Randall Ryder

Randall Ryder

Randall sues debt collectors that harass consumers, assists consumers with student loan issues, and defends consumers in debt collection lawsuits. He is also an attorney instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School.

(Not) Working on Vacation

How to work during a vacation without completely ruining it.

Yes, Your Personality Matters to Clients

Clients want to hire an attorney that will help them solve their problem. But they also want to work with a person, not a robot. Showing your personality will go a long way towards creating a more meaningful attorney-client relationship.

How to Keep Your Solo Practice Sustainable and Lean

Make sure you can keep your solo practice running until it succeeds by keeping costs down and overhead low.

Spending Wisely vs. Being Cheap

It is easy to decide that the only way your firm will be profitable is for you to scrimp and save every penny. However, sometimes you have to spend money (wisely) to make money.

New Attorney? Don’t Get Intimidated by Opposing Counsel

New attorneys can often be easily intimidated. Here are some tips on how young attorneys can effectively deal with bullying from opposing counsel.

Don’t Refer Bad Cases or Clients

Good lawyers want to help other lawyers by sending them good cases and good clients. Before you try and dump a problem client on another attorney, be sure to think about the long-term implications.

Should You Go Solo or Form a Partnership?

There are a lot of considerations that go into whether you should be a solo attorney or form a partnership with another lawyer. Here are some key things to keep in mind.

Don’t Let Intimidation Drive Your Litigation Strategy

If someone could burn down your house, would they really knock on your door and blow smoke in your face?