October 20, 2020 GP Mentor

From Big Law Defense Firm to Solo Plaintiffs’ Practice

Roosevelt Jean
Why did the author decide to go solo? He wanted more.

Why did the author decide to go solo? He wanted more.

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“Good morning, Your Honor. Roosevelt Jean, Esq., for the plaintiff—trial ready!”

In August 2019, I shouted these words in front of a packed Essex County, New Jersey, courtroom after my co-counsel and I had conducted months of trial preparation. Appearing for trial was routine. I had tried dozens of jury trials as lead defense counsel.

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