Case Barnett Law - April 2018


APRIL 2018



Me, in my Angels uniform with Vince Ferragamo and a childhood friend, circa 1986.

When I was 7 years old, I met my childhood hero, Wally Joyner, first baseman for the California Angels. He was the first rookie to be voted into the All-Star Game by fans in 1986, and he was my all-time favorite baseball player. Childhood memories tend to be a little blurry when we

think back on them as adults, but I can still remember that event vividly. At the time, meeting Joyner was the coolest thing ever. I’d still say it’s one of the coolest things to ever happen to me — just below marrying Nicole and the birth of our kids. I got to meet Joyner during spring training, and while that meeting remains my favorite spring training memory, it’s not the only reason I love the beginning of this season.

It’s during spring training that baseball really becomes America’s favorite pastime, because you really are free to just pass the time for a while.

tell everyone has a bit more fun than they do in later games. There’s a lot less pressure, and you’re free to enjoy yourself more.

During spring training, players spend a lot of time talking to fans, which is always really cool. Plus, my godfather is Vince Ferragamo, former quarterback for the Rams. When he came to spring training with us, we got to meet a lot of the players. It’s during spring training that baseball really becomes America’s favorite pastime, because you really are free to just pass the time for a while. The weather is great, the fans are happy, and you get to connect with the people around you. You have an opportunity to really be in the moment.

Back when the Angels did spring training in Palm Springs, my family went out there all the time. We always had a blast. The weather was beautiful and the games were a lot of fun. Years later, all my college buddies and I kept the tradition alive by flying down to the Angels’ spring training together every year. There’s something so nostalgic about spring training. Even though I haven’t been able to go in years, I still remember the feeling of contentment when sitting down with family or friends to catch an Angels game during spring training. It’s a different atmosphere than you’ll find at games later in the season and completely different than a World Series game. The electric buzz of excitement you feel at make-or-break games is awesome, but there’s something undeniably special about spring training.

I am excited to take my family to spring training when Finn and Harlow get a little older. Even setting aside meeting my childhood hero, I have fond memories of going to spring training with my family. That’s something I want to share with my own kids. I think they will enjoy it just as much as I did. –Case Barnett

Since the games don’t really mean anything, everything is a lot more relaxed. The players are there to get ready for the season, but you can

PAGE 2 949-565-4886 VISUAL BRANDING Expanding Beyond Your Logo

item. The theme or design that you chose to represent in your logo should be present in your merchandise and promotional media. Keep the same color schemes and style for everything, but vary the imagery and design. This helps associate the product with your company without printing the same thing over and over. When your visual brands match, it creates a bridge to your company. Consistency When your theme is inconsistent, you create mistrust between you and your customers. A changing logo or style will create a sense of uneasiness or suspicion that your company might not be authentic or reputable. Any visual element that you design to represent your company should remain the same. If it’s unavoidable, change it as minimally as possible. Consistency in visual branding builds trust and helps customers recognize you. Incorporating visual branding beyond your logo will bring more positive recognition to your company. Follow these tips to create great visual branding.

When you think of visual brands, an iconic logo might pop into your mind. But logos are only the beginning of visual branding. While a strong logo is a terrific start, there are many other aspects that you should dedicate your time and money to. Here are a couple of tips you can follow to ensure successful visual branding. The Logo Start with your logo. You want your customers to notice you, and one way to do that is with a simple yet eye-catching logo. It’s usually the first interaction someone has with your company, so make it memorable. However, it’s important not to let your logo carry everything else. Saul Bass, logo designer for United Airlines and the Girl Scouts of the USA, states, “Logos are a great extension of the internal realities of a company.” A logo is representative and gives your customers something easy to remember, but it doesn’t encapsulate your whole business. Themes When you make promotional materials or certain merchandise, such as business cards or gift cards, the design should relate to your company. This doesn’t mean you should slap the logo on every “Look no further! We all have preconceived ideas about lawyers, but when our child was involved in a traumatic accident in California (1,000 miles away from home), we needed help. We needed someone who could help us understand specific legal details and insurance issues in California, but even more importantly, we needed an advocate for our child and help getting our life back to normal. “We were very fortunate to find Case Barnett. He and his team were immediately there for our child, assisting in all of the details (big and small) following an accident. Our relief was immediate, and it’s incredible that we found someone who cared first and foremost about our child’s well-being. We knew he was going to help us make things right again. “If you’re in need of an outstanding and caring legal team in Southern California to help you with an accident or personal injury situation, call Case Barnett.” –Terry

Case Christopher Barnett’s Response: “Thank you so much for your review. Being parents ourselves, it means the world to us that we can offer support to your family during this time. Your words touched us deeply, because helping families like yours is exactly why we are called to practice personal injury law.” WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

This publication is intended to educate the general public about personal injury and elder abuse. It is not intended to be legal advice. Every case is different.



