Disruptive Lawyer

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 …