Have You Been Defamed? Part IX

Have You Been Defamed? Part IX

Once you have determined that no privilege bars your claim for defamation, you must then look and see if any other defenses unrelated to privilege apply. First, if you were to consent to the statement’s publication, regardless of whether it was defamatory, and...
Trip to LawPact Fall Conference in Chile

Trip to LawPact Fall Conference in Chile

Margrave Celmins is a member of Lawpact, an international association and network of business law firms. Lawpact held its 2018 fall meeting in Santiago, Chile. I traveled there in October for the general meeting, which was attended by member firms from Canada, U.S.,...
Mallory Rasmussen Certified as Paralegal

Mallory Rasmussen Certified as Paralegal

Mallory Rasmussen was very excited to join the community of certified paralegals as determined by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)! The Certified Paralegal credential is voluntary, but it carries a great deal of professional esteem. NALA awards the...
Have You Been Defamed? Part VIII

Have You Been Defamed? Part VIII

Another issue that must be considered in a defamation action is whether the statement is actionably disparaging. Generally, it is obvious whether a statement is “negative” and could bring the subject into disrepute. However, just because a statement is negative does...




Effective January 6, 2020, attorneys Michael W. Margrave, Michael L. Kitchen, and Patrick J. Van Zanen, as well as paralegals Brittany Crane and Mallory Rasmussen, will join Sacks Tierney P A at their office located at 4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ  85251. Their new contact information is:

Michael W. Margrave    
direct line: 480-425-2606
fax: 480-425-4906

Michael L. Kitchen
direct line: 480-425-2619
fax: 480-425-4919

Patrick J. Van Zanen    
direct line: 480-425-2623
fax: 480-425-4923

Brittany Crane
direct line: 480-425-2627
fax: 480-425-4927

Mallory Rasmussen
direct line: 480-425-2629
fax: 480-425-4929

We hope to continue serving your needs at our new home with Sacks Tierney P.A. beginning January 6, 2020