Settlement Nation

Settlement Nation

Conversations with leading trial lawyers and settlement professionals on topics ranging from the litigation process, settlement planning for plaintiffs, tax planning for attorneys, and future innovations in the legal and insurance industries. Brought to you by Independent Life, the only plaintiff focused structured settlement provider, and hosted by Courtney Barber and Chris Bua. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed on the Settlement Nation podcast are those of the guests, and not necessarily those of Independent Life or its affiliates.

Episodes

August 3, 2021 32 min

#27: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Jason Jordan from Jordan, Herington & Rowley out of Denver, Colorado. Jason is a fearless advocate, obtaining millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients, including a 26.5M settlement for a burn victim and 20M in a brain injury case. He has had success in both Federal and State Court, was awarded the “New Trial Lawyer of the Year” Award from the Colo...

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#26: In this episode of Settlement Nation I sit down with Henry Peacor from Trial Lawyers For Justice out of California. Henry has been practising law for 6 years and already has 12 jury trials under his belt, as well as nominations for CAALA's Rising Star Award in 2016 and National Trial Lawyer's Top 40 Under 40. In this episode with talk through what it's like to be personally mentored by superstar lawyers and jumping...

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#25: Welcome to our brand new series War Chest Wednesday, where we showcase tips, tools and resources to help power your fight for justice. In this episode we cover attorney fee deferrals through structured settlements, and why they are a plaintiff attorney's secret weapon for financial planning, tax advantages and business continuity. A not to be missed episode for anyone looking to turbocharge their firm!

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#24: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Robert "Bob" Simon, the co-founder of the Simon Law Group, also known as the Justice Team. Bob has an extensive resume of jury trials in his career, having tried over 50 cases with verdicts totaling over 200M.  He has received numerous awards, including Trial Lawyer of the Year in San Diego and the Young Gun award in Orange County, as well as co-founding Justice HQ,...

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#23: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Brandon Yosha from Yosha Cook & Tisch in Indiana. Brandon is a break out star in the trial world, receiving a $20 million dollar jury verdict (adjusted by a fault reduction for a net win of $12.2 million) only five weeks out of law school. We discuss the importance of the human story and how a decision to reach out to Nick Rowley and the Trial Lawyers for Justice team, ...

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#22: In our first ever Rising Star Roundtable series of Settlement Nation, we feature Rilee Harrison from Lawter & Associates and Jonathan Davidi from Panish Shea & Boyle. These up and coming trial lawyers share their lessons and victories, as we discuss what it's like walk into the courtroom on their first day of trial, attitudes of the defense counsel and how they use being a millennial to their advantage. In addition...

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#21: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Mike Rafi, the founder of the Rafi Law Firm out of Atlanta, Georgia. Mike has recovered over $45 million for his clients through settlements and jury trials and has been recognized as a Georgia Rising Star by Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine for 3 years in a row. We discuss the great results he has achieved for his practise through simple and effective marketing strategie...

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#20: In this episode of Settlement Nation, we chat with Dan Schaar, a trial attorney with Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley (CZ&R) from Northern California. Dan talks with us about his current case Patrick Blumenthal v. Goldman Sachs, et al, which exposes the effects of hazing culture within the investment banking industry. We also discuss the recent Vanity Fair article that is covering this case -"Bullying, Booze, and Chok...

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#19: In this episode of Settlement Nation I chat with James DeSimone,  the founder of V. James DeSimone Law. James is one of the most highly regarded employment lawyers and civil rights advocates in Los Angeles, successfully achieving multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. James was voted California Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year 2014,  and also Top California Employment Lawyer 7 years in row. In t...

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#18: In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Aimee Wagstaff, the founding partner of Andrus Wagstaff. Aimee has dedicated her professional life fighting against pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The vast majority of her litigation is done through national mass tort consolidations and she has been appointed by federal and state court Judges across the country to co-lead four national litigations, representing te...

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#17: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Brett Turnbull, the Founding partner of The Turnbull Law Firm, with offices in Alabama and Georgia. Brett has been recognized for his many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, representing clients in trucking, products liability, automobile defects, pediatric burns, traumatic brain injury and nursing home malpractice. We discuss Brett's courtroom tactics, nota...

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#16: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Olivier Taillieu, a partner of The Dominguez Firm and a distinguished and respected trial attorney. He has tried and won multiple jury trials in his outstanding career, and has recovered tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a $29,000,000 verdict in a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) case involving a pedestrian. We discuss his e...

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#15: In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Bethany Schneider,  a trial attorney and the founder of Schneider Injury Law. We discuss what it was like branching out on her own, after years trying high-stakes personal injury and wrongful death cases for huge corporations. We also talk about the importance of marketing as an attorney and how she has leveraged platforms to build her brand awareness, the challenges she faces ...

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#14: In this episode of Settlement Nation  we sit down with Greyson Goody,  a partner and senior trial attorney at the Simon Law Group, who has obtained over $40 million in jury verdicts. We discuss the advantages of being a younger trial attorney, how he is leveraging technology in this industry and his strategy behind using marketing and branding to reach a bigger audience. We also take a deep dive into the Pebley v. Santa Clara ...

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#13 (Part 3): In the final episode of this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, I chat with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm and Jakob Norman from Trial Lawyers for Justice – both respected and seasoned plaintiff trial lawyers, who started their careers working for the defense. In this episode, we cover questions sent in by our listeners, as well as demand letters / settlement opportunities, policy limit demands, reinsu...

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#12 (Part 2): In this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, I chat with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm and Jakob Norman from Trial Lawyers for Justice – both respected and seasoned plaintiff trial lawyers, who started their careers working for the defense. In this episode, we cover the anatomy of a defense attorney, how they view cases, their relationship with insurance adjusters and the challenges of defending persona...

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#11 (Part 1): In this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, I chat with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm and Jakob Norman from Trial Lawyers for Justice – both respected and seasoned plaintiff trial lawyers, who started their careers working for the defense. In this episode, we take you behind the scenes of the defense perspective; discussing the inner workings of the defense counsel, insurance adjusters, their tactics, ...

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#10: In this episode of Settlement Nation  we chat with Arash Homampour, a trial attorney and the owner of the Homampour Firm in California, representing individuals in catastrophic injury/wrongful death, employment and insurance bad faith matters. Arash shares his success of obtaining between $2.5 million to $60 million in trial results in the last 5 years for his clients, as well as how he was an innovator in leveraging technolog...

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#9: In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Jim Avery, a plaintiff attorney and the owner of Avery Injury Law in Missouri. Jim is a three-time combat veteran in the United States Marine Corps and Army National Guard, touring both Iraq and Afghanistan. Jim shares his story about serving in units that performed IED destruction missions and how he thrives under pressure, both in and out of the courtroom. He also covers what ...

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#8: In this episode of Settlement Nation, we chat with Dan Schaar, a trial attorney with Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley (CZ&R) and Trial Lawyers For Justice (TL4J) from Northern California. We walk through Dan's $2.8 million verdict for one of California's largest slip and fall cases in 2018, advice for other trial attorneys that leads to better results for their clients and the benefits of working with a team. Dan a...

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