Athletics in my life

There’s definitely a ton of stress in my life, but it’s rarely physical… My work comes with a lot of thinking, negotiating and making decisions on the spot.

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Andre, my good friend from Richmond, Virginia who now operates Towing Richmond, a local towing company in the area.

He reminded me why It’s so important to keep active. Little did I know, but exercising actually saved his life, after his first hear attack at the age of 37.

I immediately sat down and felt like writing about my life and what part sport has in it.

This one is straight from the heart:

Athletics will always be a big part of … Read the rest

Our first tough case

In this post we wanna talk a little about the case, that had us running around, battling other lawyers while knowing we’re right and not being able to prove it. We all have grown quite a bit both as lawyers and people while working on this case.

A small business owner, whose name we will not be revealing, reached out to us when a larger company in their market decided to sue them, because they though he was using that company’s name in their website: and it was somehow illegal. If you think that websites aren’t a big deal in 2016 you’re mistaking.

From the very beginning, we knew that the law was on our side, we … Read the rest

Mel’s Case

A couple of us stay in touch with Mel.

He’s a photographer in Richmond, Virginia and has lived there for most of his life after moving from New York at age 7.

Mel was one of our first clients back when we were just starting out. What happened was… Mel, decided to start his own photo booth company… After he’d built his first photo booth, he started offering package deals for his photography services and a photo booth, which ended up being an amazing deal, especially for weddings. He was tired of dealing with multiple companies when he had to do wedding planning.

His package deals were selling off like there’s no tomorrow, simply because … Read the rest

What Does It Take To Be a Lawyer

Let me start off by saying that practicing law, you have to have self control and patience. You never know what kind of case or client you will get, so you must take it as it comes.

Your clients can turn out to be extremely unreasonable and a tad crazy, or they can be the sweetest, most unselfish people you’ve met. Either way, they are your clients and you must do all that is in your power to stand for them and protect them.

One of my struggles within law, is my own personal bias. You may be given a type of case that you don’t know where you stand or what you believe. When these types … Read the rest

Meet Our Team

We have a pretty diverse team here at Rippetoe Miles!

Meet Mason.  He is a graduate from Harvard University and is originally from Rhode Island.  “I fell in love with the law as a child watching superhero and villains battle it out. I wanted to bring justice to those villains who did wrong and affected the balance of good and evil. I fell in love with the thought of doing that exact thing and having a big impact on others’ lives. I kept this idea as my long term goal all throughout high school, college, and law school.  I finally found a firm where I can make that difference.”

Mara is from Topeka in Kansas. “I have been practicing law … Read the rest

Frank ripped it

So Frank, he’s quite the guy… We’re sitting at the office today and this fool pulls of the classic… Knock Knock.. Whos’s there? And then he farts! This is a group of lawyers we are talking about, and the rest of them are no different. If you ever think that we are the boring or extremely serious type, think again. Laters…… Read the rest