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STRENGTH for Victims

STRENGTH for Victims

Tom Cifarelli Uses More than 20 years of Experience, Compassion, and Sheer Grit to Stand Strong and See Justice Served for Victims of Sexual Abuse and Catastrophic Personal Injuries Over the last twenty years, Orange County native Thomas A. Cifarelli has built a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm that is unique not only in the astounding number […]

What Does the Pace of Law Firm Mergers Mean?

What Does the Pace of Law Firm Mergers Mean?

According to a recent ABA Journal article, Law Firm Mergers Continue at Record Pace, the first nine months of 2015 saw the highest number of law firm mergers since Altman Weil began tracking them, and all were acquisitions of firms with fewer than 35 lawyers. In late December, Law360 reported that 2015 set a record […]

CONDUCTING RFP POST MORTEMS

CONDUCTING RFP POST MORTEMS

Win rates on RFP competitions average between 30-50%. So you’re likely to have more losses than wins. Making the most of a loss by conducting a post mortem interview can not only help you improve your next RFP response but it can position you for work with the prospect that turned down your proposal should […]

Predictions on What 2016 Will Hold for the Legal Profession

Predictions on What 2016 Will Hold for the Legal Profession

Every December, David J. Bilinsky, an international practice management consultant based in Vancouver, invites experts on the legal profession to predict what will happen in the coming year and publishes their responses on his blog, www.thoughtfullaw.com. The following was recently posted on that blog. The winds of change that have been buffeting the legal profession, […]

Where Do Attorneys Waste the Most Money in Their Marketing Efforts?

Where Do Attorneys Waste the Most Money in Their Marketing Efforts?

AS WE SETTLE INTO 2016, we wanted to ask a few legal marketing experts where they saw attorneys wasting the most money in their marketing efforts. All of the experts have direct—and deep—experience with legal marketing, so this should help to refine your efforts for 2016. We asked each of the experts below, “Where do […]

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries

CALIFORNIA COURTS OF APPEAL Attorneys M’Guinness v. Johnson (2015) _ Cal.App.4th _ , 2015 WL 9583486: The Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s order denying a motion to disqualify a law firm. The motion arose in a lawsuit between shareholders over the operation of a small construction firm. One of the grounds argued by […]

Tired of Paying Referral Fees? Seek Alternative Case Drivers

Tired of Paying Referral Fees? Seek Alternative Case Drivers

Talk to most contingency-fee lawyers, and they will tell you how critical referrals are to their business. Then, ask them how much they enjoy writing referral checks once their client’s case is resolved. The truth is, most firms continue to rely heavily on referrals, yet despise paying the fees associated with getting their cases. Take […]

What Makes a SUPER LAWYER Can Also Make a SUPER WEBSITE

What Makes a SUPER LAWYER Can Also Make a SUPER WEBSITE

As an attorney, you know that the legal marketplace is already crowded with competition. Every year, tens of thousands more budding lawyers graduate from law schools. In a single recent year, the American Bar Association reported that 46,000 people were awarded Juris Doctor or LL.M. degrees by U.S. law schools. Only about half of these […]

Community News – February 2016

Community News – February 2016

Andrew R. Nelson has been promoted to Shareholder at Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine. Nelson leverages his 14 years of litigation experience to help clients resolve disputes, not only successfully, but cost-efficiently. His practice focuses on avoidance and resolution of commercial disputes, including those involving […]

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