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The Legal Geeks

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The Legal Geeks are proud to be attorneys and geeks. We have been recognized by the ABA Journal Web 100 for one of the best legal podcasts in 2017 and nominated for Best Podcast by the Geekie Awards in 2015. Please enjoy our podcasts exploring legal is…


Star Wars Resistance Into the Unknown
Oct 8 • 66 min
Review and legal analysis of Star Wars Resistance Into the Unknown
The Boys - The Name of the Game
Sep 28 • 14 min
Legal analysis of The Boys - The Name of the Game
Stormtrooper Defective Body Armor Mock Trial from WonderCon 2019
Aug 4 • 53 min
Recorded Live at WonderCon 2019
Spider-Man Far From the Law
Jul 30 • 55 min
Legal review of Spider-Man Far From Home
Lawyers on the 65th Anniversary of Godzilla
Jul 22 • 51 min
Recorded Live at San Diego Comic Con on July 20, 2019!
Judges on the Clone Wars at San Diego Comic Con
Jul 22 • 48 min
Recorded Live at San Diego Comic Con on July 19, 2019
Judge Stacie Beckerman Talks Godzilla and the Endangered Species Act
Jul 10 • 14 min
A Preview of our Lawyers on the 65th Anniversary of Godzilla at SDCC
Was Thor Right to Behead Thanos?
Jun 30 • 56 min
Was Thor a law breaker with Stormbreaker?
Lessons in Closing Arguments from Pop Culture
Jun 29 • 69 min
Live CLE on Closing Argument Best Practices from attorney movies and TV shows.
Godzilla King of the Lawyers
Jun 14 • 102 min
Review and legal analysis of Godzilla King of the Monsters
Good Omens with Judge Matthew Sciarrino
Jun 12 • 41 min
Review and legal analysis of Good Omens.
Kaiju Law at Denver Pop Culture Con
Jun 1 • 50 min
Recorded Live at Denver Pop Culture on June 1, 2019
If the Glove Fits: Legal Lessons from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
May 3 • 31 min
Record live at Nerd Nite East Bay on April 29, 2019
Avengers Endgame Legal Review!
May 1 • 69 min
Lawyers Assemble!
Lawyers Go Batty Over the World’s Greatest Detective from Gotham - Live at WonderCon!
Apr 3 • 50 min
Batman Legal Anniversary Panel Recorded at WonderCon 2019
Captain Marvel Review
Mar 15 • 55 min
Attorney review of Captain Marvel.
Arkham Asylum Mock Trial at San Diego Comic Fest
Mar 9 • 82 min
Did Arkham Asylum violate Harvey Dent’s civil rights by taking away his silver dollar as “treatment”?
Star Wars Law at Nerd Nite Philadelphia
Mar 7 • 30 min
Recorded Live on March 6, 2019
What the Core Problem of People Disappearing on Star Wars Resistance?
Feb 28 • 51 min
Legal Review of the Star Wars Resistance episodes The Core Problem and The Disappeared
Pirating Civil Rights on Star Wars Resistance
Feb 9 • 48 min
Legal review of Star Wars Resistance episodes “The Doza Dilemma” and “The First Order Occupation.”
Star Trek Discovery Season 2
Feb 3 • 48 min
Legal analysis of the Star Trek Discovery episodes Brother, New Eden, and A Point of Light.
Bumblebee the Movie Legal Analysis
Jan 17 • 56 min
Bumblebee’s liability is more than meets the eye.
Frankenstein Conquers the Law!
Jan 9 • 14 min
Mini Episode with legal analysis of Frankenstein Conquers the World!
2018 Retrospective with The Legal Geeks
Jan 4 • 45 min
2018 Year in Review with Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland
Spider-Verse Legal Review
Jan 2 • 73 min
Two attorney geeks providing legal analysis of Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man Into the Lawyer-Verse!
Dec 30, 2018 • 10 min
Legal analysis of Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
It’s a Wonderful Lawsuit
Dec 18, 2018 • 29 min
Review and legal analysis of It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.
Superman the Movie 40th Anniversary
Nov 24, 2018 • 44 min
Happy Anniversary, Superman the Movie
Infinity Law at Nerd Nite LA!
Nov 9, 2018 • 31 min
Law of the Marvel Cinematic Universe recorded live at Busby’s East on November 8, 2018
Bride of Frankenstein!
Oct 30, 2018 • 54 min
Proving What’s Love Got to Do with Legal Analysis
Mini Episode! Ethics of Representing Dracula!
Oct 30, 2018 • 2 min
Can a lawyer represent a vampire?
Gen X Geeks with Matt Weinhold and Josh Gilliland
Oct 24, 2018 • 61 min
A journey down Geek memory lane with Matt Weinhold and Josh Gilliland
Star Wars Resistance Reaction
Oct 8, 2018 • 75 min
First reactions to Star Wars Resistance
Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman with Matt Weinhold!
Oct 5, 2018 • 82 min
It is October, so it is time to celebrate classic Universe Monsters!
Ant-Man and the Wasp with Victoria Ikerd, Esq
Sep 4, 2018 • 75 min
Cosplayer WonderWomanisReal shares her love of geekdom on seeing the premier of Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Probate Law After Avengers Infinity War
Aug 9, 2018 • 78 min
Who inherits the Sanctum Sanctorum?
Nerd Nite Philadelphia with Thomas Harper
Aug 2, 2018 • 30 min
Recorded Live on August 1, 2018
Defending the Defenders
Jul 27, 2018 • 55 min
Recorded Live at San Diego Comic Con 2018
The Court-Martial of Poe Dameron at Comic Con
Jul 26, 2018 • 50 min
Recorded Live at San Diego Comic Con 2018
Judges on the Law of the Last Jedi and Solo
Jul 26, 2018 • 47 min
Recorded Live at San Diego Comic Con 2018
After Action Report on Star Wars Day at San Diego Comic Con
Jul 25, 2018 • 47 min
Instant Reactions to our Judges on Star Wars and Mock Court Martial of Poe Dameron
Star Wars Law at San Francisco Comic Con with Claudia Gray
Jun 13, 2018 • 59 min
Claudia Gray, author of Lost Stars, Bloodline, and Leia: Princess of Alderaan, joined The Legal Geeks to discuss Star Wars Law
Star Wars Law at San Francisco Comic Con (Day 1)
Jun 12, 2018 • 53 min
Recorded Live at San Francisco Comic Con on June 8, 2018
Universal Monsters at San Francisco Comic Con 2018
Jun 11, 2018 • 44 min
Recorded Live on June 8, 2018
Kaiju Law at San Francisco Comic Con 2018
Jun 10, 2018 • 61 min
Recorded Live on June 9, 2018
Lawyers Going Solo
May 29, 2018 • 82 min
Legal review, Analysis, and fan love for Solo A Star Wars Story
Infinity War: Avenging Lawyers
May 24, 2018 • 62 min
Legal Analysis of Avengers Infinity War
Star Wars Law at Nerd Nite SF
May 19, 2018 • 27 min
Recorded Live at Nerd Nite San Francisco on May 16, 2018
Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of King Kong with Monte Cooper, Esq.
