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Solos, how much will you make this year?

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.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/08/18
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.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/09/18
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.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/09/18
right around 500k it looks like
nopayenogain
  11/09/18
Practice area?
.,.,.,.,.,.,.,..,.,..,;.,.,;
  11/09/18
PI plaintiff side
nopayenogain
  11/13/18
Pre solo experience?
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  11/14/18
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Maori woman performing defiant haka
  11/19/18
Did a year at a big tv PI mill firm.
nopayenogain
  11/19/18
in retrospect, was this helpful/necessary?
Maori woman performing defiant haka
  11/19/18
I kind of mixed up the two routes. Either get some experienc...
nopayenogain
  11/19/18
Increase or decrease from last year? How are you spending...
.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/09/18
Increase. Getting rid of my useless partner so I can make $1...
nopayenogain
  11/13/18
PROTIPS for a newbie to hit the 1M threshold?
.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/13/18
Always be networking for potential clients. Everywhere. Hand...
nopayenogain
  11/13/18
does this biz card trick actually work?
.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/13/18
Yes. Gave one to a hot young chiropractic student last night...
nopayenogain
  11/14/18
are you in shitlib california or a similar insane state with...
zyklon b
  11/19/18
90k. tiny pink money by XO standards. But I hardly work.
Sticky, and still cleaning up the mess!
  11/09/18
practice area? pre-solo experience?
Maori woman performing defiant haka
  11/19/18
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.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/13/18
$230ish but I hate it and want to do something else. Can't f...
'"'"'"''"
  11/13/18
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dan balzerian
  11/17/18
why do you hate it? the other solos here say it is the way t...
zyklon b
  11/19/18
Hate the actual law part. I like running a business. I co...
'"'"'"''"
  11/19/18
so why not hire TWO lawyers to do the work? $150k x 2 = $300...
zyklon b
  11/19/18
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  11/14/18
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.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/17/18
41k
cool clippers
  11/17/18
think you forgot a 2 there, dude. I thought you guys were en...
.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/19/18
Not even close
cool clippers
  11/19/18
My first year I think I made 80k but I considered that a gre...
nopayenogain
  11/19/18
How’d your partnership issues turn out?
cool clippers
  11/19/18
I told him we're done January 1st next year. Will be much be...
nopayenogain
  11/19/18
Was he the rainmaker? What useful things did he do that he ...
cool clippers
  11/19/18
Lol no - I am. Knowledge and experience which I quickly outg...
nopayenogain
  11/19/18
Does he do significant work from home or do you just do all ...
cool clippers
  11/19/18
He's a boomer so he doesn't know how to work from home. W...
nopayenogain
  11/19/18
why didnt you break this off earlier? sounds like hes a was...
cool clippers
  11/19/18
Was on course to do so beginning of 2018 but we hit like 5 m...
nopayenogain
  11/19/18
gross $260k about 70% ($182k) of the gross goes into my p...
Andrew Jackson\'s record of tremendous success
  11/19/18
please share good tips to have high net profit (post tax) li...
.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/19/18
practice in an rural area and be an cheapskate.
Andrew Jackson\'s record of tremendous success
  11/19/18
surely you can offer better tips than that... how is your...
.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/19/18
i pay rent ~7k/year and i have no staff. between salary/...
Andrew Jackson\'s record of tremendous success
  11/19/18
share more abt marketing through church festivals, etc.
.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/19/18
650k post-tax
GOY
  11/19/18
Practice area?
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  11/19/18
crim/PI
GOY
  11/19/18
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  11/27/18
Awful year. I don't want to talk about it.
Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle
  11/27/18
lol. that prob means 500k+ for you. you usually kill it.
.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  11/27/18
not even close
Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle
  11/27/18
Will net close to 3 million.
calishitlawguru
  11/28/18
Practice area?
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  11/28/18
Really?
calishitlawguru
  11/28/18
120K so far. Probably 150-160K at year-end.
is not
  11/28/18
PI?
Jeromulus
  11/28/18
Yep. This is my 3rd year going solo.
is not
  11/29/18
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  12/03/18


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Date: November 8th, 2018 3:28 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37191479)



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Date: November 9th, 2018 1:09 AM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37195341)



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Date: November 9th, 2018 10:14 AM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37196698)



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Date: November 9th, 2018 10:25 AM
Author: nopayenogain

right around 500k it looks like

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37196769)



