About Larry Atkins

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Larry Atkins is a lawyer, journalist and university professor. He is the author of Skewed: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Media Bias and teaches journalism at both Temple University and Arcadia University. He has written more than 500 articles and op-eds for many publications, including The Washington Post, The Hill, Newsweek, HuffPost, The Progressive, Chicago Tribune, NPR, The Dallas Morning News, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and District of Columbia bar associations.

Articles written by Larry Atkins

Medicine Man

When faced with malpractice allegations, many medical professionals turn to Dan McLamb to separate facts from emotions

When doctors, hospital administrators and other professionals in North Carolina are sued, many of them turn to lawyer Dan McLamb, a partner in Yates, McLamb & Weyher in Raleigh. “Catastrophic injury cases are big challenges for a defense lawyer,” he says. “It’s my role to reassure my clients, including doctors and nurses. We tell our clients not to be judgmental of themselves or the plaintiffs. You have to take a rational and careful view of what happened.” He says the …

Is Technology Outpacing the Law?

Legal experts strive to keep up with technological change

Though beneficial to our lives, the Internet and other technological advances have added a new layer of obstacles to addressing jurisdictional questions as well as libel and copyright claims. Attorneys who work in these areas must keep abreast of new technologies, even as lawmakers often play catch up. Challenges of Determining Legal Jurisdiction Legal jurisdiction refers to the authority of a court of law to hear legal matters between litigants and issue judgments. One way that a court gets …

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