Shifting the Law is a podcast that hosts discussions about innovative attorney-client partnerships. Join host Johnny Merritt, an attorney with over three decades of experience, as he interviews top business leaders and sheds light on how we can work towards shifting the legal paradigm.
Finding Your Purpose Through a Learning Mindset
On this week's episode of Shifting the Law, Johnny is joined by his client Bernie Calcote, President & CEO at Melde Construction. Listen as Bernie & Johnny discuss the leadership mindset that helps him to continually try to find his purpose in the "quiet places" in life. They both discern that in life it is entirely about relationships and that instead of existing to improve one's own life, we exist to improve other people's.
Cheers to One Year of Shifting the Law!
On this week's episode of Shifting the Law, Johnny takes the time to celebrate one full year since the creation of the Shifting the Law podcast. Throughout this journey, Johnny has had the pleasure of speaking with incredible colleagues, friends, and thought-leaders. Listen as Johnny shares his key favorite moments and lessons from the past year.
Lawyers with Heart: Discussing the Family Law Profession
On this week’s Shifting the Law episode, Johnny is joined by Cindi Barela Graham, an experienced family law attorney with recognition as a Texas Super lawyer. As Cindi says, family law is one of the most challenging divisions of law and requires someone to be knowledgeable in an incredible breadth of areas. Listen as Johnny and Cindi discuss women in family law, challenges of zoom in court, work/life balance, mentoring young attorneys, and her overall philosophies on family law.
Why People-Driven Businesses Succeed
On this week’s episode of Shifting the Law, Johnny is joined by his friend and marketing expert Rusty Shelton. Rusty is the founder and chairman of Austin-based Zilker Media, a highly sought-after keynote speaker and thought leader, and the author of two must-read books: “Mastering the New Media Landscape” and “Authority Marketing.” During their discussion, Rusty and Johnny talk about the strategies behind people-driven business models, how Rusty helped Johnny find and capitalize on his own personal brand as an attorney, and the importance of culture in leadership. Finally, Rusty shares some unique advice for young folks looking to make professional connections and land that dream job.
Teamwork is at the Heart of Great Achievement
On this week's episode of Shifting the Law, Johnny is joined by his Director of Operations, Kiera Slater and Attorney, Zoe Fedde. Listen as the team discuss their journey together in creating Merritt Law, how critical relationships are to their overall success and the impact they hope to continue to create.
Shifting to 2022
On this week's episode of Shifting the Law, Johnny reflects on 2021's challenges and celebrations, while also sharing his vision for Merritt Law and more in 2022. Listen as he shares lessons learned and provides some food for thought for us all to think on as we look towards the future.
Revolutionary perspectives and discussions!
Johnny Merritt mixes his real life perspective into every discussion, with questions that evoke revolutionary perspectives from his knowledgeable guests. He’s the kind of attorney that puts clients at ease, while fostering a great deal of trust in his abilities. Although Johnny is intensely capable, he realistically embraces leadership in the practice of law as something to be learned, yet likely never perfected. It’s that forever-a-student mentality that makes him the perfect teacher. If you’re curious about the law or wondering how a Christian attorney maneuvers through it all, you’ll want to download lots of episodes of Shifting the Law.