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Date: November 9th, 2018 10:52 AM
Author: .,.,.,.,.,.,.,..,.,..,;.,.,;


Practice area?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37196967)



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Date: November 13th, 2018 1:08 PM
Author: nopayenogain

PI plaintiff side

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37223948)



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Date: November 14th, 2018 12:20 PM
Author: ;.;.;.;....;;;;;...;;;;;.;.;.;;;..;;.;;


Pre solo experience?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37230853)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:22 PM
Author: Maori woman performing defiant haka



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264585)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:31 PM
Author: nopayenogain

Did a year at a big tv PI mill firm.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264621)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:33 PM
Author: Maori woman performing defiant haka

in retrospect, was this helpful/necessary?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264632)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:36 PM
Author: nopayenogain

I kind of mixed up the two routes. Either get some experience or bring in someone with experience. If I could go back I would work for a legit PI trial attorney (not a bullshit mill one) a few years then go solo.

That being said a lot of those guys don't get involved with the everyday 10k cases. You need to know how to deal with volume as well. So maybe I did it right?

I've always been good at bringing in cases. Ideally I would have done this straight out of law school and associated someone on them until I learned and then handle them on my own as able. The whole problem is the 50/50 partnership with little to no benefit at this point. Bottom line is if you can bring in cases you can make it work.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264646)



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Date: November 9th, 2018 1:28 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,

Increase or decrease from last year?

How are you spending your massive earnings???

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37198106)



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Date: November 13th, 2018 1:09 PM
Author: nopayenogain

Increase. Getting rid of my useless partner so I can make $1 mil next year CSLG style.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37223955)



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Date: November 13th, 2018 1:11 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,

PROTIPS for a newbie to hit the 1M threshold?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37223974)



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Date: November 13th, 2018 1:14 PM
Author: nopayenogain

Always be networking for potential clients. Everywhere. Hand everyone your card -- uber drivers, bartenders, whoever. Once you have a solid base of clients that you do a good job for they will be your biggest source of new case referrals. That and chiropractors. Pay chiros and doctors a high % of their bill by reducing your fee and they will send you work.

When you do sign up a massive case send it to someone who knows what they're doing and learn from them. I usually take a 40% or 50% share of the fee when I refer these out and it has always been worth every penny and more. Settled 5 mil this year on cases I referred out alone.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37223996)



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Date: November 13th, 2018 1:18 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,

does this biz card trick actually work?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37224017)



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Date: November 14th, 2018 12:18 PM
Author: nopayenogain

Yes. Gave one to a hot young chiropractic student last night who I guarantee will send me cases in a year or so.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37230844)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:29 PM
Author: zyklon b (🐅)

are you in shitlib california or a similar insane state with billion-dollar jury verdicts every week?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264613)



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Date: November 9th, 2018 10:29 AM
Author: Sticky, and still cleaning up the mess!

90k. tiny pink money by XO standards. But I hardly work.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37196790)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:21 PM
Author: Maori woman performing defiant haka

practice area?

pre-solo experience?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264584)



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Date: November 13th, 2018 1:02 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37223903)



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Date: November 13th, 2018 2:04 PM
Author: '"'"'"''" (toxic)

$230ish but I hate it and want to do something else. Can't figure out any non-law career for which I'm qualified that would pay similar money.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37224297)



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Date: November 17th, 2018 6:20 PM
Author: dan balzerian (((retired)))



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37253444)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 2:45 PM
Author: zyklon b (🐅)

why do you hate it? the other solos here say it is the way the truth and the life

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264307)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 2:57 PM
Author: '"'"'"''" (toxic)

Hate the actual law part. I like running a business.

I could hire another lawyer to do all the legal work, but then I'd probably make like $150k a year instead and that's not enough.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264403)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:27 PM
Author: zyklon b (🐅)

so why not hire TWO lawyers to do the work? $150k x 2 = $300k and that might be enough to pay the rent on a studio in hell's kitchen

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264606)



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Date: November 14th, 2018 12:17 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37230841)



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Date: November 17th, 2018 6:06 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37253368)



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Date: November 17th, 2018 6:06 PM
Author: cool clippers

41k

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37253369)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 11:43 AM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,

think you forgot a 2 there, dude. I thought you guys were ending the year around 250k a piece?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37263089)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 1:47 PM
Author: cool clippers

Not even close

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264002)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 1:49 PM
Author: nopayenogain

My first year I think I made 80k but I considered that a great result. I'm less than 5 years 500k this year per above.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264011)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 1:50 PM
Author: cool clippers

How’d your partnership issues turn out?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264019)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 1:53 PM
Author: nopayenogain

I told him we're done January 1st next year. Will be much better off without him but he was useful for the first few years.

