In January of 2018, in the middle of the college football national championship game, Nick Saban substituted out his quarterback Jalen Hurts, who had led Alabama to its second consecutive national title game. Saban sent in his true freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa, who by all accounts was expected to be the next great quarterback. In […]
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.
Good goals are a beacon to let you know you’re headed in the right direction. They enable you throughout the course of a year to review your list to affirm whether you are taking actions to help you achieve the goals you’ve set. Without goals, you are a boat adrift at sea. You can paddle […]
When I look at my traffic on the blog every month, the same few articles are at the top of the heap every time: Objecting to Discovery Requests under the new FRCP 34; Beware of Bogus Requests for Admission; Your Client Died during the Case – How about a Suggestion of Death?; and What Is a Party’s Duty […]
A construction worker was killed while operating a dump truck. When his death occurred, he was on loan from his employer to my client, also a construction company. Due to his death, the worker’s family was entitled to death benefits under the Alabama workers’ compensation statute. But which company had to pay the benefits? My […]
I did an interview with the ABA about how daily, intentional learning can help you improve your practice. In the interview feature, they’ve also included some excepts from my book, Building a Better Law Practice: How to be a better lawyer in just a few minutes a day.
Integrity is hard. It requires diligence and guardianship. Integrity is a fragile thing that can be shattered like a candle globe. Once broken, even if reassembled, others aren’t going to have the same trust in its being structurally sound as they had before. Integrity in the face of a client’s dishonesty During some settlement discussions […]
How many times have you heard something to this effect: “The key to getting clients is to just do great work.” Well, I’m here to tell you that’s a partial truth, at best. Clients expect you to do great work. Clients expect great work. That’s what happens when you pay upwards of $150/hour for someone’s […]
It sometimes happens that a party to a contract discovers that he has agreed to something that is not is his personal or financial best interests. He might try to claim that he didn’t read or didn’t understand the contract so the contract isn’t enforceable against him. This article is an examination of Alabama caselaw […]
When addressing a jury, lawyers can often be suckered into getting carried away with the sound of their own voice. Talking for the sake of talking. One way to ensure you stay on point and are moving toward your goals is to apply the WAIT Principle, which asks Why Am I Talking? You can read practical […]
Jared Correia and I talk about why I’d rather be Lex Luthor than either Clark Kent or Peter Parker, how to get comfortable as a lawyer, be cognizant of your knowledge limitations, and methods of improving your craft in this month’s Legal Toolkit Podcast.