The biggest cases...the best wins...
Lawyers go to battle every day in the courtroom for their clients. Do you ever wonder about their "signature" wins? The strategies they've applied? Their mindset?
Lawyers have an air of mystery and sophistication about them. On "Latte with a Lawyer" you will get a peek behind the curtain into what makes these litigators so great.
So, sit down, relax, and grab a Latte with a Lawyer.
The complex interplay of contradictory federal and state laws with exacting state regulatory requirements, compounded by obstacles in banking, tax, and insurance, take experience and skill to navigate.
Leora Maccabee is a trial lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of general business, product liability, intellectual property, and trust and estate litigation.
Keelin Hargadon’s practice area encompasses trademark, trade secret, copyright and litigation, with a focus on trademark prosecution and enforcement on both the domestic and international level.
For more than 55 years, Mr. Tatelbaum has focused his practice on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, complex business litigation, Uniform Commercial Code transactions and lender liability litigation, and other types of secured transactions, as well as domestic and international letters of credit.
Bryan is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP and an AV-Rated preeminent attorney by Martindale Hubbell. Bryan is an experienced trial attorney and has first-chaired more than two dozen trials in State, Superior, and Magistrate Courts in Georgia.
Brad Levien has been practicing in the litigation field since 1995 and joined the firm in 2003. He sees clients as “partners” in litigation, and establishes communication early in the case to address all concerns and goals.
Christopher A. Gorman is a Partner at Abrams Fensterman, LLP where he serves as the Director of the firm's Real Estate and Construction Litigation Department. Mr. Gorman concentrates his practice in all phases of complex commercial litigation in State and Federal Courts.
Justin grew up crossing the Ohio River and continues to do so in helping his clients in family court in Indiana and Kentucky. He manages the firm’s Indiana office and helps individuals who are not only facing a difficult divorce or separation, but who may also be facing complicated custody or child support issues that span multiple states.
Loren’s practice focuses on economic development, real estate, and general business law. Loren has practiced in Northern Kentucky for nearly 15 years, including owning her own law practice with her husband. In 2017, she served as the Interim City Manager for the City of Covington for six months.
Steve, a partner with Larson • King, practices in the areas of products liability and toxic torts. Steve is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and has a substantial alternative dispute resolution practice: over the past 25 years, he has handled close to 1,500 mediations and arbitrations. Steve is one of only six mediators involved with resolving vaccine court cases from the Federal Claims Court of Washington, D.C., under the P-100 program.
Baldwin was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. From 2011-2018 she was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star and from 2014-2019 as a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, designating her as among the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the two states who are 40 or younger.
Ms. Wolf's practice concentrates in the areas of mental health and health care law, representing mental health and health care professionals, major hospital systems and community hospitals, institutional and community outpatient programs, skilled nursing facilities, higher education institutions, individuals and families.
Kim Jackson handles all forms of coverage and bad faith disputes, defends attorneys and other professionals in malpractice claims and licensing grievances, defends catastrophic injury cases, typically focusing on premises liability, represents governmental entities in civil rights claims, represents companies and professionals in various types of complex commercial litigation, and serves as an expert witness on the attorney standard of care and insurance coverage and bad faith issues.
Claire is part of Wood + Lamping’s Litigation and Local Government practice areas. She has guided clients through litigation defense-oriented matters on Ohio and Kentucky’s state and federal levels for over thirteen years. Claire’s practice also includes extensive experience representing school boards and other public entities and handling administrative, municipal, and employment law.
Benjamin A. Beasley is a 2014 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. While attending law school, Mr. Beasley served as Managing Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Forum, and was a co-captain and competing member of the National Trial Competition Team and the Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial Team.
Jonah is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Zweig Law Firm, P.C. and has guided the firm in its Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, and Appellate Law practice in New York and New Jersey. Jonah has represented a wide variety of clients in civil litigation actions, with expertise in a broad range of personal injury cases, including construction/labor law matters, premises liability suits, general negligence actions, and motor vehicle claims.
Mr. Edlow is an associate in the law firm of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP. His practice focuses on representing individuals and families for personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability claims.
Peter Casciano provides guidance and leadership to clients in the following areas of Disability Benefits: federal employee and postal worker claims for disability retirement annuities, long-term disability and short-term disability insurance claims, including ERISA litigation, and Maryland state disability retirement claims.
Felix is a technology and video games lawyer with a strong international focus. He's currently based in San Francisco, where he helps North American companies expand and grow overseas, and acts as in-timezone contacts for cutting-edge overseas legal advice. Prior to that, he also lived and worked in Cologne, Paris, Vancouver, and Toronto.
