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The Disruptive Lawyer Series: The Bizarro World of Litigation Management

The Disruptive Lawyer had recently hired a new associate from a very reputable firm. At his former firm, as in most traditional law firms, the associate had been told to bill, bill, bill. In fact, his success was judged not on saving fees or quickly resolving cases, but on the number of hours he billed.…

The Disruptive Lawyer Series: The Deposition Money Pit – Part II

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 the Deposition Money Pit. Here…

The Disruptive Lawyer Series: The Deposition Money Pit

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 the Deposition Money Pit! Here…

The Disruptive Lawyer’s Oath: If You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again!

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 an illustration of this point.…

The Disruptive Lawyer Series: The Birth of the Disruptive Lawyer

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, Braveheart won five Academy Awards,…

The Disruptive Lawyer Series: The Bizarro World of Litigation Management

Preface Much like the iPhone was dubbed “disruptive technology” because it changed the thinking of an industry, the Disruptive Lawyer embodies the right skills to disrupt – in a positive way – your expectations of legal results. And as we are in the “evidence” business, rather than telling you we are Disruptive Lawyers, we’re sharing…

The Disruptive Lawyer Series: How Abraham Lincoln Settled a Case in 2015

Preface Much like the iPhone was dubbed “disruptive technology” because it changed the thinking of an industry, the Disruptive Lawyer embodies the right skills to disrupt – in a positive way – your expectations of legal results. And as we are in the “evidence” business, rather than telling you we are Disruptive Lawyers, we’re sharing…

The Disruptive Lawyer Series: Sometimes It’s About the Math

Preface Much like the iPhone was dubbed “disruptive technology” because it changed the thinking of an industry, and Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is a “disruptive coach” given he takes “fired” coaches’ unsuccessful teams and immediately makes them successful, the Disruptive Lawyer embodies the right skills to disrupt – in a positive way – your expectations…

When Disruptive is Good: Jim Harbaugh, Smart Phones & Lawyers

Jim Harbaugh came to the University of Michigan in 2015 to turn around a very prideful Maize and Blue football program that had hit hard times for several years. Harbaugh was very successful everywhere he had been, from the University of San Diego (taking the team from losing seasons to 11-1 within two years) to…

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