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Florida: I’m new to personal injury, but have some basic knowledge. I just got a case for someone who got hurt at LA fitness on a row/rear deltoid machine. When he pulled back cable snapped, went flyi… more

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Has anybody wrote a tender letter pertaining to only common law indemnification not contractual? in this case there is no contract.
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I’m curious what Plaintiff’s Counsel in CA think about Girardi’s case. I’ve been told that what Girardi did is pretty prevalent, but I can’t confirm. I heard it from a legal malpractice defense attor… more

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Defendant is asking a sexual harassment settlement go 30% W-2, 70% 1099 (and cut the check 3 ways, two to my client, 1 to me for fees). While I hear this is the norm in employment law, I want to make … more

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Which case management programs are y’all using at your plaintiff firms?

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Plaintiff-side associates—what is an average arrangement for fee split for working a case Versus originating a case?

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What's your best advice for better relating to your clients on a human level? I find it difficult to connect with them outside the scope of the case and I'm afraid it makes me seem cold.

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You plaintiff lawyers who do med mal/healthcare how much you making?

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Leaving my firm to go solo. How do I ethically take some of my clients to my new firm? I am only wanting to take my personal referrals.

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What case management software does Lewis Brisbois use?

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Did anyone make the switch from general litigation or big law to plaintiffs PI? Any regrets? Do you still feel like you’re being worked into an early grave ?

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Any paralegals out there with trial experience and familiarity with federal court that are looking for an above-market position?

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My firm is asking me to take the bar in a different state and then begin taking on clients in that state. I think I deserve a pay bump having to handle clients from two different states and getting u… more

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I accept that I will never settle a case with State Farm pre-suit and negotiating is just a waste of time.

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Does anyone participate in this bowl? Any recommendations on a better bowl to get advice from where I won’t be bullied by biglaw if I ask a PI question

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What things do you all outsource to be more efficient and focus on the stuff you really need to focus on? I realize I'm too involved with everything and I get nervous when I have to trust outsider… more

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How do you generally go about finding the registered agent to serve an insurance company (either with summons, SDT, etc)? It’s easy in my state (OK) to look up Reg Agents for corporations with the Sec… more

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What third parties companies does everybody use to determine 3P limits or availability of umbrella policies pre suit?

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How difficult is it to get an attorney position at the Barnes firm? What is the interview process like?

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Looking for compensation feedback. What is typical plaintiff’s PI atty pay structure? What is fair for a 4th year associate in suburban Midwest PI firm with 10 attys?

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What's the toughest lesson you've had to learn in your PI career?

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Plaintiff is inside restaurant. 15 year old employee believed plaintiff was her prior assaulter. Employee texts dad that plaintiff is in restaurant. Dad comes inside restaurant and physically assaults… more

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What is it like working for the Barnes firm in Manhattan?

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Does anyone know the standard salary at Morgan and Morgan?

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Has anyone purchased part or all of a PI firm before? If yes, how did you calculate and/or negotiate the valuation?

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Plaintiffs side - What are your thoughts on mandatory arbitration? Where I’m at it’s $750 to reject plus you have to pay the other parties attorneys fees if you don’t get a better result in trial. Not… more

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Defense wants to settle and my client’s been MIA for 2 months, with outstanding discovery. Good times.

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Anyone heard reviews about working as an associate at the Ferraro law firm in Miami? Also, any information on what the compensation structure is like for an incoming mid level?

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My first year out of law school with almost 3x the goal in fees. I received no raise. I have an offer halfway across the country for another plaintiffs' firm. They are offering me double what I… more

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I have a 30 year lawyer who has been with our firm for 20 years. Very loyal, clients generally like him but doesn’t want to go to trial and can’t do legal research. Will go through mediation but then … more

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In house defense counsel, how much of a raise do you get yearly? Also please share salary, bonus, and yoe.

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Any partners here in insurance defense? What is your compensation and bonus per year?

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I just opened a lawfirm in FL. I will be doing personal injury. I am purchasing Malpractice insurance now. I am the only attorney this point. Any suggestions on how much coverage/ liability limit I s… more

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Have any of you ever relocated to a new state while working in PI? Wondering what the process is like and how long it took you to adjust. My partner needs to be closer to family and a move might be in… more

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Do you ever share the results of a focus group to help support a demand when they place a high value on the case, based on a neutral narrative statement of the fasts?

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I’m in a sixth year associate in a more niche area on the Plaintiff-side. I work for several partners and in some cases, other associates. On all of the cases I work on, I do the majority of work. T… more

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I represent plaintiffs and when a premises case comes in I fire off a preservation letter to any likely defendants. The letter asks them to forward us their insurance info. They rarely do. Does anyone… more

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I'm getting ready to make the move to go solo. Aside from a trust and insurance, what are the initial must-haves?

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