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On the popular YouTube show, ‘Hot Ones,’ host Sean Evans interviews celebrities as they eat increasingly spicy chicken wings. The podcast version, ‘Hot Ones, The Classic Interviews’ looks back at Hot Ones history to unearth extended cuts of some of our favorite hot sauce-fueled interviews of all time.You can expect to hear from names like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Tyra Banks, Ricky Gervais, and more.
 
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Amanda Butler Schley has the fascinating story of transitioning from big law to a solo practice, and then taking that legal practice to sea – literally – by doing her work all around the world from a sailboat. She’s transitioned back to a land-based practice these days, but continues to use all of the lessons she learned from running a practice out…
 
Jodi Silbermann is a longtime paralegal, based in California, and focused primarily on family law and estate planning. She has started her own business providing paralegal services and divorce coaching. She’s also written and published a book on the divorce process and how one can navigate through it. We talk about how Jodi can either work with an …
 
Sam Mollaei has an interesting approach to law practice. He runs seven different virtual law firms, and he relies heavily upon automation to do that. He’s joining us on the program to go over some of the tools he uses. He shares his top 5 game changing tools – specifically, how you can leverage automation to scale up your business, and his process …
 
Stacey Brown Randall is a returning champion to the podcast, having previously appeared on the show twice. She is the be-all-end-all when it comes to referrals, and given how important referral marketing is, we’re going to revisit some of the most vital aspects of it. It’s the primary source of new clients for most firms, and we can’t focus on it e…
 
Kara Vaval is an attorney in the Fort Lauderdale area who has built her virtual practice from scratch. As a result of having to confront the problems many women unfortunately face in the legal industry when they decide to have children, she made the decision to set out on her own and go virtual in order to balance the roles of motherhood and busine…
 
Daniel Kramer is the head of a successful personal injury law firm out of Los Angeles. He transitioned from a previous practice into this new specialization in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk about what he had to do differently because of it, what has changed, and if he expects things to go back to how they were before. We also discuss …
 
Michael Saad is the CEO and founder of the digital marketing firm Digital1010. What sets them apart from others in the field is the way they provide their services in a number of different ways: from white glove service to task-oriented concierge services in various areas of digital marketing and branding. He works with big companies and small firm…
 
Mike Kim is a brand strategist for business thought leaders, coaches, authors, and anyone who wants to create impact with their ideas and get their message heard. He’s given a TED Talk and been featured on PBS, CNN, Fox, and more. He’s also the author of You Are The Brand. Attorneys tend to struggle with brand-building, especially solo or small fir…
 
Justin Stivers is the owner of the Probate Firm, obviously focusing primarily on probate administration with some estate planning as well. There’s an interesting story of how Justin arrived at that specific niche, and how they grew into one of the preeminent firms in the area providing these services. Whatever field you are in, you’re going to find…
 
Cara O’Brien is the managing partner at The Law Office of Evan K. Thalenberg PA, a well-established firm in Baltimore. She shares how she joined that firm straight out of her clerkship before going on to steer it through the phases of growth, adaptation, and change that come with technology along with navigating the pandemic. She also brings the pe…
 
Patricia Rodriguez has a fascinating story about how she came to be in the position to attend the University of Southern California and ultimately Temple Law School. Despite all of that, she prefers not to focus on the past, instead looking to the future. As she puts it, “If you work to make every day a good day, once you put a couple of those toge…
 
Mark Rockwell offers a unique approach to the business coaching world. He started off as an attorney before going into business and building several successful companies. He then decided to help others as a coach. He gravitated back towards his original career and now helps attorneys build their businesses. We talk about the complications that aris…
 
Tiffany Christianson operates a small firm out of Scottsdale, Arizona focused on business law and estate planning. We hear how she built that practice from the ground up and turned it into the success that it is today. She identified a problem when it came to reviewing large scale and complicated documents with her clients. It led to the creation o…
 
Joey Vitale is an attorney in the Chicago area focused on trademark law. He has an interesting story relating to certain events in his life – both professionally and personally – that directed him to build a practice that catered to the work-life balance that met his objectives. This led to his very successful trademark law practice, with a mix of …
 
Jordan Ostroff is a personal injury attorney whose thriving business continued to pick up growth during the pandemic. A serial entrepreneur, he also runs a marketing company and coaching company to help other attorneys build up their businesses, much like he has. He’s a podcaster, speaker, and regular at industry events around the country. We talk …
 
Tom Lambotte is a veteran guest on “The Law Entrepreneur,” now on his fourth appearance. His new platform product business, Security+, was built specifically to protect solo practices from cybersecurity threats. We talk about how it works, why it’s important, and how you can offload all of the security concerns you may have surrounding tech install…
 
