Tag Archives: Attorney at Law


Tearing the Lid off Silly Class-Action Lawsuits (Ep. 24)

Class-action lawsuits have long been a powerful tool for individuals to seek justice when they face common issues or grievances. They allow a group of people, often facing similar harm or injustice, to join forces and pursue legal action collectively, amplifying their voices and resources.

But sometimes, they are also just plain absurd!

Join Christina Goldberg and Julie Luhrsen as they tear off the lid to some of the silliest class-action lawsuits in this episode. Laugh along as they retell cases concerning Charmine, Velveeta, and Kellogg’s and how not every claim has a case!

Listen in as they discuss:

  • Why many lawyers are thought to be frivolous and predatory
  • How class-action lawsuits aren’t always more substantial than an individual suit
  • Why you should take information and instructions listed on products at face-value
  • And more

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Family Law: From Prenups to Child Custody with Lora Howell (Ep.23)

Family law cases encompass a wide range of legal matters, from prenuptial agreements that outline financial rights and responsibilities before marriage, to emotionally charged disputes over child custody arrangements.

In this episode, Lora Howell joins Julie and Christina to share practical strategies for presenting your family law case effectively, the variety of arrangements available depending on your situation, and how you can help the well-being of your family throughout the divorce process.

Valuable takeaways include:

  • Learn how family law attorneys decide which parent contributes more to the well-being of their child
  • What NOT to do when going through a divorce (and how it might damage your chances of gaining custody)
  • Attorney insight into some of the craziest celebrity prenup conditions 
  • And more


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About Lora L. Howell:

Lora L. Howell has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2007 and has focused her practice in the areas of Family Law, Foreclosure Litigation, and Civil Litigation.

Lora was born and raised in Mooresville, Indiana. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Indiana University in 1994. She graduated on the Dean’s List and was a member of the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. She was the recipient of a Rotary Foundation Scholarship where she studied abroad at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador en la facultad de Jurisprudencia. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Florida State University College of Law where she was a member of the Jessup Moot Court Team and the Women’s Law Symposium President.

Lora is currently active in several professional organizations as well as community groups.


From Prince to Pauper: Lessons in Estate Planning Courtesy of Pop Culture (Ep.22)

What happens when a celebrity dies without a will?

In this episode, Neil Lyons, Esq. is back to share his knowledge of Estate Planning and provide legal insight into a few celebrity deaths and the repercussions of them not having a will or trust. 

Join Neil, Julie, and Christina as they candidly discuss:

  • Notable celebrity deaths like Prince, Whitney Houston, and Heath Ledger 
  • The Florida Slayer Statue and how convicted murders are not eligible to receive an inheritance from their victim
  • How wills can help alleviate or significantly reduce the probate process and estate taxes
  • The importance of choosing a Personal Representative (i.e. Executor)
  • And more


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About Neil Lyons:

The experience and commitment to public service and excellence that Neil brings to Luhrsen Goldberg is the perfect complement to the compassionate guidance and counsel the Lakewood Ranch and surrounding areas have come to expect and appreciate from personal injury attorneys Julie S. Luhrsen and Christina A. Goldberg. As an attorney at a firm known for Law Powered By Women®, Neil is no stranger to the support and encouragement of strong women. He credits his wife, Mary, for enabling and encouraging him to help so many through his pro bono work.


Experiences and Achievements with Michele Mirman (Ep.21)

Every state has different laws and regulations, therefore, lawyers within these different states have a lot of different experiences and duties!

Our guest, Michele Mirman, is a Bar member in over 6 states but resides and practices in the big apple, New York City! She joins Julie and Christina to share her experiences as a female lawyer in a male-dominated industry.

Listen as Michele discusses: 

  • How she holds the record for the largest-ever verdict for a specific type of client
  • Some amazing stories from her Law School days and other significant parts of history that happened during her studies
  • How the law industry has transformed since the Covid-19 pandemic 
  • And more


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About Michele Mirman:

As a trial attorney for over 45 years, Michele has tried and settled numerous, significant cases of all types, and focuses specifically on medical malpractice, personal injury, and construction accidents.

Michele leads a firm of eight medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys and represents the victims of serious accidents and medical malpractice including trauma to infants at birth.

Michele is the Founder and President of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association Foundation and a Past President of the New York State Trial Lawyers and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association.

In addition to her work as an attorney, she is a Trustee at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the President of Bear Givers, Org, a non-profit that creates kindness projects for children, a strong supporter of the Brooklyn Kindergarten Society, a member of AllInBklyn, a women’s giving circle that provides grants to charities that support Brooklyn.

Finally, Michele is a member of the Bars of New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C., the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Courts of New Jersey, and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. 



Personal Injury Cases In Pop Culture (Ep.20)

Who comes to mind when you think of famous personal injury cases?

In this episode, we take a look into some notable personal injury cases that have occurred in pop culture. Join us as we reveal the legal drama and real-life consequences for celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Phelps, and Dr. Phil McGraw.

