From successful large law firm partner to founder of his own entrepreneurial law firm, Jeff Nischwitz successfully built a client base while practicing law and building a law firm. Jeff has “walked the walk” as a large firm partner, as a solo practitioner, and as the founder and leader of an entrepreneurial business law firm, which provides him with a diverse and practical perspective on the business of professional services firms.
Jeff’s first book, Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law (American Bar Association 2007) offers innovative and practical advice on building an exceptional law firm, including leadership essentials in the business of law, secrets of effective relationship selling, and strategies for building a client centric law firm.
“Jeff’s book (Think Again!) is the gold standard of how a firm should be managed and how lawyers should endeavor to promote their practice. I consider your book to be an invaluable resource for law firm managers.” Michael Foster, Jackson Kelly, PLLC
“This hot-off-the-press title is the best new book to be published on growing and running a law firm in several years. It’s insightful, comprehensive, and unusually well written. It’s a must read.” Bill Jawitz, Jawitz Legal Consulting
“In my view, if your firm only takes advantage of one new reference source or planning tool this year, this book is the one to select. It will encourage you to take a brutally honest look at what’s working and what’s not within your firm and to exercise your professional muscle to make change happen. … It’s one of the most valuable books I have read in my 20 plus years as a practice management consultant and coach. … The bottom line: ‘Think Again!’ is a thoughtfully written book by an experienced attorney who’s ‘been there, done that.’” Nancy Bylerly Jones, Lawyers USA June 2, 2008
Jeff’s second book – Unmask: Let Go of Who You’re “Supposed” to Be & Unleash Your True Leader (Motivational Press 2014) – is a road map for anyone’s journey of personal and professional leadership.
Jeff’s experience at the Vice President of Business Development for CBIZ, a national accounting and professional services firm, and his role as the Chief Growth Officer for another Cleveland law firm provides Jeff with a unique insider’s perspective on the legal and accounting profession.
Jeff Nischwitz is the Founder and of The Nischwitz Group (www.nischwitzgroup.com), a training, consulting and coaching company that helps professionals accelerate their results. Jeff works with professional services firms and their leaders in four core areas: business development training and coaching, team and leadership development, client experience, and firm succession planning and future leader development.
Jeff is also a national speaker on the topics of professional business development, team effectiveness and execution, building client centric law firms, transformational leadership and succession planning.
Jeff graduated from Ohio Northern University (B.S. Business Administration 1981, magna cum laude) and went on to graduate from The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D. 1984, magna cum laude).