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Tip the Scales

Let's face it - theory learned in law school has little practical application when building a successful firm. Host Maria Monroy, President, and Co-founder of LawRank is here each week with conversations that inspire you to build a better practice and be a stronger attorney. When success lies in the balance of law and life - we're here to help you Tip the Scales.

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82. Ed Ciarimboli & Jay Vaughn - Dumb Clients, Italian Cooking, and Alcohol
“Look, you’re not as exciting as you think you are. You’re not gonna just walk into a courtroom and wow people with your magnetic presence.” On this week’s special episode, Maria talks with two guests! Ed Ciarimboli and Jay Vaughn discuss their dumbest clients, why Maria doesn’t know movies, the pros and cons of animations, the fear of flying, the infamous Chef Vola’s and Ed’s famous Italian cooking.  Highlights 11:16 Always ask about tattoos 31:36 The plane ride 56:15 Chef Ed Guest Ed Ciarimboli (@edciarimboli on Instagram) is an attorney and founding partner at Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC. Attorney Ciarimboli concentrates his practice on trucking and auto collision and medical malpractice litigation. He has been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list every year since 2008. Guest Jay Vaughn (@thegingerwolverine on Instagram) is an attorney and partner at Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery. He is one of the first attorneys to be Board Certified in Truck Accident Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Since, 2020, Jay has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers. You can get in touch with Ed at https://www.fellermanlaw.com You can get in touch with Jay at https://justicestartshere.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
69:32 5/22/24
81. Javier Gutierrez - Grassroots Marketing
“A lot of people from Latin America, very rightly, are very suspicious of the justice system…Not just the government, but the lawyers…Being an honest operator and an ethical operator is very fulfilling to me.” On this week’s episode Maria talks with trial lawyer and President of Gutierrez Law Firm, Javier Gutierrez. They discuss unusual marketing techniques, serving the Spanish-speaking community, working with family and the importance of Google reviews. Highlights 05:16 Tailgate marketing 09:04 The “senior” prom 17:09 Getting Google reviews Guest Javier Gutierrez (@attorneyjavier on Instagram) is a trial lawyer and President of the Gutierrez Law Firm. He has extensive experience representing individuals and families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving motor vehicle and workplace accidents. In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Gutierrez has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and by The National Trial Lawyers every year since 2013. You can get in touch with Javier at https://gutierrezlawfirm.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions Los Defensores Tejano Music Selena #TejanoTuesday _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
27:58 5/15/24
80. Justin Watkins - Getting in Tune With Your Senses
“Would I be ok with somebody trying to tell me what I was allowed to think or feel about anything? I would resist that…So, why do we think we have license to try to control how people perceive us or think about us?” On this week’s episode Maria talks with personal injury attorney and managing partner of Battle Born Injury Lawyers, Justin Watkins. They discuss getting in touch with your senses, why you shouldn’t be a liar, ways to deal with social media addiction and how best to nurture your employees. Highlights 21:03 Getting in tune with your senses 28:33 Social media addiction 01:04:21 Nurturing employees Guest Justin Watkins (@justinlwatkins on Instagram) is an AV preeminent rated litigator and the managing partner of Battle Born Injury Lawyers. He has handled thousands of cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents. Justin is an avid outdoorsman, having grown up hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, and recreating throughout Nevada and the West. You can get in touch with Justin at https://www.battleborninjurylawyers.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
72:26 5/8/24
79. Sean Claggett - How Big Data Leads to Big Verdicts
“We can point to trial after trial after trial after trial, jurisdictions across the United States where we’ve predicted what will happen and we’ve been right.” On this week’s episode Maria talks with personal injury attorney and founder of Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, Sean Claggett. They discuss the importance of big data, how it’s being used during jury selection, racism in juries, Sean’s new book and his recent health issues. Highlights 15:26 $485M verdict 23:22 Big data predictions 55:26 Sean’s health issues Guest Sean Claggett is an established Las Vegas personal injury attorney and founder of Claggett & Sykes Law Firm. In 2017, Sean was recognized by his fellow trial lawyers of the Nevada Justice Association as Nevada’s Trial Attorney of the Year. In 2023, Sean and his trial team in New Mexico won a record $485 million jury verdict against a national healthcare company. You can get in touch with Sean at https://www.claggettlaw.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions Tip the Scales episode 37 - Sean Claggett Jury Ball Software Jury Ball Book Focus Graphics Lanier Trial Academy The Leftovers TV series _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
73:29 5/1/24
78. Chris Dreyer - Is SEO Dead? Reviews, Exclusivity, and AI
“It literally makes me wanna fight someone when I see missed calls on a CallRail report.” On this week’s episode Maria talks with CEO and Founder of Rankings.io, Chris Dreyer. They discuss how to get Google reviews, nearshoring, SEO exclusivity, AI, podcasting and Chris’ upcoming conference. Highlights 06:19 How to get Google reviews 14:05 Is SEO dead? 35:59 Podcasting Guest Chris Dreyer (@chrisdreyerco on Instagram) is the founder and CEO of Rankings.io and the host of the Personal Injury Marketing Mastermind podcast. Since 2018, Rankings.io has been included on the Inc. 5000 and Chris was included in The Silicon Review’s 30 Best CEOs of the Year 2021. You can get in touch with Chris at https://rankings.io/ Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions PIMCon (Sept 15-17, 2024) - Use code LawRank for an exclusive discount _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
42:24 4/24/24
77. Matthew Hoffmann - From 0.00 GPA to Over $100 Million Recovered
