Success is not about having it hard or easy — it’s about tenacity, determination, and passion. Not every company starts out with a 20-person team, corner office, or immaculate board room. Sometimes, it all starts with a really good idea and a dream to create something meaningful. Michael Sullivan of Michael Sullivan & Associates, a workers’ compensation focused law firm, shares the transition of his humble beginnings in a simple bedroom office to a well recognized and trusted brand across seven locations in California. He’s also the creator of Sullivan on Comp, a comprehensive treatise on California workers’ compensation law.
Navigating the waters of insurance is already tricky to start with, but to make things exciting, the industry is adding another element of protection: cyber risk insurance. There are the basic lines of coverage: auto, house, life, and if you’re lucky — boat! But for those of us who have a majority of our work and business online, it’s important to be aware of the things that can go wrong there.
We are so excited to announce that we just launched a new release to our online reporting tool, which can be found here. This free tool is available to all of our clients and is the heart of what we do here at LegalNet. It helps companies organize and analyze attorney invoices into easy-to-read data reports using our proprietary software program. It has helped our clients learn more about their law firms and save money from being able to track attorney activity.
Mark Walls is a perfect example of the unpredictable life journey we take to get where we want to be. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in communications and took some non-communication related jobs for a few years before he stumbled upon the workers’ compensation industry. After that fateful day and 25 years of dedication, he only continues to exceed our expectations with all of his prestige and success as the Vice President of Communications and Strategic Analysis at Safety National.
If you haven’t heard of David DePaolo, now is the time to get him on your radar. He’s been a leader in the Workers’ Comp industry since 1984 where he started out as an attorney and then went on to create renowned specialty publication WorkCompCentral. Upon hearing the words “workers’ comp”, many people ‘s thoughts trail to a space of negativity, but DePaolo has been on a mission to show the importance and benefits of the system.
We recently attended iconic:Denver, a single-day business conference hosted by Inc Magazine and CNBC in Denver, Colorado. There was a host of speakers that all had something to say about making it in this tough world, so we collected our top ten favorite thoughts. Now who’s ready to take on their day?