May 10, 2018 • 78 min
Monte Cooper, Esq., grandnephew of Merian Cooper, shares his thoughts on why King Kong has remained an icon of cinematic history.
May the Fourth Special with Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman
May 3, 2018 • 49 min
Judge Stacie Beckerman shares her thoughts on Star Wars and the Law
Lost in Space!
Apr 27, 2018 • 17 min
Legal analysis of the Lost in Space episode “Impact.”
Kaiju Panel at San Diego Comic Fest
Apr 23, 2018 • 54 min
Recorded Live at San Diego Comic Fest
People v. Frankenstein’s Monster and Dr. Henry Frankenstein at San Diego Comic Fest!
Apr 22, 2018 • 91 min
Recorded Live at San Diego Comic Fest!
Nerd Nite Bethlehem with Thomas Harper
Apr 20, 2018 • 40 min
Army JAG Thomas Harper’s Star Wars Nerd Nite Bethlehem Presentation
Jessica Jones AKA Bad Life Choices
Apr 16, 2018 • 22 min
Legal analysis and review of Jessica Jones season 2.
Lawyers vs Kaiju at WonderCon!
Mar 26, 2018 • 53 min
Attorneys battle over monster liability for damage by Godzilla, King Kong, Mothra, Gamera, and more!
Star Wars Mock Trial at WonderCon
Mar 26, 2018 • 53 min
Can R2-D2 and C-3PO sue the Cantina for Discrimination?
Jessica Jones AKA Crimes, Ethics, and Discrimination
Mar 22, 2018 • 33 min
Jessica Jones season 2 opens with murder for hire and takes a deep dive into attorney ethics.
Star Wars Rebels and War Crimes
Mar 15, 2018 • 79 min
Star Wars Rebels ended with a bang…and war crimes!
Star Wars Law at Nerd Nite San Diego
Mar 7, 2018 • 28 min
Recorded live at Nerd Nite San Diego on March 6, 2018
Star Wars Law at Nerd Nite East Bay
Feb 27, 2018 • 27 min
Live recording of Star Laws Law at Club 21 in Oakland.
Episode 175! Black Panther Special!
Feb 13, 2018 • 27 min
The 175th Episode of The Legal Geeks!
From Jakku to Batuu: The Common Carrier issues in Star Tours
Jan 24, 2018 • 13 min
Lawyers discuss the duty of care owed to passengers on Star Tours
Lawyers on The Last Jedi
Dec 20, 2017 • 66 min
Legal Analysis of Star Wars The Last Jedi
Oh Come, All Ye Lawyers – A Legal Holiday Special
Dec 20, 2017 • 29 min
Legal analysis of holiday classics
Law and Psychology of The Punisher with Judge Matthew Sciarrino and Dr. Janina Scarlet
Dec 10, 2017 • 31 min
Analysis of the law and psychology of The Punisher on Netflix
Let’s Ragnarok and Roll!
Nov 14, 2017 • 46 min
Review and legal analysis of Thor Ragnarok
Matt Weinhold from Monster Party on Frankenstein (1931)
Oct 30, 2017 • 48 min
Comedian Matt Weinhold on the significance of Frankenstein in the history of monster movies.
Larry Strothe from Monster Party on Creature from the Black Lagoon
Oct 30, 2017 • 48 min
Discussion on Creature from the Black Lagoon and legal analysis.
Shawn Sheridan from Monster Party on The Mummy (1932)
Oct 30, 2017 • 42 min
Analysis of the historic significance of The Mummy (1932) and legal issues from the classic film.
James Gonis from Monster Party on The Wolf Man!
Oct 30, 2017 • 35 min
Film and legal analysis of the 1941 Wolf Man from Universal Studios.
Putting on the Law with Young Frankenstein!
Oct 29, 2017 • 44 min
Jess and Josh reanimate the legal issues from Young Frankenstein.
Would Using the Ark Weapon be a War Crime on Star Wars Rebels?
Oct 18, 2017 • 48 min
A legal discussion of Star Wars Rebels season 4 and thoughts on The Last Jedi and Solo.
Legality of Interrogations in Star Wars
Oct 9, 2017 • 28 min
Judge Carol Najera shares her love of Star Wars and legal analysis of interrogations in a galaxy far, far, away.
Star Trek Discovery: Can Vulcans Adopt Humans?
Oct 3, 2017 • 37 min
It’s time to boldly go into the legal issue of the Star Trek Discovery episodes The Vulcan Hello, Battle at the Binary Stars, and Context is for Kings. Could Sarek adopt Michael Burnham? Could Captain Lorca put Prisoner Burnham press into service on Di…
Star Wars Law at San Francisco Comic Con
Sep 7, 2017 • 53 min
The Law Will be With You: Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars Law, was recorded live at San Francisco Comic Con, on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Circuit Judge John B. Owens from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Angela Storey, Esq., and Joshua Gilliland,…
Defending the Defenders at San Francisco Comic Con
Sep 7, 2017 • 58 min
Defending the Defenders, was recorded live at San Francisco Comic Con, on Friday, September 1. Angela Storey and Joshua Gilliland discussed the long list of legal issues for Marvel’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.
Jack Kirby on Civil Rights at San Francisco Comic Con
Sep 7, 2017 • 52 min
Jack Kirby on Civil Rights, was recorded live at San Francisco Comic Con, on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Jack “King” Kirby helped tell stories with a core message of freedom and justice. Attorneys Michael Dennis, Crystal Swanson, and Joshua Gilliland,…
San Diego Comic Con 2017
Aug 10, 2017 • 52 min
San Diego Comic Con 2017 was an out-of-this-world adventure for The Legal Geeks. Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland share their legal saga at SDCC, from Sweet Christmas, a Mock Hearing to Prove Luke Cage is Innocent, and Judges on Star War…
Legal Issues in Spider-Man Homecoming
Aug 4, 2017 • 38 min
Did Iron Man engage in child endangerment of Spider-Man? What are the RICO issues for the Vulture’s arms dealing? Would the Vulture’s wings be considered an ultalight? Join attorneys Thomas Harper and Josh Gilliland as these issues and more in Spider-M…
The Duty to Rescue in Forces of Destiny
Jul 11, 2017 • 46 min
Disney’s Forces of Destiny feature Star Wars characters saving others, whether they are friends or complete strangers. Attorneys Jessica Mederson, Thomas Harper, and Joshua Gilliland discuss the “duty to rescue” as the legal doctrine applies to Rey and…
Independence Day 2017
Jul 3, 2017 • 28 min
Happy 4th of July! Jessica and Josh have an all-encompassing discussion of John Adams, the Declaration of Independence, how liberty hinged on 1863, and thoughts on the United States in 2017.
Review and Legal Analysis of Wonder Woman
Jun 5, 2017 • 32 min
Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland share their thoughts on the new Wonder Woman movie, reflect on the 1970s TV show, and analyze the Constitutional issues with the Lasso of Truth and Diana’s contract Steve Trevor.
