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Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

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Joe Fawbush keeps legal professionals and consumers informed on everyday legal topics, recent developments in the law, firm management, marketing, and attorney wellness, among other topics. Joe also produces and co-hosts FindLaw’s "Don’t Judge Me" podcast. A professional writer and legal marketer for the last decade, Joe has helped hundreds of small and mid-size law firms across the country connect with the right audience. He has represented clients in immigration matters, estate planning, and tax controversies. Joe is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He is licensed in Minnesota.


Latest Articles

  • Qualified Immunity: Both Sides of the Debate

    A look at the benefits and criticisms of qualified immunity.

  • Marbury v. Madison Case Summary: What You Need to Know

    Why do federal judges decide what is, and is not, constitutional? It goes back to 1803, when Marbury v. Madison set up judicial review.

  • Mental Health Resources and Tips for Law Students

    The path to attorney wellness starts in law school .

  • Law Firm Tests Whether It Can Sue Associate for 'Quiet Quitting'

  • How Retail Stores Prevent Self-Checkout Theft

  • No, Santa Claus Is Not a Criminal

    Thank you for your attention, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, on this very important case. My client, Santa Claus, has been accused of criminal trespass, labor violations, and violations of the Federal Aviation Act. The state has not met the burden of proof on any of these charges.

  • Fifth Circuit Cites Nondelegation Doctrine in Declaring Horseracing Regulation Body Unconstitutional

    Horse racing has existed since before the U.S. federal government. But until 2020, the industry was largely regulated by state and local governmental bodies. The push for uniform regulations came after the public became aware of significant problems afflicting the sport, including the death of 30 racehorses in just one park in 2019 and numerous allegations of doping.

  • What Laws Are at Stake in the 2022 Midterm Elections?

    We here at FindLaw are not political wonks. Still, we thought it might be beneficial to take a look at the laws that are on the ballot, both literally and figuratively, in the upcoming midterm elections. Below are the laws and ballot initiatives on a few important matters voters say they are most concerned about. The focus here is on potential laws, not economics or foreign policy, so there is no mention of some prominent voter concerns such as inflation or the war in Ukraine. And while many of these issues are extremely political and partisan, we are only attempting to summarize the broad public platforms of candidates, not offer an opinion on them directly.

  • Four Tips for Managing Difficult Client Conversations

    Just spent an hour explaining to a client why you do, in fact, have to charge for your services? Did your client forcefully accuse you of “not being on their side” because you insist on telling the truth? Did you maintain professionalism while a client hurled an insult or two derived straight from a lawyer joke? Problem clients can be a real burden - both on a law practice and on a lawyer’s psyche.

  • Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Case Summary

    One of the first cases law students learn in torts is Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad, a 1928 case out of the New York Court of Appeals. In addition to being famous for helping set the standard for negligence and liability in American personal injury law, it is an entertaining read.

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