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You’re never the same

Watching John Grisham on Charlie Rose tonight discussing his new book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. Sounds like a great read.

Charlie asked how Grisham started writing about the little guy against the big guys, against the establishment. Grisham cited his experience as a lawyer representing the guys without the money against corporations, insurance companies, and banks with all the money and lawyers. He said you get your nose bloodied and after that, you’re never the same.

I could really relate. I was a plaintiff’s trial lawyer for 17 years. Having fought cities, states, school districts, insurance companies, corporations, banks, and all their lawyers & expert witnesses, I got my nose bloodied a bunch. I must have been nuts to keep getting off the mat and going back for more. But I was hooked.

It’s the fight which motivates me with LexBlog. Sure, it’s nice to build a business and make a few bucks over time. But unlike the overpriced marginal products being sold to lawyers by companies that dwarf our company, we’re fighting to put out Internet products and services that work for lawyers and other business people. And to do so at a very reasonable price.

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