Tom James’ great trial record, outstanding injury settlements and work ethic result from an MBA, previous career and drive that only comes with maturity
Today I’d like to share a Michigan Lawyers Weekly article that features personal injury attorney, Tom James. The story is about how Tom, who has only practiced as an injury attorney for five years, has achieved outstanding settlement and trial results, far faster than others. In large part, Tom’s success comes from his previous work experience, his MBA and his background in sales.
Tom graduated law school at age 38. Before that, he earned his MBA and had several jobs in business and sales. This background has led to fast success as a noted personal injury lawyer. The article talks about how Tom’s accomplishments have already surpassed many lawyers who have more experience, as well as lawyers who graduated at the same time he did.
For instance, Tom tried his first case almost immediately after starting here. And as a lawyer with only five years experience, Tom has been involved as second chair in three trials that have produced more than $12 million in verdicts. He’s also had more six-figure settlements in the last few years than most lawyers with 20 years experience. Tom is recovering more than $100,000 a year just in penalty interest and attorney fees in his No-Fault cases.
Tom is willing to take anything to trial, and it shows in the results he’s getting. He’s also taken a lead role in the office in adapting to new technology, such as going paperless, and has taught many seminars on how to use technology and increase efficiency within the office. Again, not something to expect from just a “five year out” attorney.
Here’s the Michigan Lawyers Weekly story featuring Tom: Experience wins over youth – most days
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