Kelley Uustal Trial Attorney
October 14, 2020

DBR Recognizes Distinguished Leader: Bob Kelley

Bob Kelley was recently interviewed by the Daily Business Review, after being recognized as a Distinguished Leader.

What is the one word people use to describe you? Motivational

What is your favorite thing about being in the legal profession? The adventure! At our law firm there is always a sense of adventure and comradery in everything we do. We never know what new case or client will walk in the door next, or what new puzzle we will have to piece together to bring some redemption into somebody’s life. We encourage all of our lawyers and team members to make each day count. To create an amazing life. To be part of something big. And to change the world a little every day.

What would you like to get rid of or stop doing in the legal profession? Let’s eliminate the downtime! Sitting in the halls of a courthouse for hours waiting for a judge to hear a pending matter is a waste of everyone’s time. Hopefully Zoom and the other new videoconferencing platforms are here to stay for things like motion calendar. Obviously not every legal matter can be handled remotely, but most routine matters should be. I don’t know a single lawyer who is going to miss sitting in rush hour traffic on I-95, looking for a parking place in the hot Florida sun, and squeezing into a crowded elevator at the courthouse, just to end up sitting in the hallway waiting for his or her case to be called up by the bailiff.

What is your No. 1 survival tip in a work crisis? That’s an easy one. Winston Churchill summed it up decades ago: “Never, never, never, never give up!”

Read the full interview:

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