September 1st, 2017|
These coming autumn months are chock-full of patriotic milestones, American pride, and military anniversaries. From Patriot Day on September 11th, the birthdays of our Air Force, Navy, and USMC, and rounding out with Veterans Day in November, this fall season reminds us afresh of our nation’s history, our unity, and the proud heritage of our Armed Forces. It is also an incredible opportunity to thank those who selflessly serve our great nation, and so it is our distinct pleasure to announce the Daniel Stark Fall Charity: the Ft. Hood Fisher House.
Nestled within the security of Ft Hood army post, the Fisher House serves both active duty and veteran soldiers and their families by providing them a wonderful place to stay – at no cost whatsoever – during times of medical crisis. Facilitating the comforts of home during challenging times, the Ft. Hood Fisher House is located less than a mile from Darnell Medical Center, and is furnished with private rooms, baths, and lovely communal spaces.
In addition to providing lodging, the Ft Hood Fisher House also coordinates donated frequent flyer miles and hotel points, allowing families to travel with ease to see their injured service member. Since its establishment in 1990, this incredible foundation has served over 305,000 families nationwide, saving them an estimated $360 million in lodging and transportation fees. The Fisher House located at Ft Hood is a truly remarkable part of our Killeen, military, and Texas communities, and has helped touch innumerable lives.
Out of the 50+ employees at Daniel Stark, almost a quarter of us have close ties to the military: Army and Air Force brats, siblings, cousins, veteran spouses, parents of deployed soldiers, the list goes on. I am honored to count myself among those ranks, as the proud daughter of an active duty career military man. This firm has been an incredible support to us all during times of deployments, the holidays apart, etc., and to see them now support the Fisher House – an organization dedicated to supporting the military family – is a truly beautiful thing.
Learn more about the life-changing work of the Fisher House Foundation here, and then help Daniel Stark give back to the incredible team at the Ft Hood house by simply liking our Facebook page! For every new “Like” received during September, October, and November, our firm will match that number in dollars donated to the Fort Hood Fisher House. Spread the word, and help us give back.
August 23rd, 2017|
Dunkirk is the long awaited World War II Epic from famed director Christopher Nolan. The movie takes place during the Battle of Dunkirk, where English and French soldiers are trying to desperately evacuate France across the English Channel to Britain while not wasting resources.
The movie puts the audience member in a feeling of isolation almost immediately, making this film unique. While most American war films try to give you a feeling of brotherhood, connection, and emotional stakes, the only thing the characters in Dunkirk are concerned with is surviving, trying to make it home.
The cinematography in the film is some of Nolan’s best, and any audience member needs to see this film on the biggest screen they can. The score has a tense feeling of sometimes dread, and then sometimes a constant build, giving the audience member a feeling of uneasiness throughout the film.
The team at Daniel Stark agree across the board that the film is a great film, with the lowest scores coming in at 4. However, one criticism is a lack of character development, leaving you not feeling particularly strong about any one character. With a majority of scores of 5/5 and some 4/5, this movie is a strong yes from the team at Daniel Stark!
May 3rd, 2017|
TRANSPARENCY…CREATES AN AVERAGE MOVIE
The Circle is the movie based on the best-selling book of the same name. (more…)
March 24th, 2017|
Most people hope that they are never in a situation where they are going to need to hire a lawyer, but the odds are great that you are going to need one at some point. Like any other consumer choice, it’s very important to do your homework and properly research potential law firms prior to deciding who you want to represent you. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for potential representation.
- Area of expertise – Many lawyers and law firms have developed specialized legal issues that they concentrate on. It is important to know what your particular issue involves so you can find a lawyer that concentrates on that particular issue on a regular basis.
- Location – Most people are going to want to have a lawyer that lives in a specific area. It may be the area where a certain event took place, or where you or somebody else lives. If you want a lawyer that you can meet with and visit face to face, then you need to find a lawyer near you.
- Experience and reputation – It is important to know how long a law firm has been in existence, how many cases they have handled like yours and what their reputation is in the community. Don’t hesitate to do research on the internet and even ask friends and family if they have had any experiences that might provide some insight.
- Comfort – One of the, if not the most, important thing to consider when choosing a lawyer is your comfort level. This includes the lawyer, their staff, and their office. It is important to talk to the law firm and make sure that you a comfortable before entering into a lawyer client relationship. Most law firms will not charge anything for an initial consultation and this is a great opportunity to see what it would potentially look like to work on your case. If you feel like there is an immediate comfort level, then chances are good that there will be a smooth relationship moving forward.