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This is the second part of the Disruptive Lawyer’s Searching for the Unicorn series. As we discussed last week, the insurance industry seems to be emphasizing process over people. When the process falls short, they default to the belief that effective early resolution is like finding a unicorn. But when does the …

Over the past year, I have traveled far and wide speaking on the The Disruptive Lawyer’s Little Black Book of Litigation Management. I have also attended several CE’s and symposiums on litigation management. Claims managers and company risk managers continue to complain about the same thing: “We have put processes in …

Although the Disruptive Lawyer stories to date (and going forward) are all relatively recent, it seems appropriate to tell the story that triggered the Disruptive Lawyer mentality. So, let’s go back to 1996. The year Nebraska was #1 in college football, a new show called 3rd Rock from the Sun debuted, …

TWO LAWYERS, SAME $350,000 DEMAND DINOSAUR LAWYER: “Demand is a non-starter” and litigates for one year, billing $100,000. DISRUPTIVE LAWYER:“Demand is an invitation to negotiate” and settles case for $25,000 within weeks of entering an appearance, saving $200,000 in fees and indemnity. LESSON: Not all lawyers have the same skill set to …

As the legal defense industry grapples with cost cutting measures, there are certain measures that can be more effective than others. Sure, holding the line on legal rates and auditing legal bills can result in some savings. That said, the real savings are avoiding and/or controlling larger costs – like …

So, in this series, you’ve read real Disruptive Lawyer success stories. Newsflash! Even Disruptive Lawyers don’t always succeed. But Excellence, Economy and Efficiency remain the driving force behind the Disruptive Lawyer’s litigation actions. Disruption is both strategic and intentional, even in the face of rejections from plaintiff. And here is …