Can You Scale a Law Firm? With Ashley Andrews

How does a lawyer start their own law firm? In this episode, I talk with Ashley Andrews, who runs her own successful Family Law practice in Southern California.  She shares how she broke out of the massive law firm mold and created her own firm. Ashley is a sophisticated, highly ethical, and tenacious lawyer who built a team to focus on her clients and their very personal and sensitive family legal issues. She’s top dog in the area of divorce, child custody, property division, paternity law and is consistently awarded recognition by Pasadena Magazine as a top attorney and was designated a Super Lawyer. She’s wicked smart and as tough as they come.  

Listen and learn:

  • How to leverage connections to get started
  • Why it’s important to start with a big firm, embrace learning and build a foundation of law firm management and the business side 
  • Know when it’s time to change the structure and start your own practice
  • Importance of networking and digital ads to keep your business pipeline full
  • How the courtrooms pivoted during Covid 
  • Mentors and building a reliable, loyal team
  • The best family law attorneys will have a forensic accountant on staff
  • If you do a great job and you continue to advocate for your clients you get referrals years or even decades later
  • Best advice: start your own firm to manage your work-life balance, yet work for the biggest and best firm you can learn from
  • Make solid connections with attorneys in your practice area. Advice + referrals

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