August 27, 2019 Articles

How to Thrive and Succeed as the Youngest Attorney in the Room

A young lawyer’s perspective on dealing with opposing counsel.

By Mark Richardson

Although I have been in private practice for almost eight years, I find that I am still often the youngest person in any given setting within my personal injury practice. Such settings often include interactions with opposing counsel in a deposition, trial, mediation, or elsewhere. So, what are some best practices for a young attorney when interacting with opposing counsel? This article will explore some helpful (and easy-to-employ) techniques that I have found useful in my practice thus far. 

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