In this podcast episode, Kris Flammang talks with guest Marie Banks. Marie Banks is a personal injury attorney based in Gainesville, Florida, known for her unique approach and community engagement. With a background in TV production, Marie initially worked for ABC Network's primetime show 20/20 in New York City. However, after taking a telecom law and regulation class, she became intrigued by the legal process and decided to pursue a career in law. Graduating in 2008 during a presidential election, Marie faced the challenge of name recognition in a field dominated by big firms. Determined to provide a personal, service-oriented experience for her clients, Marie and her firm have implemented a marketing campaign to establish their place in the community and differentiate themselves from other personal injury attorneys.
Kris and Marie discuss Marie’s journey to becoming a personal injury attorney, which was not a straight path. Originally studying TV production, she had a change of heart after experiencing the high demands and costs of the entertainment industry. Kris and Marie get into the challenges of name recognition in the personal injury field and competition with larger firms. They also discuss the importance of educating the public about the value of personal injury attorneys. Additionally, Marie is actively involved in mentoring college women and has spoken to law students about work-life balance. She values work-life balance herself and chose her current firm because they prioritize family life and have a lower volume of cases. Marie's ultimate goal is to give back to the community by offering free planning sessions and creating a more community-focused law practice.
Join Kris Flammang and Marie Banks on this episode of The Confident Retirement podcast as they delve deeper into Marie’s passionate approach to personal injury law.
Here is what to expect on this week’s show:
• The challenges of name recognition for smaller firms in personal injury industry
• Marie’s unique path to becoming a lawyer
• The importance of prioritizing work-life balance
• Educating the public about insurance policies and dispelling misconceptions about personal injury attorneys
• Focusing on community engagement and digital marketing
• Mentoring college women
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