He might have been in office ~50 days this year and just shows up and yells at staff and picks up checks.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264036)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 1:58 PM
Author: cool clippers

Was he the rainmaker? What useful things did he do that he no longer contributes?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264059)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 2:08 PM
Author: nopayenogain

Lol no - I am. Knowledge and experience which I quickly outgrew due to doing all the work, bringing in all the cases, etc. The last year or so he has become an obnoxious jackass about $. Major tax issues somehow.

Basically he's like a black cloud that hangs around the office when he's here and treats everyone like shit while putting nothing in. Can't deal with it any longer than I already have. This is our biggest year thus far so I'm getting out at the top.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264107)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 2:19 PM
Author: cool clippers

Does he do significant work from home or do you just do all the work

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264183)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 2:20 PM
Author: nopayenogain

He's a boomer so he doesn't know how to work from home.

When I met him he had a small firm himself, which I now suspect he brings his personal cases to. He hasn't brought a case in to "our" firm in maybe 6 months. I brought in a personal client this morning that I met at a bar on Saturday.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264190)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 2:41 PM
Author: cool clippers

why didnt you break this off earlier? sounds like hes a waste

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264283)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:25 PM
Author: nopayenogain

Was on course to do so beginning of 2018 but we hit like 5 massive settlements in a row. Naively thought it would pay off whatever tax debts he had and he'd turn normal again. Didn't happen.

My line of thought for the last year or two was don't mess with something that's working -- now he's just too much of an anchor to lug around/forward.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264595)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 2:03 PM
Author: Andrew Jackson\'s record of tremendous success

gross $260k

about 70% ($182k) of the gross goes into my pocket one way or the other

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264083)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:03 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,

please share good tips to have high net profit (post tax) like you

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264448)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:28 PM
Author: Andrew Jackson\'s record of tremendous success

practice in an rural area and be an cheapskate.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264612)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:29 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,

surely you can offer better tips than that...

how is your net % so high?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264616)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:33 PM
Author: Andrew Jackson\'s record of tremendous success

i pay rent ~7k/year and i have no staff.

between salary/SEP/profit distributions almost all the dollars end up with me.

I have no electronic subscriptions (no billing software or LEXIS, etc), ive purchased two desktops in 10+ years. i use outlook and WORD for everything.

i have a phone bill, rent as above, and filing fees (which are recouped but still counted against gross)

most solos probably spend money on advertising, or more on rent, or business development, my business development is going to church festivals, etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264629)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:40 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,

share more abt marketing through church festivals, etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264661)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 2:59 PM
Author: GOY

650k post-tax

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264419)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:38 PM
Author: ,.....,.,..,.,.,,..,.,.,.....,,.,


Practice area?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264653)



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Date: November 19th, 2018 3:50 PM
Author: GOY

crim/PI

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37264704)



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Date: November 27th, 2018 8:19 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37311503)



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Date: November 27th, 2018 8:20 PM
Author: Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle

Awful year. I don't want to talk about it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37311513)



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Date: November 27th, 2018 8:27 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,

lol. that prob means 500k+ for you. you usually kill it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37311543)



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Date: November 27th, 2018 8:27 PM
Author: Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle

not even close

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37311544)



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Date: November 28th, 2018 10:29 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Will net close to 3 million.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37318069)



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Date: November 28th, 2018 10:33 PM
Author: ,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,.,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.


Practice area?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37318094)



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Date: November 28th, 2018 10:36 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Really?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37318114)



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Date: November 28th, 2018 10:33 PM
Author: is not

120K so far. Probably 150-160K at year-end.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37318092)



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Date: November 28th, 2018 10:49 PM
Author: Jeromulus

PI?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37318185)



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Date: November 29th, 2018 11:34 AM
Author: is not

Yep. This is my 3rd year going solo.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37320001)



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Date: December 3rd, 2018 4:07 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4127945&forum_id=2#37343807)