Conversations with leading trial lawyers and settlement professionals on topics ranging from the litigation process, settlement planning for plaintiffs, tax planning for attorneys, and future innovations in the legal and insurance industries. Brought to you by Independent Life, the only plaintiff focused structured settlement provider, and hosted by Courtney Barber and Chris Bua. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed on the Settlement Nation podcast are those of the guests, and not necessarily those of Independent Life or its affiliates.
War Chest Wednesday: Connecting Attorneys with the Right Resources to Win
#43: Welcome back to our series War Chest Wednesday, where we showcase tips, tools and resources to help power your fight for justice. In this episode we chat with Amelia Brummel, the CEO of Brummel Legal Consulting; the go-to, trusted resource in providing personal injury case support services for busy attorneys. Amelia provides services ranging from demonstrative aids for depositions/mediation/trial, to connecting attorneys with the best experts in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brummel Legal Consulting delivers lawyers and their clients the results they deserve!
Tribal Counsel: Rising Star Roundtable with Trial Lawyers Rilee Harrison & Jonathan Davidi (Part 2)
#42: Come on in, guys! We are back with our Rising Star Roundtable series of Settlement Nation, featuring Rilee Harrison from the Cain Law Office and Jonathan Davidi from Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi. These up and coming trial lawyers share their experiences one year on from our last episode, now older and wiser with trials under their belt! We discuss what worked, how they prepared and lessons they learned through the process. We also cover ways that younger or new attorneys can sharpen their skills before trial and ideas, from a millennial perspective, that could help improve their mindset.
Trial All-Stars: The Art of Outsmarting with Keith Mitnik (Part 2)
#41 (Part 2): Welcome back to our special edition Trial All-Star Series, where we interview the best trial lawyers in the country and share their secrets to success over the past decade and beyond. In this episode we continue our sit down with Keith Mitnik, and discuss his trial preparation routine, what plaintiffs lawyers will learn from both 'Deeper Cuts' and 'Don't Eat the Bruises' and why all trial lawyers feel fear, but how to use it your advantage.
Trial All-Stars: The Art of Outsmarting with Keith Mitnik (Part 1)
#40 (Part 1): Welcome back to our special edition Trial All-Star Series, where we interview the best trial lawyers in the country and share their secrets to success over the past decade and beyond. In this episode we sit down with Keith Mitnik, a legendary trial lawyer, famous for his winning opening statements, 'David and Goliath' cases and his ability to reach the hearts of even the toughest juries. Keith is Senior Trial Lawyer for Morgan & Morgan and has 100+ trials under his belt. He is the author of Don't Eat the Bruises and Deeper Cuts, as well as a renowned speaker and mentor in the industry, sharing his unique courtroom philosophy and strategies with plaintiff lawyers across the country. An absolutely not to be missed two part series, where we dive deep into his blueprints for success in the courtroom.
Rainmaking for Trial Lawyers with Bob Simon
#39: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Bob Simon, the co-founder of the Justice Team, well-known trial lawyer and brand building expert, who grew his firm with no seed capital to an 8-figure business in just a few months. We discuss 'Branding with a Purpose' and why this is so important for trial lawyers, when cultivating their unique and authentic voice in this industry. Bob shares his strategies to help you make it rain in your firm, through social media, personal branding and targeted networking. We also cover why you don't need to be spending thousands of dollars every month on paid advertising and how he pulls in cases using free platforms. To learn from Bob and many other great trial lawyers in person, the Bourbon of Proof Tour is coming up March 10-13 in Louisville, Kentucky. Proceeds will go to fighting fee caps in California and the Fairness for Injured Patients Act. Settlement Nation listeners, use code TLJ415 for 15% off your tickets at https://robertsimonattorney.com/tour/
Mastering Negotiation with Trial Lawyer Angela Bruno
#38: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Angela Bruno, the managing partner at BRUNO | NALU out of Orange County, California. Angela is a seasoned trial lawyer and has brought in large multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements and not only takes her own cases to mediation, but will also mediate cases for other lawyers. We discuss the process of deciding whether to take a case to trial vs settlement, ways lawyers who want to be better at negotiating can immediately improve their skills and why it's so important to have a bottom line. We also cover advice for other female attorneys, looking to establish their own brand and identity in this industry. If you want to get better at negotiating, then this is the episode for you!
Required “reading” for solos
As a newer AND solo attorney this podcast provides so much. I don’t feel alone. My fears are validated then addressed. I leave the experience with practical tasks to attempt or accomplish, not just rah-rah excitement that fizzles. Thank you!
Must listen for trial lawyers!
Settlement Nation is my go-to pod for trial tips and motivation. Courtney and Chris do a great job of asking the right questions and let the guests tell their stories. The guests give practical and useable advice.
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