Illusive Comics 10th Anniversary Podcast
Jun 3, 2017 • 72 min
Privacy attorney Jack Yang and Joshua Gilliland both shop at Illusive Comics and Games in Santa Clara, CA. Jack and Josh sat down at Illusive to discuss why Illusive is a special comic book store, what they are currently reading, and the privacy issues…
Star Wars 40th Anniversary Podcast III– The Return of the Lawyer
May 25, 2017 • 33 min
Did Anakin Skywalker understand the wrongfulness of his actions when he killed Younglings? Could an attorney argue Anakin was under the influence of the Dark Side for all of his actions as Darth Vader? Join Dr. Janina Scarlet and Joshua Gilliland as th…
Star Wars 40th Anniversary Podcast II – The Law Strikes Back
May 25, 2017 • 42 min
Judge Mathew Sciarrino loves Star Wars. The judge has decorated his chambers with Star Wars toys and other collectables. Join Judge Sciarrino, Army JAG officer Thomas Harper, and Joshua Gilliland, Esq., as they discuss the admissibility of holograms, I…
Star Wars 40th Anniversary Podcast I -A New Law
May 25, 2017 • 45 min
Join us as we celebrate the Ruby Anniversary of Star Wars! Join attorneys Jessica Mederson, Thomas Harper, Steve Chu, and Joshua Gilliland, as they share their memories of Star Wars, reflect on its importance, and answer the explore the legal issue, is…
Jedi and First Order: Not the Younglings!
May 4, 2017 • 47 min
Happy May the 4th! Join Jessica Mederson, Thomas Harper, and Joshua Gilliland, as they discuss whether the Jedi and First Order severed parental rights of children, if Jedi adopted Younglings, or if the First Order drafted children. We also address if …
Live! Star Trek Law at Silicon Valley Comic Con!
Apr 23, 2017 • 50 min
Star Trek: Law, the Final Frontier was recorded live at Silicon Valley Comic Con on April 20, 2017. Check out our discussion on Klingon Trials from the Star Trek Enterprise episode, “Judgment;” Assumption of Risk for wearing a Red Shirt in the Original…
Doctor Who and Class: An Adventure in Liability
Apr 16, 2017 • 8 min
Attorney Joshua Gilliland is thrilled for the return of Doctor Who. Check out his immediate thoughts on the episode the Pilot and the premiere of Class.
Can the Imperials Just Throw Agent Kallus Out an Airlock?
Mar 26, 2017 • 47 min
Army JAG officer Thomas Harper joined Joshua Gilliland to discuss the legal issues in the Star Wars Rebels season three finale “Zero Hour.” Join our analysis of whether it was torture to make Agent Kallus watch the attack on Atollon? Could Admiral Kons…
Monkeying Around with Military Law and King Kong
Mar 18, 2017 • 64 min
Army JAG officer Thomas Harper shared his thoughts on the legal issues in Kong - Skull Island. We cover everything from government funding of the expedition to Skull Island, if Kong was an Endangered Species, and whether Preston Packard committed dere…
Facial Recognition Apps and Wrongful Imprisonment in Power Man and Iron Fist
Feb 19, 2017 • 64 min
Christine Peek, Esq., joined Josh Gilliland to discuss the legal issues in Marvel’s Power Man and Iron Fist comic. In the story, the character Alex Wilder created a facial recognition app named Agnitus that is connected to police databases, which can c…
Civil Rights on X-Men The Animated Series
Feb 8, 2017 • 41 min
Eric and Julia Leward were part of the creative team that brought us X-Men The Animated Series in 1992. Eric developed the show for television and was in charge of the writing. Julia wrote multiple episodes, including part one of The Days of Future Pas…
Axanar – A Private Little Lawsuit
Jan 25, 2017 • 50 min
Neel Chatterjee, Esq., shared his deep knowledge of intellectual property and fan films to summarize the Axanar litigation, the court order denying summary judgment, and settlement. We also share our thoughts on Star Trek and why so many people have lo…
Data Security Issues in Rogue One
Jan 15, 2017 • 37 min
Privacy attorney Jack Yang and Josh Gilliland discuss the Empire’s data security policies in Rogue One, A Star Wars Story. Jack breaks down National Institute of Standards and Technology’s five information security principles as they apply to Star Wars…
Can Doctor Doom Call Himself Iron Man?
Jan 9, 2017 • 13 min
What are the legal issues of Doctor Doom calling himself Iron Man? Josh discusses the possible false impersonation, identify theft, and copyright infringement causes of action Tony Stark’s estate would have against Doctor Doom from Infamous Iron Man by…
2016: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Dec 28, 2016 • 32 min
Jess and Josh share their thoughts on the rollercoaster known as 2016. The Legal Geeks share their thoughts on “The Good,” including movies, TV shows, comic books, and cons; the Bad, everything that either would violate the Constitution or bad storytel…
Legal Analysis of Rogue One
Dec 22, 2016 • 48 min
The Festival Lawyer himself, Cameron Bowman, joined Joshua Gilliland to discuss Rogue One, A Star Wars Story. Cameron and Josh discussed the drafting of Galen Erso to work on the Death Star, the hearsay issues with Erso’s hologram, and the sticky legal…
Sweet Christmas, Let’s Discuss Luke Cage
Oct 14, 2016 • 32 min
Did Luke Cage have a duty to warn the henchmen who attacked him at Genghis Connies? Join us as we discuss the legal issues Marvel’s Luke Cage episodes “Moment of Truth,” “Code of the Streets,” and “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight.” We also share our though…
Doctor Strange and the Hippocratic Oath
Aug 19, 2016 • 23 min
Did Doctor Strange violate his professional duties to Wong in “The Oath”? Dr. Raja Chatterjee, geek extraordinaire and doctor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, joined Joshua Gilliland to discuss the Hippocratic Oath, the professional o…
The Acquittal of Hawkeye for Murdering the Hulk
Jul 28, 2016 • 7 min
Josh Gilliland discusses jury nullification as the reason for Clint Barton’s acquittal for killing Bruce Banner in Civil War 2 issue 4; why it would not be a fair trial to try Hawkeye in New York; and how Captain Marvel is violating the Constitution.
Defending Hawkeye for Hulk-icide
Jul 17, 2016 • 6 min
Clint Barton murdered Bruce Banner in Civil War 2 issue 3. Could Hawkeye’s lawyers successfully argue the defense of others defense to legally justify the murder of the Hulk? Or did Barton commit unjustifiable murder? Tune in for Joshua Gilliland’s le…
Gilliland and Jalad at the Neutral Zone
Jul 11, 2016 • 6 min
Joshua Gilliland, Esq., reflects on the fourth anniversary of The Legal Geeks, with a discussion of the Star Trek episodes “Balance of Terror” and “Darmok”
Did Kylo Ren Commit Desecration of Darth Vader’s Corpse?
