Attorney Ben Crump is one of the preeminent civil rights attorneys in the United States. He has received many awards and honors to include the Freedom Award in 2016 from the National Civil Rights Museum. It is not a stretch to say that, if there is a case that has national civil rights implications in our country, Ben is probably involved in representing the victims and their families. Based primarily in Florida, Ben has offices throughout the United States. His law firm also handles personal injury cases, medical malpractice actions and mass torts. The number of well-known cases that Ben handles is pretty astonishing. On this podcast, we talk about Ben’s humble beginnings and his path into the law and how he developed his nationally known and well respected law firm. As one can imagine, Ben is not able to spend much time at home with his vast case load in many states. The timing of the podcast was, unfortunately, good since COVID-19 forced Ben to be off the road for a period of time. The silver lining of this time period, of course, was that he was able to spend a decent amount of quality family time during this crisis. I had not spoken to Ben previously and I enjoyed getting to know him on this podcast.
Josh Baron is an attorney with the Sharifi and Baron law firm in Salt Lake City Utah. Josh is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University. After a stint at the Salt Lake City Prosecutor’s office, Josh founded his law firm in 2009 and has focused on and practiced exclusively in the area of criminal defense throughout the State of Utah ever since. Josh has an interesting path as to how he got here, to include becoming fluent in Spanish from his mission trip in Chile. I became aware of Josh from his book that is available at Amazon, The Business of Criminal Law. As you’ll hear on this podcast, Josh has graciously offered a free copy of his book to the listeners of the Next Lawyer Up podcast. If you are a young lawyer practicing in the area of criminal law, you would be well advised to get this book and read it cover to cover. Like me, I am sure that you’ll find Josh humble, gracious and engaging on this podcast. It is no wonder why he has a thriving law practice!
I enjoyed getting to know attorney Patricia (Tricia) Baxter on this podcast. She is the managing partner and director in the Northeast (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York) of the general litigation group for Morgan & Akins, PLLC. Morgan & Akins also has offices in the southeastern United States to include Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. Tricia practices primarily in the area of civil defense for products liability cases for many different industries, aviation, and premises liability. She is highly respected and speaks and writes regularly on her areas of expertise. You can also hear Tricia on her own podcast, The Defense Never Rests. I think you will like hearing about her life in the law on this podcast.