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December 13, 2018

NJ Office Donates Various Winter Items to Local Charity

The New Jersey team is at it again with their generous spirit! The office collected money from its attorneys and staff, purchased various winter items, and dropped them off today at Lunch Break, a local charity in Red Bank, New Jersey.

December 11, 2018

Update on the Veterans’ Legal Clinic in New Jersey

On November 17, 2018, New Jersey partners Tom Toman and Nicole Diesa were among the 18+ Monmouth Bar Association (“MBA”) attorneys who volunteered at the Monmouth County Veterans Information and Resources Clinic held at Monmouth University and provided free consultations to Veterans on various legal topics.

December 7, 2018

No Pay Day For The Plaintiff Who Drove the Wrong Way

Malissa Wilson and Ahmad Smith recently achieved a unanimous defense verdict in Hinds County (MS) Circuit Court involving allegations that the defendant backed into the plaintiff, who was driving a golf cart, in a restaurant parking lot.

December 4, 2018

Update on Perrin’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference

On November 1, 2018, Nick Giallourakis appeared on a panel at Perrin’s Diversity & Inclusion conference to discuss the “white male perspective” in the legal industry’s diversity and inclusion efforts. FormanWatkins attorneys Nicole Diesa and Vernon McFarland also attended the conference, which brought together outside legal counsel, in-house counsel, and counsel from several major insurance companies. Nick, Nicole, and Vernon are all members of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. This was the third year in a row that FormanWatkins attorneys have spoken at the conference, and FormanWatkins continues to cement its relationship with Perrin as a “go to” speaker for diversity and inclusion topics. If you would like to know more about FormanWatkins’ participation in Perrin’s Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Industry Conference or to learn about FormanWatkins’ Diversity & Inclusion Committee, please do not hesitate to contact Nick, Nicole, or Vernon.

December 3, 2018

FormanWatkins’ NOLA office has moved!

Our New Orleans office is excited to announce it has moved into a newly remodeled space in the Place St. Charles building!  The new address is…

November 12, 2018

FormanWatkins is a Proud Participant of Veterans Legal Clinic at Monmouth University in New Jersey

New Jersey partner, Thomas M. Toman Jr., is grateful to be one of the members from the Monmouth Bar Association organizing a new pro bono legal clinic for local Veterans.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, November 17, and will use local attorneys, appearing pro bono, to give legal advice to Veterans on a variety of legal issues.  The Monmouth Bar Association is co-sponsoring the event with Monmouth University.  Additional services will be provided by the Veterans Administration, Monmouth County Veterans Services, and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, as well as other community Veteran service providers.  The Monmouth County Clerk’s office will also be available on site to provide Veteran identification cards.

October 15, 2018

Mississippi Business Journal Recognizes Jennifer Studebaker as Leading Business Woman

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP congratulates Partner, Jennifer M. Studebaker, for being selected for the 2018 Class of the Mississippi Business Journal’s 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi. The Mississippi Business Journal honors women who are powerful, influential business leaders in Mississippi. As senior decision-makers, this group of Leading Business Women is making a significant impact on the economy of our state, local businesses, and communities.

September 25, 2018

Jackson Office Design Receives Awards for Excellence and Sustainable Design by IIDA

Forman Watkins & Krutz is honored to receive two awards for our Jackson office space and design in the International Interior Design Association’s 2018 IDEA Competition . We received the Sustainable Design award by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC): Forman Watkins & Krutz Law Office project by Wier Boerner Allin Architecture – the jury was delighted to see the use of renewable and reclaimed materials throughout the project from reclaimed timber to thoughtful renewable flooring materials. They also loved the way design elements intentionally integrated natural daylight and helped to define zones of transparency between the public and private zones of the office.” The Firm also received an Excellence Award in in the Corporate – Large 7,500+ sq ft category.