In Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl writes, “One should not search for an abstract meaning of life. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment.” We are daily bombarded with so much attention and focus on being happy, but I firmly believe this is a misguided […]
About Jeremy W. Richter
I’m Jeremy W. Richter. In addition to authoring this blog, I am an attorney with Webster, Henry, Lyons, Bradwell, Cohan & Speagle, P.C., in Birmingham, Alabama, practicing civil defense litigation and focusing on commercial auto/trucking litigation, premises liability, general business liability, and various other aspects of insurance defense litigation.
Sometimes business and people make misrepresentations to their clients or during the course of a transaction. You buy a car that you were told hadn’t had any prior problems, only to determine that it has flood damage. A business owner sells his company and remembers to disclose all his assets so he can get top […]
Where Law Firm Websites Go Wrong If you go to most law firm websites, they spend the majority of space telling you how great the firm is, how accomplished their lawyers are, and how extraordinary their results have been. There is a common misconception that by telling our clients and prospective clients how truly awesome […]
Pursuing Your Passion Project: An Interview with Phillip Lewis, Author of “The Barrowfields” (Part 2)
I have hobbies and interests that take away from time I could otherwise be working and billing clients. This blog is an example, as is my forthcoming book Building a Better Law Practice. It took me years to come to terms with it being okay to take time for myself. But now I understand that having […]
Pursuing Your Passion Project: An Interview with Phillip Lewis, Author of “The Barrowfields” (Part 1)
It isn’t often that a novel is capable of hurtling you decades into your own past and rekindling thoughts of people and feelings long since buried in the hubris of life. For me The Barrowfields was such a book. We meet book’s protagonist Henry as an adolescent North Carolina boy and journey with him into […]
In Neil Gaiman’s novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane, he writes: “Adults follow paths. Children explore.” When facing a problem, it is easier for us to follow in the steps of those who have come before us than to explore and seek out creative solutions. But it’s not uncommon that the “tried and […]
Last week I interviewed Stacy Moon about what law firms are looking for from associates who they expect to transition from associate to partner. Today, we take a look at the other side of that coin – What are associates looking for from their law firms? Associates at law firms often have the difficult job […]
What makes for a good associate is not necessarily what makes for a good partner. The two have very different roles in a firm. I have written on this blog before about things you can do to be a better associate. Let me sum it up for you like this: a good associate works diligently, knows […]
ML Healthcare Services, LLC v. Publix Super Markets, Inc. [No. 15-13851 Feb. 7, 2018] ___ F.3d ___ (11th Cir. 2018): Evidence of collateral source payments may be admissible to show a doctor’s bias as to his causation testimony about the treatment he provided. (download the opinion) Robin Houston sued Publix arising from an alleged slip-and-fall […]
Reinterpreting David and Goliath Just this morning, I began reading Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath which begins by telling the well-known story of, you guessed it, David and Goliath. But in the book, he reframes the story. Gladwell tells us that we have been misinterpreting it. This is not the story of a small shepherd […]
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