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Was forced out of a firm after more than a decade last year. Started my own law firm. Today I got a new client who called my old firm and fired one of my ex colleagues to come with me and told them they were coming to my firm. The colleague and I were close, but this is business and I don’t feel bad. Although I have been acquiring unhappy clients of my old firm for a while now, this was the first who was on a current retainer with the former firm. Life is much better on my own. :)

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Love this story—not only for your success, but also that you’re able to better help your clients. Starting my legaltech consulting firm next month and have taken a screenshot of this as a motivating reminder. Congrats on your success!

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Congrats and very inspiring! I’d like to start my own law firm one day but this is a second career and feel like I probably need more experience. Keep killing it and share the victories!

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Did your firm not have a clause about poaching clients?

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Also if it's been a year that's mitigating. The old firm can't keep him from making a living in his/their profession.

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Nice win, could be a good opportunity to extend an olive branch, take down unhappy employees from them, and grow your own business even more too!

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