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Brett Turnbull on TLV Podcast

In Episode 19 of Trial Lawyer View, TLV host and Synergy CEO Jason D. Lazarus speaks with Brett Turnbull of Turnbull, Holcomb & LeMoine, PC. They talk about how he balances family life while working cases across the country, how he went from pursuing an international finance career to being a trial lawyer, and how…

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#2| Since You Asked: Synergy’s Workers’ Compensation Medicare Secondary Payer Advice Column

September 9, 2021 Samantha Webster Structured settlements may be used to fund a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA). Samantha Webster, Synergy’s Director of Case Management, addresses two common questions that come up about funding of a WCMSA with a structured settlement annuity. Question #1: “Are there different structured settlement options to fund a Medicare Set-Aside…

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Megan Whiteside on TLV Podcast

In Episode 18 of Trial Lawyer View, TLV host and Synergy CEO Jason D. Lazarus speaks with Megan Whiteside of Brown & Barron, LLC, and host of the Mom Life and Law Podcast. They talk about prioritizing the passions in life, her knowing at 15 years old that she was going to be a litigator, and how being…

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Mark Avera on TLV Podcast

In Episode 17 of Trial Lawyer View, TLV host and Synergy CEO Jason D. Lazarus spoke with Mark Avera of Avera & Smith. They discussed how he went from working as a sheriff’s deputy to following in his father’s footsteps as a trial lawyer, his upcoming work with Trial School, and what he means when…

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What Should You Do About Possible Health Insurance Liens?

August 12, 2021 Teresa Kenyon, Esq. When handling a third-party liability case and you know your client had health insurance that paid the medical expenses, should you check to see if there is a lien interest on the settlement funds? Or maybe you have settled a case and you just received a notice letter from…

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Teresa Kenyon on TLV Podcast

In Episode 16 of Trial Lawyer View, TLV host and Synergy CEO Jason D. Lazarus  chats with Synergy Settlement Services Director of Lien Resolution Services, Teresa Kenyon. They discuss her transition from personal injury law to subrogation law, her work for “the other side” with Rawlings and the mistakes she saw personal injury lawyers make when dealing…

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Navigating the Shifting Landscape of MSP Compliance

July 23, 2021 Rasa Fumagalli JD, MSCC, CMSP-F The wait for proposed rulemaking related to Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance obligations regarding future medical services in liability settlements continues. Although the Department of Health and Human Services issued their initial notification of proposed rulemaking in the fall of 2018, the target date has been moved…

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Ken Hardison on TLV Podcast

In Episode 15 of Trial Lawyer View, TLV host and Synergy CEO Jason D. Lazarus talks with Ken Hardison of Hardison & Cochran and founder of PILMMA, a powerful innovative legal marketing and management association. They discuss how his desire to help people and own his own business led to his career in trial law. As part of…

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Bibi Fell on TLV Podcast

In Episode 14 of Trial Lawyer View, TLV host and Synergy CEO Jason D. Lazarus interviews Bibi Fell of Fell Law, PC. They discuss how even as a child being a lawyer was the only profession for her, the comradery and respect for her network of female trial lawyers, being thrilled by the intellectual challenge…

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Exploring Options for Conditional Payment Resolution

July 8, 2021 Rasa Fumagalli JD, MSCC, CMSP-F Most attorneys are well aware of the need to resolve Medicare’s conditional payments in connection with a client’s settlement. This obligation stems from the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1395y(b)(2)(A)(ii), which prohibits Medicare from making payment for medical services when “payment has been made…

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Michael Haggard on TLV Podcast

In Episode 13 of Trial Lawyer View, TLV host and Synergy CEO Jason D. Lazarus interviews Michael Haggard of The Haggard Law Firm. They delve into being open about his health issues to help find a cure for polycystic kidney disease, his ground-breaking litigation related to swimming pool safety and the impact it has had on…

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Andrew Ellenberg on TLV Podcast

In Episode 12 of Trial Lawyer View, TLV host and Synergy CEO Jason D. Lazarus interviews Andrew Ellenberg of Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. They discuss how curiosity fueled his pursuit of practicing law, his unique approach to medical malpractice cases using his healthcare knowledge, and being a part of litigation that affected a change in how birth…

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Panter, Panter & Sampedro

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Tom L. Copeland
Jeffrey Meldon & Associates, P.A.

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