20 episodes

Scott Key is the founder of Scott Key and Associates, a boutique law firm that specializes in complex, high-stakes cases.

Scott thrives on the challenge of a complex case. He’s not afraid of standing in the spotlight or taking on unpopular causes. He does not shy away from controversy. That's what you can expect when listening to The Advocate's Key.

The Advocate's Key J. Scott Key

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Scott Key is the founder of Scott Key and Associates, a boutique law firm that specializes in complex, high-stakes cases.

Scott thrives on the challenge of a complex case. He’s not afraid of standing in the spotlight or taking on unpopular causes. He does not shy away from controversy. That's what you can expect when listening to The Advocate's Key.

    Organizing Your Case For Trial

    Organizing Your Case For Trial

    When Elissa Haynes first moved from insurance defense work to trial work, the Atlanta partner knew she’d need a solid framework to build each case. In this episode, Haynes shares how she organizes everything from the discovery stage to the closing statement. She also explains how preparation can lead to an engaging case.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Avoiding Common Legal Missteps

    Avoiding Common Legal Missteps

    As a legal malpractice attorney, David Lefkowitz knows all the common pitfalls and administrative errors that lawyers need to avoid. In this episode, Lefkowitz breaks down how a casual conversation with a friend to a failure to meet a deadline could potentially place an attorney in hot water. He’ll also explain how communication and documentation can be your antidote to legal missteps.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Embracing the Fundamentals of Law

    Embracing the Fundamentals of Law

    An opera aficionado and legal history fanatic, William Maselli goes into each trial with the same care and passion as an artist. In this episode, the Maine-based criminal defense attorney breaks down broad legal principles and how these fundamentals can help shape the work you do in the courtroom. He also dives into the importance of collaboration and what his work as a composer has taught him about the practice of law.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Mapping Out Your Trial

    Mapping Out Your Trial

    Every lawyer prepares for trial in their own way, but what matters to Savannah-based attorney Tom Withers is the level of organization that he can bring to a case. Withers explains how he outlines his case from start to finish by creating a road map for everything from deposition to demonstratives. He also shares how he manages high profile cases, client expectations, and what to do with unexpected surprises.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Future of Mediation

    The Future of Mediation

    More and more lawyers are opting to take their cases to mediation rather than trial and John Miles, founder of Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services, doesn’t expect that trend to stop anytime soon. He shares what lawyers need to know about the arbitration process in order to bring the best results – from how to prepare to what environment works best for clients.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Connecting with Your Clients

    Connecting with Your Clients

    When you begin your own practice, you need to learn how to market yourself. After years of handing out business cards and writing out hand-written letters, Steve Murrin, the “Biker Lawyer,” has adapted his civil practice to reach people across social media and through word of mouth. Murrin shares how he uses his passion for Harleys to connect with potential clients and the need-to-knows for building your client base.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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Elissa Haynes ,

Excellent legal podcast

I am thrilled to have discovered Scott’s podcast and am honored to have been included in an episode. Scott’s podcast and speakers are engaging, informative, and relevant, regardless of what type of law you practice. I look forward to adding this show to my list of “go to” podcasts.

pagepate ,

Excellent podcast for Georgia lawyers

Great podcast for Georgia lawyers and anyone interested in learning more about the top lawyers and judges in our state. Scott is a great interviewer. Thanks for doing this!

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