NEED TO REJECT A CASE? Case Barnett Thanks Our Referral Partners

We don’t just take cases from our referral partners. We are also eager to send them cases! While we work in a number of practice areas, we aren’t able to take every case that comes through the door. Sometimes a potential client needs help in a field we don’t specialize in, and other times, it’s not a case we’re best suited to help. When this happens, we’d much rather send a client to an attorney we know they can trust than leave them without any hope.

A will and trust attorney we work with had a case involving nursing home abuse end up on their desk.

As this wasn’t something the attorney could handle, they would have normally had to send the client away empty-handed.

Fortunately, they thought to call us instead.

If you are interested in becoming a referral partner attorney, send an email with the following details to

At Case Barnett Law, we have experience handling a variety of cases, from farming accidents and spinal cord injuries to elder abuse. We were able to help the client get the justice they deserved, and when the case was over, we sent the will and trust attorney a $60,000 check — the attorney referral fees and a thank-you for sending us the case. This is just one example of our mutually beneficial relationship with fellow attorneys across the area. When a client came to a real estate attorney at a Los Angeles county law firmwith a wrongful-death car accident, she directed them to us. We settled the case in under six months, taking care of our client and sending our referral partner attorney $50,000!

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When we get a case outside of our personal injury field, we’ll send them your way. Our referral partner attorneys empower us to make sure every person who comes to our door gets the help they need. Become one of our referral attorney partners today. We’d love to work with you!


This month, we’re thrilled to have Case Barnett Law appear in Orange Coast Magazine. In our full, two-page spread, we discuss these topics: • What hard-working, affluent families need to know about protecting their wealth after an accident • Why we don’t take every case that comes through our door

• Our mission to get to know every client on a personal level • Six questions to ask yourself before you hire an attorney • A special offer only available to Orange Coast Magazine readers • And so much more! Pick up the April edition of Orange Coast Magazine to read the whole feature.

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2 pounds asparagus

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medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add breadcrumbs and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and fold in parsley and lemon zest. 3. Transfer asparagus to serving platter, drizzle with lemon juice, and top with breadcrumb mixture. Recipe inspired by Food and Wine Magazine

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manager, Briana Cazarin, keeps our clients’ medical records in order. Overseeing all aspects of the firm and acting as our guiding voice, you’ll find Nicole Barnett, chief operating officer. There are new faces around the office, but each person is here because they all share the same core values. Each team member is an expert in their role but eager to learn something new every day. They believe in serving the client by doing the right thing and having the courage to never back down. Our team is the firm’s most valuable asset, and we couldn’t do the work we do without them. When you call Case Barnett Law for help, you can rest assured knowing you’ll have a full team of intelligent, hardworking people advocating on your behalf. If you need someone to have your back, give us a call at 949-565-4886 and let our team take care of you.

We all need a team we can count on. No matter how talented or dedicated a person may be in their field, no one achieves greatness entirely on their own. Mike Trout has been named MVP twice, but he can’t win a game if the rest of the Los Angeles Angels don’t show up to play. At our firm, we are fortunate to have a team who always shows up ready to win. In the last year, our firm has grown a lot. We started 2017 off with three team members. Now we’re a full cast of nine. You can find our associates Paul Lopez and Jessica Johnston working alongside our managing partner, Case Barnett. They are experienced attorneys with a passion for seeing justice for their clients. Our team of litigation paralegals is made up of Kristin Arndt, Katie McConnell, and Brittany Perez, who do a lot of heavy lifting to ensure cases run smoothly. We trust Alejandra Elizalde, our client care specialist, to make sure each person who comes to our firm gets the care they deserve. Our case

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