34 episodes

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.

Settlement Nation Courtney Barber & Chris Bua

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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.

    Confessions of a Former Defense Attorney (Part 4)

    Confessions of a Former Defense Attorney (Part 4)

    #34 (Part 4): Your favorites are back! Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm and Jakob Norman from Trial Lawyers for Justice have returned to Settlement Nation, sharing more wisdom and insights from their years working for the defense. In this episode we cover reserves, what you can do to maximize value from the onset, does your trial history have an effect on the defense, end of the year settlement opportunity letters, bad faith, non-economic damage consideration and much more. Remember to listen back to Part 1, 2 & 3 for more great content!

    • 43 min
    Trial All-Stars: Total Justice with Nick Rowley

    Trial All-Stars: Total Justice with Nick Rowley

    #33: 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 Nick Rowley, a trial lawyer known across the USA for his passion in fighting for justice for injury victims and their families. Nick is a published author, national speaker and the founder of Trial By Human and Trial Lawyers For Justice. He has over 150+ jury trials under his belt, recovering over 1.5 Billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. He is also a major advocate for putting an end to California’s regressive cap on medical malpractice damages; personally leading the charge with the Fairness for Injured Patients Act (FIPA).  Hear an in-depth interview with Nick on FIPA on "Nation State of Play" here:  https://anchor.fm/nation-state-of-play/episodes/Nick-Rowley---Californias-Regressive-Malpractice-Damages-Cap-e16d8tq

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Trial All-Stars: Truths & Courage with John Romano

    Trial All-Stars: Truths & Courage with John Romano

    #32: Welcome 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 John Romano, a trial lawyer legend who has had over 280+ trials in the past 40 years. John has successfully litigated to a verdict nearly every type of civil and criminal case, while maintaining his reputation as one of the most personable and sincere lawyers in the industry. We cover hard truths, memorable cases, advice for newer attorneys, how to keep the hunger alive in your profession and why persuasion always begins in the parking lot. Absolutely not to be missed!

    • 44 min
    The Secret to Storytelling with Trial Lawyer Tim Felice

    The Secret to Storytelling with Trial Lawyer Tim Felice

    #31: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Tim Felice, the founder of Felice, Ehrlich & Naparstek Injury Trial Attorneys out of Palm Beach, Florida. Tim has recovered over 70M for Florida injury victims and takes great pride in helping other trial lawyers hone their craft. In this episode we discuss a very moving, memorable case and why it has had such a huge impact on him, both personally and professionally. We cover how he works up cases in his "War Room", the art of storytelling and the importance of never stopping your quest for knowledge as an attorney. 

    • 42 min
    War Chest Wednesday: Groundbreaking Software Automating the Discovery Process in Minutes

    War Chest Wednesday: Groundbreaking Software Automating the Discovery Process in Minutes

    #30: 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 discuss EsquireTek with their CEO Pratik Shah. EsquireTek is a groundbreaking software that is giving law firms their valuable hours back, enabling them to handle discovery in mere minutes - and giving clients the freedom to submit their responses straight from their phones. It's convenient, efficient, affordable and secure.

    • 13 min
    War Chest Wednesday: Intuitive Transcription App to Elevate Your Practice

    War Chest Wednesday: Intuitive Transcription App to Elevate Your Practice

    #29: Welcome back to our new series War Chest Wednesday, where we showcase tips, tools and resources to help power your fight for justice. In this episode we discuss Otter.ai, a cutting edge software application that helps you focus more on your clients and less on note-taking. Otter uses artificial intelligence with real-time transcription to capture conversations and turn them into notes that are shareable, searchable, accessible and secure. This is a game changer for all plaintiff attorneys who want to make sure they don't miss one second of valuable information from their clients! 

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Christopher Nicolaysen ,

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.

ugh.haterz ,

Real world Stories from the Trenches

Thank you Courtney, Chris, and guests. Congratulations on accomplishing a rare double. Entertainment and Learning. Well done!

StructureAttorneyFees ,

Quality programming

The episodes keep getting better! Fun listen with trial attorneys who are very open, candid and real. A true look behind the curtain of some extremely successful trial attorneys including dos, don’ts, and some valuable hints and tricks. Good lawyers learn, great lawyers learn from other people’s mistakes and trials. That’s what this podcast does. Be great.

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