66 episodes

Conversations with leading trial lawyers and settlement professionals on topics ranging from advice and strategies from top trial lawyers, 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. 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.

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Conversations with leading trial lawyers and settlement professionals on topics ranging from advice and strategies from top trial lawyers, 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. 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.

    Deciphering mTBI in the Courtroom with Trial Lawyer Nolan Drafahl

    Deciphering mTBI in the Courtroom with Trial Lawyer Nolan Drafahl

    #66: In this episode of Settlement Nation I chat with Nolan Drafahl; the founder of Drafahl Law out of St. Louis, Missouri. Nolan is a trial lawyer and has recovered millions for his clients through jury trials, fighting for those who have been seriously harmed. Today we get REAL with all of our listeners, talking through the types of cases primarily seen in most of your practises. We break down Nolan's recent verdict on a low speed, mTBI collision case and uncover the 3 most important things he learnt, which are great takeaways for any plaintiff attorney.   

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    Connect with Nolan Drafahl
    Website: https://www.drafahl-law.com
    Email: nolan@drafahl-law.com

    • 42 min
    War Chest Wednesday: Transforming How Trial Lawyers Connect, Learn & Engage

    War Chest Wednesday: Transforming How Trial Lawyers Connect, Learn & Engage

    #65: Welcome back to our series War Chest Wednesday, where we showcase tips, tools and resources to help power your fight for justice. Today I am joined Bob Dryzgula, the Co-Founder of Function4, powering the largest industry event databases in financial services, and now, law. Bob shares a brand new,  industry breaking launch - The Trial Lawyers Events Hub, where trial lawyers and legal professionals can advance, connect and excel. This platform allows you to access training, CLE's and legal events all in one place, giving you more opportunities to connect within the industry and grow your career.   

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    Join the Trial Lawyers Events Hub
    Connect with Bob
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    • 18 min
    Trying the Lie with Trial Lawyers For Justice

    Trying the Lie with Trial Lawyers For Justice

    #64: Welcome back to the show in 2024! In this episode of Settlement Nation, I chat with Jakob Norman and Brian Ward from Trial Lawyers For Justice. Jakob and Brian break down their $63M verdict against Chevron for covering up a toxic chemical pit, using Trial by Human techniques that they teach nationwide on their roadshow. Practising what they preach, both trial lawyers demonstrate how they used the Trial by Human method in voir dire, opening, finding the human story, visuals and how to weaponize having nothing. They also speak on the power of collaboration and how you can join them this year to sharpen your trial skills on their Coast to Coast tour. 

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    Website: https://www.tl4j.com
    Website: https://www.trialbyhuman.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Winning Formula of Working Hard & Being Kind with Trial Lawyer Sean Claggett (Part 2)

    The Winning Formula of Working Hard & Being Kind with Trial Lawyer Sean Claggett (Part 2)

    #63 (Part 2): In this episode of Settlement Nation, I continue my conversation with Sean Claggett; founder, partner and lead trial lawyer of Claggett & Sykes Law Firm.  We discuss three of Sean's most successful verdicts, including an in depth look at his recent $485 Million verdict against healthcare giant Acadia Healthcare in New Mexico. We also discuss the importance of big data, executing a game plan based on facts and myths surrounding "conservative venues". If you are a plaintiff trial lawyer, then don't miss this series!

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    Website: https://www.claggettlaw.com

    • 43 min
    War Chest Wednesday: The Power of Legal Visualizations for Trial Lawyers with Iconographics

    War Chest Wednesday: The Power of Legal Visualizations for Trial Lawyers with Iconographics

    #62: Welcome back to our series War Chest Wednesday, where we showcase tips, tools and resources to help power your fight for justice. Today I am joined by by Michelle Jordan, the founder of Iconographics and her team Shawn Kinsey, Director of Forensic Visualization and Emily Beikirch, Director of Medical Visualization. Iconographics is the premiere visual company for trial lawyers. We talk about some recent cases where their powerful and persuasive visuals resulted in seven figure results, and how they have the expertise to increase your case value. From crash reconstruction animation, medical animations and color enhanced diagnostic images, Iconographics has a solution for your cases. 

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    Work with Michelle
    Website: iconographicsdesign.com
    Phone: 720-400-7480

    • 18 min
    The Winning Formula of Working Hard & Being Kind with Trial Lawyer Sean Claggett (Part 1)

    The Winning Formula of Working Hard & Being Kind with Trial Lawyer Sean Claggett (Part 1)

    #61 (Part 1): In this episode of Settlement Nation, I chat with Sean Claggett; founder, partner and lead trial lawyer of Claggett & Sykes Law Firm. Sean is an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law, as well as a long time entrepreneur and teacher, giving a lot of his time back  to helping others become better trial lawyers. Sean has achieved numerous record breaking results, securing one of the largest personal injury verdicts in New Mexico history this year -- $485 Million, as well as obtaining over $48M on behalf of a woman left in a locked-in state, as a result of medical negligence. We discuss everything from running your own firm to staying true to yourself, trial skills, preparation, as well as leveraging resources to maximize returns. If you are a plaintiff lawyer then don't miss Part 1 of this two part series!

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    Website: https://www.claggettlaw.com

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

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Must Listen!

Courtney is the Best!

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When Learning is Fun!

Good stuff Courtney! Christie McVie had a hit with ‘You Make Loving Fun’ and you’ve got a hit here when ‘You Make Learning Fun!’ Keep up the jam!

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Top Notch

A very informative, fun podcast that should be in every PI lawyer’s queue. Keep up the amazing work, Courtney!

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