I do not often post about myself or my practice. What you need to know about me can be found here. But for a couple of reasons, I’ve decided to share news of my recent inclusion in Superlawyers (for what that ranking or any other is worth):
First, every so often I feel compelled to remind that I am a practicing lawyer, intent on perfecting my craft. I earn some revenue from this site, my books and my webinars, but at least for now, my law practice pays the bills.
Second, while there are certainly advantages to having a more business-based practice, there are drawbacks as well. As nimble as I am and as much value as I offer, I always have to hustle to outmaneuver my deep pocketed competitors The fact that I’m the only solo on a list of mega-firm lawyers named as Superlawyers confirms what I’m up against.
Third, at a time when big firms are still wobbly, with Dewey LeBouef on its last legs, it’s important for people to realize that yes, there is life after big law. It may not be the life that you expected or ever wanted, and it might be the scariest thing you’ve ever done, but to build something entirely out of nothing, on your own terms while doing work that has meaning; work that occasionally
matters — really, what’s so bad about that?