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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jay Kelley. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jay Kelley, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jay Kelley. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jay Kelley, often where they are interviewed.

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27 — Jay Kelley — Evolving a Beloved Brand While Honoring Its Legacy

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"This is a very risky business, but at the end of the day, you've got to bet on yourself." - Jay Kelley

  • Why does this attorney actively seek out complex cases and tough trials?
  • How did a visiting acting professor inspire Jay to study law?
  • What does creating a lasting law firm legacy look like, especially when it’s not your name on the wall?
  • How can the courtroom art of persuasion help you build the ultimate brand?

With Challenge Comes Reward: Why Jay Kelley Picks the Tough Cases

Jay Kelley's path to becoming an attorney was somewhat unconventional — from an acting workshop to a job as a courthouse clerk, eventually wrangling the position he was really after: the felony division. Jay is attracted to tough cases, and his passion has followed him through to today, where he takes on some of the meatiest medical malpractice trials around.

We talk about the power of truly knowing yourself as an attorney and as a businessman, how vulnerability can build credibility, and why Jay's analytical mind has put him head and shoulders above the competition.

Playing the Long Game: How to Build a Brand That Lasts

When it comes to building your firm’s brand, it’s important to realize that your brand already exists — whether it’s by default or by design. Jay elaborates on his decision-making process when it comes to the long-term marketing strategies that have established Elk + Elk as the respected brand and market leader they are today.

He talks about the value of client service, why there's no substitute for community outreach, and how the persuasive skills honed in the courtroom should be pervasive throughout your brand.

A Firm For the Future: How Elk + Elk Are Successfully Transitioning

Elk + Elk's founders are well-known faces in Ohio and beyond, thanks to their instantly recognizable advertisements. So what does it take to hand over the keys smoothly to the next generation of partners?

Jay Kelley gives his insider insights on Elk + Elk's long term transition that requires careful messaging and a series of highly strategic and well-executed steps. He explains why your law firm’s brand needs to be bigger than one individual. Plus, he tells us just what happened the first time they replaced their founders on a primetime TV spot!

Key takeaways:

  • Brand recall without brand credibility is not enough. Getting your name in someone's head is only half the story. To really have an impact, your actions must speak louder than words.
  • Don't just reject — become a trusted advisor. Even if not every call you field contains a winnable case, you can still use your expertise to help bring clients and attorneys together, all while building your reputation as a source of knowledge and trusted advice.
  • Seek out challenge and you'll be rewarded. To grow as an individual and as a firm, you need to set and meet ever-higher goals and hold yourself accountable. The bigger the challenge, the sweeter the victory!

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Sep 29 2020 · 45mins
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Ep. 7: Jay Kelley, Elk and Elk - Trial Debriefs, Values and Radical Transparency, Elite Talent, Collaboration at all Phases

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Jay Kelley is the Managing Partner of Elk and Elk Co. LTD. Jay has been included in the Best Lawyers in America since 2016 for Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation. He is an Avvo 10 out of 10 rated attorneys, and he holds the Martindale AV Preeminent Distinction and has achieved many other legal awards and accomplishments.

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In this episode of The Rankings Podcast, Chris Dreyer interviews personal injury attorney Jay M. Kelley of Elk and Elk about growing a law firm, retaining top talent, the impact of a great company culture that focuses on transparency, and the need for lawyers to debrief before receiving the verdict of a case, and so much more...

Apr 30 2020 · 36mins
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Ep 97 Jay Kelley The Brother Update

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The Brother is one of my favorite superheroes in comics. The Brother is an ancient king/time traveler on a mission to fight other mystical beings causing trouble for African people. Think of Malcolm X meets Doctor Who. The creator, writer Jay Kelley is on the show today. We talk about the latest comics, animations with the Brother in it. And how important the images are to our People and our children too.

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Nov 10 2019 · 33mins
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EP 16: Mindful Money w/ Jay Kelley

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In this episode I chat with my good friend Jay Kelley, the creator the Peak Money savings app, about his journey from overwork to living mindfully and the connection between health and wealth.

I also share some of my own struggles, as well as a very special announcement: the launch of The Financial Freedom Summit.

Aug 19 2019 · 35mins
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Ep. 28 – Jay Kelley creator of The Brother - the Time Traveling Serial Healer comic character

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Ep. 28 – The Brother is a time traveler (imagine Malcolm X + Dr. Who) created by Jay Kelley. Inspired by his father, Jay write historical fiction where The Brother intervenes in the lives of African people throughout time. This is one of those bar stool convos, drifting from comics to TV shows, to politics. Enjoy.

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Jun 24 2017 · 1hr 2mins