Let's Start a Law Firm, Episode 13: Ted Shouse: "I knew I could be a pretty good lawyer."

Louisville criminal defense attorney Ted Shouse joins Annie and Ben in studio as Let's Start a Law Firm's first‑ever guest. Ted began his career as a public defender and for eleven years worked across the state and in all levels of criminal defense: as a trial attorney, as an appellate attorney, and as Executive Director of the Kentucky Innocence Project where Ted and his staff worked to exonerate and free wrongfully-convicted individuals. 

Ted started his own law firm five years ago and still has no website and, as he says on the podcast, only recently learned what a spreadsheet is. So, how does he maintain a busy trial calendar and stay in business? All will be revealed in less than an hour. For those of you considering not listening to the entire episode: first, shame on you. Second, you should really listen to the end of this episode. Unlike the world, it ends with a bang, not a whimper. 

Show Notes for Episode 13

What is a spreadsheet

Ted uses Caran D'ache pens exclusively and an Attorney's Daybook

As a man with impeccable style, First Impressions in Louisville, Kentucky is Ted's stationer of choice. Because, business cards matter: 

Show credits

Many thanks to Cast Iron Filter for letting us use "Tamarack" from their live album, "Live from the Highway", as our bumper music. CIF's music is available on iTunes and it is simply the best. If your travels take you down a two-lane highway, do not leave home without CIF.  

Photo credit for the "start button" image in our cover art goes to Mijn. Thanks for taking a cool picture and sharing it on Flickr.


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