49: Brian Forbath | What It Takes To Succeed As a Lawyer

In today’s episode of The Edge of Excellence, Matt chats with Brian Forbath, an ultra-successful attorney and President of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, a law firm based in Newport Beach.

Brian comes from a family of high achievers, so being the last born of seven kids, the pressure to succeed was on from day one. Instead of caving in to the pressure, Brian built a stellar work ethic from high school all through into his adult life.


You’ll learn about Brian’s life in college, how he made money and afforded to travel to Europe and South America.


You’ll learn how Brian landed his first job and was able to quickly find his place at the law firm.


You’ll discover why Brian only hires “entrepreneurial lawyers” and why you are first a business person and a lawyer second.


You’ll discover the different fantastic projects Brian is currently working on at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth.


You don’t want to miss this!


What You Will Learn in this Show:

  • Essential skills you need to be a lawyer and Brian’s advice for people who want to get into law school.
  • The importance of betting on yourself.
  • How being observant helped Brian make what he believes to be his best career move ever.
  • What municipal law is, the different roles within it and what Brian’s day-to-day work entails.
  • And so much more…

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