Austin Personal Injury Attorney James M. Terry Jr. Inducted into Prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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The prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum has recently announced James (Jim) M. Terry Jr. an Austin personal injury attorney with Terry, Simon and Kelly, PLLC, as a certified member for his outstanding work in Austin, Texas.
“It’s an honor to be a member, as fewer than 1 percent of U.S. lawyers belong to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum,” Terry said. “This organization is widely recognized as one of the most esteemed groups of trial lawyers in the United States.”
Terry, Simon and Kelly, PLLC, focuses on helping members of the Austin, Texas, community receive fair and just legal representation and financial compensation for all of their personal injury needs.

Since his legal career began in 1998, Jim Terry has achieved very positive results in hundreds of cases both in and outside of the court room. After graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, Jim joined the Texas Attorney General’s office where he fought hard on behalf of victims of violent crimes. At the same time, Terry represented the State of Texas in every federal district court in the state. He also handled numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and achieved several published decisions.

Austin Personal Injury AttorneyIn private practice since 2003, Jim Terry has made it his mission to help those who have suffered injuries and trauma from another’s negligence, as well as medical malpractice victims and those treated unfairly by their own insurance company. Jim is known for giving highly personalized representation to his clients and addresses both the legal and real life issues that can arise from personal injuries so that positive results are obtained. About Terry, Simon and Kelly, PLLC TSK Law Firm is a personal injury law firm in Austin, Texas focusing on auto accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall accidents and most other personal injury claims. Attorneys Jim Terry, Kell Simon and Trent Kelly have dedicated their lives to helping injured Texans find justice and cope with the significant physical, emotional and financial challenges an unexpected accident or injury can bring.

Denmark’s Harsh New Immigration Law Will End Badly for Everyone

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Prior to the cartoon crisis of 2005-6, which arose after a Danish newspaper published a handful of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, Denmark did not have strong national brand recognition in the Middle East and North Africa. During numerous research trips to the region before the crisis I often heard questions along the lines of, “Denmark? Isn’t that the capital of Oslo?”

Egyptians, for instance, jokingly used to refer to Denmark as “the country of cheese” (balad al-gibna), a reference to Danish dairy products exported to the region. Or they would take amusement from referring to a popular slapstick comedy starring a prominent Egyptian actor, Adel Imam, in which the plot is built around a Danish blonde in skimpy clothes. And there were soccer fans (quite a lot) who could name more famous Danish or Arab soccer players than I even knew. Beyond that, everything turned a bit hazy.

time-money-balanceThe cartoon crisis changed that. It instantly hurled Denmark into the Arab and Middle Eastern collective consciousness and tarnished Denmark with a reputation as a frontrunner in European xenophobia and Islamophobia.

Whether we find it fair or not, the dominant narrative about Denmark in the Middle East remains forcefully impacted by this experience. Danish businessmen know that and so do the Danish intelligence and foreign services. Over the past 10 years each has worked to repair and rebuild what Denmark’s image lost in 2006. In the foreign service, for instance, the newly established regional reform program that I headed in Cairo from 2008 through 2011 had to scale down its reform agenda and instead focus on public diplomacy and “dialogue” activities.