The Maximum Lawyer Podcast

The Maximum Lawyer Podcast

Are you running or starting your own law firm? This is your podcast.


September 28, 2023 23 mins

Are you a practicing attorney who struggles with closing a deal? In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer podcast, Russ, a salesperson with a law degree, presents the five most important factors to closing a sale. He talks about the skills and qualities an attorney needs to close a sale with a client.

Building Trust 

People will buy a product or become a client because of trust. Trust is essential in gaining the support and rap...

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Are you a new lawyer and need help getting your name out there? In this podcast episode, Jim and Tyson introduce Vaidas Cikotas and Steve Williams from RizeUp Media, a digital marketing agency specializing in law firm marketing. They all discuss how attorneys can establish an online presence and set the foundations for their business.

First Thing to Setup

Working as a new defense lawyer involves a lot of marketing to get tho...

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Are you in the market for a new AI tool to help make your life easier? In this episode, Tyson Mutrux introduces in his new tech segment where he shares an AI tool called This tool is a side window to your browser and does a wide variety of things. 

The tool can answer questions that you ask it, provide a summary and even rewrite what you are looking at on the page. can integrate with other website...

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September 23, 2023 11 mins

Are you looking for a new hobby to add to your routine? In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, Tyson talks about cold plunging and the various benefits of it.

There is a lot of buzz around cold plunges. It is gaining a lot of traction and professional athletes are beginning to include it in their routines. Cold plunges do have a ton of benefits including improving your mood, strengthening your immune system, hel...

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Do you need help improving your law firm's client journey? Are you finding it hard to get clients? In this episode, Matt Spiegel, the co-founder and CEO of Lawmatics, discusses the importance of providing excellent customer service in the legal industry and improving the client journey.

It is evident that lawyers are not CEOs. They don't run businesses. But, Matt emphasizes the need for law firm owners to run their practice...

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Are you curious about using AI in your law firm? In this podcast episode, Jim and Tyson interview Manny Griffiths, the CEO and co-founder of Hona (formerly known as Milestones), a legal tech company that uses AI to change the client management experience.

Hona was created as a way for client's going through the legal system to keep up to date on the progress of their cases. Manny shares about Hona as a “Domino's pizza track...

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Are you trying to figure out what software to use in your business? In this episode, Tyson talks about the use of different software solutions within the legal industry and how to determine which software deserves to be used in your firm.

Software is meant to be a solution, not add another layer of complexity in your firm. That is why it is important to really think about what software is going to help your firm achieve...

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Do you want to know what to consider when looking for new employees? In this episode, Tyson discusses the qualities he looks for in team members, whom they affectionately refer to as "peeps” (more so “PEEEEps”) Tyson breaks down the meaning behind each letter of the word which is connected to different attributes.

1 | Passion 

“P” refers to passion (which is the first and last p). Tyson believes looking for people with p...

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Do you want to create a more successful law firm, where you are able to take home more money? In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, speaker Brooke Lively shares her personal experience of firing her biggest client and the resulting financial struggles for her business. 

Starting from scratch and building a successful business is a hard thing to achieve. Brooke talks about using the rule of thirds strategy to ma...

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Do you need some help in hiring for your law firm? Are you unsure what roles you need filled? In this podcast episode, Jim and Tyson welcome Brett Trembly, CEO and co-founder of Get Staffed Up. He discusses his new book "24 Months to Freedom: How Modern Law Firms Use Smarter Staffing Solutions to Fast Track Their Way to Success." The book lists seven crucial positions to hire that every law firm needs.

In order to have ...

  • Are you looking for a better way to maximize meeting notes? In this episode, Tyson introduces the new segment, Max Law Tech Tips. He shares a valuable tech tip on optimizing meeting notes using ChatGPT.

    Many have used ChatGPT for writing content, whether it be essays or resumes. But, it can really help with elevating meeting notes, especially within the legal field. Tyson shares his experience in using the platform,...

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    Do you struggle with constantly checking your email or phone notifications? In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, Tyson discusses how constantly checking your emails can have a negative impact on productivity and mental well-being. 

    Whether you work in an office or work for yourself, many people fall victim to constantly checking their emails. This might not be at the fault of an individual person. This can ste...

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    September 7, 2023 20 mins

    Are you struggling in the intake process as a lawyer? Is your firm finding it hard to maintain clients? In this episode, attorney Gary Falkowitz shares his insights on how to win at intake. 

    Gary works with law firms to patch up the holes that exist and make firms better. Intake involves the process of when a potential client connects with a law firm. There are many steps to ensure the intake process is top tier.

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    Are you struggling with perfectionism in your career? In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, Jim and Tyson discuss the damaging effects of perfectionism on law firm owners.

    Perfectionism in the legal field can really hold people back in their career. It is a difficult hurdle to overcome because there are feelings of not being good enough. The constant need to be perfect can stop people from starting something ne...

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    Are you unsure if it is time to hire someone new for your business? In this podcast, Tyson discusses the timelines of adding a new face to the team as well as the financial aspects of hiring. He touches on the difference between capacity versus capabilities when hiring and how to make good hiring decisions.

    The difference between capacity and capability is crucial to knowing when it is time to bring somebody onboard. Ca...

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    August 31, 2023 18 mins

    Do you want to know how to grow a company to include the best people possible? In this episode, Adela Zepcan, the Director of People and Culture at a law firm, shares her insights on running a law firm effectively.

    Living in a post-COVID world, many companies are struggling with employee retention and high turnover. This has been due to people quitting their jobs to pursue their passions or people leaving for opportunit...

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    Are you trying to improve processes within your company? In this episode, Jim and Tyson interview Melanie Leonard, an attorney and expert in legal practice management software. She is also one of the first certified consultants in Clio. They discuss the adoption of technology among lawyers, in which Melanie gives lawyers a low grade.

    Many law firms are behind the times and don't have a well thought out process that ...

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    In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, host Tyson Mutrux explores the powerful influence of personal networks on goal setting and achievement. 

    Drawing on scientific studies and personal anecdotes, Tyson emphasizes the impact that our connections have on our behavior, habits, and overall success. 

    He encourages listeners to intentionally curate their inner circle, surrounding themselves with supportive and in...

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    In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, guest speaker Brett Trembly shares valuable insights on time management and productivity for lawyers. He introduces the OI90 formula, a three-step business system consisting of office hours, an issue matrix, and a 90-minute weekly team meeting. 

    Brett shares the importance of protecting one's time and focusing on high-value tasks. He suggests implementing office hours for b...

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    Are you looking for ways to maximize your work week and have a more productive mindset at work? In this episode of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast, hosts Jim and Tyson discuss the most valuable parts of their work week. Both speak to 3 things they do each week to help with productivity.

    For individuals who own their own company, it is important to spend some time at the beginning of your week going over your priorities and t...

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