Francine Tone began practicing law in 1989, after ten years doing every job that existed in a law firm. She began her practice as a trial lawyer but shifted to appeals and is a Certified Appellate Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
A brief scan of Mark Landes’ illustrious career accomplishments reveals why no case can intimidate him. He was a prosecutor for a US cavalry unit stationed along the Iron Curtain and served as a civil litigator at The Pentagon.
Business/Corporate Law generalist, with a focus on International Law, including business in China and Asia, structuring and drafting enforceable contracts in China, set up of joint ventures and wholly foreign owned entities in China, and joint ventures and project structuring and finance Worldwide.
Joey finds inspiration in the performance and development of the people he gets to work with every day. This desire to bring out the good in his teammates is grounded in his values of duty, authenticity, and respect – values he’s leaned on to build a team that never gives up.
Martin Sklar advises clients on investment management issues, securities regulation, offerings and transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents domestic and offshore investment funds from the formation process through maturity.
Stuart Davidson is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Boca Raton office. His practice focuses on complex consumer class actions, including cases involving deceptive and unfair trade practices, privacy and data breach issues, and antitrust violations.
Michael S. Borella is Chair of MBHB’s Software and Business Methods Practice Group, and co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Borella leverages his knowledge of complex software to help his clients – from individual inventors and global technology companies – solve intellectual property challenges and build and manage patent portfolios.
Erin Mindoro Ezra focuses her practice in the areas of employment, insurance coverage, and business litigation.
Erin has represented individuals and businesses in wage and hour disputes, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims.
Mark Apostolos has been a Partner at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo since 2013 and has recovered several multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of his clients.
Amanda Cachaldora is a seasoned trial attorney who focuses her practice on product liability. She serves as liaison counsel for Florida asbestos litigation. Her clients span a broad range of industries, but she commits much of her time to claims involving cosmetic talcum powder. Ms. Cachaldora represents companies of all sizes, from family-run businesses to Fortune 100 companies.
Clarke Newton is an attorney with Bluestein, Thompson, & Sullivan. His practice is primarily focused in the areas of Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Motorcycle wrecks.
Rinat B. Klier Erlich is a founding partner and heads the Los Angeles office of Zelms Erlich & Mack. For over two decades, Ms. Erlich has concentrated her practice in the area of professional liability litigation, real estate, and construction defect, defending, through trials, arbitrations, and appeals, various professionals.
Ms. Brackmann litigates business disputes, including both regular and complex cases. As lead counsel in jury and bench trials in both state and federal court, as well as private arbitrations, she has established a winning record on both the plaintiff and defense sides.
Kyle is a dedicated family law attorney. At Hawley, Kaufman & Kautzer, S.C., he works closely with clients to protect their children, finances and dignity.
Jeffrey is an Attorney with Chestnut Cambronne, P.A., practicing in the areas of business and securities law, real estate law, sports and entertainment law, and estate and business succession planning. He has significant experience with the formation of new businesses, particularly microbreweries and microdistilleries.
Samah (“Sam”) T. Abukhodeir was born and raised in Lake Wales, Florida. She has taught Probate, Guardianship, and Estate Planning in the Medical-Legal Guardianship Clinic at Florida International University College of Law. Additionally, she currently teaches Epistemology at the Honors College at Florida International University.
Norman helps clients plan for death and taxes, specifically providing estate planning (wills, trusts) and tax services, including but not limited to business formation, mergers, employment tax matters, business succession plans, revocable and charitable trusts, and representation before probate courts and in tax controversies with the IRS and state revenue departments. In addition, he represents clients in probate and trust litigation and controversies.
Mike Gertler is a managing partner and one of the founders of the Gertler Law Firm, a New Orleans personal injury law firm.
He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. A significant part of his practice has included civil litigation, products liability law, and toxic torts.
Kipp B. Cornell is a partner at Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine where he focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice matters. He regularly defends doctors, hospitals, and multi-specialty clinics in their high-exposure cases. Over the course of his career, he has successfully tried a variety of complex matters, from birth injury cases to orthopedic claims. He has successfully litigated cases in state and federal court as well as in the Illinois Appellate Court.
Ben Lusty’s practice focuses primarily on three areas: 1) defending healthcare practitioners such as surgeons, physicians, nurses, therapists, and facilities against malpractice claims 2) advising insurance companies as to whether claims and losses are covered, including representing parties in declaratory judgment actions to determine insurance coverage; and 3) representing parties in appellate litigation before federal appellate courts and Utah appellate courts.
Matthew Ridley is a Partner at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer. He specializes in medical malpractice defense, professional licensure, and disciplinary matters, insurance defense, and general litigation.
Mr. Cascini is a management-side employment and labor attorney and a partner at Henn Lesperance, a boutique Michigan law firm. His clients include employers in the automotive, health care, construction, and professional services industries, but he specializes in representing public sector entities. An accomplished public speaker, Mr. Cascini is recognized for offering entertaining and informative lectures, seminars, and supervisor/employee training about all corners of employment and labor law.
