Lawyer Monthly - September 2023

About Langston & Lott Langston & Lott is a personal injury law firm based in Mississippi and operating internationally. Founded in 1964, the firm is actively involved in trial litigation involving catastrophic injury, personal injury, product liability and car, motorcycle, and trucking accidents. The Langston & Lott team have won judgments against and negotiated settlements with many of the country’s most prominent companies and insurance carriers and have secured multi-million-dollar awards on behalf of their clients. Contact Casey Lott Managing Partner Langston & Lott, PLLC 100 South Main St, Booneville, MS 38829, USA Tel: +1 662-728-9733 E: About Casey Lott Casey Lott is a highly experienced personal injury attorney who is actively involved in trial litigation across a variety of fields, including personal injury, product liability, burn litigation and automobile accident cases. With a wealth of experience in leading multi-district and class action litigation, Casey has received a number of accolades for his work, including ‘AV Preeminent’ peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell® the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He and his wife, Amanda, also provide numerous scholarships each year to students at Northeast Mississippi Community College through The Casey & Amanda Lott Scholarship and The Cynthia Langston Memorial Scholarship. two paralegals. Today, we are a team of 17 with six attorneys. John Morgan says if you are not growing, you are dying, and I believe that. There are lots of ways to measure growth and it is not just by the number of people you employ. But I see consistent growth in our firm year after year, and that is something that makes me very proud. I think winners compete with themselves, and self-improvement is a never-ending journey. My goal is to be better every year, and I think we have done that so far. Can you share anything about your plans for career development in the latter half of 2023? We are taking a hard look at other practice areas that could be beneficial for our firm, like labour law. We have filed several WARN Act cases this quarter. The WARN Act, short for the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, is a US labour law that provides protection to workers by requiring certain employers to provide advance notice of large-scale layoffs or plant closures. The primary purpose of the WARN Act is to give employees who are living paycheck to paycheck adequate time to prepare for the loss of income and to seek other job opportunities. Unfortunately, we have seen a lot of large-scale layoffs lately where the employers did not comply with the WARN Act. We took a look at those cases, and we decided to get into that practice area because we think it is an underserved niche. Jack Simpson is running point on those cases for us and he is doing a great job. If you want to have sustainable success in our industry, you have to be able to evolve and adapt to changing circumstances. I do my best always be on the lookout for other opportunities, because I do not want to miss ‘the next big thing’. Personal injury is still our bread and butter, and probably always will be, but the largest fee I have ever generated came from an antitrust case. You cannot be afraid to step outside your comfort zone, and that is what we’re doing with these WARN Act cases. I think it is going to be ‘the next big thing’ for us. FEATURE OF THE MONTH 19 If you want to have sustainable success in our industry, you have to be able to evolve and adapt to changing circumstances.

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