A different Lawyer is designed to be a movement towards daring the profession to beDifferent in the practice of law, and daring clients to embrace aDifferent way of thinking about the law and the lawyers that serve them.
By beingDifferent, we can and will improve the way law is delivered and perceived. By beingDifferent, lawyer jokes will no longer be funny, because they won’t be true.
You see, being a lawyer represents being a part of the most noble profession in the world. It gives the bearer of the juris doctorate much power and prestige.
But to whom much is given…much is required.
It seems that over time, some lawyers forget why they pursed this noble profession. They pursued it because they had a certain belief system, a certain purpose, a certain desire. Perhaps it was to help the helpless, or to right societal wrongs.
But somehow, the mission got lost amidst the billable hours, lofty paychecks, and accumulation of worldly possessions.
I know, because I used to be that lawyer. But then, I decided to beDifferent…..
Before opening his own law practice, Kendall Isaac always knew he wanted to be a business owner, a motivator, and most importantly,Different. He have always had the ability to develop rapport with people regardless of their age, race or socio-economic status. He honed this skill working as a human resource representative for several large corporations. He made it his goal to work hard to balance the competing interests and find resolution to complex disputes in creative and innovative ways. He also worked hard to develop his communication skills by joining Toastmasters International, competing in their speech competitions, and ultimately being recognized as one of 9 finalists out of over 10,000 competitors worldwide in their World Championship of Public Speaking Competition.
Realizing that he had a gift for communicating and persuading, Mr. Isaac enrolled in law school and pursued his law degree with a concentration in labor and employment law. He immediately realized that he wasDifferent than his classmates. He did not take the traditional route to the profession. He spent 10 years in Corporate America before transitioning into law. Although his path wasDifferent, he treasured it for the practical knowledge it afforded him.
Kendall Isaac had the goal of finishing school and opening his own practice focused on small business, employment law and mediation/alternative dispute resolution. Most importantly, he resolved that his practice would beDifferent than what is found at traditional law firms. Kendall would build a fun office atmosphere that was spiritually focused and centered around client appreciation and satisfaction. He made happiness in practice the goal, not financial rewards. And despite the fact that few lawyers practiced employment law in his area because of the difficulty in both the area of law and in getting compensated by clients, He pursued it anyway because it was his passion. And what he learned was that when he is lead by passion and purpose, happiness in life and in business surely follows.
Since starting his own practice, Kendall has been told many times that he does not act like a typical attorney. He loves it when he gets those comments because he takes pride in beingA different Lawyer. When potential clients tell him they want the meanest, nastiest lawyer they can find to take their case, he tells them to call someone else. The truth is, he gets great results for his client, but he does it in aDifferent way. He does it through exceptional persuasive skills, and in treating everyone with dignity and respect. He believes that he does his clients a greater service by working with an opposing party to find an amicable resolution rather than to bark, scream and yell and see who blinks first.
Mr. Isaac not only focus on having the culture of his office beDifferent, he also coaches budding lawyerpreneurs on how to start, build and manage their own law practice and how to beDifferent in their own right. He also teaches students the same lessons as a law professor. This is how he pays forward, by realizing that this service that he provides is not only serving the needs of God’s people, but also overflowing with many expressions of thanks to God (2 Corinthians 9:12). As long as he keep this verse at the forefront of all he does, not only will he succeed in business and in life, but so will all of the people that he touch along the way. To read his bio, click here.