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Focusing on, but not limited to, Alameda County California attorneys, we meet and get to know practicing attorneys, people connected to the legal profession, and those affected by the justice system. How they got there, what they're doing, how they experience the practice of law and their connection to it.

Love thy Lawyer Louis J Goodman

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Focusing on, but not limited to, Alameda County California attorneys, we meet and get to know practicing attorneys, people connected to the legal profession, and those affected by the justice system. How they got there, what they're doing, how they experience the practice of law and their connection to it.

    Amanda Butler Schley / Sailboat Office - LSU

    Amanda Butler Schley / Sailboat Office - LSU

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    https://www.lawgroup.biz/amanda-butler-schley

    TOP-RANKED BUSINESS LAWYER AMANDA BUTLER SCHLEY INSPIRES, SUPPORTS AND ENCOURAGES HER ENTREPRENEUR CLIENTS TO MAKE FEARLESS CHOICES—KNOWING THAT GREAT (BUT, EDUCATED) RISKS BRING GREAT REWARDS.
    When business owner clients face an unavoidable legal problem like a huge tax assessment or a dispute with a partner, Amanda resolves the legal crisis… and then helps them position their companies for future success by taking a proactive legal approach.
    Ranked as a Top Rated Business and Commercial Attorney, Amanda has more than a decade of experience representing boutique hotels, restaurateurs, family-owned businesses, breweries, artists, CEOs and entrepreneurs. In her almost 15 years of practice, she has become skilled at spotting legal issues and pitfalls at each stage of the business life cycle, from inception to rapid growth to successful exit. She nurtures and mentors her clients to succeed beyond their wildest dreams, resolving hundreds of complex legal issues along the way. 

    In 2016, Amanda Butler Schley made a bit of a career move. She not only left her job at a large law firm to found her own boutique, Business Law Group, focusing on representing entrepreneurs, she also sold her home and most of her belongings and moved onto a sailboat.
    The question on her mind was this: Can lawyers truly work from anywhere?
    She discovered the answer over the next year while sailing her way down the Gulf of Mexico with her two dogs, Ava and Kadan, and her boyfriend, Rob. “He was really the captain and I was the first mate,” says Butler Schley. 
    Their vessel, Stay Foolish, was a 44-foot Island Packet 420 sailboat, also called a monohull sailboat. It had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and it was designed for long-term “blue water cruising,” as opposed to shorter excursions like coastal sailing. They officially set sail from New Orleans in December 2017. 
    “The plan was to go all along the Gulf Coast,” she says. “We didn’t have any place we had to be at a specific time. We were just going to let the adventure take us where it would.” 
     
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    • 27 min
    Preventing Stupid: Matt Davis - Cornell

    Preventing Stupid: Matt Davis - Cornell

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    https://davisbusinesslaw.com/
     Matthew Neill Davis is an attorney and entrepreneur that led his solely owned firm, Davis Business Law, through over 1000% percent growth over six years, making it one of very rare law firms ever to make the Inc 5000 list.  The firm currently has seven offices from Dallas to Kansas City. Martindale Hubble recognized Davis with its prestigious AV rating as one of the Preeminent Attorneys in America for demonstrating the highest levels of skill and integrity. 
     With over twenty-five years of experience helping businesses leaders with their legal and entrepreneurial matters, Davis now teaches them how to deal with their vulnerabilities so they can capitalize on their opportunities through his firm’s proprietary Strong Protected Business System TM.  He has presented his programs to prestigious business groups, such as, the Inc 5000 Master’s Class and the Young Presidents’ Organization Global Forum. He is also regularly appears on podcasts and in the media.
     Inc Magazine published his first book “The Art of Preventing Stupid,” in 2019 and the follow up, “The Strong Protected Business” is slated for publication in 2023. He also shares his extensive knowledge as host through his podcasts “The Strong Protected Business” and “The Art of Preventing Stupid.  
     Davis is a graduate of Cornell College, the University of Oklahoma and Cornell University Davis has extensive litigation and business representation experience. He has served as lead or co-counsel in litigation cases with recoveries in excess of $50 million dollars. He also served as general counsel for Galvanic Energy, a lithium production company that recently sold for $150 million dollars. He is a member of the Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Colorado bar associations.
     
    Matthew and his wife, Allison, have five children – three biological, one adopted from Russia and the youngest adopted from Ethiopia. When not working at one of the firm’s offices, they live in their hometown, Enid, Oklahoma, because as Davis says, “I love my three-minute commute.” He is also an accomplished guitarist currently leading the heavy metal band, Geriatric Steel, performing original hard rock songs for middle age and beyond with titles like “Get Off My Lawn” and “Teenaged Daughter.”!
     
