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The Western Loss Association Officers have planned another very exciting and highly informative Conference to be held this fall at the Abbey Resort in Fontana

The Western Loss Association Officers have planned another very exciting and highly informative Conference to be held this fall at the Abbey Resort in Fontana, WI.  Insurance Adjusters:  All seminar presentations provide continuing education credits.  Insurance Company Personnel:  Admission is gratis.  Per night accommodations, golf, and other activities are available at an additional cost.  A not to vendors:  There are both exhibit booth and golf hole sponsorships available.  If you require hotel accommodations, please call the resort to make your room reservation.  For insurance company personnel:  The guest room rates are available for a single or double per night.  Questions can be forwarded to Barry parks of Western Loss Association. 

Member vendor sponsorships are still available.  Please note that the platinum sponsorship is $1000.  This gives you a choice of an exhibit booth, golf hole sponsorship, and two attendees, or three attendees, no exhibit booth and no hole sponsorship.  Inasmuch as there are a limited number of exhibit booths, please complete the sponsorship form summarily and as indicated because they will not be accepted if received after the designated deadline.  No emails or phone calls will get an exhibit booth as per Barry Parks.  The booths will be eight feet long tables.  No large displays will be admitted.  No flashing lights or anything that may distract from the presentation will be allowed.  We recommend sponsors bring fish bowls for business, and we ask the insurance company personnel to please bring their business cards, and to please visit the exhibit booth, and thank each and every vendor that has helped to make this event possible.    

Keith Williams Law Group Celebrates Appearance On U.S. News Top 100 Lawyers List


(Nashville, TN)—When it comes to personal injury cases, going pro se is never advisable. Being able to work with an experienced attorney who will fight for the client’s rights increases the likelihood of a successful resolution by 50 percent or more. Unfortunately, with so many attorneys offering their services, it can be difficult to differentiate those who are in it for the money from those who truly care about their clients.

It is with this dilemma in mind that Keith Williams Law Group, a prominent law firm in Nashville, Tennessee, is announcing that Attorney Keith Williams has been named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Law Firms List. Compiled annually using a rigorous nomination and evaluation process, this list has become a beacon of quality and distinction in the legal world.

Jennifer McFarland, a representative of Keith Williams Law Group, stated “Without quality legal representation in a personal injury case, there will be an uneven playing field for the injured party. The attorneys at our firm work hard to make sure that every client is treated fairly, and they fight tirelessly to see justice served in all cases. We are so proud of what Attorney Keith Williams and our team has accomplished. Being ranked as one of the top 100 lawyers in the state of Tennessee by U.S. News and World Report is an extraordinary honor and a testament to everyone’s dedication.”

McFarland goes on to say, “Firms included in the 2016 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The attorneys here at Keith Williams Law Group are extremely talented and a huge asset to the people of Nashville and the surrounding areas.”

“Many of our clients have sustained serious injuries and suffered significant financial damage as a result of someone else’s carelessness or neglect. Our attorneys do whatever they can to help them bear the burden that comes with seeking justice for what has happened to them. We are honored that others recognize how much we value our clients and the successful track record that we’ve developed as a result of our commitment to their well-being. We hope to continue to provide excellent legal representation on an even greater scale.”

About Keith Williams Law Group:

Keith Williams Law Group is a Nashville personal injury firm that assists people who have been injured in car, motorcycle & truck accidents as well as aviation accidents. With some of the largest settlements and judgments ever awarded in Tennessee on their books, Keith Williams Law Group has successfully recovered over $50 million dollars in compensation for clients. Their team knows that winning takes experience, dedication, skill, and hard work, and they stand ready to level the legal playing field for clients and help them obtain a successful resolution to their case.

Media Contact:

Jennifer McFarland
Nashville, TN 37219
Telephone: (615) 313-3999


From the Farm and Back: A History of Barbed Wire Fencing

In De Kalb, Illinois in 1873, a man named Henry Rose designed barbwire fencing to poke animals that came too close so they would be unable to bust through the fence.  His original design was supposed to be attached to an existing fence. In the western United States, in areas lacking trees appropriate for building wooden fencing, barbwire fencing was a practical necessity.  


Jacob Haish, Isaac Ellwood, Joseph Glidden


Soon after Rose’s barbwire fence was introduced, a group of three individuals, a lumberman named Jacob Haish, a hardware merchant named Isaac Ellwood, and a farmer named Joseph Glidden took Rose’s idea, but made it even better.  Just a year after Henry Rose’s design, on November 24, 1874, Joseph Glidden was issued a patent to make his fences.  Together, Glidden and Ellwood formed The Barb Fence Company.  


Known Facts

The business took off quickly, producing 300 tons in 1875 and growing to 130,000 tons in 1885.  There were many reasons for the barbwire’s success, one of which was its inexpensive price tag.  Despite its affordability, barbwire, unlike wooden fencing, would not rot or burn in the event of fire.  It was also easy to put up, strong, durable and long-lasting. 


The Aftermath of Gidden’s Death


In 1876, Glidden sold half of his patent to Washburn & Moen Manufacturing Company in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The sale brought him over $60,000 in royalties.  Hundreds of different versions of the barbwire fence were invented and introduced, and nearly 600 patents produced.  By his death in 1906, Glidden was one of the richest men in America, worth approximately $1 million. 


Soon after Glidden’s death, barbwire became a popular military tool during wartime, acting as a defense mechanism by creating obstacles and entanglements for enemies.  Many inventions in the early twentieth century prove just how powerful barbwire’s impact really was during the World Wars.  In Germany, the military fitted a motor-car with an enormous set of cutting blades, powerful enough to rip through barbwire fence roadblocks, which threatened consequences as serious as decapitation for unprepared, fast-driving soldiers. A special tool designed to attach to a Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle was used to cut barbwire. When a rifleman lunged toward a wire, lifted his rifle in the air, allowing the tool to clamp closed over the wire, slicing it in half.  There were even specially designed tents, sleeping bags and blankets to protect Allied soldiers from barbed wire.    


An advanced version of original barbwire fencing, triple concertina barbwire was an effective war tool during World War II due to its quick deployment.  Five men working together were easily able to assemble fifty yards of this fencing in a matter of just fifteen minutes.  This barrier is made from two parallel concertinas attached to wire twists and covered with a third concertina.  These barriers could be assembled in trenches during downtime, and deployed effectively even in darkness.  Even soldiers who fought in Korea and Vietnam depended on the protection provided by barbwire, as well as tools used to remove it.  


Today, barbwire is used in a variety of different ways, from homesteaders living off the grid who simply seek to protect what’s theirs, to the perimeters around prisons to deter potential escapees.  Although barbwire can still be found on many farms today, like that found at, the effectiveness of this invention has taken it far beyond protecting the wild frontier. 

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