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Ringler Radio

Ringler Radio presents an unprecedented analysis of the latest news, information and legislation impacting the structured settlement profession. Ringler Radio continues the tradition started by the founding partners of Ringler in 1975, focusing on creating the best financial solution for the injured party in a lawsuit settlement.

With more than 1 million listeners since its first groundbreaking podcast in 2005, Ringler Radio continues to be the premier podcast centered on the structured settlement industry today.

May 12, 2008
Organized Labor & Workers Comp

When it comes to organized labor, the focus is usually on issues regarding employment, layoffs, wages and arbitration. However, there is a big factor when it comes to workers comp cases. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Angus Kennedy from Southern California as they speak to Attorney Michael Ian Rott, founding and senior...

Apr 28, 2008
Structured Settlement Survey

Knowledge is definitely power and the financial services industry needs to better educate consumers on the benefits and attributes of structured settlement products. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, welcomes special guest, Bobby Steele, President of AIG American General Structured Settlements, as they look at the results of a new consumer survey of more than 1,000...

Apr 14, 2008
Childhood Vaccines & Litigation

Vaccinations have been the first line of defense against illness for children. Now questions are being raised about complications resulting from vaccinations and a possible connection to autism. In fact, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Dennis English from Ringler...

Mar 31, 2008
Employment Lawsuits

As the landscape of employment has dramatically changed, so have the issues regarding employment lawsuits. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, alongside co-host, Tony Robinson, from Ringler’s Seattle office, welcome special guest, Attorney Sheryl Willert, managing director at the firm of, Williams Kastner, to give us her insight into the world of Employment Law. Larry, Tony...

Mar 17, 2008
Personal Injury Victims as a Unique Investor Class Pt III

How can the issues that arise in behavioral finance specifically and profoundly affect personal injury victims as members of that unique investor class? Join Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, William D. Wakelee from the Ringler office in Philadelphia, as they come full circle in part three of this tremendous series on the unique...

Mar 3, 2008
New Rules for MSA’s

New rules pertaining to the Medicare Set-Aside Secondary Payer issue will take effect on July 1, 2009, creating significant changes. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Teddy Snyder, from the Ringler Associates’ Beverly Hills office and Attorney Nancy Adel, senior partner at Adel and Pollack, as they discuss the impact the new rules will...

Feb 18, 2008
Lawyer Marketing

What can lawyers do to market themselves and how do they rise above the competition? Join Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host Ann Marie VonBank from the Ringler office in Minneapolis as they take a look into the competitive world of lawyer marketing. Ringler Radio welcomes expert Robert Beeson, President and Director of Sales...

Feb 4, 2008
Behavioral Finance

Behavioral finance deals with what academics have seen people do, instead of what people ought to do and is an area of finance that’s getting increasing attention among academics and practitioners. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, William D. Wakelee, settlement annuity specialist in Ringler’s Philadelphia office, as they discuss the growing area...

Jan 21, 2008
Captive Insurance

Have you ever heard of the growing industry of captive insurance? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen , as he takes a look inside the captive insurance marketplace. Larry is joined by Dana Sheppard, Associate Commissioner of the District of Columbia’s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, to discuss and define captives, see what’s new...

Jan 8, 2008
Medical Settlement Planning

Want to know more about medical settlement planning for both workers compensation and personal injury cases? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Hugh G. Bingham, from the Ringler office in Denver, Colorado, as they take a look into the world of medical settlement planning. Ringler Radio welcomes expert, Thomas F. Spratt, senior vice...

Dec 10, 2007
Trusts and Structured Settlements

What is a settlement trust and in what cases are they best used? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, William D. Wakelee, settlement annuity specialist in Ringler’s Philadelphia office, as they raise the important questions pertaining to settlement trusts. Ringler Radio welcomes David J. Cover, Senior Vice President and Senior Settlement Advisor for...

Nov 26, 2007
Healthcare & MedMal

How is healthcare in the U.S. being affected by recent legislated limits in the area of medical malpractice litigation and settlements? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Kenneth R. Klapacz, Esq., Ringler settlement annuity specialist from Chicago, for the discussion with Attorney Jeffrey Goldberg, founder of Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices located in...

