Inspiring, Celebrating & Empowering
Solo & Small Law Firms

The Travelling Lawyer

  • Share this on Google+
  • Share this on Linkedin

If you’re going solo and can’t afford an office, don’t feel badly.  In fact, celebrate – because the lack of an office will enable you to follow in the tradition of Thomas Hall, the subject of this article, He house calls; attorney breaks free from tradition (Journal Times, 1/27/06).    As the article describes:

Since starting a business-law practice here last June, Hall meets all clients on their turf. They don’t come to his office; he goes to theirs. It’s sort of the legal profession’s version of a doctor who only makes house calls.  “I liked the idea of going to see the clients where they are,” said Hall, 45, of Wind Point. “It gets me out of the office, and it doesn’t disrupt their day so much.  “I think I learn more when I go to the client’s shop,” he continued. “And usually everything they need is there.”

When Hall travels, he does so on his dime, starting the clock when he arrives at his destination.

Convenience for clients, the opportunity to learn the business and an excuse to get out of the office.  What’s not to like about a house-call based practice?

  • My thanks to Ms. Elefant for the national exposure.
    How did I become a trend-setter?
    Tom Hall
    Racine, WI

  • My thanks to Ms. Elefant for the national exposure.
    How did I become a trend-setter?
    Tom Hall
    Racine, WI

  • Tom Kerner

    That’s a really fantastic idea. I’d like to hear more about it. Tom, do you maintain a blog, or a website, where we can read more about what makes your approach tick?

  • Tom Kerner

    That’s a really fantastic idea. I’d like to hear more about it. Tom, do you maintain a blog, or a website, where we can read more about what makes your approach tick?

  • Tom Hall

    Um, I’m slow responding because I’ve been busy filing a business process patent. (Weak humor).
    I don’t have a blog for this subject, but I will shortly!
    Tom

  • Tom Hall

    Um, I’m slow responding because I’ve been busy filing a business process patent. (Weak humor).
    I don’t have a blog for this subject, but I will shortly!
    Tom

Sponsored Content

7 Ways Practice Management will Help You Get a Head Start in 2018

When you’re able to accomplish more in less time, everyone wins. Your clients will get more for each billable hour they invest in you, and you’ll make more money. A lot more. Consider this: If a lawyer, who charges $365 an hour (the median rate for a consumer law attorney[1]), bills one extra hour per week, they will earn an additional $18,980 annually.