May 3, 2016 • 57 min
May the Fourth Be With You! Join us to hear about one lawyer’s participation in the Star Wars Half Marathon Race to the Dark Side in Orlando, plus Star Wars fueled legal analysis. Can Rey be the legal owner of Luke’s original light saber? Did Kylo Ren …
The Trial of Freyja, Black Panther, & Captain America Anniversary
Apr 5, 2016 • 25 min
Jess and Josh discuss The Mighty Thor issues 3-5, from the trial of Freyja, to the marriage of Malekitch and Queen Aelsa, and why is Odin being such a jerk. The Legal Geeks also discuss the upcoming Black Panther series and the 75th anniversary of Capt…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Lawyers
Apr 1, 2016 • 59 min
Jim Dedman and Joshua Gilliland discuss the film Batman v Superman. Both Gen X attorneys share their thoughts on their favorite Superman and Batman stories, prior films, the Fleisher cartoons, and major comic events, including Crisis on Infinite Earths…
Dr. Andrea Letamendi Analyzes Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne as Batman
Mar 15, 2016 • 55 min
Dr. Andrea Letamendi from The Arkham Sessions and Lattes with Leia joined Joshua Gilliland, Esq., to discuss Batman issues 41 to 49. Dr. Letamendi shared her thoughts on Bruce Wayne’s mental state without his personal trauma, how that trauma is connect…
Agent Carter Went to California and Agents of SHIELD Went Legit
Mar 9, 2016 • 23 min
Jess and Josh recap Agent Carter’s adventures walking in LA and POTUS having a chat with Director Coulson. Did Peggy Carter use excessive force on Dottie? Was it legal for Howard Stark to employ all those women as production assistants? Could President…
Supergirl in the Phantom Zone of Due Process
Feb 23, 2016 • 12 min
What could go wrong with a secret government prison that holds aliens and humans without trials? It’s time to explore the Constitutional issues of Supergirl, looking at Due Process, the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 14th Amendments, the writ of habeas c…
Winter Soldier Mock Trial Debrief with Jordon Huppert
Feb 21, 2016 • 26 min
Jordon Huppert, Esq., helped mentor the Defense Team for the Mock Trial of the Winter Soldier at San Diego Comic Fest. Jordon shares what it was like working with the law students, observations about the trial, and tips on trial advocacy.
Agent Carter and Excessive Force by Tasing
Feb 17, 2016 • 4 min
Was it wrong for Peggy Carter to tase Dottie Underwood a second time after Dottie was unconscious? Attorney Joshua Gilliland discusses excessive force under the Fourth Amendment, citing the test from McBride v. Clark (W.D.Mo. Mar. 8, 2006, No. 04-03307…
San Diego Comic Fest Preview with Mike Towry
Jan 6, 2016 • 24 min
Mike Towry from SDCF joined Josh to talk about San Diego Comic Fest 2016, including their centennial reception for Forrest J. Ackerman, Disney legends attending the show, and other special guests attending the show. You will also hear a preview of the …
Jess and Josh Review 2015
Dec 31, 2015 • 36 min
What were your favorite geek moments of 2015? Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland each share their top 5 geek moments of 2015, which includes DC and Marvel TV shows, a certain space opera, and a small event in San Diego.
Dr. Janina Scarlet Investigates the Insanity Defense on Jessica Jones
Dec 20, 2015 • 24 min
Dr. Janina Scarlet and Joshua Gilliland, Esq., discuss how Jessica Jones and Hope Shlottman both suffered from PTSD from their kidnapping by Kilgrave. Dr. Scarlet dives deep into how she would explain to a court how Jessica Jones, Hope, and anyone else…
Geeking out to The Force Awakens
Dec 19, 2015 • 47 min
Jessica Mederson, Roger Quiles, and Joshua Gilliland all geek out with their reactions to Star Wars The Force Awakens. Never mind legal analysis, this podcast is nothing but spoilers about Star Wars. Tune to hear how each saw The Force Awakens, theorie…
The Law Awakens before The Force Awakens!
Dec 16, 2015 • 30 min
Nothing says the holidays like Star Wars! For our 2015 Holiday Special, I discussed all things Star Wars and the Law with the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Interest Group of the Santa Clara County Bar Association High Technology Law Section, and…
Jessica Jones: Private Investigators, Law Firms, and Insanity Defense
Nov 25, 2015 • 39 min
Jessica and Josh take on the first two episodes of AKA Jessica Jones: AKA Ladies Night and AKA and Crush Syndrome. Could a lawyer successfully argue the insanity defense for Hope Shlottman? How do law firms use Private Investigators? Exactly how big a …
Supergirl: Adventures in Law
Nov 16, 2015 • 33 min
Jess and Josh look up in the sky to discuss whether Supergirl owes an affirmative duty to rescue those in National City. Moreover, who is responsible for the cleanup costs for causing an oil spill? Is Supergirl a vigilante or state action when working …
Comic Book Law with Sheafe Walker and Thomas Crowell
Sep 21, 2015 • 39 min
It’s a Legal Geek Cross-Over Special with Sheafe Walker and Thomas Crowell, author of The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators. Sheafe and Thomas share who are their favorite comic book characters and some of their past adventures at New York Comic Co…
Mike Towry: Tales of Jack Kirby and San Diego Comic Con’s Origin Story
Sep 11, 2015 • 38 min
Mike Towry is a true geek hero. It was an honor to hear Mike share the “origin story” of San Diego Comic Con, what it was like to meet Jack Kirby, how Ray Bradbury waived his speaking fee for the first San Diego Comic Con, and how Kirby made the origin…
Dr. Janina Scarlet on Guardians of the Galaxy and PTSD
Aug 29, 2015 • 34 min
Dr. Janina Scarlet, psychologist and author of the blog Superhero-therapy.com, joined Josh to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy. Dr. Scarlet shared some of her professional experiences, and opinions on the different characters in Guardians, focusing on t…
Riddle Me This: How Can Batman Testify in Court?
Aug 18, 2015 • 32 min
Jim Gordon is the new Batman. How can “Officer” Batman get a search warrant? How could Batman testify in court without revealing he is Jim Gordon? Judge Matthew Sciarrino joined us to discuss the right of a defendant to confront witnesses, how confiden…
Ant-Man’s Giant-sized Legal Issues
Aug 6, 2015 • 31 min
It’s time to discuss Marvel’s Ant-Man! What crimes did Scott Lang commit? How long was his sentence? Exactly how did the District Attorney avoid jury nullification for a “hero” who robbed a villain? We discuss these issues and more from Ant-Man.
SDCC: The Law Awakens
Jul 12, 2015 • 17 min
We celebrated our third anniversary of The Legal Geeks at San Diego Comic Con. Check out our thoughts on presenting Tatooine Law: The Law of Star Wars, at SDCC and our individual top three things about the Con.
Jurassic World & Inside Out Legal Issues
Jun 25, 2015 • 23 min
Jess and Josh have both been to the movies to discuss legal issues from two of the summer’s biggest hits. Jessica takes on Inside Out, where parents from the Midwest let their daughter walk to school in San Francisco. Josh takes on the dinosaur liabili…
Courts in Session for Daredevil Season 1
Jun 23, 2015 • 30 min
Judge Matthew Sciarrino, Gerry O’Brien, and Joshua Gilliland, Esq., discuss the first season of Daredevil. Judge Sciarrino summarized the many crimes of Wilson Fisk, plus how the Kingpin has been an unique villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The …
Age of Ultron Legal Issues
Jun 4, 2015 • 23 min
Jessica and Josh discuss the legal issues in Avengers Age of Ultron and the tie-in to Agents of SHIELD. The Legal Geeks Assemble to find out if Scarlet Witch could become a US citizen after volunteering for HYDRA, whether Bruce Banner can argue the ins…
Comic Book Store Mystique
May 28, 2015 • 43 min
Josh visited his favorite comic book store, Illusive Comics & Games to sit down with the owner Anna Warren Cebrian to discuss why comic book stores are special, super-hero movies, and her new Kickstarter project.
