BLWM welcomes Norman S. Fulton III

Mar 10, 2023

Norman S. Fulton III joined our Scottsdale Office as a litigation associate.  Norman's areas of practice includes large loss subrogation and fire litigation.  If there a matter that Norman may assist you will, please email him at

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Paul Landis and Matthew Delinko Named Partners

Jan 08, 2023

BLWM is pleased to announce that Paul Landis and Matthew Delinko have been elected as Partners of the Firm effective January 1, 2023.  

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Welcome Back Carl Guerrieri

Mar 23, 2022

BLWM is pleased to announce that Carl Guerrieri has rejoined our Scottsdale office.   Carl's areas of practice include large loss property subrogation, fire litigation, civil and commercial litigation, water loss and product liability. 

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Chris Brennan and Patrick Howell elected as Equity Partners

Dec 19, 2021

BLWM is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Brennan and Patrick Y. Howell have been unanimously elected as Equity Partners.  BLWM congratulates them and wishes them continued success.

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Chris Brennan Favorable Jury Verdict in Fire Subrogation Case

Nov 16, 2020

Orange County – Christopher Brennan, Partner at BLWM, secured yet another high, six figure jury verdict in a subrogation trial! After a ten day trial, an Orange County, California jury (wearing masks and socially distanced throughout the courtroom) found the business owner of a woodshop liable for a fire that destroyed a neighboring screen printing business that had been insured by one of our insurance…

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Leaving The Scene Of The Accident Is Not By Itself A Basis For Punitive Damages

Dec 09, 2019

As Defendant Driver VanVeen was exiting the I-15 at Charleston, he failed to slow his tractor trailer sufficiently.  His truck hit the back of the Plaintiffs’ car.  The truck scraped the side of the car and kept ongoing.   The car followed the truck.  As the truck tried to merge to the left lane it hit the car again because the car was in the truck’s blind spot.  The truck then stopped. In Hernandez…

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In Deciding Whether To Settle A Claim, The Insurance Company Must Give As Much Consideration To The Interests Of Its Insured As It Gives To Its Own Interests

Nov 27, 2019

The former patient of a Las Vegas doctor sued him.  In their suit, the patient and his wife claimed that the doctor had misdiagnosed a cancerous tumor.   When it came time to talk settlement, the Plaintiffs demanded a settlement in excess of the policy limit.  However, the Plaintiffs said that they would accept the policy limit to resolve the case.   When the malpractice claim did not settle,…

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The Nevada Supreme Court Sees Its 80,000th Case!

Nov 25, 2019

The Nevada Supreme Court has announced that it has accepted its 80,000th case.  The case is Patel v. Patel, a civil appeal from the Eighth Judicial District Family Court.   Nevada was granted statehood on October 31, 1864.  The Civil War was underway and would not end until April 9, 1865.  Thus the Nevada flag bears the motto "Battle Born".   The earliest reported opinion from the…

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Nevada Hospital Liens Do Not Apply To UM Recoveries

Nov 18, 2019

Image source: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine     Kathryn Boyer was hurt in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured driver.  Following the accident, she received treatment at Washoe Medical Center.   Kathryn had planned ahead and purchased uninsured motorist coverage with Reliance Insurance Company.  Reliance paid Kathryn UM benefits in spite of a Hospital Lien that had been…

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Nevada’s Pro Hac Vice Rules Are Stricter Than Most

Oct 24, 2019

Do you have a civil matter that needs to be litigated in Nevada but you do not have the time or patience to study for and sit through a three-day bar exam?  Mike Mills of Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell provides the solution! Nevada does not admit attorneys to practice based on reciprocity with any foreign states.  See Nevada Supreme Court Rule 42(15).  However, pro hac vice admissions are available. …

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