“There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be financially successful…but don’t live like an a**hole.” On this week’s episode Maria talks with Battle Born Injury attorney and partner, Matthew Hoffmann. They discuss growing up on a farm, why everyone in Vegas has his transcript, fighting ambulance chasers and proper phone etiquette. Highlights 15:02 Phone etiquette 21:10 200 Resumes 43:10 Ambulance Chasers Guest Matthew Hoffmann is a personal injury attorney and partner at Battle Born Injury Lawyers. Matthew was named one of the top 150 lawyers in Southern Nevada by Nevada Business Journal and was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. You can get in touch with Matthew at https://www.battleborninjurylawyers.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
62:46 4/17/24
76. Orlando De Castroverde - Targeting the Hispanic Community
“We just want to continue to serve the community…my dad was really passionate about immigration law and as a firm, we just thought…it makes sense.” On this week’s episode Maria talks with personal injury and criminal defense attorney Orlando De Castroverde. They discuss targeting the Hispanic community, working with family, eating healthy while traveling, why you shouldn’t eat out and his brief stint as an actor. Highlights 05:51 Managing 100 employees 10:39 Staying fit and eating right 20:02 Rebranding Guest Orlando De Castroverde (@orlandodecastroverde on Instagram) is a partner at De Castroverde Law Group, which was founded with his brother Alex in 2005. Over the last five years, he has helped the firm grow from 3 attorneys to 17, with 110 team members. Orlando is also fluent in Spanish and represents Spanish-speaking clients. You can get in touch with Orlando at https://www.dlgteam.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
39:17 4/10/24
75. Rachel Fox - Generating Leads with Traditional Media
“There’s always that client that wants that billboard on their drive home that they can see everyday…At the end of the day, people have to remember it is about your target audience.” On this week’s episode Maria chats with legal marketing expert Rachel Fox. They discuss reaching your target audience, how long it takes to see results, running a tv ad and how often you should change your billboard. Highlights 02:59 Your target audience 09:40 TV advertising 28:29 ROI Guest Rachel Fox is the president of Noy Media Group, a legal marketing agency. Noy Media Group has helped dozens of law firms market successfully. From producing TV commercials, radio ads, and billboards to social media and PPC. You can get in touch with Rachel at https://noymediagroup.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
38:30 4/3/24
74. Shooting the Sh*t with Dan Ambrose
“Everyday I feel, honestly, very blessed with my life…nobody’s life is perfect but if you focus on everything that’s good in your life, then it feels like it can be perfect.” On this week’s episode Maria chats with lawyer and trial coach, Dan Ambrose. They discuss getting Dan riled up, the stress of running your own conference, what it’s like being one of eight, how to have grit and the worst judge in Los Angeles. Highlights 06:21 Dan gets riled up 19:36 The stress of running a conference 30:17 The worst judge in Los Angeles Guest Dan Ambrose (@danthetrialcoach on Instagram) has tried over 150 jury trials, and has studied trial advocacy for 20 years. Through those 20 years of practice, he has found a unique method to help trial lawyers efficiently master their skills. You can get in touch with Dan at https://triallawyersuniversity.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions Event: TLU Live Huntington Beach (June 5-8, 2024) Event: TLU Live Las Vegas (October 16-19, 2024) Event: TLU Skills Bootcamp LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
38:09 3/27/24
73. Yani Smith - An Expert's Guide to Intake Optimization
“I believe you can teach someone empathy or at least to fake it or identify opportunities to be empathetic. The reason is because I think that often it’s not that someone might not have empathy, they just may not have the tools to show it.” On this week’s episode Maria chats with intake expert, Yani Smith. They discuss how to optimize your intake, when a lawyer needs to get involved, setting up a call path, showing empathy, creating a lead funnel and so much more. Highlights 14:02 How to reject leads 43:23 Answering the phone 53:34 Why lawyers shouldn’t do intake Guest Yani Smith (@legalintakepros on Instagram) is the founder of Legal Intake Pros. She applies her intake optimization expertise to help law firms address core issues and gain clarity in intake conversions, adding intake solutions to the agency's services. Yani and her team collaborate exclusively with personal injury law firms committed to removing growth barriers. You can get in touch with Yani at https://www.legalintakepros.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions Software: Lead Docket Book: Never Split The Difference Person: Shawn Callaway LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
86:53 3/20/24
72. Robbie Munoz - From Horrible Tragedy to Burgeoning Success
“Juries do not want to root for someone who’s just feeling sorry for themselves…Juries and human beings naturally want to fight for an underdog.” On this week’s episode Maria chats with associate attorney Robbie Munoz. They discuss experiencing medical malpractice first hand, splitting time between the classroom and the courtroom, how to best present a client to a jury and Robbie’s most embarrassing moment. Highlights 03:36 They operated on my wrong knee 22:45 The Suzuki case 37:59 Building a client’s story Guest Robbie Munoz is an amateur boxer turned lawyer for The Simon Law Group who won his first two cases while still in law school. Robbie’s unique perspective formed by first hand experience of medical malpractice has led him to great success, including a $160 million verdict against the Suzuki Motor Corporation. You can get in touch with Robbie at https://www.thesimonlawgroup.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions Video: How to Shape Your Identity & Goals | Huberman Lab Podcast LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
47:56 3/13/24
71. Peter McCool - On Being a Doctor, Lawyer, and Scientist
“I’ve been in rooms where a very very good, very successful medical malpractice lawyer, just got it wrong. And the problem was you don’t know what you don’t know and that’s what makes you dangerous.” On this week’s episode Maria chats with doctor, lawyer, and scientist Peter McCool. They discuss what it’s like to go through medical and law school, the reason he changed his last name, balancing long hours with home life, and the hardest job in the world. Highlights 01:01 Is that your real name? 06:26 Hiring a doctor lawyer 22:15 Hardest job in the world Guest Peter McCool is a founding partner of JusticeRX. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and a licensed attorney. Dr. McCool has held teaching positions at various institutions, including the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago emergency medicine residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. You can get in touch with Peter at https://www.justicerxlaw.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions Email: pmccool@justicerxlaw.com LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
