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The Biker Law Blog and I are Featured in the American Bar Association Journal Magazine.

California Motorcycle Accident Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez

California Motorcycle Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez, Photo courtesy of the American Bar Association Journal, and photographer David Newhardt

Who says bikers are not represented in the legal community?

I was interviewed months ago by Rachel M. Zahorsky, a reporter with the American Bar Association Journal.

The article that she wrote about me is in the February 2011 issue of the American Bar Association Journal. You can read the article by clicking here now.

For those of you who do not know, the American Bar Association is the premier attorney organization in the United States. The American Bar Association Journal is a monthly magazine that is published by the American Bar Association for its attorney members.

When Ms. Zahorsky requested an interview from me I was honored to oblige her and the American Bar Association Journal.

In the grand scheme of things very few attorneys ever make the pages of the American Bar Association Journal, so when the magazine published an article about me, and a picture of me with my Harley Davidson Electra Glide, it was a thrill to see and read.

You see bikers and motorcyclists are often times underdogs both on the road and in the legal system.

Those of us who actually ride motorcycles understand more than anybody the dangers we face when riding our motorcycles on the road. We have to be very vigilant to ensure our safety on the road.

Often times, in car v. motorcycle accidents, potential jurors are prejudiced against motorcycle riders because they feel that we are engaged in a dangerous activity, or potential jury members may not like the way we dress.

In my experience, bikers and motorcyclists are in general, the most charitable and big hearted people I have ever met. We literally put on 100’s of events all over the United States every year for charity and to help others.

Unlike standard motorists, bikers and motorcyclists will go out of their way to help each other when in need. If any of you have ever broken down on your motorcycle on the side of the road, you know exactly what I am talking about.

One time on the way to the now defunct Hollister Rally, I ran out of gas. No less than 10 motorcycles stopped to help my then fiancé and me. I gave one guy some money and he went and bought a gas can and came back to us with gas. He could have just taken the money and went down the road. I have had many similar experiences in my time.

So I say good for the American Bar Association Journal to recognize my efforts, and to bring attention to bikers and motorcyclists.

On a side note the picture of me on the upper left and in the magazine, was taken by photographer David Newhardt who was tasked by the A.B.A. Journal with photographing me. I met him off of Pearblossum Highway on my Harley, and he followed me to the San Andreas Fault where the picture was taken.

This photograph marked the first time in my many years of riding, that I have ever ridden a motorcycle in a full suit. I must have looked very funny while riding. My suit pants where blown by the wind up to my knees so my very white legs were exposed.

As usual the ride was awesome.

By Biker Lawyer and California Motorcycle Accident Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., © 2011

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I have been real busy lately.

California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer, Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq

California Motorcycle Accident Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez with Christine Devine of Fox News, at the Rock Store

As many of you can tell, there have been less Biker Law Blog posts lately. The main reason for the slowdown of new articles was the Biker Law Blog software conversion project, as well as my busy schedule. Hopefully I will never have to go through something like this again. Even as I type this, phase 2 of the project is about to be implemented. Phase 2 will basically affect the overall look and feel of the Biker Law Blog. 

As a recognized motorcycle accident attorney expert, and biker’s rights advocate, I have attracted a lot of media attention lately. I have recently given interviews to the Riverside Enterprise, The American Bar Association Journal, and NBC news to name a few. Furthermore, as you read in my last post, I was invited by the American Bar Association to give a presentation at the ABA Convention in San Francisco, California. This was a huge honor. I will post more about my media exposure in the near future as more is released.

Some attorney’s claim that they are motorcycle attorney’s who really ride motorcycles; well I am the real deal. I challenge any so-called California Motorcycle Accident Attorney to join me on a real motorcycle ride here in California.

If there is actually a real California Lawyer out there who handles motorcycle accident cases or biker rights cases, besides myself, and you really ride, I will give you a shout out here in the Biker Law Blog.

To be frank, I would be shocked if anybody actually takes me up on this challenge. You see, the landscape is littered with a bunch of posers who do not ride motorcycles. They would not know the first thing about petcocks or counter steering. Would you want these yahoos representing you in your motorcycle accident case? Anyway, enough with the rants.

I have been doing lots of riding this summer. As time permits I will share some of my rides here on the Biker Law Blog.

I look forward to bringing your more articles in the near future.

By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer, Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., © August, 2010

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Hello from San Francisco

California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez

California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez

Well it is 3:51am on Thursday morning. I just arrived at my hotel in downtown San Francisco after an uneventful trip from Los Angeles.

I am here to give a speech at the American Bar Association Convention. For us lawyers, the ABA convention is the superbowl of nationwide attorney conventions.

 I received the honor to be asked to speak at this year’s convention. I could not turn it down. 

Stays tuned for videos and pictures, and wish me luck! 

By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., August, 2010

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