We often talk to people who are deep into their entrepreneurial journey, but we’re taking a different approach with this episode. Andy Gross is an attorney who is just starting out as a solo practitioner, having spent some time in the JAG corps as well as working at local law firms in the Baltimore area. We’re going to discuss some of the decisions…
 
Charlie Mann is President and Lead Coach at Great Legal Marketing. The company was founded by Ben Glass, a former guest on this show, and Charlie has learned under him and now is a recognized expert in attorney marketing and practice development. He helps thousands of attorneys around the country develop their practice into the kind of practice the…
 
Alycia Kinchloe has a family law practice in Philadelphia that she built from the ground up. She worked supporting a disability practice from the age of 16 and stayed with them through college. She eventually wound up running the place before venturing out on her own. She specifically addresses the needs of fathers during the family law process. Sh…
 
John Martin is an attorney who has a personal injury unemployment law firm that has grown exponentially over the last few years – specifically during the pandemic. We talk about the things his firm did to grow during a time when most businesses took a downturn, such as focusing on the client experience, creating fans, identifying their client sweet…
 
Vikram Rajan is the founder of phoneBlogger and Videosocials, and both are game changers in solving the issues attorneys face when it comes to creating social content. We all know how important this kind of content can be for connecting with your audience, but doing so consistently can be difficult. Vikram and his team have made the process a lot e…
 
Robert Sciglimpaglia is an attorney out of Connecticut who also happens to be a voice over artist, film actor, producer, and author. He wrote “Voice Over LEGAL” to help voice actors and broadcasters manage their business and legal issues. He found a very synergistic approach to melding the two aspects of his life. We talk about the theatrical aspec…
 
If you’re an attorney who’s been on the internet anytime in the last few years, there’s a fair chance you’ve come across Steve Fretzin. He has written several books on issues facing law firms and attorneys seeking to grow their practice: Sales, networking, and changes within the legal space, just to name a few. He also offers coaching programs, a v…
 
Heinan Landa is the Founder and CEO of Optimal Networks, an IT company that promises to provide a measurable impact on your organization by meeting the technology and networking needs of law firms. He’s also the author of “The Modern Law Firm,” which shares how the legal industry can adapt and thrive within the rapidly changing world of technology.…
 
Matt Spiegel was the creator, founder, and CEO of MyCase and has now moved on to found Lawmatics. Lawmatics provides a software solution for attorneys, principally small or solo firms, that works with their practice management system to address the needs of client acquisition and the workflows associated with that process. It also helps create a ba…
 
Brooke Lively is the CEO of Cathedral Capital. She and her company help provide the missing piece in understanding the financial picture of the law firm you are trying to manage. Many of us have a bookkeeper and an accountant, but that’s only two-thirds of what you need. They both focus on past finances and make sense of what’s already happened, bu…
 
Lauren Boyd is an attorney and business owner who is an active, influential part of the entrepreneurial community. She has a law practice, a tangential business that supports her practice, a podcast, a blog, and many other ventures related to entrepreneurs and business owners. She has creative ideas about branding your practice and how to position …
 
Meridith McCarty runs a company called McCarty Virtual Services that provides virtual assistants to a variety of industries including coaching and solopreneurs. While they don’t specialize in the legal field, there is much to learn about how they make a great working environment for virtual assistants. They also help teach entrepreneurs how to outs…
 
Sachin Bakhai is the CEO of a company called LawKPIs which provides key performance indicators for law firms. It’s not easy to gather data across multiple systems and bring it together in one cohesive, interpretive package. He offers an exciting solution to a problem that many law practitioners face. In the world we live in, it’s essential to use t…
 
Girija Patel is an attorney out of Houston who provides services to creative entrepreneurs such as photographers, wedding planners, and more. She also operates with a variety of payment structures, from hourly, fixed fee, or even subscription. We talk about her journey to discovering this niche, becoming a part of it, and providing legal services t…
 
Adam Arkfeld is the CEO of Prevail Legal Marketing, a pay-per-click legal marketing agency with a very different approach to the process of PPC marketing. Under their model, they take on all of the risks and only make money based on the ad’s performance. Their 10-step marketing plan for attorney marketing is spot on and is going to work for many pe…
 
Kathryn Burmeister served in quite a few law firms before going to law school, then dabbled in a few more after graduating. Still, she ultimately decided to forego the big firm route to start her own practice — and the reason may surprise you. She shares everything that led her to where she is today and how that experience led her to write a book, …
 
Paul Garibian is the technical driving force behind Nota, a platform that works with M&T Bank to provide a complete solution to your IOLTA trust challenge — one of the largest challenges attorneys face. He shares what Nota is all about, the concerns most attorneys face when it comes to IOLTA, and how Nota addresses those needs. Resources: trustnota…
 