Is the Real SHIELD from Wisconsin?
Mar 22, 2015 • 25 min
Jess and Josh geek out over the Agents of SHIELD episode “One of Us.” Did it make sense legally for Karla Faye Gideon to not be in prison for killing someone? What can Jess tell us about Wisconsin? And which SHIELD is the real one?
Kree, Asgardians, and Political Ramifications of Inhumans
Mar 14, 2015 • 33 min
Judge Matthew Sciarrino, Gerry O’Brien, and Joshua Gilliland, Esq., share their thoughts on the Agents of SHIELD episode “Who You Really Are?” We discuss the history of the Kree, background on the Inhumans, theories on Captain Mar-Vell, and what the po…
Aftershocks on Agents of SHIELD
Mar 7, 2015 • 24 min
Novelist Gerry O’Brien, a New York Political Consultant, discussed the Agents of SHIELD mid-season premiere with Josh Gilliland. Did Director Coulson engage in international vigilantism with taking out HYDRA? Is Reina with the Inhumans or Deviants? And…
Debriefing Agent Carter
Feb 26, 2015 • 23 min
Agent Carter was awesome. Jess and Josh share their thoughts on the show, characters, and touch on a few legal issues presented in the eight-part series.
Property Lessons from Thor and Civil Procedure from Ant-Man
Feb 23, 2015 • 29 min
Jess and Josh discuss who is the rightful owner of Thor’s Hammer, each from different legal theories. Josh discusses the civil procedure issues from Ant-Man issue 2 and where Tony Stark could sue Scott Lang.
Appointing Vice Presidents and Spies on Agent Carter
Feb 4, 2015 • 24 min
Novelist Gerry O’Brien, a New York Political Consultant, and Josh Gilliland, Esq., discuss the Agent Carter episode The Iron Ceiling. Why wasn’t there a Vice President in 1946? What legal issues were presented in the episode? And just what is up with D…
2014: A Geek Year to Remember
Jan 11, 2015 • 61 min
2014 was the Year of the Geek. Jess and Josh celebrate the top geek events of 2014 with special guests Vivian O’Barski on ABC’s Scandal, editor, www.thelearnedfangirl.com; Gerry O’Brien, political consultant and novelist, on the Marvel Cinematic Univer…
Welcome Back Agent Carter!
Jan 7, 2015 • 22 min
Political Consultant Gerry O’Brien and Josh Gilliland geek out like fan boys over Agent Carter.
The 2014 Christmas Special with The Legal Geeks
Dec 22, 2014 • 33 min
Jessica and Josh share their Christmas wishes for the coming year, ranging from Agent Carter, a bunch of other shows starting with the letter A, Terminator Genysis, North Korea, and Star Wars. Music introduction is “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,”…
The Legal Geeks Holiday Special for the High Technology Committee of the SCCBA
Dec 17, 2014 • 59 min
Nothing says Christmas like analyzing whether Santa Claus can be sued for invasion of privacy, or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer could sue for nasal discrimination. The Legal Geeks Holiday Special was recorded on December 17, 2014 at Silicon Valley …
How to Elect Grant Ward’s Brother President and Captain Mar-Vell on Agents of SHIELD
Dec 7, 2014 • 30 min
Political Consultant Gerry O’Brien and Josh Gilliland go full comic-book-political-spy geek as they discuss how the fictional Senator Christian Ward might still be alive and headed for the Presidency in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gerry and Josh als…
Geeking Out Over The Force Awakens with Judge Sciarrino
Nov 30, 2014 • 49 min
The world is still in awe of the Star Wars The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Judge Matthew Sciarrino joined Jess and Josh to discuss the trailer and hopes for the new film.
Let’s Talk About She-Hulk, Wonder Woman & Thor
Nov 23, 2014 • 36 min
Jess and Josh went to the comic book store and they have thoughts to share on She-Hulk’s defense of Captain America, Wonder Woman, and the new Thor. We also learn why Josh nearly has a heart-attack after learning how Jess takes care of her comics. Josh…
Happy Halloween & Tales of the First Amendment & Trademarks
Oct 31, 2014 • 20 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss the legal perils of giving out candy, stranger danger, the Establishment Clause, the liability of running through cornfields, and Vampira vs Elvira.
Can Senator Christian Ward Have Grant Ward Prosecuted for Treason?
Oct 29, 2014 • 17 min
Veteran political consultant Gerry O’Brien and Joshua Gilliland, Esq., discussed “A Fractured House” on Agents of SHIELD, including political advice for the fictional Senator with a brother in HYDRA, to functions of government, and whether a Senator wo…
How Selling Fruit is Treason on Star Wars Rebels
Oct 16, 2014 • 15 min
Jess and Josh talk about Star Wars Rebels and the issues presented in the first two episodes. Street venders charged with treason, Wookiee slave labor camps, and the joy of light sabers.
The Politics of Agents of SHIELD with Gerry O’Brien
Oct 2, 2014 • 20 min
New York political consultant Gerry O’Brien sat down with Josh Gilliland to discuss the political world of Agents of SHIELD. Gerry discussed his thoughts on the election prospects of President Ellis from Iron Man 3 & AofS, plus what a campaign would lo…
No Fly Lists & False Imprisonment on Agents of SHIELD
Sep 25, 2014 • 24 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland loved the season premiere of Agents of SHIELD. Josh & Jess breaks down how the No Fly List works, Grant Ward’s due process claims for false imprisonment, and just why the heck did Xena grab the 084?
Boston Metaphysical Society Kickstarter
Sep 3, 2014 • 19 min
Josh was joined by Madeleine Holy-Rosing from the Boston Metaphysical Society to discuss the Kickstarter campaign for issues 5 and 6 of her steampunk mini-series.
Judge Matthew Sciarrino on Doctor Who Into the Dalek
Sep 1, 2014 • 22 min
Judge Matthew Sciarrino and Josh Gilliland geek out over Doctor Who Into the Dalek, discussing the Necessity Defense, Medical Treatment for Prisoners, the Insanity Defense, and the shout outs to Star Trek, Star Wars, and Fantastic Voyage from Into the …
Matt Weinhold on Doctor Who
Aug 26, 2014 • 50 min
You read that right: THE Matt Weinhold joined Jess and Josh to discuss Doctor Who. Jessica was able to qualify Matt as an expert witness on Doctor Who, before discussing “Deep Breath,” the 13th Doctor, and why John Hurt’s War Doctor.
Remembering Robin Williams
Aug 14, 2014 • 23 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland share their memories of Robin Williams.
Let’s Apply for Pro Hac Vice Status on Xandar
Aug 4, 2014 • 23 min
Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland discuss their thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy, adoption, child custody, kidnapping, and other legal issues spanning from Earth to Xandar and the Kree Empire.
