Boss Moves: Business Success with Nicole Hull, Esq.

When you start a law firm, the hurdles and challenges of running a business and surrounding yourself with a team that can support you can be overwhelming. Sometimes the most important step you can take is asking for help and investing in your business. I am joined by Nicole Hull, Esq., a former Law Firm Mentor client, who applied a few basic steps to her business to create more money and more free time in a relatively short period of time.

In this episode, Nicole and I discuss how this act of investing in yourself and your business can make all the difference in your firm and in your life.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Some of the common hurdles faced when starting up a law firm business
  • Finding clients when you are the new attorney
  • The importance of finding resources and people for support and guidance
  • Surrounding yourself with smarter and more successful people than yourself
  • Being open to listen to honest feedback and the willingness to take action
  • The challenges of working with a partner or spouse
  • How developing systems can change everything
  • The importance of having a ‘Why’
  • How learning to let go and delegate can empower your team to excel
  • Investing in your new hires expecting a positive return
  • Losing the fear of letting a bad fit employee go to excel elsewhere
  • Finding and keeping the best employees to grow your team and maintain your company culture
  • The power and benefits of being coached

About Nicole

Nicole Hull, Esq. is currently the managing partner at The Hull Firm in Athens, Georgia, and the Director of The Academy of Dispute Resolution. Nicole also serves on the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution, is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Meeting Facilitator through the Georgia Department of Education and is an Adjunct Professor for Brenau University’s Conflict Resolution & Legal Studies Program.

About Allison

Allison C. Williams, Esq., is The Law Firm Mentor.  Law Firm Mentor is a Business Coaching service for solo and small law firm attorneys.  It helps lawyers to grow their revenues, crush chaos in business and make more money.  Law Firm Mentor was born out of Allison’s experience starting a law firm and scaling its revenues into a multi-million dollar business in only three years.  She shares her extensive knowledge of business, mindset coaching and entrepreneurship alongside her team in Law Firm Mentor.

Allison is also Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law. Allison is a member of the New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification (NJBAC) – Matrimonial Committee, a New Jersey Supreme Court committee that determines eligibility of candidates to be certified as a recognized practitioner in the field of matrimonial law.

Allison has been named a Rising Star Attorney by the New Jersey Super Lawyers franchise continuously from 2008 – 2013, and has been named a Super Lawyer by that organization for 2014 – present. In 2016, she was featured in the Super Lawyers publication (Williams v. The Rubber Stamp), she has been named one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in New Jersey from 2017-2020 and in 2019-2020, was voted in the Top 100 Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in the State of New Jersey.

Allison is an accomplished businesswoman. In 2017, the Williams Law Group won the LawFirm500 award, ranking 14th of the fastest growing law firms in the nation, as Ms. Williams grew the firm 581% in three years. She won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017.  In 2018, Allison was voted as NJBIZ’s Top 50 Women in Business and was designated one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. In 2019, Allison won the Seminole 100 Award for founding one of the fastest growing companies among graduates of Florida State University.

In 2018, Allison created Law Firm Mentor, a business coaching service for lawyers. Through multi-day intensive business retreats, group and one-to-one coaching, and strategic planning sessions, Ms. Williams advises lawyers on all aspects of creating, sustaining and scaling a law firm business – and specifically, she teaches them the core foundational principles of marketing, sales, personnel management, communications and money management in law firms. 

She received her B.S., magna cum laude, and her M.S., summa cum laude, from Florida State University. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.

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