Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday Career Path News: Meet Future Kansas City Legal Eagle Millionaires

A look at local legal life . . . These folks already put in half-a-day worth of soul crushing "work" managing lower paid paralegal staff doing all of the heavy lifting. And so we link this tidbit because a bunch of lawyers read this blog and the Kansas City world of attorneys is worse than a sewing circle. Checkit:

Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Husch Blackwell is pleased to welcome 22 attorneys to the firm's partnership, effective January 1, 2020. "Congratulations to these 22 attorneys as they transition to the next level of their careers with Husch Blackwell," said Chairman Greg Smith and Chief Executive Paul Eberle.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Lack Diversity" here too

Anonymous said...

^^^ True.

Anonymous said...

So you're saying UNQUALIFIED black people deserve to be on that list?

What the fuck is wrong with you?

Anonymous said...

Democrat greedy weasel trial lawyers will be scamming taxpayers and consumers with Affirmative Action lawsuits...yet their own office all Whiteys...hmmm...

Anonymous said...

^^So? Suck a dick faggot.

Anonymous said...

Name anything diverse in Kansas City. All the Blacks live on one side of Kansas City, All the Mexicans in the West and Northeast and White people everywhere else. You wanna know if a town promotes diversity... pull up a GIS Map, if you can identify any place on that map that is predominantly one race or the other, that society promotes White Supremacy and demotes all things diversity. THOSE ARE THE FACTS!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Ok, Millennial.

Anonymous said...

Partnership is the next step in the "cake eating contest" at local law firms - more cake. 1,800+ billable hours that come from 60+ hours a week in the office. Partnership = more cake please. That's nights and weekends with last minute client demands, deadlines, and the higher-ups demanding you do more for less. The only "millionaires" at these law firms are the equity partners, a further smaller % of partners who actually bring in a significant level of business. Very secretive list that isn't a part of a news release. Partners that can't get to equity status are frequently let go and move on to smaller firms or their own practice after years of servitude to the firm. Even among the equity partners, millionaire status is not guaranteed. You're only worth as much as your last billable hour and could be ushered out if a client leaves or is conflicted out with an even larger client. This news release about a lowly group of new partners is more about ego than $. They are making good salaries but they aren't rich.

A handful of attorneys at these large firms and the big plaintiff attorneys (i.e. Tim Dollar) are the ones raking it in. Plaintiff attorneys like Tim Dollar have billions in dollars of verdicts behind them which they collect 30%-50%. We all pay the plaintiffs attorneys a small tax every day on each purchase we make. That's why my auto, home, and health insurance keep going up.

Who do these plaintiff attorneys give to? Democrats. They say they're protecting the little guy but the reality is it's another tax on our lives meant to enrich a few with power and money. If the plaintiff attorneys were concerned about justice, their fees and lifestyles wouldn't be so inflated.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +1000

Anonymous said...

Attorneys are flawed. They have given up their instinctive and the obvious clear facts about what is right and wrong. They only look to a defective set of old outdated laws, developed by flunky attorneys, when deciding what is right or wrong. The pitiful attorney who was shot dead (by the business owner) this year in Waldo was a confused attorney. He should have told the robber "of course you got shot - you were breaking the law in the middle of the night, and your a career criminal - you deserved it, what did you expect - to do many crimes and never risk any consequences". But the confused attorney sued the businessman and now he is dead. Sometime standing up for what is right MIGHT JUST SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Anonymous said...

Attorneys help each other. Even when they oppose each other. They do not like fast resolution. If I was an attorney I would really shoot for a small or sole practice trying to score the big plaintiff case. Why work your ass off for some group of old KC sons of privilege.

Anonymous said...

Any attorney with balls has his own practice, and doesn't kiss ass.

Anonymous said...