Gerry O’Brien & Josh Gilliland on Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 3, 2014 • 42 min
Long time Marvel fans Gerry O’Brien and Joshua Gilliland go full fanboy discussing Guardians of the Galaxy. What were the terms of the Xandar and Kree treaty? Where was their war fought? Join Gerry and Josh as they talk about Jack Kirby, Star-Lord, Tha…
Gerry O’Brien on 1901: Theodore Roosevelt, Robot Fighter
Jul 31, 2014 • 24 min
New York Political Consultant Gerry O’Brien discussed his steampunk novel 1901: Theodore Roosevelt, Robot Fighter with Josh Gilliland. Gerry and Josh discuss United States history and the alternate history of 1901, where Lincoln served three terms and …
Kristen Nedopak Anniversary Interview for The Legal Geeks
Jul 14, 2014 • 30 min
Kristen Nedopak, creator of The Geekie Awards, joined Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland for a special podcast for the second anniversary of The Legal Geeks. We discussed the upcoming Geekie Awards and the genesis of the show, fantasy, and Kristen’s…
Judge Facciola on the Declaration of Independence
Jul 1, 2014 • 16 min
Judge John M Facciola sat down with Jessica Mederson, Esq., and Joshua Gilliland, Esq., to discuss the meaning of Independence Day, the Founding Fathers, how the Courts uphold the spirit of the Declaration of Independence.
X-Men, Sentinels & Equal Protection
Jun 12, 2014 • 43 min
Jessica Mederson, Esq., and Joshua Gilliland, Esq., discuss the multiple legal issues in X-Men Days of Future Past.
She-Hulk, Esq. Rocking the Practice of Law
Jun 3, 2014 • 84 min
Marguerite Kenner @LegalValkyrie, Alasdair Cookie @AlasdairStuart, meet Josh @BowTieLaw for a special team-up to discuss the new She-Hulk comic series, including a discussion about X-Men Days of Future Past, and other comic book geekie awesomeness.
GODZILLA Attacks Zip Disks to Martial Law
May 27, 2014 • 23 min
Jessica Mederson, Esq., and Joshua Gilliland, Esq., discuss legal issues in Godzilla, from whether the Zip Disks would not be reasonably accessible under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 26, the Constitutional requirements for declaring martial law…
Agents of SHIELD Brought the Law & the Funk Home
May 14, 2014 • 34 min
The Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Finale was a wonderful gift to fans. Attorneys Jessica Mederson & Josh Gilliland discuss legal issues presented in the story, plus Josh got creative when Jessica swore.
Raise the SHIELD
May 9, 2014 • 39 min
Political Consultant Gerry O’Brien and Josh Gilliland go full geek discussing the Agents of SHIELD episode Ragtag and their hopes for the Agent Carter series. Gerry and Josh discuss political ramifications of Winter Soldier, how Congress would hold HYD…
Jesse Toves Interview
May 6, 2014 • 100 min
Jesse Toves sat down with Josh Gilliland to talk about his comic Trouble, Guts, & Noir, plus his work on Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, and Defiance. Both discuss comic books, super hero movies, and a whole lot more.
Clone Wars & The Order of the Jedi
Apr 30, 2014 • 26 min
Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland sought out Judge Matthew Sciarrino for his extensive Star Wars knowledge to discuss the casting news of Episode VII: The Order of the Jedi, and the legal issues surrounding General Krell vs the 501st in the Clone W…
Cowboys & Lawyers: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Apr 23, 2014 • 13 min
Jessica Mederson & Josh Gilliland play cowboy in their discussion of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Issues range from voting rights, law, law enforcement, and tales from the West.
Judge Matthew Sciarrino & Gerry O’Brien on Former Agents of SHIELD
Apr 10, 2014 • 29 min
Attorney Joshua Gilliland sat down with New York Judge Matthew Sciarrino and NYC political consultant Gerry O’Brien, author of 1901, to review the legal and political issues in Agents of SHIELD post Winter Soldier. All three have Level 9 Geek access.
A Scattered Interview About a Dad Who Destroyed All Paper in the World
Apr 9, 2014 • 30 min
Joshua Bregman, Director of the short film Scattered, sat down with Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland to discuss his film, where a scientist destroyed all the paper in the world. Please visit http://www.scatteredfilm.com/ to learn more.
Winter Soldier Legal Issues
Apr 6, 2014 • 39 min
Can Bucky be charged with treason? What is the defense for not following an illegal order? Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland geek out over Captain America Winter Soldier to answer these questions.
From T.A.H.I.T.I. to Lorelei on Agents of SHIELD
Apr 3, 2014 • 38 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss Agent of SHIELD episodes TRACKS, TAHITI, how awesome Lady Sif is, the Constitution, following the 4th Amendment, Marvel Civil War, Secret Invasion, Dark Reign, Nick Fury, Ex-Agent of SHIELD and a whole bunch …
SHIELD & The Necessity Defense with Judge Matthew Sciarrino
Mar 5, 2014 • 23 min
Josh Gilliland took the Agents of SHIELD episode T.A.H.I.T.I. up on a writ of Mandamus with Judge Matthew Sciarrino. The judge weighed in on torture, the necessity defense, self-defense and just what race was “the blue guy” being used for GH325. The Ju…
Harold Ramis Tribute
Mar 3, 2014 • 24 min
Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland go night putting on double secret probation with proton packs on a 10 mile run in their tribute to Harold Ramis.
You Buried Zombie George Washington Where?
Feb 20, 2014 • 9 min
Attorney Joshua Gilliland discusses the Sleepy Hollow episode The Indispensable Man, George Washington’s will, and the duty to bury. Plus, Josh shares the historical error he found at the Smithsonian.
An Interview with Madeleine Holly-Rosing About Granville Woods
Feb 19, 2014 • 38 min
Joshua Gilliland and Madeleine Holly-Rosing sat down to discuss 19th Century Inventor Granville Woods, Madeleine’s comic the Boston Metaphysical Society, comic book conventions, and some United States history for fun.
XRN Products Liability on Almost Human
Feb 18, 2014 • 6 min
Josh discusses the legal requirements for strict products liability for Nigel Vaughn on Almost Human for the XRN’s 3-day rampage.
Putin on the Winter Olympics
Feb 17, 2014 • 20 min
Jessica Mederson & Josh Gilliland discuss the 2014 Winter Olympics, privacy, the 1982 Olympics and Cold War history.
Legal Issues of Bringing Agent Coulson Back to Life
Feb 15, 2014 • 7 min
Josh Gilliland discusses the legal requirements for performing medical experiments on a living human being and the legal right to resurrect Phil Coulson on Agents of SHIELD.
The Legal Geek are in the DANGER ZONE!
Jan 20, 2014 • 12 min
It is time for M as in Mancy. Jess and Josh take on Archer, hostile work environments, and tactical turtlenecks. So, dress like Burt Reynolds in Gator and light some clean burning whale oil, because Jess and Josh are going into ISIS.
Bow Ties & Starships: A 2013 Year in Review
Dec 31, 2013 • 14 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland share their top geek moments of 2013, including The Geekie Awards, the ABA Journal Blawg 100, football, science fiction and comic books.