27:26 3/6/24
70. Adam Malone - The Path to a Healthy Mind and Body
“Who ever wants to be as good as they’re gonna get? I can’t imagine how boring life would become” On this week’s episode Maria chats with medical malpractice lawyer, Adam Malone. They discuss carving your own path, the importance of physical and mental health, the power of authenticity, learning to love yoga and becoming the best version of yourself. Highlights 09:36 The best version of myself 14:20 Martial arts and the courtroom 21:46 Ashtanga Yoga Guest Adam Malone is an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer and managing partner of Malone Law. He was instrumental in getting Georgia’s medical malpractice damage caps struck down as unconstitutional. Because of his work, victims of medical negligence in the state can now seek full compensation for their injuries. You can get in touch with Adam at https://malonelaw.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions Book: Breath by James Nestor Place: The Ashtanga Institute LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
29:52 2/28/24
69. Sagi Shaked - How A Positive Mindset Impacts Success
“Life is beautiful. Why not smile?” On this week’s episode Maria chats with personal injury lawyer Sagi Shaked. They discuss how to spot the signs of a TBI, why a positive mindset helped lead to his success, negative changes to tort reform in Florida, workplace fashion and the secret to bonding with his daughter. Highlights 01:45 Recognizing a TBI 03:49 Workplace fashion 17:14 The power of mindset Guest Sagi Shaked is the founder of Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers. Sagi Shaked actively litigates cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death on behalf of victims and their families. He has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States by the American Trial Lawyers Association. You can get in touch with Sagi at https://shakedlaw.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions Book: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear Book: Mindset by Carol S. Dweck LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
27:10 2/21/24
68. Ryan McKeen - How to Grow Your Law Firm With LinkedIn
“There’s a creative muse that flows through me…if I try to plan it, it doesn’t work as well.” On this week’s episode Maria chats with LinkedIn celebrity Ryan McKeen. They discuss utilizing LinkedIn to build business, the creative writing process, the importance of social media and why Ryan will never be confused for Jenn Gore. Highlights 02:49 How to build a LinkedIn following 08:26 Grammar doesn’t matter 21:07 $100000000 Verdict Guest Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney and co-founder of Connecticut Trial Firm. Ryan has achieved jury verdicts as high as $100 million in the courtroom and the Connecticut Law Tribune named him to the Personal Injury Hall of Fame. In 2016, Ryan was included in the Hartford Business Journal’s “40 under 40”. He has published multiple books, including “Tiger Tactics: Powerful Strategies for Winning Law Firms” and “Empower Yourself: A Practical Guide to Connecticut Personal Injury Law.” You can get in touch with Ryan at https://cttrialfirm.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions Book: Tiger Tactics Software:Trainual Software: Guru Company: Get Staffed Up LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
32:29 2/14/24
67. Bill Biggs - The Three Keys to Creating a Great Company Culture
“Every organization in America should have rules about how people treat one another.” On this week’s episode Maria gets into the weeds on company culture with culture expert Bill Biggs. They discuss the three pillars of great company culture, what to do when an employee is not a good fit, the effects of remote work on culture and why you shouldn’t call your clients crazy.  Highlights 09:45 How to lead a great culture 18:17 Why does your organization exist? 30:45 Culture v Performance (Best On Video) Guest Bill Biggs is considered one of the nation’s most innovative thinkers in law firm leadership. He currently serves as Culture Architect at Vista Consulting, Chief Team & Culture Officer at Pond, Lehocky Giordano, the President of Biggs & Associates serving high value sports professionals and the founder of the Law Firm Leadership Summit. You can get in touch with Bill at https://vistact.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Podcast Mentions Book: Multipliers by Liz Wiseman Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear Book: Start With Why by Simon Sinek Book: The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz Video: Simon Sinek - Trust vs Performance _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
43:37 2/7/24
66. Robert Hammers - Litigating & Investing in Mass Torts
“It’s not a perfect system of justice, but it’s a pretty effective way to hold the pharmaceutical and medical device industry accountable.” On this week’s episode Maria learns all about mass torts from mass tort trial lawyer Robert Hammers. They discuss what it’s like to litigate mass tort cases, the best way to invest your money, emerging Ozempic litigation, why the mass tort space attracts so much drama and they decide on the most boring task in the world. Highlights 06:22 Litigating mass torts 09:20 Mass tort drama 21:06 Investing in mass torts Guest Robert Hammers is the founding partner of Hammers Law Firm. He was named to the Top 100 and 40 under 40 for the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Hammers presently serves as a leader on a number of complex consolidated mass torts as a member of the plaintiff steering committee. You can get in touch with Rob at https://hammerslawfirm.com Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
42:40 1/31/24
65. Dave Thomas - How To Generate High-Value Motorcycle Cases
“If you’re playing between the lines the right way, the chains just keep moving and eventually you’re scoring touchdowns.” On this week’s episode Maria talks motorcycle accident law with Law Tiger’s Dave Thomas. They discuss why Maria should get into football (not fútbol), how Florida is a lot like Mexico, why some motorcyclists don’t wear helmets and how Law Tigers is a lot like Nike Jordans. Highlights 03:03 Maria gives a hug 13:21 What is Law Tigers? 22:20 Dave’s Law Tiger origin story Guest Dave Thomas serves as Vice President of Membership Sales for Law Tigers, a national association of motorcycle accident injury lawyers. He oversees and manages all aspects of business development and market expansion efforts. Fun fact: He also happens to be the first friend Maria made at a conference. Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Get in touch with Dave at https://lawtigers.com Podcast Mentions The Motorcycle Accident Summit (Use coupon code LAWRANK for $150 off) _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