Nov 12, 2007
A Trial Lawyer Finds His Soul

Long hours, and the stress of the work, can take a toll on a lawyer’s professional and personal life. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen as he talks to Gary Gwilliam, consumer trial attorney from Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer and author of Getting A Winning Verdict in My Personal Life, A Trial Lawyer...

Oct 30, 2007
Special Needs Trusts

There are some common misunderstandings when it comes to the complicated area of special needs trusts. However, a special needs trust can help a disabled person preserve their wealth and maximize their care and support. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Kenneth R. Klapacz, Esq., Ringler settlement annuity specialist from Chicago, as they...

Oct 15, 2007
Legal Accountability

Catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, construction negligence and medical malpractice are some key areas where litigation is intended to assign accountability for wrongdoing or negligence. But there are also times when those boundaries are stretched. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Donald J. Engels, an Associate for Ringler Associates, out of the...

Oct 1, 2007
Michigan Trial Lawyers

There have been many challenges when it comes to the law in the state of Michigan. On Ringler Radio, we will discuss the Michigan Association for Justice, the challenges that lawyers face in the state of Michigan , the birth injury arena and the importance of focus groups to a case. Join Ringler Radio host,...

Sep 17, 2007
Whistleblowers

Medicare and medicaid fraud make up the biggest category of Qui Tam cases which are about whistleblowing on companies that are ripping off the federal government. Under a provision of federal law, an individual can file suit in the name of the Federal Government exposing fraud and share in the recovery of monies received. Join...

Sep 4, 2007
Issues in Medical Malpractice

Caps on non-economic damages in wrongful death and no expert discovery in Oregon makes it hard to win medical malpractice cases. Now a state Supreme Court challenge to the caps in wrongful death may change that and may impact a tragic case involving the death of a baby in a medmal case. Join Ringler Radio...

Aug 21, 2007
Birth Injuries

A birth injury is any sort of injury that a child sustains, or suffers, during the process of birth often resulting in a lawsuit. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen with co–host and Ringler Associate from the Louisville, Kentucky office Cindy L. Chanley, as they report from the 2007 AAJ Convention in Chicago. Ringler Radio...

Aug 7, 2007
MSA & Compliance: Secondary Payer Statute

Medicare set asides, in compliance with the MSP, have become a hot topic in the area of workers compensation settlements with a wide range of approaches and interpretations. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and two expert guests to help sort this all out: Ken Paradis, CEO of Crowe Paradis Services Corp., and Rob Lewis,...

Jul 25, 2007
The Structured Settlement View from Canada

There are some major differences between how structured settlements are handled in Canada compared to the States. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen with co–host and Ringler Associate, Mark R. Vogel, from the Grand Rapid’s Michigan office, as they report from the 2007 NSSTA Annual Meeting and Conference in Toronto. Ringler Radio welcomes, Bob Baxter,...

Jul 9, 2007
Managing Drug Costs in Workers Comp Cases

Medical care and pharmaceutical costs can get very complicated for an injured party in a lawsuit, particularly workers comp cases. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen with co–host and Ringler Associate, Bill Mathews, who heads the St. Petersburg office as they report from the 2007 NSSTA Annual Meeting and Conference in Toronto. Ringler Radio welcomes,...

Jun 25, 2007
Economics of Personal Injury Cases

Economics in the courtroom and in a settlement can be very different from what we think of in terms of economics. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen with special guest Dr. John Scarbrough, who is president of Litigation Analytics, Inc. He has a PhD in economics, over 25 years’ of experience in analyzing economic loss...

Jun 12, 2007
An Accident Victim’s Inspiration

Ringler Radio’s special guest is Megan O’Neil, project manager for the World Institute on Disability’s “Access to Assets” program. Following a car accident in 1995, Megan has been a paraplegic wheelchair user. At the suggestion of her attorney, she structured her settlement to provide for her financial future. Megan discusses her role as project manager,...

