|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Marjorie Day/Associate of the Year Award||Banyard Inn of Court||2013|
|Attorney||Berman More Gonzalez||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Women Lawyers||Board of Governors||2012 - Present|
|Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court||Member||2012 - Present|
|Orange County Women Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Jane Doe v. Grocery Store (confidential)||$2,100,000.00 settlement|
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|University of California - Los Angeles||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Concord Law School||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Alumni Solo & Small Firm Practitioner Conference||Law Office Marketing & Management||2014|
Posted by Ann
I experienced a slip and fall at a local store and visited my doctor. He told me to have various bones x-rayed and other parts checked out. I realized then that my medical insurance would pay for certain things but not for many of the other issues involved. I knew I'd need to have help paying for what was not covered so I met with a personal injury lawyer friend and asked him if or what could be done. I was referred to Jaimi Groothuis, who is a lawyer in his firm and our journey began immediately.
As it turned out, my original injury refused to heal despite all doctors' best efforts. That injury never did heal, and after a year went by I needed surgery to repair the break. The extremely agonizing pain caused a massive amount of stress. The pain and stress from this injury too its toll on my body. Ulcers formed and my stomach disintegrated to the point where it had to be removed. My simple fall had become a major medical disaster with my surgeon even questioning whether I would survive through two of my surgeries.
The entire ordeal unfolded over almost 3 years and during the entire time Jaimi called and helped us in any way she could. Her concern even led her to call my husband while I was in one of my surgeries just to find out how I was doing.
During the 3 years of this predicament she collected data and spoke to everyone necessary involved in this case. Jaimi was able to get medical records and doctors' billing records and lists of every medication that was given to me. She was stalwart and thorough in her dealings and that served us well when negotiations finally began.
When we first discussed this case I was immediately impressed with Jaimi's integrity as she spoke about legalities and procedures. I have even more respect for her work, her actions and her knowledge after spending 3 years in her care. While she is as nice a human being as I've ever met, she is a knowledgable, capable and a consummate professional that anyone would be proud to have in court.
Posted by Amanda
When Jaimi was brought onto our case it started to finally makes sense to me "the client" as she really helped clarify and walk us through many of the situations. She took time and effort to answer the numerous emails and phone calls with clarifying answers to help ease my mind. I always felt better once Jaimi got back to me. She really walked us through all the steps so we would fully understand what was going on and how the best way to handle thigns were. So glad it is finally all over and very happy to have worked with Jaimi!
Linda Iannelli, Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Jaimi is an incredible person and lawyer. She is detailed, dedicated, loyal and compassionate with the right mix of tenacity she makes an awesome advocate! During my tenure as President of the Orange County Woman Lawyers my main focus was our Membership. Much to my pleasure, Jaimi agreed to be our Membership Chair. She undertook to research, plan and implement a program to handle our growing membership which played a huge role in bringing our Association to the forefront of the Orange County legal community. It was entirely my privilege to work with Jaimi and experience her work first hand. Jaimi is a classy professional who is inspires me to be a better lawyer. She can do anything she sets her mind to.... and I am proud to call her my friend. Jaimi is my Star and definitely one lawyer in Orange County to watch! Linda Iannelli, Attorney at Law