21st Jan 2020

My assistant Eilish was in a bad accident late last week. She spent an evening in a local Emergency Room before being airlifted to a Trauma Intensive Care Unit.

My wife Julie and I have been gone the last few days to be with Eilish and her amazing family and help them in any small way possible. (Thank you for those who helped in that process.) We intend to be there for all of them for the long haul.

The story is not primarily mine to tell, but it affects our office, and I may do some updates here as helpful and appropriate. If you are close to her family, her mom is attempting to provide social media updates periodically (and avoid being overwhelmed with 1-on-1 communications). If you are close to Julie, you can reach out to her. Right now, I’m not sure I can talk about it and would just ask for a little understanding there for a while.

Eilish means a lot to me, my family, and my law office. Right now, it feels like there is a huge hole in all of that.

What does this mean for clients (and colleagues, etc.)? I have made (or made provision for) all set hearings and major events and deadlines I can think of. If you had something set – it is taken care of.

But we may not have contacted you or finished a project late last week like we were aiming for. We are trying to communicate, but we may have missed (or will miss) a call or appointment this week – that needs to be re-set soon. You will get our 24/7 answering service more than usual for a while when you call. Please leave messages (or email or send letters etc.), and we will work through them. Everything may just be a little slower than normal, for a few days. If you have a hard deadline or emergency, let us know and we will help you find a solution.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out already. If you are interested in supporting Eilish and her family, in simple but helpful ways such as sending a card, get in touch and I can provide an address and other information and ideas.

Eilish is fighting hard. I am super proud of her. Like I was always proud of her work. We are all trying to support her and move forward. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we figure it out.

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