Geoffrey is a Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer with a background in mechanical engineering and design. His practice focuses on intellectual property procurement and enforcement, business and technology law, and complex commercial litigation. He is a registered patent attorney with a lively patent prosecution practice focusing on mechanical, electrical, and software and business arts.
Experienced defense trial lawyer based in suburban New Orleans but with a regional and national practice. First-chaired over 35 trials and many more appeals in state and federal courts. Bruce tries cases in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. His clients include physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, insurance carriers, business owners and products manufacturers especially sports, fitness and recreational products manufacturers and the retailers of exercise equipment, power equipment, hunting and archery products companies and the makers of bicycles and helmets.
Benjamin Wish, a partner at Todd & Weld, concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, shareholder and real estate disputes, and white-collar criminal defense, handling a wide range of matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Mr. Wish also represents clients on a pro bono basis in the defense of their First Amendment rights.
Dedicated to fighting discrimination in the workplace, Stephanie has spent her entire career helping public and private sector employees overcome unlawful personnel actions based on factors such as their race, sex, national origin, disability, military service, and age. As a Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, she concentrates her practice on federal labor and employment law, routinely representing employees before United States District Courts, Appeals Courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
Tray Hairston concentrates his practice on public finance and economic development matters, including all types of municipal bond issues, serving as bond counsel for both taxable and tax-exempt financings. He has served as bond counsel for various cities and counties and has worked on transactions totaling more than $100 million.
Stephen G. Schwarz has been the managing partner of Faraci Lange, LLP since 1995. He focuses his legal practice on personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice, serious auto accident cases, product liability, and toxic tort and environmental contamination cases in both state and federal courts.
Sharon P. Stiller is a Partner and Director of the Employment Law Practice at Abrams Fensterman, LLP. Ms. Stiller advises businesses and executives about employment law, represents businesses in federal and state labor department audits, and litigates employment matters, including state and federal wage and hour, discrimination, contract, confidentiality, non-compete, and similar claims.
Russell E. Farbiarz joined the firm in October 2009, and is also the firm’s Managing Partner. Mr. Farbiarz’s practice includes all areas of the law especially estate planning, domestic relations, real estate, corporate law and criminal defense/DUI.
Rachel Demarest Gold is a Partner at Abrams Fensterman, LLP where she practices with the firm’s Labor and Employment, Criminal, and Government Litigation, Law and Policy practice groups. Her diverse practice focuses on State and Federal Labor and Employment claims including those before the New York State Division of Human Rights, NYS Labor Department, NYS Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, Workers’ Compensation Board, Department of State, New York City Commission on Human Rights, and EEOC.
Monica Mazzei is a Certified Family Law Specialist representing clients in the Bay Area, with a concentration in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, as well as Los Angeles. She represents high-net-worth clients throughout the divorce process and in mediation. Monica has been named a California Super Lawyer from 2015-2019 and has been recognized in the international Chambers High Net Worth 2017-2019 guide for Family/Matrimonial Law.
Mr. Alex Matthews completed his doctor of jurisprudence at St. Mary’s University School of Law and also holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas State University. During law school, Mr. Matthews interned with several San Antonio- and Austin-based law firms, gaining valuable legal experience in criminal and civil cases. In these roles, Mr. Matthews was responsible for conducting legal research, drafting motions and legal memoranda, meeting with clients, and attending hearings and trials.
Christine L. Stanley is a partner in the Lexington, Kentucky office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Ms. Stanley focuses her practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense and the representation of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals, and includes general liability and appeals.
John S. Prisco is a member of Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation Group. He concentrates his practice in the representation of complex construction litigation claims. His clients include condominiums and community associations, commercial and industrial property owners, homeowners and developers.
Morgan McCord focuses his practice on banking, financial services, consumer and commercial collections, and bankruptcy litigation. He represents banks, loan servicers, and other financial institutions through all phases of litigation involving diverse claims.
McLaine Merrick is a trial attorney who spent over five years in the courtroom defending insurance companies all over the state of Georgia. Now a partner, he now represents the injured people taking on those same giant companies and helps clients navigate the complexities of the legal process.
Ken Fox, Partner at McAloon & Friedman, shares his experience in protecting healthcare workers and their patients as a medical malpractice lawyer. He also speaks on how your witness' likeability can make or break your case.
John Mahoney, Attorney at Law and the Founding and Managing Partner of his firm, shares how his career in federal sector employment, labor, and national security clearance law found him.
Garrett Chase, an attorney at Shumway Van's Las Vegas office, shares his experience as a civil and commercial litigation lawyer and how his background in software engineering prepared him for his legal career.
First-generation attorney, Cole Crowther is an Associate with Dentons' Salt Lake City office, shares his experience as a litigation lawyer and how he ended up at the largest firm in the world.
