On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Doug Merritt, out of the San Francisco Bay Area office and guest, Attorney Jeffrey S. Mitchell, partner with the firm, Bostwick, Peterson & Mitchell LLP, to talk about the latest on California’s landmark medical malpractice and liability laws. Jeff discusses the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and California’s current political climate, the defense and plaintiff  perspective of medical malpractice cases and how structured settlements have impacted his clients.

There are important benefits for trial lawyers using a deferred compensation plan when it comes to their contingent fees. How does it work and are there any restrictions for plaintiff attorneys who want to structure their fees? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen is joined by co-host Doug Merritt and special guest, nationally recognized tax attorney Robert W. Wood from the firm of Wood & Porter in San Francisco, to discuss the requirements and answer the questions that could help trial lawyers manage their incomes.