Christina and Julie discuss: 

  • How surveillance cameras and the difference between them can affect investigations
  • The case of comedian Tracy Morgan and the Walmart truck driver who had been driving for allegedly over 24 hours
  • Some key details about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act
  • The case of a well-known talk show host who tried to bribe the victim of a dog bite
  • And more


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Injury Law: Florida’s Latest Legislation Changes (Ep. 19)

In March 2023, Florida introduced new legislation related to personal injury law. The changes represent a significant shift in the legal landscape, and we need to talk about it!

Tune in to hear the new law’s key provisions and its potential impact on accident victims and their ability to seek compensation. Plus we share our thoughts, and feelings on how the new legislation will affect Law Powered By Women, our partners, and most importantly, our clients.

Join us as we get candid about:

  • How the legislation changes will  impact injury law in the state of Florida
  • What do these changes mean for clients that are currently working with injury attorneys
  • The impact this has on accident victims and their ability to seek compensation
  • How the process of filing a claim will change for victims
  • And more


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Women In History: We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (Ep. 18)

March is Women’s History Month, so we thought reflecting on how far women have come in America over the past 100 years would be appropriate.

In order to celebrate, we are tripling female empowerment by having another badass lawyer on the show!

Margo Pillischer, Partner at Ross Scalise Employment Lawyers joins Julie and Christina to discuss her role as a female lawyer, what life was like as an intern at the White House, how she helps everyday people find justice in the workplace, and so much more!

Spend time with us to discover:

  • How Margo became an employment lawyer and the types of cases she’s worked on 
  • Your rights as an employee in the workplace, dependent on your state legislation 
  • What it’s like being a woman in a male-dominated industry
  • And more


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About our Guest: 

Margo Ross Pillischer is an employment lawyer from Austin, Texas. Margo is a lawyer for Ross Scalise Employment Law. Margo attended Tulane University for her undergraduate for the Spanish Language and Political Science and then Cardozo School of Law for Law School. Additionally, during her undergraduate, Margo interned at the White House!

Margo credits her dad for the passion she has for law as he is a lawyer as well. Margo and her dad continue to work together to this day. 



Strengthening the Community, One Child at a Time with Michelle Kapreilian (Ep.17)

By training and by trade, Luhrsen Goldberg is part of a helping profession, and one of the ways that they absolutely love to give back is by being good citizens within their community, and by helping and supporting local nonprofit organizations.

In this episode, Julie and Christina welcome Michelle Kapreilian, CEO of Forty Carrots Family Center to discuss how this charitable organization is dedicated to making an impact through child development, parenting education, and mental health services.

Join Michelle as she discusses: 

  • The type of resources available to families in Sarasota and Manatee counties 
  • How businesses have the potential to make an impact within their community
  • The importance of coaching the entire family dynamic to help resolve family conflict
  • And more


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About our Guest:

Michelle brought years of first-hand involvement with Forty Carrots Family Center along with two decades of business leadership experience to the position of Executive Director in June 2013. Her Forty Carrots knowledge includes extensive volunteer efforts as a parent in the Parenting Program and Preschool; several key leadership positions as a four-year trustee, board officer and chairwoman of the Governance Committee. Michelle’s professional background includes leading a multimillion-dollar international import business and co-owner/ CEO of several local businesses.


Selling Cookies and Building Dreams with the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida (Ep. 16)

Everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies! Do you have a favorite? 

In this episode, Christina and Julie speak with four members of the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida (GSGCF); Ashley Gill, Kelly McGraw, Allyson and Adelyanna.

Listen in as they discuss what goes into selling the famous cookies, the different badges, rewards and adventures the girls can earn, and how you can donate to charities through their program initiatives. 

Go behind the scenes as the Girl Scouts discuss: 

  • The various programs available to assist with raising funds
  • How troops set sales goals and how they are rewarded when they achieve them
  • How they’ve updated their payment methods through credit and online orders
  • Why giving back to the community is so important
  • And more


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About Our Guests: 

Growing up, Ashley Gill was first a Brownie and then a Junior Girl Scout.  After getting her daughter, Allyson involved in the Girl Scouts, she decided to return herself…this time as a volunteer troop leader. 

As a girl, Kelly McGraw spent eight years as a Girl Scout where she enjoyed camping and the trips and adventures.  After a stint with working with the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, she made the move to Florida and ended up joining the Girl Scouts yet again. This time with the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida as its Director of Member Experience. 


Diamonds and Disasters, Celebrating Valentine’s Day (Ep. 15)

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, romance, and intimacy…unless you’re from Luhrsen Goldberg, then you make it about the legalities of love!

Join Julie and Christina for this special Valentine’s Day episode where they give real-life examples, share some fun facts, and break down this love-filled holiday from a lawyer’s perspective. 

Laugh along as they discuss:

  • Who gets to keep the ring when an engagement is broken off
  • The four C’s to choosing the perfect diamond
  • Some Do’s and Don’ts of creating a prenup
  • The meaning of different colored roses
  • And more!


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