In life, there’s often quite a bit more to what first meets the eye. This verdict didn’t just happen because I spent two weeks in a jury trial. It happened because of the prior 25+ years of my life.

In the video, I share the details. I think the ideas and mindsets apply to most of us no matter what we do for a living.

This case started back in 1994 after my clients rejected a $1.00 settlement offer (that’s not a typo– it was a one dollar offer from the other side’s insurance company). Their son had been killed while riding his jet ski at Lake Havasu, after being struck head on by another watercraft. We we’re trying to settle a claim brought against the other driver/rider.

This case involved an incorrect/false police blood test report, and so much more. In the video, I share a few things I still think about to this day and, several good trial lawyer tips and strategies.

I’ll be sharing more trial lawyer war stories over the next several months. Don’t miss my next upload. Please stop by my law firm YouTube channel (different than my social media/video channel), subscribe and ring the darn bell. More life stories are on the way!

It was an honor helping this family find justice for the wrongful death of their son. I’m glad I can share part of their story with you.


My guest, Rebekah Radice, shows you:

– How to personalize your content
– Create content that resonates
– Grow audience engagement

She also dives deep into her “7 Golden Rules of Social Media”

1. Listen
2. Tell Your Story
3. Be Consistent
4. Stay Focused
5. Create an Experience
6. Be Social
7. keep it Valuable

Watch us live on your favorite platforms YouTube  Facebook  and Periscope. Podcast version now live on your favorite platform!

Join me for my live shows each Wednesday evening 😉

“HOW TO PIVOT IN YOUR LEGAL CAREER” with Alycia Kinchloe, Esq.

In this conversation, lawyer, entrepreneur and speaker, Alycia Kinchloe, shares her story, experiences, and valuable ways you can pivot to your next area of practice or new business. She also shares tips on how you can defeat imposter syndrome (most of us deal with this every now and then), and finally, Alycia gives you methods and approaches to help you shorten the learning curve when it comes to mastering your job, occupation or profession. You can listen on all your favorite podcasting platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, Soundcloud and Libsyn.

If you’ve been thinking about making a change or, if COVID-19 has forced to you do something different, then you’re going to enjoy this conversation. For those of you who prefer video, you can catch this interview on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

I know you’re going to find massive value in this episode. Please share with your friends and, also reach out to Alycia Kinchloe with your questions or needs!

How Can You Become the “Hamilton” of Your Industry?

“Innovation Starts by Crossing Disciplines and Taking Action” -Mitch Jackson

It doesn’t seem that long ago when Lisa and I caught the Saturday matinee of the Pulitzer and Tony award winning musical “Hamilton,” at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The show, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was amazing! It’s now out on Disney Plus and you should try to stream it if you can.

This is not the first time a musical or play was written and performed about Alexander Hamilton and this period of time in American history. It was however, the first time that that hip-hop, pop music, rhythm and blues, and show tunes, were all used to tell this story.

It was also the first time (as far as I know) where color-conscious casting of non-white actors played Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and their contemporaries, in a musical of this magnitude. The result is an incredible innovative new experience resulting in sold-out shows and a production that people are talking about around the world.

My “Hamilton” experience made me think about a lot of things that I want to do to try and make our world a better place. When it came to business, I also arrived home later that night asking myself the question:

“How am I innovating and using approaches from disciplines outside of my industry to do a better job, provide a more memorable client experience, and tell a better story, even if that story has been told a thousand times before?” 

Marinda told this story using song and dance which up until now, was only found in other disciplines. His excellent and unique approach to writing, directing and casting, made the musical meaningful, memorable, and special. By tapping into different cultures and influences from various industries, segments of society, and generations of change, “Hamilton” became an experience I’ll never forget.

The courtroom happens to be my stage. I can’t wait to bring different disciplines, experiences and stories before my juries, to help make my point and obtain memorable and lasting verdicts for my clients. Hamilton also reminded me to do the same thing on social media and there’s no better time to start than the present.

So here are my two questions to you. Will you join me? How will you embrace the lessons learned in “Hamilton” to change your next presentation or production to make it emotional, unique and memorable?

Black Lives Matter (the story)

The next time you think about responding to “Black Lives Matter” with an “All Lives Matter” response, please consider the following story:

The Child

A child is seriously injured after being struck by a car in a crosswalk. You run out to give aid. While kneeling next to him, you shout out for help.

Nobody responds.

You yell louder. Over and over.

Finally, someone standing safely on the sidewalk, 100 feet away responds, “What about me? My life matters too!”

You turn your head towards the distant voice in disbelief. You respond… (click to read)

Do I Set Goals? Do I Have a Business Plan?

I’ve always been a bit of an outlier when it comes to starting and building successful businesses, including my practice. I hope you enjoy the run and my thoughts on setting goals and having a detailed business plan (I think you’ll be a bit surprised).