     
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     510.582.9090
     
     Musical theme by Joel Katz, Seaside Recording, Maui
    Technical support: Bryan Matheson, Skyline Studios, Oakland
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    • 27 min
    Dan Callahan - Davis

    Dan Callahan - Davis

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    Throughout his career, Daniel J. Callahan has always been known as one of the top trial attorneys in California.  His notable jury verdicts included a $934,000,000 jury verdict obtained after a three-month jury trial in a complex business dispute entitled Beckman Coulter vs. Flextronics. This unanimous verdict was the largest in California in 2003 and remains the largest in Orange County history.
    Mr. Callahan grew up in Chicago, Illinois where he went on to receive his BA, magna cum laude, from Western Illinois University in 1976, and graduated with honors from the UC Davis School of Law in 1979, while serving as Editor of the Law Review. He began his career in Hawaii before relocating to Southern California and starting his own firm by opening the doors on St. Patrick’s Day, 1984. Mr. Callahan also provides corporate consulting to law firms and lawyers regarding litigation and strategy through Callahan Consulting Group, LLC.
    Among his many accomplishments over the last 42 years of practice:
    Won the Largest Jury Verdict in Orange County History – $934 Million.Obtained the Highest Personal Injury Settlement in the history of the United States – $50 Million.Obtained the highest Insurance Bad Faith Judgment in Orange County History – $58 Million.Obtained the Largest Employment Judgment in Orange County History – $38 Million.Named One of the Top 10 Attorneys in the United States by National Law Journal.Voted California Business Trial Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine.Named One of Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California by Super Lawyers.Winner of the Prestigious OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award – 2000, 2004 and 2012.Received Commendation Resolution from California Legislature Assembly, 2013.Received Commendation Resolution from California Senate, 2014.Best Lawyers in America, 2005 to 2021.Super Lawyers, Named One of The Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California – 2011 to 2021.

    CONTACT INFO
    Email: dan@callahanconsulting.com
    www.callahanconsulting.com
    Toll Free: (888) 570-0000
     



     Louis Goodman
     www.louisgoodman.com
    https://www.lovethylawyer.com/

     510.582.9090
     
     Musical theme by Joel Katz, Seaside Recording, Maui
    Technical support: Bryan Matheson, Skyline Studios, Oakland
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    • 26 min
    Kenneth McCallion - Yale / Prosecuting Goodfellas

    Kenneth McCallion - Yale / Prosecuting Goodfellas

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    Kenneth McCallion
    https://www.mccallionlaw.com/about-us

    Kenneth F. McCallion has more than 40 years of experience in a wide range of legal practice areas. As a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, he prosecuted organized crime, white collar crime and labor racketeering cases. While in private practice, he has successfully litigated many complex civil litigation cases involving civil RICO, environmental justice, and the deprivation of civil and human rights. He is a graduate of Yale University and Fordham Law School. He is also an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School and teaches in the political science department at Fairfield University.
    Mr. McCallion represents the Ovaherero and Nama indigenous peoples of Namibia in their genocide case against the Federal Republic of Germany currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He previously represented Native Alaskan corporations regarding their claims arising from the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster, and he also represented the victims of the Bhopal, India gas disaster. In addition, he represented thousands of World War II victims of forced and slave labor in their successful settlement claims against the German government and German industries, as well as the Holocaust Claims against the French Banks.
    Mr. McCallion was also lead counsel in the class action litigation brought on behalf of utility ratepayers against the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO) relating to the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant. He also represented the families of victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack, as well as Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, in a federal civil RICO case involving wrongful imprisonment and other human rights violations against Viktor Yanukovich, the former President of Ukraine, and Paul Manafort, the former Trump Campaign Chairman. Information gathered by Mr. McCallion and his team regarding Paul Manafort’s money laundering and other racketeering activities helped trigger the federal investigation of Mr. Manafort by the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the Southern District of New York and, later, the Special Counsel’s Office.
    Mr. McCallion is a regular contributor to USA Today, the New York Daily News and the Daily Beast, and has served as an expert and commentator on CNN, MSNBC and other news programs.

