Episode 31:

Jason Melton is an attorney with nearly twenty years of experience practicing law. As a Managing Partner at Florida legal firm Whittel & Melton LLC, Jason specializes in catastrophic damages and trial advocacy arising in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and employment disputes. Jason is also a founding member of NAMIL, the National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers. Prior to going into private practice, Jason worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Jason’s career began by working as a prosecutor in Miami before working in private practice and then founding his own firm
  • How Jason became a founding member of NAMIL, the National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers, and how the group has helped Jason with the intricacies of motorcycle cases
  • What three key practices Jason recommends to any lawyer who wants to further grow their practice, and why you should be yourself and develop your professional personality
  • How Jason started out working in traffic tickets, and why he felt passionate about his work even though others had advised him not to work in traffic court
  • How Jason first got involved with PILMMA and with the mastermind group, and what value and sense of empowerment he has received from his membership
  • Why joining a mastermind can help you recognize and identify “the things you don’t know that you don’t know”
  • How the global pandemic outbreak is altering Jason’s law practice, and why he sees the virus as a stress test to show firms what is and isn’t working for them
  • How PILMMA’s mastermind has helped Jason keep up with the many changes being brought about by the pandemic
  • Why networking with non-criminal lawyers, marketing to your own clients, and forming connections with people in the criminal industry can be powerful marketing tools

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