Chris Wright, co-chair of the Issues and Appeals group at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. Shares his experience as both an appellate lawyer and a communications lawyer.
Randall Hood, founding partner at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, shares his journey to becoming a lawyer and his experience helping injured people fight back against corporations, hospitals, and wrong-doers.
Mr. Newman is a commercial litigator who defends members of the financial services industry. He regularly represents credit and collection professionals against consumer-protection lawsuits, including class actions.
Kelly Schoening Holden, Partner at DBL Law, shares her experience as chair of DBL Law’s Employment Law practice which represents private and public employers in all facets of employment law.
Kathryn Lewis, an Associate Attorney at Kitroser & Associates, speaks about her experience as an attorney in estate planning, guardianship, trusts, and more. Kathryn shares her most interesting cases and how her passion for preventing crimes against the elderly and white-collar crimes impacts her practice.
Larry Hall, a Partner at Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, shares how his work in motor carrier litigation has created purpose and enhanced a network of supportive colleagues across the country. Larry discusses how he once saw law as "boring" and how his dreams of joining the FBI were overshadowed by a greater calling.
Dan Veroff, an Insurance Policyholder Attorney at Merlin Law Group, shares how joining his high school debate team solidified his aspirations of going to law school. Dan also discusses the process of deciding how an aspiring law student should consider their career track and the technical yet high emotional nature of insurance law.
Emerald Sheay, an Associate Attorney at Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper discusses how her life reached new octaves switching from a music and opera career track to completing law school. She shares her insights on what she identifies as new niches and areas that law firms and general practices will begin to capitalize on.
In this episode, Jacob Wells interviews Peter McGlynn of Bernkopf Goodman. They discuss his vast and extensive 46-year career as a trial attorney working with construction and related disputes.
In this episode, Jacob Wells interviews Robert Astrachan of Kelner and Kelner. He discusses growing up in Puerto Rico and moving to America to become a lawyer and fight on behalf of his clients.
In this episode Jacob Wells interviews Josh Curry of Lewis Brisbois. He discusses patent intellectual property and technology litigation and how having a background in physics has helped him along the way.
In this episode, Jacob Wells interviews Jordan Bledsoe of Stoel Rives. He discusses how his technique for finding clients in his window cleaning business, while growing up, helped him find clients as a Lawyer working in commercial litigation.
Jacob Wells interviews Sydney Phillips of The Freedom Foundation. Sydney discusses her work with public sector employees, and how volunteering as an adult youth leader at her local church helps improve her interaction with clients.
In this episode Jacob Wells interviews Deborah Dixon of Gomez Trial Attorneys. Deborah discusses using her power as an attorney to help support women's empowerment and not only move the legal industry forward, but affect change in an all encompassing way.
Rebecca Horton of Polsinelli discusses how playing team sports helped her become a skilled intellectual property and technology attorney.
In this episode Jacob interviews David Heemann of Heemann Law Group. They discuss insurance litigation and how winemaking makes you a better lawyer.
Perrie Weiner is the Partner in Charge of Baker McKenzie's Los Angeles office. He speaks to us about securities litigation, complex business litigation, and what it's like running the office.
Harlan Schillinger joins Jacob Wells and discusses being the first in the Legal field to produce and market Television Advertising for the Legal community, and how he has seen marketing for the legal industry change during his 4 decade long career.
Andrew Finkelstein joins Jacob Wells and explains how technology helps him manage and maintain 5 law firms.
Michael Rafi joins Jacob Wells and talks about Fox News, problems and benefits that come with technological innovations, the future of law & more…
Howard Schweitzer joins Jacob and discusses how he got into law, what it takes to be successful, stories from working for the Bush administration & more...
Spencer Kuvin joins Jacob Wells and talks his life as a DJ, experience as an attorney in the Epstein case, the journey in defending a victim of Bill Cosby, advice to people who aspire to become a successful lawyer & more...
In our 4th episode, we are speaking with Seth Price, the founding member of Price Benowitz Law Firm and also CEO of BluShark Digital, a marketing agency that focuses on marketing for other law firms. He shares with us his unique thoughts on growing a law firm and marketing it to the public.
In our third episode, we are speaking with focus group industry veteran, Shelli Garson. She shares with us her insights on how focus groups have evolved over time and what inspired her to enter the market research industry.
In this episode, we chatted with Beverly Hills trial attorney Delaney Miller, of Rafii & Associates, PC. Listen as he shares stories about the obstacles to civil litigation during the pandemic and how he's made use of remote technology to maximize success for his clients.
In our first episode, we are speaking with Nick Panagakis, a partner and attorney at the Morgan & Morgan Law Firm. He shares with us how he uses EmotionTrac to drive success for his firm and also the challenges he is currently facing while practicing law during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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