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How David Beats Goliath in the News

Friday, August 26th, 2011

As seen on Reuters, Yahoo Finance, Market Watch and many others.


CONTACT: Tina Burns, Marketing Manager at [email protected]

How David Beats Goliath

Access to Capital for Contingent Fee Law Firms

(Nashville, Tenn. – July 25, 2011) – The new book How David Beats Goliath: Access to Capital for Contingent Fee Law Firms addresses a little-known but critical flaw in America’s system of justice. Average citizens who have been injured or wronged through negligence or malfeasance are guaranteed their day in court. In practice, however, this bedrock legal right is often compromised.

Industry veteran Michael J. Swanson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Advocate Capital, Inc., has written a definitive, common-sense book that explains how contingency-fee funding works, who provides it, what it costs, and how law firms can acquire and use it efficiently.

“I wrote the book because I believe in the important work that plaintiff lawyers do every day as they put into practice every citizen’s constitutional rights, especially the right to a trial by jury guaranteed under the seventh amendment of the United States Constitution.” commented Mr. Swanson.  He continued “I also have come to realize that there is a need for more and better practical training for contingent-fee law firms regarding financial and business management techniques.  This book is an attempt to help fill that void.”

Mr. Swanson has generously committed to donate all profits from sales of the book to the American Association for Justice – Seventh Amendment Fund. Contributions to this AAJ fund help provide the resources needed to protect the civil justice system and every American’s right to a trial by jury.

Initial reviews of the book have been very positive.  “This book describes the real life drama faced by individuals and the attorneys who represent them. I…recommend this book to all practitioners who toil in the trenches on behalf of those we represent.”  Said Robert Cartwright, of the Cartwright Law Firm Inc. in San Francisco, CA.  Another trial lawyer, Mitchell Jensen of Siegfried & Jensen, P.C. in Salt Lake City, UT had this to say “Mike [has] hit it on the head with this book! Our freedoms and constitution will soon be hanging by a thread if the trend continues.”

More information is available at, including a free sample chapter of the book, links to online bookstores and more information about the author, Michael J. Swanson.

Note:  The views expressed in this book are not necessarily representative of the views held by AAJ.  Furthermore, the donation of profits from the sales of the books to the Seventh Amendment Fund does not imply that AAJ has endorsed Advocate Capital, Inc. or the book and the views and information contained therein.

Attention, Media: For more information about the book and the author, please contact…

Tina Burns, Marketing Manager

Tel: 615.577.5447 Fax: 615.377.9212


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