May 29, 2007
Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones Discusses Factoring

Please join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen as he reports from the 2007 NSSTA Annual Meeting and Conference in Toronto. Ringler Radio’s special guest is Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. In this show, Congresswoman Tubbs Jones will discuss factoring issues and the...

May 14, 2007
Litigation in Brain Injury Cases

A lawsuit involving a person with a traumatic brain injury can be very complex as can be the injury itself. And the problems associated with brain injuries are life-long. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen from Ringler Associates with two very special guests who are experts on the topic; Boston attorney and well known litigator,...

Apr 30, 2007
Productivity for Lawyers

Lawyers are understandably focused on winning their cases in court or in settlement. But often they don’t focus on the elements of running their business efficiently. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Brian Fillion, both of whom are experienced structured settlement brokers at Ringler Associates for a discussion with a well known business...

Apr 16, 2007
Sudden Wealth / Affluenza

Managing a sudden, large amount of money received by legal clients in a lawsuit or settlement award can be a daunting task. And studies show that most plaintiffs are not ready for it. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Steve Cochran, both of whom are from Ringler Associates for this discussion with one...

Apr 2, 2007
Structured Settlement: How it Works

This Ringler Radio show is a comprehensive and convenient one-stop for information about how a structured settlement works. Please join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early, both of whom are from the New England operation of Ringler Associates and both of whom have over 25 years experience each, in the industry....

Mar 20, 2007
Alternate Dispute Resolution

About 98% of all claims never make it to the courtroom. So the means by which they are settled can take many forms of alternate dispute resolution. Join us on this program with our very special guest, Attorney Tom Rutter, CEO of ADR Options in Philadelphia. He is a lawyer who has practiced law for...

Mar 5, 2007
Structured Settlements in Workers Comp Cases

Sweeping changes in the law affecting workers’ compensation cases in California have taken effect over the past two years. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen from Ringler Associates in Boston and Mike Zea, co-host from Ringler Associates in Newport Beach, CA with special guest, Attorney Nathan G. Halprin, managing partner at the Orange County law...

Feb 20, 2007
NSSTA & The Plaintiff Bar

The Plaintiff Bar and the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) have a longstanding relationship critical to helping clients make the best financial choices after an award in a lawsuit. In fact 70% of plaintiff attorneys indicate they retain a structured settlement consultant to assist in the negotiations of claims settlements. Join Ringler Radio host,...

Jan 29, 2007
Remembering Attorney Jay BloomBecker

Last year, workers comp attorney, Jay BloomBecker from Santa Cruz, California, was tragically gunned down in his office by a disgruntled client. The client had been upset with the settlement he received from his workers’ comp claim. Today on Ringler Radio, we would like to address the difficulty of dealing with clients who either don’t...

Jan 16, 2007
Structured Sales

A structured sale, which is becoming very popular with baby boomers and retirees, is essentially a financial planning strategy in which an annuity is structured for sellers of appreciated businesses and real estate. How does it work and for whom is a structured sale best suited? Find out all the details on this Ringler Radio...

Jan 3, 2007
Structured Settlements and Financial Planning

You may not think of it at first, but a structured settlement broker and a financial planner can meet the needs of many clients who find themselves in the position of a large monetary award in a lawsuit. Designing a structured settlement and long-term financial planning can address both short-term financial needs and long-term investments...

Dec 11, 2006
Issues Facing California’s Consumer Attorneys

California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), contingency fees and binding arbitration are just a few of the issues facing California’s consumer attorneys. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Chad Weinstein as they discuss these important topics and their real life effects, with Attorney Ray Boucher, President Elect of Consumer Attorneys of California...

Nov 27, 2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers

The issues and challenges facing trial lawyers nationwide point many to look at WSTLA as a role model, defeating Initiative 330, which would have placed caps on medical malpractice and would have limited attorneys fees. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Allen H. Robinson, both from Ringler Associates with special guest, former WSTLA...

