- July 6, 2023
- Thomas Tona
- Categories: Podcast
Listen in as we explore the fascinating journey of Ryan McKeen, co-founder of the Connecticut Trial Firm, who turned his passion for plaintiff’s work into a successful business. Ryan shares how he and his partner, Andrew Garza, set out with the audacious goal of becoming the best trial firm in Connecticut and how they achieved a $107 million verdict. He also reveals the economic reasoning behind their strategy, their reliance on trial as their only leverage, and their determination to become excellent at their craft.
Ryan sheds light on the importance of having both business acumen and technical trial expertise to build a successful firm. We discuss the importance of hiring great attorneys, paralegals, and support staff and the potential for bankruptcy when taking on certain cases.
Listen in as Ryan shares the invaluable coaching he received from industry experts and the challenges they faced as the firm grew. Finally, we explore the value of investing in yourself, producing content, and understanding what is and isn’t important when it comes to investing energy. Don’t miss this inspiring episode with Ryan McKeen!
In this episode, you will hear about:
- Ryan’s journey to building a successful trial firm and achieving a $107 million verdict.
- The strategy behind their success, including the use of trials as their leverage and the economic reasoning for wanting to excel at their craft.
- Their experience in high-stakes settlements, including the negotiation of a $6 million settlement before the opening statements in a case.
- The challenges of building a firm such as hiring great staff and the potential for bankruptcy when undertaking certain cases.
Resources from this Episode:
- TonaLaw: https://tonalaw.com/
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