Years ago, our daughter Jill and I exchanged a one word description of each other. I felt great when she described me as “Encourager.” I described her as “Determined.” Among many examples of Jill’s determination is her Jui-Jitsu efforts.


I’ve coached and encouraged many, many lawyers over the last 12 years, and I mentored and

Want to know what it takes to have a successful and fulfilling law career? I say it starts with these three things:

  1. Knowing what you want.
  2. Believing you can achieve it.
  3. Taking action and persisting until you achieve it.

I love this George Bernard Shaw quote and I thought of it recently when a lawyer