Never before in the entire, lengthy history of mankind's existance has a criminal been able to sue a victim when the crime was not successfully committed. Now they can sue the victims if hurt in the commission of their own crime. Thanks to laws the attorneys passed. In England 300 hundred years ago, it was the death penalty for stealing anything over 16 schillings. Even if no violence was involved. Drawn and quartered or burned.

Anonymous said...

Lawyers are unethical scum bags. A blight on society.

Our country is so screwed up because Congress is predominantly lawyers.

Health care is so outrageously expensive because lawyers sue when a doctor tries to save a patients life.

Automobile insurance is so expensive because of ambulance chasing lawyers.

Lawyers are leeches; they do not add to society or productivity in any form or manner.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Lots of poor people and losers in this thread. Sad.

Anonymous said...

9:49. Lawyers don't use when a doctor tries to save a patient's life. They sue when they kill or disable the patient. According to the AMA's own stats...medical malpractice kills close to 100,000 people a year. You are scum, DOC, but nice try.

Anonymous said...

5:15

So the solution is to make an attorney obscenely wealthy? Talk to any physician and they will tell you about the ridiculous lawsuits, the lengths they go to avoid lawsuits, the medical malpractice insurance they have to pay, and the plaintiff attorneys who have made fortunes off of this system. We've created an incentive system for plaintiff attorneys that is SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTING nearly every facet of our economy.

No attorney, driver, employer, or employee is perfect. People make mistakes. When people are injured, they deserve to be made whole. The victims, and their attorneys, are not entitled to Ferraris and private jets due to these mistakes - at the expense of everyone else having to pay for it.

Anonymous said...

The attorney that was shot dead in Waldo was married to a very successful woman who is a medical Doctor. He didn't need the legal fees from suing a business owner that shot a homeless bad guy in the leg. But he wanted the fees (different from needing) and it eventually caused his death. This should be a huge lesson for all attorneys. ONLY take a case if its worth dying for, as you may well die. This reminds of of the guy in texas who claimed the windows in his skyscraper office building were tornado proof. So he ran and threw himself against it, the window came out of the frame, and he fell to his death. There are noble and frivolous ways to die.....

Anonymous said...

Correction: Garry Hoy (January 1, 1955 – July 9, 1993) was a lawyer for the law firm of Holden Day Wilson in Toronto who became notorious for the circumstances of his death. In an attempt to prove to a group of prospective articling students that the glass windows of the Toronto-Dominion Centre were unbreakable, Hoy threw himself at a glass wall on the 24th floor. The glass did not break, but the window frame gave way and he fell to his death.

(I am sure the students sued the law firm for pain and anguist of watching Garry die. And the building was sued by the law firm. And the window maker was sued by the building owner. And the window maker sued the installers. And the installers sued the fastener company for defective lag bolts.)

Anonymous said...

10:32 just threatened local attorneys with death and I am making a police report. Probably nothing will be done, or a detective may stop by to ask a few questions. In any event, a record IS being made.

Anonymous said...

Shame on those saying attorneys need to consider their lives before taking a case. We have a system of justice that does not involve vigilante killings. The problem is around the incentives. No different than any other business person, some attorneys are engaged in a business model to maximize profits.

Juries (your peers) are awarding tens of millions of dollars because they are not educated or just don't care about the consequences of $100 million dollar awards for negligible wrongdoing. This is the general public.

The legislatures are taking massive campaign donations from Plaintiff attorneys. Plaintiff attorneys flock to states that have not enacted caps on damages.

State supreme courts are now striking down the caps on damages (see KS and MO) in the name of fairness.

State bar associations are not policing the profession like they should. Smash and grab attorneys have a license to bring nuisance lawsuits against anyone without fear of losing their law license or esteem of their peers.

We need state and federal constitutional amendments to address the run-away courts. The public needs to speak and add some kind of sanity. Otherwise, judgments will get bigger - more attorneys will pursue them - the public will become desensitized - our businesses will spend more time/money managing this risk - and the public will pay for it in an unsustainable way.

Anonymous said...

Oh soooooo! Lol