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As a former Corporate Counsel, now mostly solo practitioner in Federal Court specialty practice is a mixture of Bankruptcy, Immigration, Business Transactions and Employment law. My question is coul… more

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I’m preparing to renegotiate my employment terms. I’m a 8yr associate with trial experience and combined verdict/settlement north of $25mil. How much should I be asking for? Due to COVID, I took a hu… more

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So I took over a case recently (maybe a month ago?) and was told by the previous handling attorney that he’d stipulated to a second IME (neurological) and I’d need to get dates on that to OC. Got it d… more

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Just looking for strength in numbers. Has anyone ever been ready to stick a fork in their leg because opposing counsel is talking slowly and asking tons of repetitive questions at deposition?? Serious… more

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My mother was in a collision. Other driver admitted fault. Her vehicle needed and entirely new frame. She lost 9 days of work. She is treating with chiro on lean. She has not spoken to the other drive… more

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Anyone have any experience working for Monge & Associates in the SC/GA/FL area?

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I am a civil defense lawyer and realized we did not file responses to requests for admissions eight months ago when we responded to the other discovery the plaintiff served on us. It was an attorney e… more

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I'm looking to hire a new attorney, but have no idea what to pay them. My gross revenue is about $240k-$250k. I mainly only do criminal and family law. New attorney will do criminal cases and pers… more

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Seeking recommendations for recruiters or headhunters in the Charleston, SC area. 6 years of PI at mid size firm who advertises. 350 case load, averaging around $65k in fees per week.

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Wrongful death folks. How do you handle your letters of rep? Whenever I send a wrongful death letter of representation, I'm always struck by the weight of what I'm alleging: this person is de… more

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I’ve only been in PI for a little while so forgive me for this basic question. It seems to me that 1) a significant number of plaintiffs PI attorneys (understandably) hate going to trial, 2) a signifi… more

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I've been in practice for about a year at a high stakes plaintiffs litigation firm. I make $85/year, I'm in the office at 8 and leave around 5:30. I work occasionally on Saturdays. When we hav… more

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Having trouble navigating salary for a top end plaintiffs law firm salary for senior associate position (2012 grad). Mainly handling class actions and MDLs. I’ve only been in single events practice s… more

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Anyone have experience working at Chad Jones Law who can offer insight into firm culture, pay, benefits, etc.?

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Does anybody have a spreadsheet to keep track of cases they’ve settled and fees generated that they wouldn’t mind sharing?

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Started my own pi firm with no experience in PI. Still don’t have clients but have associated with top attorneys. Been consuming West Law and reading court filings of attorneys I admire. No money comi… more

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I haven’t had a raise in 18 months. I have a review coming up in a few months. Our firm does not believe in raises - they push the bonus structure. I have been working my ass off - working up cases, f… more

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Anyone going to the AAJ conference in Vegas? It'll be my first time to an AAJ conference AND Vegas! Is it usually more fun or educational?

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Recently offered a job with a firm with no time off for first year and then only 2 weeks off after first year. Owner's response was that with Court holidays, that's 2 weeks off. Seemed like an… more

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What’s your average case load and type of case? Firm wants around 75-100. Basic car wrecks.

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1st Party vs 3rd Party? Any attorneys handled both case types? Specifically, roof damages against home owners insurance vs. motor vehicle accidents; curious to learn the major differences and whether … more

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Is it expected that a paralegal should be answering discovery? What are your team procedures when you get served with propounding discovery? Which part does the paralegal play?

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I received a job offer from a PI firm (MVA and tractor trailer cases) in Houston, Texas; the bonus proposed was 2.5% of attorney’s fees for any cases settled each quarter. We are assigned 50 cases a q… more

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Mates- I’m getting a new iPad Pro and trying to decide between the Smart Keyboard and the magic keyboard. Also has anyone tried the white keyboard? I’m getting it tonight. Your thoughts would be appre… more

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Currently at a medium sized firm but want to make the jump to big law - doing Plaintiffs PI and just need some advice on how to make myself more attractive to larger firm.

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Can anyone advise what their ballpark startup costs were, how long it took to get “afloat” with clients, and anything you wish you knew before hanging a shingle?

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Has anyone ever dealt with Geico UM case where they insist that a release needs to be signed? Geico extended our client’s policy limits but wants him to sign a release. We offered to sign an acknowled… more

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Has anyone dealt with lawsuits against Uber or Lyft? Also, has anyone driven for Uber or Lyft that is willing to talk? I'm really trying to understand the relationship so I would like to talk to a… more

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Is there much of a difference between trying a 5 figure case vs a 6/7 figure case? In regards to preparation, work-up, etc?

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What are your favorite and least favorite insurance companies to deal with as a PI attorney?

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What are your hours at a small, PI, medmal firm? I'm a first year at a 5 attorney PI and Medmal firm. The only other associate announced that he is leaving due to inability to spend time with fam… more

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Looking for some guidance with handling my first litigation case. Just filed a complaint. I am a solo practitioner in Kentucky. I have worked on stages within litigation but never from start to finish… more

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Hey everyone - does anyone have any advice for building a book of business. Really want to start taking on my own clients but there are so many marketing options out there: ppc, Facebook ads, etc. any… more

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Working in plaintiffs PI has made me see all the ways I could be injured doing anything. I get nervous to do things knowing that there’s an extremely rare chance I get catastrophically injured. Anyone… more

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This Bowl needs some life! Any plaintiff PI lawyers have any good trials, verdicts, or settlement stories to tell of? Would enjoy hearing some success stories!

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We’re looking for a first or second year associate to join our litigation team. Large PI firm in Los Angeles. Please DM if interested.

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Does anybody know the work culture of Cole Scott & Kissane?

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What are the top Chicago plaintiff personal injury firms?

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I have a question about attorney referrals. I work at a small firm. A case was referred to the managing partner, who is not actively working, by a third party. A second partner handled the matter. Dur… more

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