• Lance and everyone in his office immediately came to our rescue, taking everything off of our hands so that we could focus on my husband's recovery. There are no words to describe how thankful we are for Lance and all that he did for our family.
    - Wife of Police Officer Represented in Auto Accident
  • Your diligence, tenacity and professionalism are outstanding. You got us a much higher settlement than we thought possible. We have and will continue to recommend you without hesitation. Again, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
    - Police Officer Represented in On-Duty Accident
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May 23, 2017 [Blue Line Lawyer]
Why the Betty Shelby Case Matters
On May 17, 2017, a jury in Oklahoma acquitted Officer Betty Shelby of First Degree Manslaughter charges filed in connection with the September 2016...
April 18, 2017 [Blue Line Lawyer]
Does the video tell the story?
I did several media interviews this week about an arrest that was captured on video. While this is not uncommon and I have been asked about videos...
March 14, 2017 [Active Shooters]
Continuing Education
Despite all the jokes, attorneys are governed by a lot of rules. There are pages of ethics rules, guidelines, and aspirational goals intended to...
February 19, 2017 [Blue Line Lawyer]
Free speech, social media, and immunity
Just about every law enforcement agency has a social media policy. I have litigated many disciplinary actions involving them and with few exceptions,...
August 2, 2016 [Active Shooters]
De-escalation: the word du jour
After a particularly long and humid bike ride, I heard a radio show discussing LE tactics. I was intrigued because none of the people speaking were...
March 23, 2016 [Blue Line Lawyer]
You’ve Been Served! . . . Now what?
In my first video blog I decided to talk about what to do if you are served with a law suit after an on-duty event. There are a few things you need...
January 17, 2016 [Blue Line Lawyer]
Armstrong v. Village of Pinehurst: Instructions on TASER® Use
On January 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an important opinion for LEOs regarding the use of TASER®...
January 9, 2016 [Active Shooters]
Why Warrior Lives Matter
Thursday January 7, 2016 was a normal day for the majority of Americans. They slept or worked and looked forward to the weekend. However, that night...
January 1, 2016 [Blue Line Lawyer]
2016-What’s Your December Plan?
I've been a fan of Brian Tracy for many years. He is perhaps best known for his work helping people set and achieve goals. I highly recommend his...
June 27, 2015 [Blue Line Lawyer]
City of San Francisco v. Sheehan: Ending the Law v Policy Debate
On May 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court (USSC) issued the long-awaited opinion in the case of the City of San Francisco v. Sheehan. The case...

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