Letter from the Founder: Michael Liner
It hadn’t dawned on me that I was celebrating a significant work anniversary until I got an automated message from LinkedIn in mid-August congratulating me for five years at Liner Legal.
On one hand, it feels like forever ago that my wife and I were sitting in a hotel room in Palm Springs, California with pens and notepads mapping out my bittersweet departure from a law firm I loved working at so I could start my own. And then again, somehow, it also feels like it was just yesterday.
It is humbling to think about how much the practice has evolved in that time. From my first office housed in a chilly attic in Euclid, Ohio to now having four offices (soon five) across Northeast Ohio to serve our clients. From a team in 2013 that consisted of myself, one full time and one part time paralegal, to the present when we recently added our tenth employee.
Despite all that has changed, the emphasis of this article needs to be about what has not changed. We remain a forward thinking, client-first disability law firm dedicated to providing our clients the best possible service and outcomes—without exception.
Our success is exciting, but no amount of growth would feel satisfying in the pit of my stomach if I forgot one of the firm objectives scribbled by my wife on those tiny hotel notepads five years ago: using my law firm to positively influence the communities we serve.
In the spring and early summer, we took an active role in the health of our community when we helped over 600 people lose LITERALLY a ton of weight and learn to make better daily choices through our Largest Loser program. And as you will read about in another article in this month’s newsletter, with the launch of Liner Legal In the Classroom this fall we are hoping to make our next mark on the education system in Northeast Ohio.
Five years. One law firm. Many more dreams to fulfill.
But if we stay true to our roots, our history shows nothing can stop us from making them all reality.