Nov. 29, 2022

An Election Lawyer and Lobbyist Who Builds Relationships to Preserve …

The 2022 midterms may be over, but who are the election lawyers behind the scenes? We found one – meet Katherine Knox. Election law piqued Kate’s interest during a law school internship, and she hasn’t looked back. As one of …

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May 20, 2022

Painting a Picture of Art Law

From forgery schemes to Nazi-looted art to patrimony laws to sanctions on Russian oligarchs, Steven Schindler has seen it all. As the leader of Schindler, Cohen & Hochman’s art law group, he proves that one interesting client can propel you …

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April 26, 2022

Game On: A Video Game Lawyer Who Plays By His Own Rules

Zachary Strebeck has always loved games, whether on a board or a video screen. In law school, he took classes and participated in internships to gain the skills he knew he would need to represent clients in the games industry. …

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Jan. 6, 2022

An Eco-Conscious Lawyer Who Makes Going Green an Attractive Business …

Environmental warriors are often inspired by stories of ecological travesties or climate problems that speak to their souls, and Donald Simon is living proof. A National Geographic magazine article he read as a kid in Ohio sparked a lifelong passion …

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Dec. 20, 2021

A Celebrity and High-Wealth Divorce Lawyer Talks About Building His P…

Christopher Melcher never dreamed about representing celebrities and wealthy clients in divorce court. Instead, as a young lawyer, he met an LA attorney with a high-end solo practice in divorce and family law who invited him to join the practice. …

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Dec. 6, 2021

Practice Local, Think Global

What do five-minute interviews, going broke on the first day of a fellowship in Nairobi, opening a high-end hosiery franchise, and being appointed to an international trade committee by the Obama administration have in common? They are all experiences that …

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Nov. 11, 2021

A Conversation With a Lawyer's Lawyer

We've talked to attorneys on this podcast who represent clients' needs in distinct, niche areas of the law. But what about lawyers? They're humans with needs and a few flaws, just like the rest of us. Who do they call …

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Oct. 6, 2021

A Music Lawyer Who Protects Artists, Songwriters, Their Songs, and Th…

She loves Elvis Presley, classic rock, and Northern Soul, and has a successful legal career in the music industry. Meet Erin Jacobson. With a private practice in L.A. that has grown exponentially since its inception in 2009, Erin helps Grammy …

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Sept. 23, 2021

An Out-of-This-World Lawyer Making Good Use of Space

Thousands of kids have likely dreamed of working for NASA as an astronaut. But how many science fiction-loving youngsters dream of being a NASA lawyer when they grow up? Meet Laura Montgomery. Although NASA didn’t end up on her CV, …

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Sept. 14, 2021

Stories From an Unsinkable Explorer Lawyer

Don’t discount the childhood pleasures that can shape your life. For David Concannon, hiking, exploring, and diving at summer camp fueled his lifelong passion for outdoor adventure – and a ridiculously cool legal niche along with a side business in …

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Sept. 8, 2021

Holy Terms and Conditions! It’s a Comic Book Lawyer!

Many comic book heroes use superpowers to defeat their evil foes and save the world. But their creators still need lawyers to negotiate their contracts. Who would have ever thought that “comic book lawyer” was an actual legal niche? We …

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Aug. 26, 2021

Belly Up to the Bar (Exam)

John Szymankiewicz always knew he wanted to be a lawyer. He also developed a life-long passion for beer – brewing it, drinking it, and after a slight detour into chemical engineering, building a law career around it. Now, John is …

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Aug. 4, 2021

Close Encounters of the Legal Kind

Michael Hall developed an interest in UFOs and Bigfoot in the 1970s. And although he didn’t have grand plans to become The Paranormal Lawyer, he earned that moniker after decades of blending his side passion with his general law practice. …

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July 1, 2021

An Ocean Warrior Unafraid to Make Waves

When the Smithsonian dubs you “an ocean hero” and the New York Times calls you a “coastal warrior,” you aren’t just hoping the oceans and coastlines can be protected now and in the future. You’re championing the cause to make …

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June 24, 2021

Medical Doctor, Juris Doctor: Give Me the News

Dr. John Naranja has devoted his life to the service of others, something that is very apparent in the different roles he’s held along a career path that includes medicine, the military, and the law. Raised by physician parents, he, …

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June 16, 2021

Put Some Giddy-Up in Your Niche Practice

As a child, Julie Fershtman loved horses. And she managed to cultivate that passion into a niche equine law practice – in Michigan, of all places. How did she do it? Through lots of research, outreach, and the discipline to …

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June 8, 2021

A Corporate Attorney Driven to Expand Food Insecurity Awareness

There is no shortage of social causes that need support. But how deeply do we understand the social issues that affect our neighbors and us, and how do we determine which feet-on-the-ground organizations to support when we do? When it …

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May 26, 2021

A Passion for Fashion (and Law)

Ever wondered what an attorney in the fashion industry does? In our ongoing pursuit to spotlight Sticky Lawyers, we found a fashion lawyer who has created a fascinating niche for herself, beginning in law school when she was busting blue …

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May 17, 2021

Do Lawyers Live Up to the Stereotype? Kinda.

What do you call the smiling, courteous person at a bar association event? The caterer. Ah, lawyer jokes. They may be good for a chuckle, but often that underlying (sometimes truthful) snark is what gives lawyers a bad reputation. That’s …

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May 10, 2021

Serving Up Law Practice Success

Preparing meals in the basement for the family catering business as a small child may not sound like the path to a successful career in employment law. How about announcing the new “Mr. and Mrs.” at hundreds of weddings in …

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May 4, 2021

How to Make a Personal Injury Practice "Personal"

Morris ("Mo") Lilienthal is not just a successful trial lawyer in Huntsville, Alabama. He's also a dad, husband, and volunteer who has cultivated a large social media following. But Mo doesn't fill his social feeds with car crash statistics and …

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April 26, 2021

Pick Up the Ball and Run With It

Some might say Jill McBride Baxter was born to be a sports agent and a leader in sports law. Her dad was a Hall of Fame football coach, so she was raised on athletic fields and developed a love of …

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April 19, 2021

What's a Sticky Lawyer? Probably Not What You Think.

Host John Reed previews what Sticky Lawyers is all about. If you want to hear stories from exceptional attorneys who carved out surprising niches for themselves or who have turned their hobbies and passions into thriving, legal careers, this podcast …

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