30:47 1/24/24
64. Joseph Camerlengo - The Ins & Outs of Truck Accident Law
“I don’t care if you’ve handled a thousand truck wrecks like a car wreck, you’re not a d*mn truck lawyer. You’re a car wreck lawyer handling trucking cases. ” On this week’s episode Maria does a deep dive into truck accident law with attorney Joseph Camerlengo. They talk about why reaching out to a board certified attorney is so important, how to recover well beyond the standard one million dollar insurance policy and Joe’s near miss with a hammerhead shark. Highlights 07:42 The smartest thing you’ve ever done 21:50 Trucking vs car wreck lawyer 30:35 People are afraid to ask for help Guest Joseph Camerlengo Jr. is a founding partner of The Truck Accident Law Firm specializing in the areas of serious personal injury and wrongful death caused by trucking, bus, and commercial motor vehicle crashes. He is board certified in truck accident law by the National Board of Trial Advocates and board-certified in civil trial law by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocates. Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you. Get in touch with Joe at https://truckcrashlaw.com Listen to Joe’s podcast Joe Knows Trucks Podcast Mentions Dopamine Nation By Anna Lembke Unfu*k Yourself By Gary John Bishop Largest Wave Surfed - Guinness World Records _____ LawRank grows your law firm with SEO Our clients saw a 384% increase in first-time calls and a 603% growth in traffic in 12 months. Get your free competitor report at https://lawrank.com/report. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app Rate us 5 stars on iTunes and Spotify Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Instagram and TikTok
42:57 1/17/24
63. Joey Rafaeli - Running a Virtual Law Firm
Joey Rafaeli started a Law Firm in his childhood bedroom during the Covid lockdown and is now overseeing fifteen employees of a fully remote company. He is an experienced Florida attorney who represents individuals injured as a result of other people’s negligence.  On this week’s episode, Maria speaks with Joey about running a virtual law firm, the value of money, how to grow leads with Instagram, how to build personal and professional relationships, hiring remote employees and how lavish purchases can help build your businesses. To connect with Joey, visit https://rafaelilaw.com Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube Rafaeli Law Website Rafaeli Law Instagram Rafaeli Law TikTok Rafaeli Law Facebook Rafaeli Law LinkedIn Other episodes you might enjoy: 9. Grit and Determination: Creating Your Own Opportunities 12. From $7 to $7 Million: Mobile Advertising and Optimism 25. Social Media Breakdown: A Step-By-Step Guide to TikTok for Attorneys Previous Guests: Chris Massaro, Kevin Kennedy, Lawrence LeBrocq, Jefferson Fisher, Amanda Demanda, James (TopDog) Helm, Gary Dordick, Joe Volta, Ed Ciarimboli, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Andre Regard, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Raymond Mieszaniec, Pratik Shah, John Campbell, David Bayer, Darryl Isaacs, Kurt Zaner, Joe Fried, Sean Claggett, Justin Watkins, Jeremy Tissot, Przemek Lubecki, Mauro Fiore, Mark Bratt, Glen Lerner, Rick Ferri, Yosi Yahoudai, Dan Ambrose, Greyson Goody, Teresa Diep, Taly Goody, Sevy Fisher, Sahm Manouchehri, Mike Agruss, Bibi Fell, Kenny Habetz, Mike Morse, Sara Williams, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert, Brett Schreiber, Ali Awad, Chava Mercado, Amanda Baggett, Max Antony, Muhammad Ramadan, Lena Haviland, Harry Plotkin, Claire Plotkin, Gary Sarner, Irving Pedroza.
42:29 1/10/24
62. J.L. King - Managing Your Staff, Marketing Tips and a Surprising Verdict.
It’s hard to run a law firm. So much is asked of you, and you have only so much time to accomplish it all. Maybe you don’t always know the answers, but you’re afraid to show weakness. How do you delegate and trust people to get the job done right? J.L. King has the answers. J.L. King, II, is an experienced civil trial lawyer in Georgia. He primarily represents catastrophically injured victims and the families of individuals who have died as a result of negligence. Before he chose this focus, J.L. worked for one of the premier insurance defense firms in the southeastern United States. On this week’s episode, Maria speaks with J.L. about his small-town upbringing, how you can be a good lawyer and a good marketer, being a good delegator, why things don’t always have to be perfect, and the ins and outs of managing your staff. Key Takeaways You can’t be the best at everything. Recognize your limitations. Even the most successful people have things they aren’t good at. They accept it and learn where to put their focus to best benefit the company. There’s no shame in asking for help. Consider part-time employees. Staffing can be highly stressful. Hiring, firing, and questions about overstaffing and understaffing can all be overwhelming. Consider hiring someone part-time who can fill a gap or jump between departments when needed. They can be a help at the most stressful moments. Delegate. Delegate. Delegate. Hire people that complement your weaknesses. Not good at marketing? Hire a marketing manager. Not good at writing? Hire a copywriter. Trust those people with their tasks, and don’t micromanage. This kind of trust can take a lot of weight off your shoulders. To connect with J.L., visit https://kingtriallaw.com Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube The King Firm Website The King Firm Facebook The King Firm X / twitter The King Firm LinkedIn The King Firm YouTube Other episodes you might enjoy: 7. Hiring Systems: Find your "A" Team 31. Build Your Team: Fostering a Culture of Continuous Improvement 51. Why Trial Lawyers Should Advertise, and Buying and Selling a Law Firm Previous Guests: Chris Massaro, Kevin Kennedy, Lawrence LeBrocq, Jefferson Fisher, Amanda Demanda, James (TopDog) Helm, Gary Dordick, Joe Volta, Ed Ciarimboli, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Andre Regard, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Raymond Mieszaniec, Pratik Shah, John Campbell, David Bayer, Darryl Isaacs, Kurt Zaner, Joe Fried, Sean Claggett, Justin Watkins, Jeremy Tissot, Przemek Lubecki, Mauro Fiore, Mark Bratt, Glen Lerner, Rick Ferri, Yosi Yahoudai, Dan Ambrose, Greyson Goody, Teresa Diep, Taly Goody, Sevy Fisher, Sahm Manouchehri, Mike Agruss, Bibi Fell, Kenny Habetz, Mike Morse, Sara Williams, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert, Brett Schreiber, Ali Awad, Chava Mercado, Amanda Baggett, Max Antony, Muhammad Ramadan, Lena Haviland, Harry Plotkin, Claire Plotkin, Gary Sarner, Irving Pedroza.
