Posts Tagged ‘Law Firm Financing’

What Are the Dangers of Energy Drinks

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Watch Mr. Swanson’s recent interview with Attorney Kevin Goldberg of law offices of Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester, discussing the dangers of consuming energy drinks especially for teenagers and young adults.


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Free Law Firm Finance Webinar

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Michael J. SwansonI’m very pleased to be presenting ‘Law Firm Finance 101’ at The Injury Board‘s free Lunch & Learn webinar on Wednesday, September 23 at 1 p.m. EST.

During this webinar, attendees will learn educational content on a variety of financial and business management topics relevant to the operation of a contingent-fee law firm.

Topic include:

  • Credit Scores
  • Liens
  • UCCs
  • Debt Management
  • Finance statements
  • Case expense management

and more!

The Lunch & Learn webinar series is just one of the many perks of becoming a member of Injury Board. If you are a plaintiff lawyer looking to expand your firm and your network and if you are committed to relationships and community service, click here to learn more.

Michael J. Swanson


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Mandatory Arbitration with Michael J. Swanson

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

EPN Podcast Mandatory ArbitrationI was recently interviewed by Eric Dye for Entrepreneur Podcast Network’s Legal Corner. During this interview, Eric and I discussed the following topics:

  • What is mandatory arbitration?
  • Where do mandatory arbitration clauses appear?
  • Can you give us an example?
  • Why does mandatory arbitration exist?
  • What are the effects of mandatory arbitration on average citizens?
  • What can one do to fight mandatory arbitration?

Click here to listen to my interview.


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How David Beats Goliath® Referenced on PHXNews

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

How David Beats GoliathHow David Beats Goliath® – Access to Capital for Contingent-Fee Law Firms was recently referenced in an article on PHXNews.

This article titled “How the Changing Landscape of Legal Funding Affects Contingent-Fee Law Firms” focuses on the finance industry and the ways contingent-fee law practices secure capital.

Here are a few brief excerpts:

“In Michael J. Swanson’s 2011 book, How David Beats Goliath, 10 sources of legal funding for contingent-fee law firms are outlined. Swanson, who attended both Ohio State University and Cleveland State University and is the current CEO of Advocate Capital, Inc. takes a look at the business side of law firms every day.”

“In his book, he (Swanson) offers advice and guidance for contingent-fee law firms. He dispenses his wealth of accounting and financial knowledge and details exactly how to secure capital to effectively represent clients.”

“Businesses like Advocate Capital, Inc. specialize in providing funding for contingency cases. Thus, Swanson has a lot of experience with the financial statements and tax returns for contingent-fee law firms.”

To read the complete article, click here.

To purchase a copy of How David Beats Goliath, click here.


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Author Michael J. Swanson Interviewed by’s Larry Bodine

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Larry Bodine, Editor in Chief of, interviews Author Michael J. Swanson about how plaintiff lawyers can finance the expenses of a case.

During the interview, they discuss how case expense financing works, what makes Advocate Capital, Inc. different and Mr. Swanson’s book, How David Beats Goliath: Access to Capital for Contingent-Fee Law Firms.

(Read the full interview article on


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EPN Interview of 7th Amendment Advocate Michael J. Swanson

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