Grabbing the Brass Ring in Solo Practice – Guest Lecture with Scott O’Sullivan

Becoming a solo and building a solo/small firm practice is a different journey for everyone.  However, Scott O’Sullivan, a personal injury lawyer in Colorado and also faculty at Solo Practice University, has graciously shared how he has grown his practice from a one man shop in a shared space to a 10 person firm and owning his own office building in eight years.  It’s not a story of magic pills and voodoo.  It’s a story of hard work, learning from mistakes, creativity, patience, persistence, and being fiscally responsible.  It’s a podcast you don’t want to miss.  Listen and learn.

Scott O’Sullivan has practiced personal injury law in the state and federal courts of Colorado since 1996. He teaches the course “Advanced Personal Injury Practice” at Solo Practice University®.

The audio is about 67 minutes. Listen directly below.

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Prior to becoming a partner in another personal injury law firm in 2002, Scott was a lawyer for Liberty Mutual and several other large insurance companies.  While working as outside counsel for insurance companies, Scott gained valuable insight and experience defending individuals and corporations on a wide range of claims, including:

  • Construction-related matters for developers and contractors
  • Product liability claims
  • Toxic exposure matters, including mold exposure
  • Land use disputes
  • Commercial carrier and auto liability cases
  • Premises liability matters including large commercial buildings and apartment complexes.

Disillusioned with working for big insurance companies who squeezed injured people out of the money they deserved, Scott made the decision in 2002 to represent only injury victims and he has never looked back.

Scott is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association.  Scott is also a member of the Auto Litigator’s Committee for the Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association.

Scott founded the O’Sullivan Law Firm in 2008.  The firm represents seriously injured people in the State of Colorado and nationally. His primary areas of practice involve automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, Vibrio Vulnificus injuries, and injuries caused by drunk drivers. As a plaintiffs’ lawyer, Scott has focused his practice to help only a limited number of clients per year so that all clients get the  attention they deserve.

Scott has recently finished his first book entitled Motorcycle Law, A Little Book About the Big Things You Should Know.   The book is free and was written to help motorcycle riders navigate the confusing world of Colorado motorcycle insurance and motorcycle law.

Scott has lived in Colorado since 1992.  He currently lives in Denver with his wife and two sons.  Scott coaches his sons’ sports including, soccer, baseball and golf.  In what seems like another full time job, Scott is also President of the Board of Directors of the First Tee of Denver, which is a nonprofit organization that helps thousands of Denver area kids grow through the game of golf.

You can also find Scott on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

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