Disruptive Lawyer

Is Your Lawyer Disruptive?

 

Does your lawyer have the unique skill set to reduce case life cycles?

Does your lawyer have the unique skill set to reduce legal fees without compromising indemnity payments?

Does your lawyer know your industry metrics and which ones are important to you?

Is your lawyer concerned about your loss ratio compared against industry norms?

Sometimes, disruptive is good. Disruptive innovation describes what happens when a new product, technology, or way of doing things comes along and disrupts the thinking of an established industry. Likewise, the Disruptive Lawyer embodies the right skills to disrupt—in a positive way – your expectations.

At Cruser Mitchell, our litigation management approach focuses on early evaluation and resolution, simplifying the process, and utilizing metrics to ensure we’re closing cases effectively and efficiently, potentially saving millions of dollars in legal fees while maintaining a consistent indemnity ratio. Skeptical? Scroll down or click here for some illustrative, true Disruptive Lawyer stories.

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Stories from the 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 …

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 …

Many firms continue to brag that what sets them apart is that they try cases. Meanwhile, insurance companies and large companies increasingly are getting harpooned by juries in Georgia and other states. Is it time for a different approach – a disruptive approach? Yes! At the very least, the insurance …

CRUSER MITCHELL GEORGIA OFFICE EXPANDS CONSULTING PRACTICE WITH PRO BONO CONSULTATION AND DISRUPTIVE ANALYSIS ON YOUR SPECIFIC CASE  SIGN UP FOR YOUR CONSULTATION HERE Last week, Georgia juries awarded $78 million to three separate plaintiffs. As we have reported to clients in the past couple of years, verdicts in Georgia …