Nov 13, 2006
Supplemental Security Income & CMS

Ongoing developments with SSI (Supplementary Security Income) and CMS (the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) are important for any attorney to know about in cases that may be settled. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and his co-host Tom Murray both from Ringler Associates as they get the latest from the experts, Attorney Jay...

Oct 30, 2006
Structuring Attorneys’ Fees

Did you know that an attorney can structure some or all of her/his fees? What are the benefits? Should you be structuring your fees? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen from Ringler Associates for a discussion of Structuring Attorneys Fees with Attorney William McLaughlin whose law practice originates from Long Island, NY and expert guest....

Oct 16, 2006
Ethics in Mediation & Negotiations

Two expert guests help sort through the very important range of ethics issues encountered in mediation and negotiation of lawsuits during settlement. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen of Ringler Associates, first with Professor Judith McKay from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is also a mediator, arbitrator, and attorney who brings insight...

Oct 2, 2006
Ethics in Litigation

Lawyers have ‘the Code of Professional Responsibility or the Rules of Professional Conduct’ – standards to which they must adhere that are set by the Supreme Court of the states in which they practice. But there are many other pieces to the ‘ethics in litigation’ puzzle. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen from Ringler Associates...

Sep 18, 2006
Structures and the Aging Population

Baby boomers now make up 26% of the U-S population, many of whom are turning the corner to 60-years old. Important issues are raised in the realm of structured settlements and the aging population such as lifestyles, medical care and financial needs. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea from Ringler Associates...

Sep 5, 2006
Nursing Home Litigation

Elder abuse is one of the largest growing problems in America. Discovering who is responsible for the abuse and taking those to task in litigation can be very difficult. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Cindy Chanley from the Louisville, KY office of Ringler Associates with special guest Attorney Martha Eastman from the...

Aug 28, 2006
Lead Paint Litigation

Recently three companies were found liable for creating a public nuisance by making lead-based paints that have poisoned thousands of children. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Dennis English from Ringler Associates as they welcome a special guest, Attorney John McConnell, Jr. from the national firm of Motley Rice, a firm that champions...

Aug 14, 2006
Confidentiality in Tort Settlements

Why should the details of most legal settlements in tort cases be strictly confidential? Some think the details should be made public. Its a controversial topic for many. Join Ringler Radio hosts Larry Cohen from Boston and Tony Robinson from Seattle, both of Ringler Associates with guests who are experts on the topic. Please welcome...

Aug 7, 2006
Future for Trial Lawyers in America

Trial Lawyers are on the front lines of fighting for justice for injured persons, protecting victims’ rights and preserving the right to trial by jury in America…they always have been. But recently trial lawyers have faced a new battle challenging their collective reputation. The world’s largest trial bar, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America...

Jul 31, 2006
Vioxx Update

As jury selection gets underway in the 2nd Federal Vioxx trial in New Orleans, there are more than 13-thousand other cases filed against Merck. Where do they stand? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Ringler Associates Chairman, Dennis English with special guest, Attorney Ted Meadows from one of the largest firms in the...

Jul 24, 2006
Personal Injury Victims as a Unique Investor Class

Victims of personal injury have unique current and future needs resulting from their injuries. And as plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who may receive large settlements, they soon become a unique investor class facing important financial decisions. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Bill Wakelee from Ringler Associates as they discuss the topic from...

Jul 11, 2006
When Structures Work for Everyone

Many times the most far-reaching results come out of class action lawsuits against major corporations accused of making defective products, because those products then get corrected and society benefits. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Joe Mullis, both from Ringler Associates with special guest, Attorney Thomas Woodrow at the firm of Holland and...

Jun 26, 2006
Using Structured Settlements with Special Needs Trusts

For clients with disabilities, how can a structured settlement work best with a special needs trust? Find out the answers from the experts in this edition of Ringler Radio with host, Larry Cohen and co-host Gerry Greger from Ringler Associates and their special guest, Attorney Roger Bernstein from the Bernstein Law Office, P.A. in Coral...

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Larry Cohen is the host of Ringler Radio and is the head of Ringler Associates operations in the Northeast....