17:47 1/3/24
61. Taylor Dordick - Fashion Tips, $2B Verdict, Being Gary Dordicks Daughter
Do you often worry if your fashion sense is appropriate for the workplace? Are you having trouble finding your one true passion? Have you ever had issues navigating the family business? If any of these questions speak to you, make sure to listen to this week’s podcast. Taylor Dordick is a personal injury attorney at Dordick Law Firm in California. She is passionate about fighting for victims of abuse and recently received a groundbreaking $2.28 billion verdict in the Jane Doe v Fitzgerald sexual abuse case.  On this week’s episode, Maria speaks with Taylor about fashion in the workplace, working with her family, being a legacy, and finding her niche in fighting for victims of abuse. Key Takeaways Be smart about fashion. Yes, it is possible to dress appropriately for the workplace and still feel confident about your looks. Taylor teaches us that you don’t have to shop high end to feel high end. Search and you can find great deals at places like Target, Nordstrom Rack, and Saks OFF Fifth. And remember, tailor, tailor, tailor. Don’t squander your privilege. Take every opportunity and leg up that life gives you. Use it to do good, and don’t throw it away. There are tons of people who would give anything to be in your position. Don’t let them down. Find your niche. Sometimes, you have to work to find your calling because it’s not immediately apparent. Taylor found her niche in fighting for victims of abuse. Don’t be afraid to try different things until you find what makes you happy. To connect with Taylor, visit https://dordicklaw.com/ Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube Dordick Law Website Dordick Law Instagram Dordick Law Facebook Dordick Law X / twitter Dordick Law LinkedIn Dordick Law YouTube Other episodes you might enjoy: 16. Own Your Career: Empowering Female Trial Attorneys 21. Compassion Through Crisis: Discovering Strength in Vulnerability 27. Find Your Footing: Growing Confidence and Prioritizing Health Previous Guests: Kevin Kennedy, Lawrence LeBrocq, Jefferson Fisher, Amanda Demanda, James (TopDog) Helm, Gary Dordick, Joe Volta, Ed Ciarimboli, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Andre Regard, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Raymond Mieszaniec, Pratik Shah, John Campbell, David Bayer, Darryl Isaacs, Kurt Zaner, Joe Fried, Sean Claggett, Justin Watkins, Jeremy Tissot, Przemek Lubecki, Mauro Fiore, Mark Bratt, Glen Lerner, Rick Ferri, Yosi Yahoudai, Dan Ambrose, Greyson Goody, Teresa Diep, Taly Goody, Sevy Fisher, Sahm Manouchehri, Mike Agruss, Bibi Fell, Kenny Habetz, Mike Morse, Sara Williams, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert, Brett Schreiber, Ali Awad, Chava Mercado, Amanda Baggett, Max Antony, Muhammad Ramadan, Lena Haviland, Harry Plotkin, Claire Plotkin, Gary Sarner, Irving Pedroza.
29:31 12/27/23
60. Chris Massaro - A Crash Course in Mass Torts
Are mass torts something you're interested in, but haven’t had the time to learn the ins and outs of? Maybe you’re already acquainted, but just need some advice on how to move forward. Either way you’re going to come out of this podcast with everything you need to know about mass torts. As CEO of The Search Engine Guys (TSEG), Chris Massaro oversees the company’s growth in its operations and sales, as well as managing key accounts for single-event and mass tort law firms. TSEG is a legal marketing company that has expert knowledge in mass tort advertising. On this week's episode, Maria sits down with Chris to discuss mass torts. What are they? How do you advertise? Why should you invest? How do you invest? How do you protect your money? And how do you avoid unscrupulous offers? They also discuss the unusual way Chris got into marketing and why social media hates lawyers. Key Takeaways Don’t call out sick from Dave & Busters. If Chris Massaro had called in sick that day, he may have never found success in his current career path. You never know when fortune might strike, so try to take advantage of every opportunity presented. Most importantly, make sure to be honest about your hangover. Encourage your employees’ success. Find joy in your employees’ accomplishments. Think about how each business decision affects not only you, but also your staff. Closing that next lead means more money for the business, which allows you to pay higher salaries, which leads to an employee closing on their first home. Think twice before you decide to go home early and skip that call. Be smart about your investment. Mass torts can be profitable, but only with the right guidance. Beware of scams and people just trying to make a quick buck. Do your research, and make sure to vet the people you work with. Don’t let yourself fall victim to the wrong person. To connect with Chris, visit the TSEG website at https://www.tseg.com Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / Twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube TSEG Website TSEG Instagram TSEG Facebook TSEG X / Twitter TSEG LinkedIn TSEG YouTube Other episodes you might enjoy: 5. Trust and Exposure: The Secret Promise of Media Campaigns 10. Punch Above Your Weight: Success On Any Budget 30. Investing Masterclass: The Simple Truth About Making Smart Investments Previous Guests: Kevin Kennedy, Lawrence LeBrocq, Jefferson Fisher, Amanda Demanda, James (TopDog) Helm, Gary Dordick, Joe Volta, Ed Ciarimboli, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Andre Regard, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Raymond Mieszaniec, Pratik Shah, John Campbell, David Bayer, Darryl Isaacs, Kurt Zaner, Joe Fried, Sean Claggett, Justin Watkins, Jeremy Tissot, Przemek Lubecki, Mauro Fiore, Mark Bratt, Glen Lerner, Rick Ferri, Yosi Yahoudai, Dan Ambrose, Greyson Goody, Teresa Diep, Taly Goody, Sevy Fisher, Sahm Manouchehri, Mike Agruss, Bibi Fell, Kenny Habetz, Mike Morse, Sara Williams, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert, Brett Schreiber, Ali Awad, Chava Mercado, Amanda Baggett, Max Antony, Muhammad Ramadan, Lena Haviland, Harry Plotkin, Claire Plotkin, Gary Sarner, Irving Pedroza.
