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The Eccentric Personality Types of Solo Lawyers

July 2, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.   This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Anne Harvey Young, would-be solo lawyers are an eccentric group—I know, because I used to be one.  The year was 1991 and I couldn’t stand another minute […]

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If Forrest Gump Were A Lawyer Blogger

October 18, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

You know the movie, Forrest Gump, where a seemingly dim protagonist accidentally winds up at the forefront of many historic moments, and finds wild success beyond whatever anyone ever expected?  Forrest Gump  came to mind when I learned about solo personal injury lawyer Eric Turkewitz’s most recent foray into the big time.  Of course, Eric […]

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He’s Changed the Way Law Is Practiced

October 21, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

I remember when I first corresponded with Enrico Schaefer, the Greatest American Lawyer back in the early days of the blogosphere. At the time, Enrico had just left his firm to start his own and was blogging anonymously presumably to keep his former partner from learning the details of his plan. When Enrico started his […]

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Solo Snags A Client from Biglaw Firm Willing to Work for Free

October 13, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

It’s always inspiring to learn about a  solo who snags a plum client in a well-publicized case.   But the accomplishment is even sweeter when the solo beats out a major law firm that – get this – was willing to work for free. Though this kind of scenario doesn’t occur as frequently as many […]

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ISO: A Few Good Solos, All Ages and Stages and Sizes (e.g., solos whose firms have grown) For Companion to Solo by Choice

March 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Given the popularity of the solo profiles in Solo by Choice SBC, I’ve decided to compile a companion volume comprised entirely of profiles of lawyers who are currently “solos by choice” (or even by involuntary choice) or who started out that solo but have since grown into a larger practice.  I’m looking for solos at […]

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Advice for Solos & All Lawyers from Marc Randazza

December 9, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

So how does a real estate associate who barely found a job at a small local firm become one of the nation’s pre-eminent First Amendment lawyers with his own practice, representing clients like Above the Law or the guy who went head to head with talk radio superstar Glenn Beck in a battle over a […]

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Profile of New Solo, Jamison Koehler, Washington D.C. Criminal Defense Lawyer, Washington D.C. DUI Lawyer

December 8, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

Every so often, I like to post a profile of a lawyer who’s just opened a solo practice.   This month, it’s Jamison Koehler of Koehler Law.  Jamie is a criminal and DUI defense lawyer in Washington D.C. and here’s what he had to share about his background, his reasons for going solo and how […]

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A Happy Ending to the $50K Question, Should I Solo Now?

October 5, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

In May 2008, I discussed a tantalizing question posed by reader who at the time was employed in a federal clerkship, after having spent two years at biglaw.  He asked  do I go solo now and forfeit the $50,000 clerkship signing bonus from a large firm, or take the leap into solo practice immediately after […]

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MyShingle Virtual Videos with Sam Glover, Minnesota Consumer Lawyer

September 8, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

MyShingle Virtual Videos from Carolyn Elefant on Vimeo. I’m proud to present the launch of the MyShingle Virtual Video series, which will have a permanent home and dedicated page when my site re-lauches in the next few weeks. As video gains traction, I realized that many solo and small firm lawyers would like to incorporate […]

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Shingular Sensation Eugene Lee Vindicates Discharged Doctor With $500,000 Verdict in Employment Discrimination Case Against Kern County

July 13, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

JADWIN v. COUNTY OF KERN, Docket No. 1:07-CV-00026 (ED Calif) may have been Los Angeles, California employment rights solo Eugene Lee’s first jury trial (indeed, his first trial of any kind).  But the $500,000+ verdict that Lee won for his client, Dr. David Jadwin — who’d been terminated from his position in retaliation for bringing […]

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