33 episodes

We are on a mission to help Lawyers, Risk Managers and Claims professionals stay on top of the hottest legal trends and issues impacting their day-to-day. The Defense Never Rests brings together guests from varying backgrounds and opposing views to discuss issues unique to the defense side of civil litigation. We aren't citing case law or speaking legalese here. We're having real discussions, sometimes serious and sometimes not, in an entertaining way that is both educational AND fun!

The Defense Never Rests Morgan & Akins PLLC

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    • 4.9, 36 Ratings

We are on a mission to help Lawyers, Risk Managers and Claims professionals stay on top of the hottest legal trends and issues impacting their day-to-day. The Defense Never Rests brings together guests from varying backgrounds and opposing views to discuss issues unique to the defense side of civil litigation. We aren't citing case law or speaking legalese here. We're having real discussions, sometimes serious and sometimes not, in an entertaining way that is both educational AND fun!

    32 - Lawyers who Write for a Living and for Fun

    32 - Lawyers who Write for a Living and for Fun

    In this episode of The Defense Never Rests podcast, I am joined by cohost Meghan Henry as we speak to guests Lisa Goldkuhl and Steven Joseph. Powerful lawyers by day, and creative writers by night!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    31 - Lighten up! How to Use Humor in Claims and Litigation

    31 - Lighten up! How to Use Humor in Claims and Litigation

    In this episode of The Defense Never Rests, I sit down with Dr. Brian Harman, a PhD leadership professor at UCLA and Berkeley specializing in executive coaching. After leaving his corporate world to pursue his dream of integrating humor and trust in leadership. Tune in as he offers his knowledge on the healthy balances for leaders to have between their employees using humor.

    • 50 min
    30 - Attorneys Who TikTok

    30 - Attorneys Who TikTok

    In this episode of The Defense Never Rests podcast, we sit down with business Wilson Murphy Law owner, Michelle Murphy. We discuss her fascinating story and current success on TikTok, and how it can be utilized for more than just dancing to catchy songs. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    29 - Lessons from Lloyd’s of London: The World’s Oldest Insurance Market

    29 - Lessons from Lloyd’s of London: The World’s Oldest Insurance Market

    People in the insurance industry and even outside have heard of Lloyd’s of London. It’s the oldest insurance market in the world – founded in 1688! Fun Fact: The Lloyd’s Building is the Ministry of Magic in the Harry Potter films. But have you ever wondered what exactly Lloyd’s is? What is a syndicate? Why is Lloyd’s prominent in the U.S. insurance world of risk? This week’s podcast features our overseas guest Edmund (Eddie) Eastwood who shares his years of experience in the Lloyd’s insurance industry! From stumbling into the insurance world as a claims handler (and why his friends all become bankers) to being an international Lloyd’s broker, there were many interesting (and yes famous) people in the industry met along the way. Get ready for a deep dive into Eddie’s understanding of how insurance is written, how risk is assessed, and the opportunities in the insurance market. We discuss living in the pandemic world today, how the Lloyd’s market is facing the same insurance battles as the U.S., the link between David Beckham and Marilyn Monroe, and much more! Listen in to our first international insurance conversation from our dear friend across the Pond, available now wherever you stream your Podcasts!

    • 41 min
    28 - Being Bold in Risk Management

    28 - Being Bold in Risk Management

    In this episode of The Defense Never Rests, Meghan Henry takes over as host with co host Nate Bohlander as they are joined by guest Penni Nelson, the risk manager at Hillwood. Penni has also initiated a group of risk managers who work for high wealth individuals, which poses unique challenges. Tune in as they talk about everything from risk management and aviation during COVID-19 to extravagant art insurance.

    • 58 min
    27 - Is it Time to Re-think the Hourly Billable Model... Again?

    27 - Is it Time to Re-think the Hourly Billable Model... Again?

    In this episode of The Defense Never Rests podcast, I am joined by my cohost Meghan Henry and our guests Diana Dearmin, Jackie Jensen Erler, and Steve Shanker. Listen as we take a look at Alternative Fee Arrangements, and the reasons why they should be considered over the hourly billable model. Have you had any experience with AFAs? What do you think? Let us know!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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A Beacon of Hope for Legal Podcasts

You won’t drown in citations and judicial precedence here!

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Extraordinarily Informative!

These attorneys aren’t stuffy and boring. You can tell they do their homework, but they sprinkle in enough humor and lightheartedness to bring the topics to life!

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Great legal podcast

Anyone in the legal field should give this podcast a listen! The topics are informative and explore different perspectives.

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