42:41 12/20/23
59. Kevin Kennedy - Being a TikTok Sensation and an Oprah Guest
Having tons of energy can be a great thing if you know how to put it to use. Say yes to new opportunities, make light of yourself on TikTok, buy a new Rolls-Royce, or even build your own private courthouse. How are these all related? Kevin Kennedy did them, and they all, in one way or another, led to the growth of a successful law firm. Kevin Kennedy is the founder of The Kennedy Law Firm in Clarksville, Tennessee. They are a Christian law firm that provides counsel for everything from personal injury to estate planning. His family has lived in Clarksville since just after the Revolutionary War, and he has recently surpassed 1.6 million followers on TikTok. On this week's episode, Maria sits down with Kev to discuss gaining a huge TikTok following, saying yes to opportunity, hiring A players, Elvis, and being on Oprah. If you listen long enough, you also may find out what it’s like to be serenaded by Kevin. Key Takeaways Have a core value system. Kevin Kennedy lets his Christian values guide him in his everyday life. They are reflected in his personal and business decisions. Whether it’s religion or your own personal values, have a touchstone you can go back to when you're struggling and need help. Don’t say no. Should you say no to purchasing a Rolls-Royce? Probably not. Kevin Kennedy didn’t, and that Rolls got him a case that covered his purchase in just ninety days. Maybe you don’t need a Rolls-Royce, but try taking a chance on something that may not make sense at the time, because you never know what it may lead to down the road. Don’t burn bridges. It’s never a good idea to burn a bridge, no matter how good you think it will feel. Down the line, you may run into the person you collided with in a situation where they have all the cards. Be the bigger person, and look out for your long-term success. To connect with Kevin, follow him on TikTok @kennedylawfirm Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / Twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube The Kennedy Law Firm Website The Kennedy Law Firm Instagram The Kennedy Law Firm TikTok The Kennedy Law Firm Facebook The Kennedy Law Firm X / Twitter Kevin Kennedy LinkedIn Kevin Kennedy YouTube Other episodes you might enjoy: 2. The 2 Billion Dollar Man: Lessons from 30 Years of Law 5. Trust and Exposure: The Secret Promise of Media Campaigns 6. Pick a Winning Jury: Make the Emotional Connection Previous Guests: Lawrence LeBrocq, Jefferson Fisher, Amanda Demanda, James (TopDog) Helm, Gary Dordick, Joe Volta, Ed Ciarimboli, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Andre Regard, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Raymond Mieszaniec, Pratik Shah, John Campbell, David Bayer, Darryl Isaacs, Kurt Zaner, Joe Fried, Sean Claggett, Justin Watkins, Jeremy Tissot, Przemek Lubecki, Mauro Fiore, Mark Bratt, Glen Lerner, Rick Ferri, Yosi Yahoudai, Dan Ambrose, Greyson Goody, Teresa Diep, Taly Goody, Sevy Fisher, Sahm Manouchehri, Mike Agruss, Bibi Fell, Kenny Habetz, Mike Morse, Sara Williams, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert, Brett Schreiber, Ali Awad, Chava Mercado, Amanda Baggett, Max Antony, Muhammad Ramadan, Lena Haviland, Harry Plotkin, Claire Plotkin, Gary Sarner, Irving Pedroza.
25:38 12/13/23
58. Lawrence LeBrocq - Building Company Culture and Battling for Clients
The secret to doing it all is having a strong team. If you want to grow your business, you have to empower them to take charge. A single person can only accomplish so much. Don’t be afraid to let go. You may be surprised at what they can accomplish without you. Lawrence A. LeBrocq is a practicing attorney and managing partner at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq. Lawrence has tried hundreds of personal injury cases that have resulted in several multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, recovering more than $100 million on behalf of his 2,000+ clients over the course of his career. On this week's episode, Maria sits down with Lawrence to discuss why it’s important to focus on company culture, how to deal with underperforming employees, and a few of his most memorable cases.  Key Takeaways Use positive motivation. Having trouble getting your employees to learn a new software, speed up their workflow, or ask for Google reviews? Lawrence LeBrocq uses $100 bills to motivate his staff. Try to find what works best for you.  Go all out for your clients. You may have a client who suffered a horrific accident that no amount of money can fix, but money can ease their pain. Putting in the extra effort can lead to a much bigger verdict.  Use old things in new ways. Lawrence uses his podcast to give clients a rundown of what to expect when working with him. Think of things you’re currently doing that could be repurposed to your benefit.  To connect with Lawrence, visit him at https://www.garcesgrabler.com/ Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / Twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq Website Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq Instagram Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq Facebook Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq X / Twitter Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq LinkedIn Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq YouTube Other episodes you might enjoy: 6. Pick a Winning Jury: Make the Emotional Connection   7. Hiring Systems: Find your "A" Team 21. Compassion Through Crisis: Discovering Strength in Vulnerability Previous Guests: Jefferson Fisher, Amanda Demanda, James (TopDog) Helm, Gary Dordick, Joe Volta, Ed Ciarimboli, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Andre Regard, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Raymond Mieszaniec, Pratik Shah, John Campbell, David Bayer, Darryl Isaacs, Kurt Zaner, Joe Fried, Sean Claggett, Justin Watkins, Jeremy Tissot, Przemek Lubecki, Mauro Fiore, Mark Bratt, Glen Lerner, Rick Ferri, Yosi Yahoudai, Dan Ambrose, Greyson Goody, Teresa Diep, Taly Goody, Sevy Fisher, Sahm Manouchehri, Mike Agruss, Bibi Fell, Kenny Habetz, Mike Morse, Sara Williams, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert, Brett Schreiber, Ali Awad, Chava Mercado, Amanda Baggett, Max Antony, Muhammad Ramadan, Lena Haviland, Harry Plotkin, Claire Plotkin, Gary Sarner, Irving Pedroza.
