Today I had the pleasure of interviewing John Skiba, a consumer bankruptcy attorney in Arizona. In addition to having his own successful solo practice, John is the host of two podcasts, including the very popular JDBlogger Podcast that is devoted to teaching other lawyers how to grow their practices using social media and blogging. In today’s episode, John will share his secrets of how he made all this happen.
Items Mentioned in the Podcast
- 14 point legal marketing checklist for you to help grow your law practice
- JDBlogger Podcast
- Skiba Law Group
- Fujitsu Scansnap
- The Power of Starting Something Stupid, by Richie Norton
John’s Inspirational Quote
“People wait until…until…until…They wait, and they wait, and they wait, until that fateful day when they wake up and realize that while they were sitting around, paying dues, earning their keep, waiting for that elusive “perfect time,” their entire life has passed them by… There is no greater time than now to start moving toward achieving your goals. Don’t wait. Start stuff.”
Richie Norton, The Power of Starting Something Stupid
In this particular episode, you will learn:
How John successfully started two solo law practices, including:
- How John learned from the mistakes he made with his first law practice when he started his second solo law practice in 2011.
- How John first decided to start a law practice.
- The biggest mistakes that John made when he started his first solo practice.
- Why bankruptcy is a great niche practice area for solo attorneys.
- How John has systematized his consumer litigation practice.
- Why John is truly enjoying having a solo practice.
- John’s biggest frustration with working for someone else.
- The biggest thing that was holding John back from starting his own law practice.
- Why John feels it is so important to build a mobile, cloud-based law practice.
- What John would do in his first week of practice if he had to start over from scratch.
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