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On this episode of Great Practice, Great Life, guest host Glenn Gutek sits down with Chip Evans, a personal injury attorney who found the secret to thriving in his professional and personal lives. With years of experience under his belt, Chip opens up about the strategies that led to the growth of his law practice and how he’s managed to cultivate a life filled with joy and fulfillment beyond the courtroom.

As a master of juggling the demanding life of a lawyer with family commitments and personal interests, Chip shares his insights on balance. From nurturing important relationships to being selective with client intake, he draws a roadmap for other attorneys aiming for success without compromising their quality of life. Glenn and Chip delve into building a practice that survives and flourishes.

Hear how empowering staff, inspired by the Ritz-Carlton’s service model, can smooth out operations and boost client satisfaction. Learn Chip’s approach to creating a firm culture that resembles a close-knit family and how the COVID-19 pandemic led to innovative ways of adapting and succeeding through coaching and peer collaboration.

Whether you’re a legal practitioner or simply striving for a balanced life, this episode offers wisdom and practical advice. Tune in for Glenn Gutek’s interview with Chip Evans in a conversation that will inspire and equip you for professional success that resonates with personal values and collective growth.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Insights on growing a successful personal injury practice while maintaining work-life balance
  • Strategies for professional growth, including nurturing relationships and selective client intake for case quality and job satisfaction
  • The value of hobbies and empowering staff
  • Implementing the Ritz-Carlton service standards to support a fulfilling life outside the courtroom
  • COVID-19’s role in reshaping business
  • Embracing coaching and peer collaboration for innovation and adaptation
  • Building a firm culture akin to a close-knit family
  • Fostering strong team connections and investing in personal growth for a thriving practice
  • Establishing a legal niche, the importance of communicating your specialization, and leveraging a network for referrals
  • The transition to one-on-one coaching to tailor firm direction while ensuring personal values align with professional goals for maximized growth

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Supporting Resources:

The Path to a Great Practice & Great Life

Practice Growth Program®

One-On-One Coaching

Evans/Reilley Personal Injury Law

Chip Evans: LinkedIn Profile

Steve Riley

Certified Practice Advisor & Attorney

Steve Riley has coached attorneys for more than 20 years. His one-on-one coaching focuses on a limited number of top producing attorneys committed to taking their practices to new levels of excellence, profit, and personal success. He also presents at group coaching workshops around the country for individual law firms, state bar associations, and other legal organizations.

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