Confession to Silence on Doctor Who
Dec 30, 2013 • 25 min
Attorney Joshua Gilliland and youth pastor Joshua Waggoner discuss the legal and religious implications of the Silence serving as Confessional Priests on The Time of the Doctor.
A Bow Tie Requiem on The Time of the Doctor
Dec 27, 2013 • 36 min
Judge Matthew Sciarrino and Joshua Gilliland review The Time of the Doctor. They discuss Matt Smith’s tenure as the 11th Doctor, theories on Tasha Lem, hopes for Peter Capaldi and the future of bow ties.
Christmas Shopping for Lawyers
Dec 6, 2013 • 25 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson & Joshua Gilliland discuss Christmas gifts for lawyers, Presidential busts as gifts, Wonder Woman and The Flash on Arrow.
Vote for The Legal Geeks!
Dec 4, 2013 • 1 min
Joshua Gilliland, Esq., asks for your vote for The Legal Geeks in the “For Fun” category of the ABA Journal Blawg 100 at http://www.abajournal.com/blawg100
Lawyers on Day of the Doctor
Nov 28, 2013 • 44 min
Judge Matthew Sciarrino, Christina MacDougall, Esq., and Joshua Gilliland, Esq., discuss Day of the Doctor and An Adventure in Time & Space. Each shares views on the contract issues presented by not knowing which side you represent as seen in the human…
Almost Legal: Robot Police on Almost Human
Nov 19, 2013 • 18 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss the legality of robot police on Almost Human, drones, and red light cameras.
Legal Issues of Doctor Who
Nov 18, 2013 • 50 min
Judge Matthew Sciarrino and attorney Joshua Gilliland discuss Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, including Trial of a Time Lord, the Three Doctors, the Night of the Doctor and legal issues from An Unearthly Child, plus a ton of other geek shows.
Remembering Tom Clancy
Oct 17, 2013 • 18 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson & Josh Gilliland discuss the first Tom Clancy book they each read, favorite Tom Clancy book and legal issues from Jack Ryan stories.
Amber Schroader Gets Her Geek on for PFIC 2013
Sep 30, 2013 • 10 min
Amber Schroader, CEO of Paraben Corporation, sat down with Josh Gilliland to talk about the Paraben Forensic Innovation Conference, eDiscovery, computer forensics and being a geek.
Attorneys of SHIELD
Sep 30, 2013 • 32 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland geek out and talk about the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. Josh discusses comics in the 1980s, plus other classic story lines. Jess shares a theory on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Josh maintained his desire to keep ge…
X-Files Jurisprudence: The Law is Out There
Sep 12, 2013 • 61 min
California Attorneys and UC Davis Alumni Caitlin Murphy, Esq., and Josh Gilliland of Bow Tie Law & The Legal Geeks review the legal issues in the X-File episodes Humbug, Small Potatoes and Tunguska.No part of this recording should be considered legal a…
The Paper Chase 40th Anniversary Special
Sep 9, 2013 • 59 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland celebrated the 40th Anniversary of The Paper Chase with eDiscovery legend Craig Ball, Caitlin Murphy, Esq from Access Data and Kelly Twigger, Esq., of ESI Attorneys. The panel discussed their law school experiences v…
Say Anything Except Better Off Dead
Sep 4, 2013 • 19 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss the legal issues in the John Cusack classics Say Anything and Better Off Dead.
Olivia Youngers & Josh Gilliland On Ben Affleck, Batman & Comics
Sep 1, 2013 • 14 min
Olivia Youngers from www.rollingsreliable.com and Josh Gilliland sit down to talk about casting Ben Affleck as Batman, DC Comic book movies and go full geek on comics.
Olivia Youngers & Josh Gilliland Talk Lawyers, Comic Books & Science Fiction
Sep 1, 2013 • 23 min
Attorney Josh Gilliland and Cosplayer Olivia Youngers discuss the vast universe of super heroes who are attorneys as their secret identity. Olivia and Josh talk about being a geek, science fiction, Olivia’s role at The Geekie Awards.
Leslie Crystal On The Geekie Awards
Aug 26, 2013 • 17 min
Leslie Crystal, paralegal, cosplayer and social media personality, sat down with Josh Gilliland to discuss The Geekie Awards. Check out Leslie’s website http://www.lesliecrystal.com/ for more on her many projects.
Comedy Law
Jul 17, 2013 • 13 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss stand-up comedians and the law.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
Judge Grewal & Judge Sciarrino on Science Fiction
Jul 12, 2013 • 41 min
The Legal Geeks First Anniversary Special: Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland host a special podcast with New York State Judge Matthew Sciarrino and United States Federal Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal. The Judges discuss their favorite scie…
An Interview with Madeleine Holly-Rosing on the Boston Metaphysical Society
Jul 5, 2013 • 40 min
Madeleine Holly-Rosing sits down with Jessica Mederson & Josh Gilliland to discuss her comic Boston Metaphysical Society.
Indiana Jones & Partnership Formation
Jun 22, 2013 • 7 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland discuss partnership formation issues presented in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Can a fight in Nepal with Nazi henchmen result in partnership formation? Listen and find out.
President James Garfield: The Legal Issues Around the Trial of a Presidential Assassination
Jun 13, 2013 • 35 min
Attorneys Joshua Gilliland and Jessica Mederson discuss the rise of James Garfield to the Presidency and the legal issues surrounding his assassination by Charles Guiteau.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
Lawyers Into Darkness
Jun 6, 2013 • 25 min
Jessica and Josh set phasers to geek and go to warp over Star Trek Into Darkness. They cover everything from Captain Robert April from the comic book Countdown to Darkness, the electronic discovery issues from the attack on Section 31, the “Alice Eve I…
Star Wars Day: Biggest Legal Issues
May 4, 2013 • 13 min
Jessica Mederson, Esq., and Joshua Gilliland Esq., draw their lightsabers on the legal issues of droids practicing medicine, equal protection on Naboo and even the Younglings.
Magnum PI: Renters Rights & Oral Contracts
Apr 12, 2013 • 19 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson & Joshua Gilliland go tropical in discussing the legal issues on Magnum PI, including landlord-tenant issues, oral contracts, the statute of frauds and due process. No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
The Legal Geeks on Pet Law
Mar 22, 2013 • 15 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson & Joshua Gilliland discuss famous pets in Science Fiction, Comic Books and their favorite pets. No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
The Legal Geeks & St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 16, 2013 • 13 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss the legal issues of St. Patrick’s Day.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
The Doctor Needs The Lawyer: Doctor Who & The Legal Geeks
Mar 6, 2013 • 17 min
Joshua Gilliland and Jessica Mederson discuss the effect of regenerating on the validity of a will. Josh and Jessica discuss at length the different Doctors. Jessica even sings. No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
Judge Matthew Sciarrino on the Trial of Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars
Mar 4, 2013 • 19 min
Judge Matthew Sciarrino joins attorneys Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland to discuss the legal issues presented on The Clone Wars with the trial of Ahsoka Tano.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
How a Legal Geek Goes Curling
Feb 26, 2013 • 11 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland the sport of curling. No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
Jabba the Hutt & Employee Safety
Feb 19, 2013 • 10 min
Joshua Gilliland and Jessica Mederson discuss Jabba’s Palace and employee safety, focusing on Oola, the Palace Guards, the Rancor, Boba Fett, and the Sarlacc Pit.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
Ferengi Prenuptial Agreements on Deep Space 9
Feb 9, 2013 • 11 min
Attorneys Josh Gilliland and Jessica Mederson discuss the Star Trek Deep Space 9 episode, Ferengi Love Songs, reviewing what goes into a valid prenuptial agreement.No part of this recording should be considered legal advise.
