45 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 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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    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

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 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.

    Qualified Settlement Fund Tax Myths for Trial Lawyers with Robert Wood

    Qualified Settlement Fund Tax Myths for Trial Lawyers with Robert Wood

    #45: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Robert Wood, a managing parter at Wood LLP and tax expert, often listed among the top ten tax lawyers in the USA. Robert is a widely published author (Tax Notes, Forbes) known for explaining and demystifying complex tax concepts and advising plaintiffs, defendants, lawyers, and settlement funds on settlements and judgments. We discuss his latest article "Qualified Settlement Fund Tax Myths" (link below) and why Qualified Settlement Funds (468B) are such a beneficial tool for plaintiff attorneys and their clients, helping to assist in the settlement process, as well as providing flexibility and tax efficiency. A not to be missed episode!

    Article: http://woodllp.com/Publications/Articles/pdf/Qualified_Settlement_Fund_Tax_Myths.pdf

    * Independent Life and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. This presentation and any accompanying materials have been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide and should not be relied on for tax, legal, or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisers before engaging in any transaction.

    • 27 min
    War Chest Wednesday: Crush It Like the Pro's with Attorney Fee Deferrals

    War Chest Wednesday: Crush It Like the Pro's with Attorney Fee Deferrals

    #44: Welcome back to War Chest Wednesday, where we showcase tips, tools and resources to help power your fight for justice. In this episode we cover advanced attorney fee deferrals through structured settlements, and why this is something all plaintiff attorneys should be considering when they settle a case. Structuring your fees maximizes the amount of money you receive by spreading out your tax obligation, while designing an income flow that works for you & your firm. Find out why all the trial pro's are doing this, and why you should be too!

    • 16 min
    War Chest Wednesday: Connecting Attorneys with the Right Resources to Win

    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!

    • 18 min
    Tribal Counsel: Rising Star Roundtable with Trial Lawyers Rilee Harrison & Jonathan Davidi (Part 2)

    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. 

    • 40 min
    Trial All-Stars: The Art of Outsmarting with Keith Mitnik (Part 2)

    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.

    • 34 min
    Trial All-Stars: The Art of Outsmarting with Keith Mitnik (Part 1)

    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.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

angperkins ,

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!

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!

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