The Medl in News
2018 also brought a significant win for one of my oldest clients. About 21 years ago, I was assigned to represent John Earl Nolley, who was falsely accused of murder. Unfortunately, the prosecution had the word of two jailhouse snitches on their side, and an innocent man went to jail. You can read the details inside this newsletter, but long story short, after years of working with the good folks at The Innocence Project, we finally cleared his good name. No amount of compensation could return the nearly two decades Mr. Nolley spent in prison, but I am glad we were able to hold the courts accountable and see justice served. On a personal note, I think 2019 will be the year my daughter learns to ride a bike. Regular readers will know that cycling has been an important part of my life for a long time, and I’m excited to be able to ride along the river with my little girl. There’s something special about being able to pass on a hobby you’re passionate about to the next generation. I still have fond memories of my father running along beside me when I first rode a bike. Of course, my daughter has such an independent streak in her that she may not want me jogging along. “I can do it myself, Dad!” has become one of her favorite phrases. Kids really do grow up fast. So the future is looking bright. There have been plenty of exciting changes, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store. From all of us at the firm, I hope you and your loved ones have had a great start to the new year as well!
ROLLING INTO 2019
Plans for the New Year
Just like that, the new year is off and rolling. I confess that I have never really been one for New Year’s resolutions. After all, if you never make them, you’ll never break them. But that’s not to say I don’t have goals. 2018 was a banner year for our firm, and we’re carrying that momentum with us into 2019. Looking back, last year was quite the whirlwind. For the first time since becoming a firm, we moved office locations, which is a stressful thing to do under normal circumstances. But on top of all the packing and paperwork, we also added personal injury to our repertoire of specialties to help folks in need. While these transitions were a lot of work initially, it’s a great feeling to be able to serve our clients even better, both in the space we provide and the ways we can represent them. If you haven’t had the chance to visit in person since the move, our new office is a significant upgrade. The addition of a fully equipped conference room is the perfect space for larger meetings with our clients, and we have smaller private meeting rooms as well. This makes our office more flexible than ever for any situation where you need to meet with us in person. Also, to the delight of our entire staff, we finally have a real kitchen — complete with a dishwasher! The parking is also significantly better than it was at our old location. Having settled in here on South University Drive, we’re going to spend 2019 making our services even more efficient. Whether you’re coming to us after getting charged with a serious crime or if you are recovering from injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, we know the last thing you need is any more stress. The easier we can make the process on you and your loved ones, the better. After all, putting our clients first is what allowed our firm to thrive these past three decades and we’re not about to mess with that formula now.
Here’s to a happy, healthy 2019,
– Gary L. Medlin, Esq.
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