Judges & Star Wars
Jan 27, 2013 • 12 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss judges quoting Star Wars lines in court opinions.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
Andie Bolt: Comedy, Cancer & Online Dating
Jan 25, 2013 • 21 min
Andie Bolt from Dork Fork meets The Legal Geeks to discuss her upcoming projects, being a geek, cancer benefit shows and adventures in online dating.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice and is purely for entertainment.
Hansel & Gretel: A Lawyer’s Fairy Tale
Jan 15, 2013 • 16 min
Attorneys Joshua Gilliland and Jessica Mederson discuss the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel & Gretel, specifically addressing the possible legal issues against the parents and the witch.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice and i…
The Legal Geek 2012 Year in Review
Dec 31, 2012 • 13 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland share their legal geek highlights of 2012, including how they meet on Twitter, the Paraben Forensic Innovation Conference and what they are looking forward to in 2013.
An Attorney’s Christmas Special
Dec 24, 2012 • 18 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland review the legal issues in classic Christmas movies including, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “A Christmas Story,” “Elf,” Polar Express,” “Scrooged,” and “Miracle on 34th Street.”No part of this recording shoul…
Santa Claus Meets His Lawyers
Dec 23, 2012 • 3 min
The Legal Geeks meet Santa Claus for a client meeting over negligent infliction of emotional distress.
The Legal Geeks Discuss Howard Stern
Dec 20, 2012 • 10 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss the Howard Stern Show and copyright law.
Whistleblowers: Blue Thunder, Serenity & LA Confidential
Dec 4, 2012 • 12 min
Attorneys Josh Gilliland and Jessica Mederson discuss being a whistleblower protection and whistleblowing themes in Blue Thunder, LA Confidential & Serenity.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
Frakking Lawyers Watching Battlestar Galactica
Nov 19, 2012 • 19 min
Attorneys Josh Gilliland and Jessica Mederson discuss the law, history and political around Battlestar Galactica from the 1978 and 2004.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice or an endorsement of the 1978 BSG over the 2004 re-envis…
Marvel Comics- True Believers & Copyright Law
Nov 15, 2012 • 10 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss the Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, Copyright Law and great Marvel story lines and characters. No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
Fire Side Geeks- Super Heroes, Star Wars & Judge Matthew Sciarrino
Nov 5, 2012 • 20 min
The Legal Geeks at PFIC 2012 with Judge Matthew Sciarrino. Josh Gilliland, Jessica Mederson and Judge Sciarrino discuss comic book super heroes, Firefly and Star Wars. No part of this recording should be consider legal advice, nor an endorsement of bei…
I, Lawyer: The Legal Geeks on Isaac Asimov
Oct 29, 2012 • 11 min
Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland discuss the science fiction contributions of Isaac Asimov.
Ghostbusters & False imprisonment
Oct 29, 2012 • 12 min
Joshua Gilliland & Jessica Mederson discuss the cult classic Ghostbusters and whether there are any legal issues for “false imprisonment” of ghosts.No part of this recording should be considered legal advise.
Quantum Leap & Constitutional Law
Oct 16, 2012 • 12 min
The Legal Geeks review Quantum Leap and key Constitutional Law cases regarding the right to counsel under the 6th Amendment and the right against self-incrimination under the 5th Amendment. No part of this episode should be considered legal advice.
The Goonies: Good Enough for The Legal Geeks
Oct 10, 2012 • 9 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss the ownership rights to the treasure in The Goonies.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice for any treasure hunters.
Star Trek Red Shirts & Assumption of Risk
Oct 3, 2012 • 9 min
Josh Gilliland & Jessica Mederson discuss how Red Shirts were injured or killed on Star Trek and the application of the assumption of risk to their injuries.No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
Cheers! It’s A Little Known Fact….
Oct 1, 2012 • 7 min
Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss the anniversary of Cheers, favorite characters and legal issues presented in the show.
Firefly & Contract Law
Sep 28, 2012 • 9 min
The Legal Geeks discuss the contract issues presented in three episodes of Firefly. No part of this recording should be considered legal advice.
Star Trek: The Best Legal Issues from Each Generation
Sep 17, 2012 • 17 min
Joshua Gilliland (@bowtielaw) and Jessica Mederson (@eDiscMatters) review the top legal issues from Star Trek, The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager, and Enterprise.
Tron: The Gaming Grid of eDiscovery
Sep 4, 2012 • 9 min
Attorneys Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland discuss how Tron is an allegory for electronic discovery. Jess and Josh discuss other topics explored in Tron, including Net Neutrality and the Stored Communication Act. Josh outlines major issues in electr…
School Liability & Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Sep 2, 2012 • 10 min
Jessica and Josh discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, the possible legal issues for the fictional Sunnydale High School, pay tribute to Sunnyvale, California, and Joss Whedon.
Han Shot First & Self-Defense
Sep 2, 2012 • 15 min
Josh and Jessica review “self defense” under Common Law and the Model Penal Code in analyzing whether Han Solo was legally justified in shooting Greedo first in the original Star Wars (Episode IV).
Jaws & Liability for the Island of Amity
Sep 2, 2012 • 34 min
Jessica and Josh discussing the legal issues presented in Jaws, covering cases involving shark attacks, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, and how footage from Duel was used in The Incredible Hulk TV series.
A Legal Review of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog
Sep 2, 2012 • 11 min
It’s a Brand New Day on The Legal Geeks: Jess and Josh discuss Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog and legal responsibility for Penny’s death. Jess focuses on civil liability and Josh on criminal liability.
The Legal Geeks Discuss John Carter of Mars
Sep 2, 2012 • 17 min
Josh and Jessica discuss a century of science fiction that started John Carter of Mars, including Superman, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, and many other adventure heros. The 2012 summer movie Battleship is also discussed.
The Law & Selling Haunted Houses- An Interview with Gabe Diani on The Selling
Sep 2, 2012 • 23 min
The Legal Geeks interview Gabe Diani (Josh’s brother) about The Selling, a movie about selling a haunted house.The discussion includes stories from The Selling, a review of legal cases with ghosts (note, no part of this video should be considered legal…
President Lincoln Saving America from Sparkling Vampires
Sep 2, 2012 • 11 min
A Review of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and Civil War History.
Fictional Lawyers
Sep 2, 2012 • 13 min
Jessica and Josh discussing fictional attorneys on TV and in the movies verse the actual practice of law, from document review to motion practice.
Meet Jessica & Josh: The Legal Geeks
Sep 1, 2012 • 12 min
Introduction of The Legal Geeks, Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland. Both attorneys discuss their love of science fiction, the law and being a geek.