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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

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 …

The 2 Billion Dollar Man

How R. Brent Wisner landed one of the largest product-defect jury awards in history

On May 8, 2019, all eyes were on R. Brent Wisner as he stood before an Oakland jury to deliver closing arguments in the third Roundup lawsuit to go to trial. His clients, husband and wife Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a World War II veteran and schoolteacher, had both been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after years of using the weed killer. They claimed that the chemical glyphosate had caused their cancer and that manufacturer Monsanto knew and failed to warn of the risks. Their trial had been …

'Everywhere We Went, We Were First'

That’s how it feels to work side-by-side with trailblazer Sherrie Savett

When Sherrie R. Savett was in eighth grade, she got to attend the Temple Law School graduation of the person she idolized most in the world—her father. He was 40 years old, a World War II veteran and Bronze Medal honoree, though she wouldn’t find out about that until after he died because he didn’t talk about his bravery. Instead, he came home quietly after the war, started his family, and in the tradition of his parents who survived the Depression with their delicatessen business, he …

Road Scholar

The well-traveled education of Alejandro Moreno

Not many have had the cross-cultural upbringing Alejandro Moreno did. His was literal. Born in San Diego, he grew up in Playas de Tijuana. Every weekday while his father practiced business law in TJ, his mother commuted across the border to teach elementary school in the U.S. “We experienced the best of both cultures,” Moreno says. “I spoke Spanish to Dad and English to Mom. … My brother and I are comfortable in both cultures. We can speak to people from all different backgrounds and …

Comeback Drive

Former pro football player Hollynd Hoskins keeps going until the final whistle for clients like Curtis Brooks

Hollynd Hoskins was a rookie public defender in Arapahoe County in 1995 when she was tasked with representing Curtis Brooks, a homeless Black teen charged with the felony murder of a 24-year-old man in Aurora. The crime was big news because of the age of the four assailants—three 15-year-olds and one 13-year-old—and the stark details of the killing: a bullet to the head for some cash and a car. What was lesser known was how Brooks had come to be involved. His three co-defendants, all with …

What to Expect When You Expect to Adopt

The legal steps to take to grow your family in Colorado

When Seth A. Grob began practicing adoption law 30 years ago, he would get a call a week from an adoptee searching for their biological parents. Back then, in about 90 percent of infant adoptions, the adoptive parents knew very little about their child’s birth parents and the information was difficult to uncover. “That has completely changed,” says Grob, whose Lakewood firm, Grob & Eirich, represents eight adoption agencies in Colorado. “Most adoptions today are open in the sense …

A More Global View

Why Eugene criminal defense attorney Rosalind Lee donned the robes for mental health court

For six years, criminal defense attorney Rosalind M. Lee saw the justice system from a whole new vantage point: the bench. “It’s literally a different view,” she says. “My interactions with prosecutors and defense attorneys, police officers and the jail are completely different. There are a lot of like-minded people who are trying to do the right thing. You don’t see that the same way when you’re an advocate. As a judge, you see a more global view.” In 2014, in addition to …

Using Her Elbows

Runner Haley Krug carries her competitiveness into the legal arena

There is only one loss that haunts Haley Krug—and it didn’t happen in the courtroom. It was the Washington state track championship during her senior year of high school. Krug had been running competitively since the eighth grade, after winning her very first mile race. She’d been trying to chase that feeling, and this race—just two miles, or eight laps around the track—was the culmination of hundreds of hours of training.  She came in one one-hundredth of a second behind the …

Better Late

At 59, Mary Caruso became an attorney—and that’s not the twist to her story

“I have a mouth on me,” says Mary Caruso. “You can pretty much ask me anything.” That’s good, because the 67-year-old plaintiff’s attorney at AlderLaw in Los Angeles has one helluva story to share—with a great twist ending. And, believe it or not, the twist isn’t that she left the corporate world after 25 years and became a lawyer at age 59.  Caruso takes considerable pride in her nontraditional path to the law. She went to work at age 15 to support her family when her …

The Human Element

Even plaintiff’s lawyers salute Mike O’Donnell’s decency

When the verdict was read, Mike O’Donnell did not celebrate.  Over the course of nine weeks in 2016, he had defended Michelin in a high-stakes trial in Florida. The plaintiffs, alleging that defective tires caused a highway rollover crash that left two teenagers with catastrophic brain injuries, were asking the jury for between $80 million and $1.2 billion in damages. The courtroom was packed with supporters of the family when the jury read its decision: a defense verdict. O’Donnell wished …

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