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Starting Your Own Personal Injury Practice

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Produced on June 27, 2015

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Course Information

Time 100 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

Opening for business? Planning on putting out a shingle for your own plaintiffs personal injury practice? Join Schulman Blitz partner Justin Blitz as he explains what you need to know to start your own practice and how to avoid the pitfalls and dangers associated with such. Discussion points include business techniques, personal and case file management, selecting the right case, client relations, and public relations. This program is intended for attorneys wishing to open their own practice.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Describe tools needed to start your own practice 

II.    Summarize software used for case management 

III.   Identify the right cases 

IV.   Understand how to manage client and public relations

This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2015 Bridge the Gap Event.

Credit Information

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Justin Blitz

Schulman Blitz, LLP

Justin Blitz, Esq. is a partner at Schulman Blitz, LLP. He focuses on litigating all types of civil cases from inception to resolution. An experienced trial lawyer and skillful negotiator, Mr. Blitz is a tenacious adversary who consistently gets great results for his clients regardless of the case or the challenges presented.

Mr. Blitz has tried cases throughout the state of New York and obtained many substantial jury verdicts. He believes that the best results are achieved when every case is meticulously prepared for trial and this philosophy has enabled him to obtain scores of favorable settlements in all kinds of actions. Mr. Blitz has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for people who have been injured due to the negligence of others.

Mr. Blitz has over a decade of experience of successfully managing a large caseload of complex and high-profile negligence actions. He became known as an able trial lawyer and expert negotiator who successfully resolved hundreds of cases in arbitration, mediation, courtroom negotiation, and trial. 

Mr. Blitz has established himself as one of the "go to" trial attorneys for other New York lawyers in the State that seek trial counsel on their most severe injury cases. Many law firms throughout the State hire Mr. Blitz to try to verdict their most catastrophic injured clients' law suits. This is due to his superb track record and prior verdict results.

Mr. Blitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). He is a past chairman of NYSTLA’s Young Lawyers Committee. In addition to NYSTLA, Mr. Blitz is a member of several other bar associations, including the American Association for Justice.

When not in the courtroom, Mr. Blitz lectures at Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout the country. He has lectured on a variety of topics including courtroom technology, trial tips and techniques, and strategies for maximizing the value of personal injury lawsuits. Mr. Blitz's lectures have over 20,000 views from Attorneys who have taken his courses for continuing legal education credit. The reviews of his lectures have made him a renowned speaker across the State in regards to personal injury legal topics. 

Mr. Blitz has been selected to the “Super Lawyers” list of “Rising Stars” for the years 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" for 2017 and 2018.

Many of Mr. Blitz's cases have been chronicled in the New York media including articles and stories in The New York Post, The New York Times, CBS News, Telemundo and Noticero.

Mr. Blitz is a native of New York City and a graduate of Columbia Prep High School and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He received his legal training at New York Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

At Schulman Blitz, LLP, Mr. Blitz litigates a wide variety of civil suits with an emphasis on motor vehicle collisions, negligent security, municipal liability, medical malpractice, labor law, negligent supervision and all types of premises liability.


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Paul D.

Great, practical discussion. Good references for tools (software, book materials, etc)

Carla K.


Fred C.

He talked me out of expanding my matrimonial practice into PI.

Robert B.

I wish he wouldn't have run out of time at the end. Maybe he needs to do another CLE on the technology for trials? I would watch that. Wish I had this guy around as a mentor when I started out. Really enjoyed it.

Pamela S.

entertaining and informative

Ronald N.

Excellent speaker and program.

Nickolas M.

Brilliant presentation! I learned a lot.

Rohan G.

Possibly my favorite CLE. Great tips and passion really showed

Angela R.

good ideas, some of which I would never thought about

Matthew E.


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steven w.

this guy speaks very well...

Fred V.

The best presentation I have listened to on Lawline.

Yevgeny R.

the most helpful and most useful CLE i have seen to date. I hope people learn something from this.

Laurie K.

Thorough program

Paul A.


Benjamin W.

Very informational CLE

Robert P.

excellent and very practical discussion...well worth the watch

Diego V.

Very practical information.

Evan P.

This course provides useful information for anyone starting a solo or small firm practice, whether personal injury or another field.

Amy L. B.

Excellent presentation.

Ronald K.

Very practical presentation.

Martin H.

Very well done.

Zara W.

Great info, thank you.

Michael Z.

This is excellent, and very helpful.

Debra O.

It was good. Very informative. Maybe should have been even longer.

Bertram J.


Tanya D.


Cynthia C.


jaazaniah a.

It was excellent. I am currently part of a firm that is allowing me to grow my practice and I have found this course very beneficial.

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