Praise for this exceptional book:

The Successful Lawyer is precisely the book I’ve been dreaming of. It is well argued and exceptionally practical. Frankly, there is no professional service firm, including my own, that would not benefit immeasurably from applying these ideas and practices. Bravo!”

– Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence, and author of Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age

“Whether it be managing client relationships, handling heavy workloads, delivering client value in an efficient and profitable manner, or developing an entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law, there is something in this book – indeed many things – that every practitioner, from the most experienced senior partner to the most junior fee earner, will find of immense value. Mr. Riskin offers ways to turn common sense into everyday ‘best practice’.”

– Professor David Yates, Solicitor and Warden of Robinson College in the University of Cambridge; Deputy Chairman of Governors of the College of Law of England & Wales

“Deceptively simple and readable, yet stunningly deep. This text should be compulsory reading for all graduates, including 30+ year graduates like me.”

– Don Boyd, former Global Deputy Chief Executive, Norton Rose

“The book covers all the topics relevant to successful practice management and client development in a well organized, practical, and very readable format. It is filled with helpful insights and will be a valuable resource for both beginning and experienced practitioners.”

– Harold V. Carlson, Jr., former Partner and Chair, Professional Development, Foley & Lardner LLP

“A must-read for those who want to learn client relations skills, The Successful Lawyer teaches the essentials of how to manage clients and build long-term relationships.”

– Barry Willner, former Managing Partner, Kaye Scholer, LLP

 

Online Reviews

"I read the First Edition back in the early 2000's. It was transformative to me as a person, lawyer, and entrepreneur. This work sent me on my path toward opening my own law practice (with a partner), making that practice fit who I was as an individual, and ensuring that the practice allowed us to service clients and our staff in the best way possible while maintaining the environment we desired. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is asking questions about how to make their practice, their life, and/or the life of their clients better." – Higheredlawyer, January 2017

"Riskin has been a top consultant to the professional services lo these many years, and he instinctively understands the vulnerabilities that challenge his readers. The chapters on fostering creative thinking are terrific, in part because the author knows how little confidence many lawyers have in their own creativity. The chapter on dealing with rejection is likewise informed by a sense of their personal vulnerabilities, which, I’d suggest, are hardly unique to lawyers. No surprise The Successful Lawyer comes so well-recommended by Tom Peters and David Maister (who wrote the foreword). I’m happy to add my voice to that chorus." – Richard Levick, "Invaluable Guidance All Professionals Can Draw On," Feb. 2017