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Thien-Vu Hogan

January 9, 2021

Coup? Insurrection? Impeachment? What Just Happened?

I was deposing a witness last Wednesday and opposing counsel, who had been surfing the internet on his phone during most of my deposition (which is not uncommon) asked to take a break and I asked him if he was okay and he literally says, I quote, “I don’t know, the President is leading a rebellion – they are all over the Capitol Building.”  It was a strange week indeed. It’s weeks like these that make me think law school messes your brain up a little.  You start to look at everything like it’s a legal case – it’s not normal.  […]
January 5, 2021

SEC vs. RIPPLE – FAQs Must-Read!

Hello, this is attorney Jeremy Hogan and since I posted a video on the SEC lawsuit involving the XRP cryptocurrency I received a lot of comments, emails and questions and quickly realized there’s a lot of misinformation and concern out there about Ripple lawsuit.  So what I did after work today is compile the most frequent questions I’ve been receiving and we will go through each one of them – I think if you own XRP you might feel better afterwards, and if you don’t – then you’ll probably be bored out of your mind (I recommend you instead check […]
January 2, 2021

The ONLY Way to Outline in Law School!

Hello and Welcome to Legal Briefs. I’m Attorney Thien-Vu Hogan and today I will show you the only way to do outlining right. Ok, so everyone knows what outlining is. And why we do it. It’s the process where you take everything you learn in the semester and put it together in a frame work to show how those pieces fit together. I’ll show you tips on how to start putting one together in a bit but to me that was the most frustrating part about law school.  The professor throws bits and pieces of the subject matter here and […]
December 29, 2020

How to Ace Your Law School Exam But Do THIS and You Will Fail!

We have many law school interns and aspiring law students come through our law firm through the years. Many need strategic advice on how to ace their law school exams. So today, will go over tricks that will help you rack up those points on your next essay exam. If you write a law school essay exam like you did in college, you will fail.  Law school exams are completely different and I am going to show you exactly how and exactly how to get an A on your exam. If you are watching this, you likely are in law […]
November 9, 2020

4 Legal Issues You MUST Know About In Your 20s!

Ahhh your twenties – your whole life is before you, all the opportunity, the excitement and potential. Don’t screw it up – let Uncle Jeremy tell you the 4 legal things you MUST know to survive to make it to 30. Okay, number ONE – dealing with the police. Be polite, be respectful, but most of all be QUIET.  If you are on the BAD end of a police interaction, the police are not your friends.  They are looking for a reason to arrest you and you absolutely MUST NOT say anything that incriminates you and the best way to […]
December 26, 2019
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How To Tell If Someone Is Lying (Tips From A Laywer)

In my 15 years of practicing law, I get lied to a lot:  the opposing party, opposing counsel, potential witnesses and sometimes my very own client.  I’ve come up with a few techniques to find out if someone is being 100 percent truthful. TONE – BE EMPATHETIC The tone you create is important.  When you are trying to spot a liar, you’re not the only one doing the evaluating. They are judging you too. They are gauging whether they are being successful as a liar. A lot of TV lawyers come in guns a blazing showing how tough they are […]
April 12, 2019
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Kim Kardashian West is Taking the California Bar Exam in 2020

So Ms. Kim Kardashian West wants to follow her father’s footsteps and become lawyer. She announced that she plans to take the California Bar Exam in 2020. California has long had a reputation for having one of the most difficult bar exams in the country. But wait, when did she go to law school? Surprising to most people, there are four (4) states that allow aspiring lawyers to take the bar exam without going to law school. Those states are: California Virginia Vermont Washington The California Bar posted on their Facebook page in response to Ms. Kardashian West’s announcement, “CA […]
April 2, 2019
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Jury Returns Verdict for Our Client!

After a 6 day trial, the jury returned a verdict FOUR TIMES the amount offered to our car accident client at mediation. Our client was rear ended by a driver when the driver took his eye off the road to look at his phone. Our Client refused to settle and after 4 years of intense litigation his case was heard by a jury in the Orange County Circuit Court. Our presentation of evidence and arguments resulted in the verdict in favor of our client. When a reasonable settlement offer is not made, we are prepared to proceed to trial and […]
March 4, 2019

We Have Gone Paperless!

We have gone paperless! Like most high volume law firms, we used an enormous amount of paper. In addition to filling up office space, we had a whole room dedicated to just storage of years worth of discovery, pleadings and other legal documents. We are pleased that at the beginning of this year, all client files are now digitally stored to help reduce our firm’s carbon footprint. The technology and manpower we invested in going paperless are well worth it to help the environment.
May 14, 2018

How Can Fortnite, Facebook and Other Online Activities Destroy Your Personal Injury Case?

It’s the age of the Internet.  Parents no longer need to mail their kids’ school picture to the grandparents … just post it on Facebook.  Gaming enthusiasts no longer need to gather at one place to play against each other … there are online games like Fortnite.  Need to express yourself?  Take your pick … Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, etc. … and the list goes on and on.  What exciting times. In the current climate of online convenience, it is easy to forget that the online activities you are performing, in the privacy of your home, are permanent and discoverable.  […]