LMME 015 : Anthony Castelli and his journey from partnership to solo practice

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Cincinnati Personal Injury lawyer Anthony CastelliThis week I had the pleasure of interviewing Anthony “Tony” Castelli, a personal injury lawyer located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Tony has been practicing law for almost 30 years, the last 15 of which have been on his own as a solo lawyer.  Tony shares his journey from being a partner at a thriving law firm to a successful solo, as well as all the ups and downs he has experienced along the way.

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Inspirational Quote

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”  – John F. Kennedy

In this particular episode, you will learn:

  1. How Tony went from a partnership at a law firm to a solo practice
  2. What has motivated Tony to keep practicing for over 30 years
  3. Why Tony chose to represent injured victims
  4. Why Tony has been more successful, financially, since he started his solo practice
  5. The most humbling experience that Tony had when he first started out as a personal injury lawyer
  6. The cases that personal injury lawyers must avoid at all costs
  7. How to pick clients that are a good fit for your firm
  8. Why Tony started a new website for social disability cases, even though he has this practice area on his main website
  9. What Tony suggests to keep from “burning out” from the practice of law
  10. What Tony likes most about owning his own law firm
  11. The main differences between working at a firm and having a solo practice
  12. The importance of having a mentor in the practice of law
  13. Why Tony waited 15 years to start his own law practice
  14. Why young lawyers should avoid a downtown law office, if at all possible
  15. The best business advice Tony has for young lawyers
  16. Why Tony just bought a motorcycle, and why it is applicable to his law practice

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