A Foundation of Excellence

  • Know what you stand for and share the vision.
  • Systemically improve your firm—from top to bottom.
  • Attract the best employees and clients.

Despite the many challenges of running a law firm in an ever-changing environment, some firms emerge as champions.

They’ve figured out how to succeed in this shifting landscape to practice with distinction, make a name for themselves, and lead the changes in the marketplace.
They’re operating in a more efficient, nimble, and ultimately more effective way.

And for the Rock Stars, there’s plenty of opportunity.


IBISWorld estimates total law firm revenue in the U.S. of $292 billion.


The industry is highly fragmented. Small law firms—those with fewer than 20 employees—comprise about 96.7% of firms in the industry.

What does this mean for you?


Build an awesome firm and you’ll attract business and grow rapidly.

What does it take to do this?


Committing Fully to Excellence in Practice


Being Highly Responsive to Client Needs


Hiring Only Top Talent


Focusing on Innovation, Efficiency, and Creativity


What does it look like when a firm succeeds this way?


You’ll establish a strong brand in the marketplace and exceptional relationships with associates and clients.


You’ll strike a balance between working hard and having fun.

Yes, your firm will be a fun place to work.

What Others Say About Michael Bell, Founder of LawFirmExcellence…

Lawyers practice law. They don’t manage business so well. Michael’s no-nonsense, business-arrow-straight approach is exactly what many law firms lack, and why they prosper when he’s involved.

David DePaolo

President, WorkCompCentral

Michael excels at guiding a team of executives to execute an overall vision. An analyst with a spreadsheet in his head, he also possesses excellent human relations skills. Truly an outstanding leader.

Michael Sullivan

General Managing Partner, Michael Sullivan & Associates LLP

Michael has an uncanny instinct for attacking seemingly unsolvable problems and creating unique strategies to take things to the next level. It’s truly a pleasure working with him.

Andrew Kaplan

Founder, AK Communications

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