46:18 12/6/23
57. Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert - Leadership, Hiring, and Leveraging Social Media
The secret to doing it all is having a strong team. If you want to grow your business, you have to empower them to take charge. A single person can only accomplish so much. Don’t be afraid to let go. You may be surprised at what they can accomplish without you. “At the heart of it all, I’m a person who wants to empower others to take control of their lives and future.”  Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert is the founding attorney and owner of Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group. She represents victims of vehicle collisions, drunk driving collisions, those injured in a slip-and-fall, and wrongful death cases. Jennifer’s goals of becoming an attorney and opening her own practice were shaped by her own personal injury experiences. In college, she was seriously hurt in a car accident. After going through the arduous recovery process and having to navigate her own legal case, Jennifer decided that she wanted to dedicate her professional life to helping other victims get back on track. On this week's episode, Maria sits down with Jennifer to discuss building a large following on social media, teaching leadership skills, giving your team autonomy to make decisions and Jenn secret shops her own firm. Key Takeaways Watch out for secret shoppers. Always be on your A game. You never know who’s calling. It could be your own boss. Batch your content. Film a bunch of content at once and schedule it on your social media calendar. You don’t want to always be rushing to post at the last second. Learn to delegate. Train and trust your team to make important decisions without you. You can’t be everywhere at once. To connect with Jenn, follow her on Instagram @jenngorelawyer Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / Twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group Website Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group Instagram Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group TikTok Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group Facebook Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group X / Twitter Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group LinkedIn Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group YouTube Other episodes you might enjoy: 8. Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert - Integrity: Hiring Automation and Living Your Values 15. Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert - First Page Rankings: How to Think Like Google 18. Chad Dudley - Accelerate Your Firm: Intake and Understanding Revenue Previous Guests: James (TopDog) Helm, Gary Dordick, Joe Volta, Ed Ciarimboli, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Andre Regard, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Raymond Mieszaniec, Pratik Shah, John Campbell, David Bayer, Darryl Isaacs, Kurt Zaner, Joe Fried, Sean Claggett, Justin Watkins, Jeremy Tissot, Przemek Lubecki, Mauro Fiore, Mark Bratt, Glen Lerner, Rick Ferri, Yosi Yahoudai, Dan Ambrose, Greyson Goody, Teresa Diep, Taly Goody, Sevy Fisher, Sahm Manouchehri, Mike Agruss, Bibi Fell, Kenny Habetz, Mike Morse, Sara Williams, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert, Brett Schreiber, Ali Awad, Chava Mercado, Amanda Baggett, Max Antony, Muhammad Ramadan, Lena Haviland, Harry Plotkin, Claire Plotkin, Gary Sarner, Irving Pedroza.
33:54 11/29/23
56. Jefferson Fisher - Becoming a Social Media Sensation
For some, success can be a long road, and for others, it can happen overnight. The quality that both these people have in common is staying true to who they are, no matter how long it takes.  Jefferson Fisher is a board-certified Texas trial lawyer and founder of Fisher Firm, which has over 6 million followers on social media. He enjoys teaching people to persuade and communicate effectively in high-conflict situations. “I help people argue less so they can talk more.” On this week's episode, Maria sits down with Jefferson to discuss gaining millions of followers overnight, tips on genuine communication, his upcoming book, running his law firm, and his love of peanut M&Ms. Key Takeaways Take a step back. Take a pause before responding to someone else’s aggression. Maybe they’re having a bad day and it’s not about you.  Don’t overthink it. Sometimes it’s better to get things done than to be a perfectionist. Don’t let it keep you from moving forward.  Share your passion. Chances are someone else is passionate about the same thing you are. Put yourself out there, and you’ll probably be rewarded. To connect with Jefferson, follow him on Instagram @jefferson_fisher Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / Twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube Jefferson Fisher Website Jefferson Fisher Instagram Jefferson Fisher TikTok Jefferson Fisher Facebook Jefferson Fisher X / Twitter Jefferson Fisher LinkedIn Jefferson Fisher YouTube Fisher Firm Website Other episodes you might enjoy: 4. Irving Pedroza - Make the Choice: Champion for Kindness 11. Amanda Baggett - Outshine the Competition: Authentic Branding and Wise Spending 20. Joe Fried - Courage and Intention: How Radical Honesty Creates Stronger Attorneys Previous Guests: Amanda Demanda, James (TopDog) Helm, Gary Dordick, Joe Volta, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Raymond Mieszaniec, David Bayer, Kurt Zaner, Joe Fried, Sean Claggett, Justin Watkins, Mauro Fiore, Mark Bratt, Glen Lerner, Rick Ferri, Dan Ambrose, Teresa Diep, Taly Goody, Sahm Manouchehri, Bibi Fell, Kenny Habetz, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert, Ali Awad, Chava Mercado, Amanda Baggett, Muhammad Ramadan, Lena Haviland, Gary Sarner, and more.
