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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

Press Briefing

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma loved being a reporter; he just wanted a deeper dive

In 1992, decades before he’d take on the Drug Enforcement Agency as a criminal defense attorney, Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma had a source leak him a DEA file linking a prominent Mexican politician to drug trafficking and the murder of a journalist. Just 24 years old and a few months into his job as a reporter at an English-language newspaper in Mexico City, the Boston native wrote it up and submitted it to his editor three days before its subject would be elected governor of Puebla. The paper’s …

First Served

Sam Alba’s long and storied legal legacy

In the midst of Sam Alba’s two-decade tenure as Utah’s first Latino federal judge, he was assigned preliminary work on a racketeering case in which a Black female assistant U.S. attorney was prosecuting a dozen white supremacists. Among their accused crimes: seven attempted murders on behalf of the Soldiers of Aryan Culture, a gang that allegedly ran a methamphetamine ring throughout Utah. Those charged were already serving time in state prison, and Alba had decided to keep them there. …

The Full Perspective

Pamela Price has been lawyer, plaintiff and defendant. Next up: Alameda County D.A.?

Stand and deliver. That was the mantra ringing in Pamela Price’s ears as she sat before the U.S. Supreme Court in January 2002, waiting to deliver arguments in National Railroad Passenger Corporation v. Morgan, a case to determine whether plaintiffs suing their employers for a pattern of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could include claims that would otherwise be time-barred. After cert was granted, Price received numerous solicitations from seasoned …

'A Fire in Her to Protect the Victim'

Why Natalie Weatherford only takes sex abuse cases

Ten years ago, when Natalie Weatherford began suing schools that failed to protect young girls from sexual abuse, she expected that her clients would be treated with a certain amount of care and respect by opposing counsel; that the trauma they suffered and their bravery in coming forward would be acknowledged. She admits she was somewhat naïve. “When I saw the defense attacking them, attacking their families, trying to blame the emotional injuries they had on other things—on their …


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 …

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