This year’s Indiana Super Lawyers (now available online, as a digital edition and in print) cover story features Jon Laramore of Faegre Baker Daniels in Indianapolis. The appellate attorney tells us how his 16 years of experience working in state goverment give him a leg up in private practice. An excerpt:
Q: When did you make the move to private practice?
A: In 2005, after Governor Kernan left office, I came to Baker & Daniels. They were looking for someone to specialize in appellate work, so it fit with what I wanted to do.
Q: Was it hard to change gears?
A: It was actually my first time in private practice, so it was somewhat different, but there are many good things about private practice as compared to government practice. One is that clients tend to bring us their most important matters, which means that we can spend enough time on them to really do them well.
Another matter is that we do everything here at the law firm in teams. In government, that’s not always true. A lawyer is on his or her own. Here everything is done in teams and the colleagueship is just terrific. It absolutely leads to a higher quality work product, better ideas and better client service.