David Burkus returns to talk about what’s covered in his three latest books — "Leading From Anywhere," "Pick A Fight," and "Friend of a Friend" — including the science behind Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, picking what’s worth fighting for, and how to lead from anywhere. His writing is meticulously researched and cited, and there’s so much to learn fo…
 
Annette Choti is the founder and creator of Law Quill, Ink, which provides content management and SEO services for solo and small firm practitioners. They deliver both done-for-you services based solely on your business or you can purchase pre-populated products for those with less of a need for those high-touch services. We talk about the importan…
 
Leslie Tayne is the head of Tayne Law Group, and she focuses primarily on consumer debt resolution. She has a multi-location, multifaceted practice serving clients throughout the U.S. She talks about her rise in the legal field, starting from a young attorney with three kids and managing to develop a law practice while also raising a family. She of…
 
Chester Santos, often referred to as “The International Man of Memory,” is one of the world’s foremost experts on memory training. He was even the 2008 US National Memory Champion (yes, that’s a thing). Memory is an important skill set for an attorney, from law school all the way to closing arguments. We talk about ways to improve your memory and h…
 
Ken Hardison created, built, and sold two seven-figure law firms before starting PILMMA — which stands for Powerful Innovative Legal Marketing & Management Association — in order to fill the void of marketing and management resources available to attorneys. We talk about hiring for your weaknesses, how to differentiate yourself from the competition…
 
Suraj Vyas is an attorney who focuses primarily on construction law and contract law, with a few other practices thrown in for good measure, including the recent addition of patent law. We talk about some of the pros and cons of a more generalized practice, and how he’s leveraged his engineering and science background into a practice that focuses p…
 
Taylor Tieman is a small business and brand advocate attorney. We talk about her journey to finding her niche after moving away from litigation and traditional law practice to a more transactional practice in the small business community, addressing, in particular, people doing business in the modern economy, fitness advocates, small restaurants, a…
 
Andy Nichols is an owner and partner of the Hormon Nichols law firm, which practices in a variety of areas from insurance defense, family law, and plaintiff work. We talk about the roots of the firm, how they came to be where they are today, how they’ve grown, and what kinds of challenges come from bringing all of those different practices together…
 
Cindy Ashton is a trainer, strategist, speaker, and award-winning TV host. She shares how to be a better presenter and how to tap into your theatrical underpinnings to show how we can dramatically grow our business, increase sales, and improve our influence. Attorneys are always presenting in some fashion or another, and it’s important to be mindfu…
 
Glen Frost is a tax attorney who runs Frost Law Firm. He’s different from our traditional guest because he’s grown his practice from a small firm to one that’s more mid-sized, but he offers a valuable perspective into how he was able to accomplish that growth and what changed over time as the firm grew. It’s a great opportunity to gain insight into…
 
Daniel Joffe is an attorney focused on traffic defense and DUI work in Ontario, Canada, but he also has a software company called LawExpand that addresses one of the principle needs of solo and small firm practitioners: getting paid in a timely manner. It works to improve the collections process from clients who owe you based on services previously…
 
Chris Walker is the founder of Advocate SEO, which focuses on helping law firms, especially small firms, improve their search engine optimization. They are very transparent in their approach, from what goes into determining and improving your SEO and how they do it, and they offer to either educate you so you can do it yourself, create a shared arr…
 
Michael Quartararo is the President of a company called the Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a company owned by BARBRI, a name well known in the law space. e-Discovery is the electronic aspect of identifying, collecting, and producing electronically stored information for any lawsuit or investigation. Today, nearly all docu…
 
Shawnna Weber is the CEO of Edgewood Business Solutions which provides a number of financial services to the legal community and more. They provide not just bookkeeping and accounting services, but “virtual CFO” services and a range of other financial services. Attorneys often overlook the financial aspects of our business if we’ve outsourced all o…
 
Megan Zavieh recently published an article with Attorney at Work about everything a lawyer needs to know when drafting fee agreements, and as soon as I read it, I knew that I needed to invite Megan back on the show to talk about this. An improperly drafted fee agreement can create a lot of problems — and put you at risk as an attorney — but a lot o…
 
Nick Leydorf recently made the transition from being a criminal defense attorney to being an estate planning lawyer — but he also has a very active and successful career as a stand-up comedian. We talk about legal funnels, the importance of presence as an attorney (and comedian), and the paradigm shift from criminal defense to estate planning. Reso…
 
Carly Valancy comes from a background of musical theater acting and she has co-created a program with Molly Beck, a previous guest on the show, called The Reach Out Party. It’s all about creating a network by reaching out to people on a consistent basis, and it’s a fantastic resource solo and small-firm practitioners can use to overhaul or create a…
 
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