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Jessica Centers Glynn is a writer and teacher in Denver, Colorado. She earned her journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her award-winning reporting has also appeared in The Anniston Star and Westword.

Articles written by Jessica Glynn


Amy B. Ginensky’s second act

Shortly after Philadelphia lawyer Amy B. Ginensky left her post as head of commercial litigation at Pepper Hamilton, she was serving on a committee on how to transition a practice at retirement. She was also well-aware that she was one of 60 lawyers over 60 at her firm. Ginensky didn’t want to talk just about transition—she wanted to talk about the future. She kept coming back to Marc Freedman’s Encore, a book about second acts and the potential of the senior workforce to better the …

The Inspired CJG

How the RBG documentary moved CJ Griffin to build a first-of-its-kind public-interest center

When CJ Griffin first saw the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG, something clicked. Griffin, who hails from a rural Kansas town with no stoplights, wasn’t looking to the law. She moved to New York to do social justice work, with nonprofits like the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. It wasn’t until she decided on law that she realized she’d better finish her bachelor’s. In 2013, her first year at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, Griffin agreed to take a public records case and found …


Jim Gilbert’s crusade for victims of unsafe vehicles

In 1978, James L. Gilbert’s five-year-old daughter Kristine was run over by a car. “That memory is etched into my soul, and will never be forgotten,” he says. Kristine lost part of her leg that day; today she’s a nurse helping kids at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Gilbert, then a general practice attorney, had recently been asked to take on a lawsuit against Ford on behalf of a family of five who had burned to death in their Pinto after being rear-ended at a relatively low speed. The …

When Your Health Insurance Company Says 'No'

How New Yorkers can fight back against a denied claim

You file a claim for medical care, assuming your insurance company will pay. Then a denial of payment shows up in the mail. What should you do? First, call your doctor. Employee benefits attorney Judith P. Broach has most commonly seen two types of denials: those that say the particular service was not medically necessary and those that say it was experimental. “In either instance, the individual needs to work as closely as possible with his or her doctor to get the information to support …

Can You Sue Your Lawyer for Malpractice in Colorado?

What to do if your attorney goes awry

Lawyers can make mistakes. They can miss deadlines, fall asleep during a hearing, fail to interview key witnesses or respond to a motion. If your lawyer doesn’t get you the result you wanted, it makes sense to want to scrutinize their every misstep.  But how do you know if their actions rise to the level of a legal malpractice lawsuit? You can start by calling an attorney who specializes in these types of claims, but you might not like what they have to say. “I’m very selective—and …

'All the Fun Cases'

Judy Simmons Henry has battled cults and Ponzi schemes, and now reps NCAA players and coaches, too

Judy Simmons Henry likes to tell young lawyers to be in the office Friday afternoons. She’s not micromanaging—it’s a little secret for those who wish to become advisers to CEOs, as Henry herself desired in the early 1980s. It was at Wright Lindsey Jennings, her first and only firm, that Henry figured it out: Friday afternoons are when decision makers pick up the phone to address the thing that’s been stewing on their desk all week. One such afternoon, she found herself talking to the …

The Bulldog and the Scholar

How Tara Knight and Hugh Keefe became Connecticut’s criminal law power couple

There was a moment during the infamous Beth Carpenter murder-for-hire trial that prosecutor Kevin Kane wondered if his opponent was about to go too far. Criminal defense attorney Hugh Keefe’s reputation had been built on his masterful cross-examinations, and now he was hammering into an important witness for the prosecution, Haiman Clein, Carpenter’s lover, colleague and alleged co-conspirator, who had turned against her.  The salacious details of the Old Saybrook lawyers’ …

A Long Island Kid in Queen Elizabeth's Court

How Thomas Foley came to be both a lawyer in New York and a solicitor in London

Thomas Foley’s dialect confuses people almost as much as his professional trajectory. He pronounces coffee like the Long Island native he is even though he’s more likely to talk about afternoon tea. And when asked what it was like to move to London and take a position no U.S. citizen had ever held—judicial clerk and later lawyer to the Court of Appeal for England and Wales—this is his response: “Crikey, I was terrified. … I can’t tell you that many people from my law school …

What Can Be Done About Ransomware Attacks?

Legal advice from New York data security attorneys

It was a typical, busy week for attorney Lisa J. Sotto. While putting out multimillion-dollar ransomware fires, she was navigating an onslaught of Bitcoin demands from a denial-of-service group that had launched a series of cybercriminal attacks to show how it could cripple businesses. “It’s been bad for a few years,” she says. “It’s getting worse.” A partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth, and a leader in data breach work since 2005, Sotto says she’s never seen a more malicious threat …

How to Keep Out of Legal Trouble in a Home Renovation

Avoiding the home improvement money pit in Florida

Scott D. Lehman has been practicing construction law for 25 years, crafting contracts and litigating disputes on real estate ranging from small residential projects to the New World Symphony’s concert hall. When he speaks to audiences about residential construction, he shows Tom Hanks in front of his disaster of a home in The Money Pit after everything that can go wrong has gone wrong. Lehman, with Eisenberg Lehman in Coral Gables, admits even he has suffered through a remodel that tested his …

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