33:58 11/22/23
55. Amanda Demanda - Growing Your Business by Building a Personal Brand
Creating an authentic brand around your business can have a big impact on the growth of your firm. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. As a Miami native, attorney Amanda Demanda stands up to big insurance companies and businesses in pursuit of justice. She focuses her practice specifically on representing people injured due to the negligence or unsafe practices of others. Amanda firmly believes that products, places, and health care are made safer through lawsuits that shed light upon unsafe products and practices. On this week's episode, Maria sits down with Amanda to discuss creating a stand-out brand, not being afraid to break norms, diversifying marketing, and working with the Spanish and elder communities.  Key Takeaways Your professional brand doesn’t have to be your personal brand. Everyone associates Amanda Demanda with her pink brand, but it’s not her favorite color. She picked a color she knew would stand out in the space. What works for your brand will be different than what works for you personally. Do some market research before making a decision. Diversify your marketing efforts. Don’t just focus on one form of advertising. There are many forms of both digital and print marketing. Amanda’s Instagram was deleted through no fault of her own. If that had been her only platform, she would have been in a lot of trouble. Don’t fall into that trap. Know your demographics. Amanda Demanda knows how to cater to her large Spanish and elder community followings. Figure out your target audience and know how to best reach and represent them. To connect with Amanda, follow her on Instagram @amandademandalaw Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / Twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube Amanda Demanda Injury Lawyers Website Amanda Demanda Injury Lawyers Instagram Amanda Demanda Injury Lawyers TikTok Amanda Demanda Injury Lawyers Facebook Amanda Demanda Injury Lawyers X / Twitter Amanda Demanda Injury Lawyers LinkedIn Amanda Demanda Injury Lawyers YouTube Other episodes you might enjoy: 3. Chad Dudley - Lead With Passion: Build On Strength 5. Gary Sarner - Trust and Exposure: The Secret Promise of Media Campaigns 11. Amanda Baggett - Outshine the Competition: Authentic Branding and Wise Spending Previous Guests: James (TopDog) Helm, Gary Dordick, Joe Volta, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Raymond Mieszaniec, David Bayer, Kurt Zaner, Joe Fried, Sean Claggett, Justin Watkins, Mauro Fiore, Mark Bratt, Glen Lerner, Rick Ferri, Dan Ambrose, Teresa Diep, Taly Goody, Sahm Manouchehri, Bibi Fell, Kenny Habetz, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert, Ali Awad, Chava Mercado, Amanda Baggett, Muhammad Ramadan, Lena Haviland, Gary Sarner, and more.
50:55 11/15/23
54. James (TopDog) Helm - Authentic Branding and Social Media Success
Hitting rock bottom doesn’t mean the end. Things may seem bleak, but you can get through it. Reach out to loved ones around you and ask for their help. You may be surprised at how supportive others can be and how strong you actually are. James (TopDog) Helm almost ruined his life fighting a crippling pill addiction from ages 17 to 25. Now sober since 2016, James has grown TopDog Law into one of the most successful law firms in Philadelphia. “What was once my biggest liability is now my biggest asset. I’m grateful for my struggle and wouldn’t have it any other way. It allows me to connect with people on a deeper level and offer my experience, strength, and hope to those who are dealing with addiction or going through the devastation of a catastrophic injury.” On this week's episode, Maria sits down with James (TopDog) Helm as they discuss starting your own business, creating a brand, gaining clients through social media, and dealing with addiction. Key Takeaways Set yourself apart. You don’t have to follow the norm. Follow the path that works best for you. Be authentic. People can sense when you’re being fake. Being honest can help you build a more authentic brand. Hire for the jobs you hate. Don’t force yourself to get bogged down in things you aren’t good at. Find people who excel in the areas you are weak. To connect with James, follow him on Instagram @topdoglaw Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / Twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube TopDog Law Website TopDog Law Instagram TopDog Law TikTok TopDog Law Facebook TopDog Law X / Twitter TopDog Law LinkedIn TopDog Law YouTube Previous Guests: Gary Dordick, Joe Volta, Ed Ciarimboli, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Andre Regard, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Bob Simon, Gary Sarner, Jen Gore-Cuthbert, Muhammad Ramadan, Amanda Baggett, Sara Williams, Joe Fried, Bibi Fell, Sahm Manouchehri, Sevy Fisher, Taly Goody, Teresa Diep, Dan Ambrose, Rick Ferri, Glen Lerner, and many others Other episodes you might enjoy: 3. Lead With Passion: Build On Strength 4. Make the Choice: Champion for Kindness 5. Trust and Exposure: The Secret Promise of Media Campaigns
59:56 11/8/23
53. Gary Dordick - A Trial Lawyer's Path to Health and Working With Family
Having the odds stacked against you doesn’t mean giving up. Finding your path may be tough, but with hard work and determination, the possibilities are endless. Gary has held the record for the highest jury verdicts in numerous courthouses, including a staggering $125 million-dollar jury verdict in Ventura County in 2016. He went directly from high school to law school, never attending college. He put himself through a four-year night program while working at a law office, where he started as a file room clerk. Immediately after passing the bar, Mr. Dordick opened his own law firm, starting out with no employees. Now, Dordick Law Corporation has three locations, fifty-six employees, and eighteen lawyers, including his three kids, Michelle, Dylan, and Taylor, as associate lawyers. On this week's episode, Maria sits down with Gary Dordick as they discuss what it means to be healthy at 60, how he found his path through martial arts, working with his kids, and how he sees the future of law. Key takeaways College isn’t everything. Not going to college doesn’t mean not being successful. Carve your own path, learn from others, and take advantage of every opportunity. Don’t spoil your kids. Even though you may want to give them everything you didn’t have, it’s ok to hold some things back. Teach them lessons about the value of money and let them see how hard work and grit can lead to a more fulfilling life. Try new things. Don’t be afraid to take a chance. You may find your view completely changed after giving it a try. To connect with Gary, visit his website https://dordicklaw.com/ Tip The Scales Website Tip the Scales Instagram Tip the Scales TikTok Tip the Scales Youtube Maria Monroy Instagram Maria Monroy LinkedIn LawRank Website LawRank Instagram LawRank TikTok LawRank X / twitter LawRank Facebook LawRank LinkedIn LawRank YouTube Dordick Law Website Dordick Law Instagram Dordick Law Facebook Dordick Law X / twitter Dordick Law LinkedIn Dordick Law YouTube Previous Guests: Joe Volta, Ed Ciarimboli, Michael Mogill, Jay Vaughn, Andre Regard, Bob Simon, Mark Anderson, Chad Dudley, Bob Simon, Gary Sarner, Jen Gore-Cuthbert, Muhammad Ramadan, Amanda Baggett, Sara Williams, Joe Fried, Bibi Fell, Sahm Manouchehri, Sevy Fisher, Taly Goody, Teresa Diep, Dan Ambrose, Rick Ferri, Glen Lerner, and many others Other episodes you might enjoy: 2. The 2 Billion Dollar Man: Lessons from 30 Years of Law 27. Find Your Footing: Growing Confidence and Prioritizing Health 50. Optimizing Your Health and Your Law Firm
23:18 11/1/23