Ep13: Raising the Bar for Defense Attorneys and Carriers
In this episode of the LMP, we interview Gene Kissane, Partner at Cole Scott & Kissane, one of the largest defense firms in the U.S. Gene provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing the industry including the increasing strength and capabilities of the plaintiff’s bar and post-COVID implications on social inflation and nuclear verdicts.
Together, Gene and Wes also discuss the current state of the attorney-carrier relationship and the seismic shift from a fee-based focus to a case outcome focus that includes settlement and indemnity costs.
Having helped build Florida’s largest defense firm, Gene knows a thing or two about creating and maintaining a successful company culture. Gene also offers our listeners many words of wisdom and advice on how new attorneys (and everyone, really) can be successful in today’s workplace.