    Link to Books:
    https://www.amazon.com/Kenneth-Foard-McCallion/e/B0B26RTGT1%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
     
     Louis Goodman
     www.louisgoodman.com
    https://www.lovethylawyer.com/

     510.582.9090
     
     Musical theme by Joel Katz, Seaside Recording, Maui
    Technical support: Bryan Matheson, Skyline Studios, Oakland
    Audiograms & Transcripts: Paul Roberts  

     
     We'd love to hear from you.  Send me an email at louis@lovethylawyer.com

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    • 23 min
    Richard Zitrin - Escape to San Quentin

    Richard Zitrin - Escape to San Quentin

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    Richard Zitran

    535 PACIFIC AVENUE, SUITE 100 SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133
    (415) 354-2701 DIRECT 
    RICHARD@ZITRINLAWOFFICE.COM 


    CURRICULUM VITAE - LEGAL ETHICS Member, State Bar of California, 1974 - present 
    A.B., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, l968 (with Honors in Government)
    J.D., New York University School of Law, 1974
    Attendee, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1973-1974; Executive Director, Moot Court 
    Lecturer in Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, teaching Professional Responsibility (Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law), 2010 – present; Emeritus Lecturer, 2019 – present 
    Director/Founder, Center for Applied Legal Ethics, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2000 - 2004; Faculty Coordinator, Legal Ethics Seminar courses, 1991 - 2000 
    Adjunct Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1994 – 2010 
    Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Francisco, Professional Responsibility, Professional Responsibility Seminar, and Seminar in Legal Ethics and the Practice of Law, 1977 - 2006; and Trial Practice, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1994 and 1997 - 2000 
    Visiting Lecturer, Fordham University Law School, first year orientation program – “Truth, Justice, Ethics, and Morality” 2001 – 2005, as well as other law schools 
    SELECTED LEGAL AFFILIATIONS, COMMITTEES 
    Certified Specialist, Legal Malpractice, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2010 – present Chair, State Bar of California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, 1994-1995; Special 
    Consultant, American Bar Association, Program of Assistance and Review, 1989 – 2006 
    Member, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyer Information and Referral Service, 1991 - 1995; Principal Drafter, ABA Model Rule and Legislation governing lawyer referral services 
    Pro Bono Consultant to Bay Area legal services and criminal defense groups, including the California Appellate Project; the First District Appellate Project; the Bar Association of San Francisco Justice & Diversity Center – Pro Bono Project and Homeless Advocacy Project; the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center; Bay Area Legal Aid; East Bay Community Law Center; and several Northern California county public defender offices 

     Louis Goodman
     www.louisgoodman.com
    https://www.lovethylawyer.com/

     510.582.9090
     
     Musical theme by Joel Katz, Seaside Recording, Maui
    Technical support: Bryan Matheson, Skyline Studios, Oakland
    Audiograms & Transcripts: Paul Roberts  

     
     We'd love to hear from you.  Send me an email at louis@lovethylawyer.com

    Please subscribe and listen. Then tell us who you want to hear and what areas of interest you’d like us to cover.
     
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    • 33 min
    Doug Brown - Summit Success

    Doug Brown - Summit Success

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    Doug Brown

    https://summit-success.com/
     Doug Brown

    doug@summit-success.com


    CLO & EXECUTIVE COACH
    I guide lawyers, entrepreneurs and C-Level executives who are determined to make more money in less time so they can live the life they want and deserve.I am a lawyer turned entrepreneur, business builder and fixer. Over the last 25 years I’ve helped create and turn-around multiple 7 and 8 figure businesses, from law practice to not-for-profits and international companies. My one-of-a-kind journey through the school of hard knocks taught me how to find and break the blockers and build a strong foundation for more profit, security, and a sustainable future. Then I shared them for more than 6 years as an MBA professor and program chair at the Malcolm Baldridge School of Business.Today I do the work I was meant to do – coaching, building and managing learning programs for Summit Success.

    www.summit-success/lovethylawyer
    For Doug's free materials as mentioned in the episode.
     
     Louis Goodman
     www.louisgoodman.com
    https://www.lovethylawyer.com/

     510.582.9090
     
     Musical theme by Joel Katz, Seaside Recording, Maui
    Technical support: Bryan Matheson, Skyline Studios, Oakland
    Audiograms & Transcripts: Paul Roberts  

     
     We'd love to hear from you.  Send me an email at louis@lovethylawyer.com

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

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Lawyer talk that is understandable

This podcast shows the journey that a young lawyer goes through to gain experience making it a valuable commodity. Excellent!

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Enlightening podcasts for the non lawyer!

Such an interesting wade through the lives of lawyers, the pathways of their lives and careers guided by erudite hosting and conversation! Looking forward to more episodes.

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