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Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 4 – WAR CPA!

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: WAR CPA!

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 3 – Beach Habits

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: Beach Habits

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

 

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 2 – COUNTRY FRIED!

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: COUNTRY FRIED!

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 1- HOT DOG!

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: HOTDOG!

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

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Top 25 Bad Lawyer Billboards (Participants 1 – 10)

Bad Lawyer Billboards (part 2 of 2)

“Billboards are a long established medium of communication, used to convey a broad range of different kinds of messages. But whatever its communicative function, the billboard remains a large, immobile, and permanent structure which like other structures is subject to regulation.” –Justice John Paul Stevens Metromedia, Inc. v. San Diego, 453 U.S. 490 (1981)

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2
Nov
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All we are saying is… Give Shrimp a Chance…

Last night, I was asked to “model” for the team which will be replacing the Jacksonville Suns. “What?” I thought, “Not the Jacksonville Suns. Is Ken really going to change the name?” I got over it and agreed even before hearing what the new name was. The assistant GM gave me a little pep talk ahead of breaking the news, “okay, are you ready?” I was already sitting. He also swore me to secrecy. “It’s the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.” I am never speechless and probably was a little speechless, waiting for the punchline. “Wait until you see it,” Noel added. This isn’t my first rodeo, so I took my oath to secrecy seriously and only told my wife and maybe three other people- all equally sworn to secrecy.

When the news broke later last night, it was tremendous. People who normally would not even be talking about Game 7 of the World Series were talking about Jacksonville’s minor league team. Not the upcoming huge college football game, Jaguars coaching changes or Presidential election. They were talking about the AA affiliate of the Marlins.

Sure, there was outrage and some amazing puns. Carson Tinker should get a dime every time someone says, “Baseball’s never been tartar.” But it was passion- something which has been absent from Sun’s baseball in a long time. I fell in love with the concept and the genius behind a brilliantly timed marketing splash. I love the Bragans and certainly respect what they brought to the table as “old school” owners, but “old school” doesn’t get it anymore. Look at what the Jaguars have done across the street to see what you have to do to be competitive for dollars these days.

And then I wondered… what’s in a name?

In 1917, we were home to the Jacksonville Roses. In 1926, the Jacksonville Tars played here. We’ve hosted the Red Caps of the Negro Leagues, the Jets and the Jays. The Jacksonville Shooters, JAM and SLAM played basketball here. On the ice, we have been the Lizard Kings and the Bullets. We even had the Tea Men for a bit in the 80’s. We have the Jaguars right now and even an Armada, but neither are very ferocious. In fact, they are playing way beneath their stature.

None -not one- of these mascots were meant to be literal and you don’t have to be a symbol of traditional power or strength to be awesome. Most players know that. And it is what is really cool about minor league sports- it can be both fun and a little campy. I was a Baker Hornet. I have also been a Red Sox and a Crimson Tide fan- all pretty lame in their own over-analyzed right.But look no further to the Savannah Bananas, the Montgomery Biscuits, the Hops, or the partially owned by Bill Murray Charleston River Dogs for how baseball can be fun, too.

14938171_1539342902758915_2786934098987856035_nAnd I have stared at the SUNS logo for years, with it’s same upside up and as upside down writing and evil wink and wondered, can we do something better? Can we have a modern mascot? Okay, maybe I wouldn’t have picked the Jumbo Shrimp, but I also wouldn’t have had the guts to be different and stand out like Ken has. He will sell more hats and swag outside of Jacksonville than the Suns ever have. I’d buy $250 worth right now. Southpaw lives in, too, so we won’t be chased by a huge… I mean jumbo… shrimp just yet.

Some of the coolest parts of our ecosystem are diminutive, if not microscopic. A shrimp’s heart is in its head. I like that about a shrimp. And I love Ken Babby for bringing passion to Jacksonville. I am proud to be a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp darnit. My heart is in my head waiting for next season (whatever that means). We will be renewing our sponsorship because we earthlings need to stick together, haha.

Go Shrimp!

15
May

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 5 – Bird is the Word

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: Bird is the Word

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

15
May

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 6 – Voting Under the Influence

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: Voting Under the Influence

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

15
May

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 8 – Spit Fire

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: Spit Fire

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

15
May

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 7 – Cat Shirt

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: Cat Shirt

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

28
Apr

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles Crushes Tee Shot with Inverted Driver

At his first charity golf tournament, benefiting the Blake Bortles foundation, Blake Bortles, Chad Henne and our team had a little competition. Blake had already put his clubs away, so he used mine. One problem, Blake golfs lefty. My Callaways are righty. He proceeded to turn my driver upside down and drove it far and straight, about 220-230 yards, down the fairway. The reaction was priceless. Way to go Blake.

 

You can also listen to his CaddyShack interview with the Chive here- https://t.co/Jbd54YT2Ux.

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12
Apr

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 4 – WAR CPA!

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: WAR CPA!

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

12
Apr

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 3 – Beach Habits

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: Beach Habits

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

 

12
Apr

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 2 – COUNTRY FRIED!

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: COUNTRY FRIED!

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

12
Apr

Courts and Sports (and the Jacksonville Suns): Weird Laws Episode 1- HOT DOG!

Weird Laws Presented by the Law Offices of John M. Phillips: HOTDOG!

