I’m gonna make a short story shorter. When I came out of law school in 1975, it was… Remember, we had the oil embargo, we had gas lines, people were backed up for miles, we had inflation. And no one was hiring lawyers. So I had a choice to make. I could try to find a job not being a lawyer, or I could strike out on my own. And so, I decided that I would just pack my wife and I think my son, my oldest son at that time was like six months old. We got in a car, drove over to Kansas city, found an apartment, moved up. I found some lawyers, they had some office space, and I opened up my law practice. And I started developing what I do today. It was hard. I’m not trying to kid you. It wasn’t easy. But I learned, by going through that, I had to start it on my own and had to develop my own area of practice. I learned how to do it ’cause I had to start… There’s no really… At that particular time, there’s no one there to tell me… Wasn’t a senior partner to tell me how to do it. I had to learn on my own. So every lesson I learned was self-taught. And although I could reach out to other lawyers in the area, I learned these lessons on my own and made it a lot easier because of that. And it didn’t take long. I was surprised. Within just a few years, I had a pretty good thriving practice and I never had to worry about getting clients before. And this is back in the days, before lawyer advertising.
About the Author: Bobby Thompson
In 2005, Bobby graduating from New York Law School and was admitted to practice Law in New York and California. Since then, Bobby has built a successful practice in the shadow of San Francisco, San Mateo County. With the mentoring of his father Jim Thompson, a practicing lawyer in Kansas City, MO, Bobby has built a personal injury law firm that prides itself on "represents individuals harmed by the irresponsible and careless conduct of others." Bobby maintains membership in several prominent Lawyer, Attorney, and Bar Associations in California.