Adler Giersch PS Receives 100 Top Companies to Work For Award

Adler Giersch Top 100 CompaniesWe were recently honored with an award by Seattle Business Magazine as a Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Washington at its annual banquet on July 1, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center.     In the business category of up to 30 employees we were rated #5!  This is extra special for each person at the law firm as we are the only personal injury law firm in the Top 100.

This award shows that we are a great place to work which, in turn, allows our talented attorneys and staff to achieve top-tier tough advocacy and compassionate counsel.  We take care of our team members the way we want them to take care of our clients.

The results are based on confidential employee surveys and the level of employee participation.  Surveys are broken down in 10 categories including, benefits, communication, corporate culture, hiring and retention, executive leadership, performance standards, responsibility and decision making, rewards and recognition, training and education, and workplace environment.

The entire staff of Adler ♦ Giersch PS attended the awards dinner.

To see the complete list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, visit http://www.seattlebusinessmag.com/article/100-best-companies-work-awards-2015.

Annual Walk Like MADD Fundraiser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving

The law firm of Adler Giersch ps is sponsoring and participating in this year’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s annual “Walk Like MADD” 5K on October 11, 2014 at UW Husky Stadium in Seattle.  MADD provides vital support services to survivors of drunk driving and their families.  This event is a great way to provide support.

Here is how you can help out:

  1. Join our team.  Please register online at http://support.madd.org/goto/adlergierschps click on register as an individual at the bottom of the page.  Bring your family and friends.  Opening ceremony begins at 8:00am.  Walk begins at 8:30am.  The cost to join is only $20.00 per person as a walker, $30.00 as a runner, $15.00 for children 5-21, and $10.00 for dog.  Registration includes a great T-shirt for the event. After September 10th registration fee will increase to $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for children, $15.00 for dogs.
  2. Start a New Team!: Round up your family, friends, and colleagues to walk together.  Registration fees are the same as above.  This is a great opportunity for team building within a company.
  3. Donate to our team.  Go to our team page, http://support.madd.org/goto/adlergierschps to make a direct online pledge to Team Adler ♦ Giersch, ps.  All donations will go directly to this event.

For more information about MADD, visit www.madd.org/local-offices/wa/.  We hope to see you on October 11th!

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New Public Service Announcement for the Brain Injury Association of Washington

The Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA) teamed up the KOMO 4 News in producing a new public service announcement regarding traumatic brain injuries.   The law firm of Adler Giersch is a proud sponsor of this project to assist BIAWA in its mission to educate the community about brain injuries.  This PSA will run for the remainder of the year as a way to take away the “silent in this silent epidemic.” (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.)

The Zackery Lystedt Law – Three Years Later

USA Football recently reported on the Zackery Lystedt Law, three years later.  The law is now in 36 states (Hawaii and Florida recently passed) and the District of Columbia.

On May 14, 2009, Washington State Governor Christine Georgoire signed the first-in-the-nation law protecting youth athletes and concussion by removing them from a game or practice after a concussion and requiring medical clearance by a licensed healthcare provider.  Since that day, The Lystedt Family made it their mission that youth sports and concussions laws are passed in every state.  Richard H. Adler as part of the Brain Injury Association of Washington has worked with many other coalition partners, including Stan Herring, MD (UW Medicine/Seattle Seahawks Team Physician), over the last three years have with countless Monday lunch phone conferences, presentations, and traveling to deliver the message, “prevent preventable injuries for youth athletes.  when in doubt, sit them out.”

Click here to read the article from USA Football.

ESPN SportsCenter Special Report on Zackery Lystedt and Safety in the NFL

Whether you are a sports fan or not, when ESPN covers a story, people listen. This is especially true the week before the Super Bowl, so when ESPN chose a special story to air during the week leading up to the big game, you just know it is important and a ‘must see.’ Last week ESPN travelled to Maple Valley, WA to do an interview with Zackery Lystedt and his parents, Victor and Mercedes, as part of a special report for its “SportsCenter” television show. The report focused on “Safety in the NFL,” and the recent and future rule and equipment changes to make the game safer for players at all levels and ages. The change started in Washington and with Zackery Lystedt. Two years ago the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, came to Seattle, WA as an Honorary Chair of the Brain Injury Association of Washington’s Annual Fundraising Gala. Mr. Goodell met Zack, medical specialists, and advocates and credits this visit with changes we are now seeing in the NFL. The 45 minute episode on ESPN contains a 5 minute feature story on the Lystedts, the law named after him, the Brain Injury Association of Washington, and how the NFL is changing the game. Zack’s story is one worthy of your time and one that will warm your heart.