What I Wish I Learned in Law School

What I Wish I Learned in Law School

Practice42 CEO and What I Wish I Learned In Law School podcast host attorney Audrey Ehrhardt has been helping attorneys get custom results for their law firms for over 8 years through her law practice management company that offers key services to support attorneys across the nation. Audrey is thrilled to share with other attorneys the things that she, and others, have learned the hard way after law school. Our podcast shares amazing stories from attorneys who reveal the smartest strategies for scaling TODAY. Audrey speaks to experienced attorneys on the show, ready to share their story and how they are ready for their next phase in their career. Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply at https://go.practice42.com/podcast-application.

Episodes

April 9, 2024 10 mins

Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence introduces the Owner and Senior Attorney of Little Law Office, Carla D. Little. Carla's clientele largely consists of faith-based individuals seeking guidance in preparing end-of-life documents. She shared the poignant reason behind her transition from criminal law to estate planning—a death in her own family. This experience illuminated the profound need for compassionate estate planners who can navig...

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Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence introduces the CEO of Westrock Appraisal, Abe Romer. Westrock Appraisal isn't just a company; it's a legacy established in 1987 by Abe Romer's father. As the current President, Abe oversees every department, ensuring that the company's reach extends across 40 states in the US. Their clientele is diverse, ranging from CMBS lenders and conventional banks to estate planning attorneys and the IRS. Abe's le...

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Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence introduces the Managing Director of Playfair Planning Services, Kim Bourne. Kim and her team at Playfair Planning Services are dedicated to serving some of the finest families in America. These clients often have complex lives, bustling schedules, and a need for comprehensive financial oversight. With assets typically ranging between 3 and 5 million dollars, these individuals are not only focused on th...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with the Owner and Managing Attorney of J. Akin Law, Jennifer Akin. Jennifer's journey into law is as fascinating as it is inspiring. With a career spanning several years, she has established herself as a formidable presence in the legal community. Her areas of expertise are vast, but she has a particular passion for helping clients navigate the often-daunting legal system. Jennifer's approach to l...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with the President and Principal of Parent Your Parents, H Frances Reaves. Francis' move from practicing political law in Texas to concentrating on elder law was not merely a professional transition but a mission driven by empathy and understanding. She conveyed a deep sense of gratitude for being able to significantly impact the lives of the elderly and their families. Her practice is distinguishe...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Events of Smokeball, Emma Raimi-Zlatic. One of the first topics was Emma's role at Smokeball, a company that's at the forefront of legal case management software. Contrary to what some might think, Smokeball has nothing to do with cannabis. Instead, it's a powerhouse of legal technology, offering robust document automation tools and comprehensive...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with the Social Security and VA Disability Lawyer of Grossman Law Firm, Deborah Grossman-Mitchell. Deborah's transition from healthcare to law is a story of passion and dedication. Her medical background gives her an unparalleled advantage in understanding her clients' medical impairments. This integration of medical knowledge into her law practice is not just a unique selling point; it's a crucial...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with the Partner of Polur Elder Law, Shari Polur. At the heart of Shari's practice is a holistic approach to elder law. She believes that providing clients with "nice hard gritty documents and nice folders" is simply not enough. To truly serve her clients, she delves deep into their lives, understanding their family relationships, medical issues, living situations, and financial capabilities. This ...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with the Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate Attorney Aggressive Litigator Elder Abuse of Casiano Law Firm, Vincent Casiano. Vincent's path to law is as unique as it is inspiring. With a background that includes graduating from New York Maritime College and navigating oil tankers, Vincent made a dramatic career shift at the age of 40, diving into the legal field. His diverse experiences have sh...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with the Attorney and Partner of Eastbridge Law Group, Nancy Thome. Nancy's journey into the niche of elder law was born out of a desire for new challenges. With a solid background in estate planning and probate, she found herself yearning for more after years of practice. It was the realization of a growing need in the elder law sector, coupled with a personal passion for the field, that steered h...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with the Elder Law and Special Needs Attorney of The Koewler Law Firm, James Koewler. Jim's firm stands out as a beacon of support for those facing the challenges of long-term care, particularly individuals with chronic illnesses. Their mission is to prevent or delay the need for long-term care, a service that is becoming increasingly crucial as our population ages. They also provide invaluable ass...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with Managing Partner of Stratton & Reynolds, T C Reynolds. TC's journey into elder law was somewhat serendipitous. Initially, their interest in law was piqued by estate planning during their law school years, but elder law wasn't on their radar until later. It was Reynolds' partner, who had extensive experience in elder law, that illuminated the importance and satisfaction derived from this fi...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with Wendy Guthro Attorney & Counsellor at Law, Wendy Guthro. Wendy's expertise in estate planning and elder law is driven by a deep-seated passion for assisting the elderly and ensuring that their legal affairs are in order. Estate planning, as Wendy explained, is not just about drafting wills; it's a comprehensive approach to managing one's assets and ensuring that one's wishes are honored af...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with the Principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Crystal West Edwards. Elder law encompasses a variety of legal matters that affect the elderly, a demographic that Crystal West Edwards serves with both proficiency and compassion. She shared her perspective on the multifaceted nature of elder law, where legal expertise meets the personal narratives and emotional realities of aging individuals. C...

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Your host, Audrey Ehrhardt, talks with the Counsel of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Ryann Siclari. Ryan's journey into elder law was not a straight path but rather a natural progression that evolved from his initial work with social security disability. His career trajectory took him through the realms of estate planning and eventually led him to focus on Medicaid and government benefits planning. As a certified elder law attorney...

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On this episode of What I Wish I Learned in Law School, Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence speaks with the Owner and Life Transitions Lawyer of The Chubb Law Firm, Heather R Chubb. Chubb Law Firm, nestled in the heart of Folsom, California, is not your typical legal practice. During the conversation, Heather shared the firm's dedication to solving what she calls "people puzzles." This philosophy is at the core of their services, which i...

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On this episode of What I Wish I Learned in Law School, Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence speaks with the Owner, Veteran's Advocate, and Elder Law Attorney of OC Elder Law, Marty Burbank. Marty's journey into the world of elder law is both personal and professional. With his main office nestled in Fullerton, Orange County, California, Marty's firm may be relatively small, but its reach is extensive, serving clients across California an...

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On this episode of What I Wish I Learned in Law School, Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence speaks with the Partner of Ortego & Urech, Caroline Ortego. At Ortega & Urech, the firm where Caroline practices, they pride themselves on offering more than just legal advice. They specialize in estate planning, Medicaid planning, probate, and even dabble in real estate work. What truly sets them apart, however, is their commitment to pro...

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On this episode of What I Wish I Learned in Law School, Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence speaks with the Founder of Geisler Patterson Law, Martha Patterson. Martha began by shedding light on the origins of her firm's name—a blend of her maiden and married names, which not only personalizes her practice but also conveys a sense of establishment and breadth. As a certified elder law attorney, she underscored the stringent certification ...

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On this episode of What I Wish I Learned in Law School, Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence speaks with the Attorney and Owner of Hooper Law Office, Sarah Kons. Sarah Kons and her colleagues at Hooper Law Office have carved out a niche in the legal world, dedicating their practice to elder law and estate planning. With three locations in Appleton, Oshkosh, and Green Bay, they serve the entirety of northeast Wisconsin. The firm's commitme...

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