To Identifying CTE

Boston University Researchers announced last week that they discovered a new biomarker for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (“CTE”), a neurodegenerative disease commonly found in people that have sustained repeated head traumas. The biomarker is named CCL11 and may, for the first time, allow CTE to be diagnosed in living individuals. The biomarker can also help doctors distinguish CTE from other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

recent verdicts & news

Winning Experience: Read about our Appellate Decisions, as well as our Verdicts and Settlements.

Recent cases: Kilgore v. Bedi, (Ohio County, West Virginia, 2013) - Medical Malpractice, Personal Injuries - nearly $900,000 Verdict

-- Turkoly v. Gentile et al., Verdict, $5,100,000.00(Medical Malpractice, Mahoning County, Ohio, 2013) -- Cox v. Personal Service Insurance Company, (Belmont County, Ohio, 2012) - Bad Faith Insurance Practices - $10,000,000.00 Verdict;