The Law John M. Phillips is serious about the cases we take. We handle personal injury (including auto accidents, falls, road rage and more), wrongful death, civil rights, as well as criminal defense (including DUI and traffic violations) and family law (including divorce and adoptions). However, we also like to have fun. John hosted a radio show for years called Courts & Sports and we have teamed with the Jacksonville Suns to bring a little of that back this year. You can give us a call at 904-444-4444 or check out our lawyers at http://floridajustice.com. ENJOY!

2
Oct

Toby Reynolds: Not the UCC Shooter, but Blamed by Media

Toby Reynolds: Media’s Scapegoat

CNN and other 24-hour news programs dropped all scheduled programming to cover the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College.  It was an important story and tragedies often drive ratings.

Listen to this report on WOAI radio:

Did you hear how he said that he is careful to release details because he is a bit more “hesitant” to give more details “because often they are wrong”? He accused an innocent man of murder.  He also got the age of the shooter wrong.  We didn’t listen to his entire show, because in 30 seconds we were able to prove our point- grossly reckless mainstream media run amok. Read more »

5
Sep

Our Animator Animated a Confusing Message Left By GEICO and the Result is Hilarious

Our animator got a hold of a confusing voicemail message left by a GEICO insurance adjuster and the result was pretty hilarious…

4
Sep

Bad Lawyer Billboards: Faking Vandalism for Publicity?

We previously brought you the WORST billboards in two volumes (1 and 2).  We have a few new ones to possibly add.

I became aware of this when I saw this news story: http://wjtv.com/2015/09/04/law-office-billboard-vandalized-but-the-company-says-they-love-it/.  I was skeptical, but seeing the Mississippi State University themed billboard ahead of football season intrigued me, as did the audacity of someone vandalizing not just the billboard of a lawyer, but a strident Florida Gator fan named John Morgan.

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6
Mar

Boston Bombing Survivor Testifies in Court, Writes a Letter to the Boston Bomber on her Facebook Page.

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Rebekah Gregory is a survivor of the Boston Marathon Bombing. Gregory, who lost most of her left leg that day, was standing just a few feet from the bomb when it detonated. This week, several Boston Marathon bombing victims will testify at the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The first of the victims to testify was Gregory. A few hours after testifying she published an inspirational letter, directed at Tsarnaev, to her Facebook page:

Dear Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,

My name is Rebekah Gregory. We don’t really know each other and never will. But over the last two years, I have seen your face not only in pictures, but in almost every one of my nightmares. Moments before the first blast, your stupid backpack even brushed up against my arm, but I doubt you remember because I am no one to you. A complete stranger. And although I was merely just a blip on your radar, (someone that happened to be standing 3 feet from your designated “good spot” for a bomb), you have been so much more to me. Because you have undoubtedly been my source of fear since April 15th, 2013. (After all, you are one of the men responsible for nearly taking my child, and for the permanent image embedded in my brain of watching someone die.) Up until now, I have been truly scared of you and because of this, fearful of everything else people might be capable of.

But today, all that changed. Because this afternoon, I got to walk into a courtroom and take my place at the witness stand, just a few feet away from where you were sitting. (I was WALKING. Did you get that?) And today I explained all the horrific details, of how you changed my life, to the people that literally hold YOURS in their hands. That’s a little scary right? And this afternoon before going in, I’m not going to lie..my palms were sweaty. And sitting up there talking to the prosecution did make me cry. But today, do you know what else happened? TODAY…I looked at you right in the face….and realized I wasn’t afraid anymore. And today I realized that sitting across from you was somehow the crazy kind of step forward that I needed all along.

And I think that’s the ironic thing that happens when someone intends something for evil. Because somehow, some way, it always ends up good. But you are a coward. A little boy who wouldn’t even look me in the eyes to see that. Because you can’t handle the fact that what you tried to destroy, you only made stronger. And if your eyes would’ve met mine for just one second, you would’ve also seen that what you “blew up” really did BLOW UP. Because now you have given me (and the other survivors) a tremendous platform to help others, and essentially do our parts in changing the world for the better.

So yes…you did take a part of me. Congratulations you now have a leg up…literally. But in so many ways, you saved my life. Because now, I am so much more appreciative of every new day I am given. And now, I get to hug my son even tighter than before, blessed that he is THRIVING, despite everything that has happened.

So now…while you are sitting in solitary confinement, (awaiting the verdict on your life), I will be actually ENJOYING everything this beautiful world has to offer. And guess what else? I will do so without fear….of YOU. Because now to me you’re a nobody, and it is official that you have lost. So man that really sucks for you bro. I truly hope it was worth it.

Sincerely,

Someone you shouldn’t have messed with

‪#‎bostonstrong‬

6
Mar

Amount of guns owned in each U.S. state compared to the gun ownership of entire countries is alarming

If these numbers don’t make you question (at least for a second) your state’s gun control policies, than I don’t know what will. According to the Small Arms Survey, out of the 18.8 million Florida residents, 16.7 million guns are owned. To put that number in perspective, the entire population of all of Mexico owns only 15.5 millions guns. To further clarify, if all of the guns owned by Florida residents were evenly distributed, almost 90% of ALL Florida residents would have a gun. In the United States there are 89 guns owned for every 100 U.S. citizens. No matter what your stance is on gun control, you have to admit, these numbers are pretty incredible.

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