I make a point to really get to know the people I work for and work with. It’s a worthwhile investment of time and energy.
With more than 15 years of experience focusing on the field of personal injury law, Brian Motroni is often the first choice for clients seeking the finest and most dedicated personal injury attorney Tampa has to offer. Brian first entered the legal field as a law clerk — a position he held while still working on his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of South Florida.
In order to gain the valuable experience he would ultimately need after earning his Juris Doctor — with academic honors — from Stetson University College of Law, Brian continued to lean on his strong work ethic while taking on nearly every role on the personal injury case ladder, serving in a wide range of positions from paralegal to case manager.
Brian has earned his reputation as one of the hardest working personal injury lawyers in Tampa, Florida by treating each of his clients like family. Regina Hunter brought on Brian to be her law partner at Hunter Law, P.A., in order to bolster the excellent service provided to her clients. In addition to his work as a personal injury lawyer, Brian has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to community service through his role as a mentor with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay as well as his ongoing work in support of several charities dedicated to promoting autism awareness and research.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
Every case and every client is unique, which is one of the reasons I enjoy the work I do each day. It’s easy to be productive on a daily basis when you’re truly passionate about your professional responsibilities. I love solving problems and my career blesses me with the ability to help those in need.
What’s one trend that excites you?
With so many easily accessible communication platforms, it seems like there’s just so much more awareness out there. People are more informed than ever before, which means they are much more likely to stand up and fight in the face of injustice.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I don’t know if I’d call it a habit, but I believe a lot of my productivity is tied to the belief that my work contributes to the betterment of society as a whole. Making sure that the interest of justice is served gives me the fuel to keep fighting for my clients.
What advice would you give your younger self?
My work ethic has always been unique when compared to that of my peers, so I think I’d simply encourage my younger self to keep working hard and to take comfort in the knowledge that all the hard work is going to pay off in the long run.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on?
Many law firms view the legal process as nothing more than a strategic matter, almost as though it were akin to a game of chess. Of course, strategy is an undeniably critical component, but our law firm believes that a personalized approach is the key to ensuring a successful outcome for the client.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I make a point to really get to know the people I work for and work with. It’s a worthwhile investment of time and energy. If you build a camaraderie and a sense of family, everyone works harder and more enthusiastically.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Our law firm believes in building a personal relationship with our clients, as this is the first step to understanding how each client’s individual needs might influence the development of a strategic approach that will ultimately achieve the ideal outcome in the eyes of the client.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I learned long ago that as long as you take advantage of the opportunity to learn and grow as a professional, there’s no reason to characterize anything — whether it is some kind of setback or disappointment or anything else — as a failure.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
If you want to be successful as an entrepreneur, you just need to find something that you’re passionate about. Entrepreneurship is not a “one-size-fits-all” endeavor; passion is a prerequisite for success in every entrepreneurial pursuit.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I recently took a former client out to lunch, and it was nice to see how well he and his family are doing after enduring the stress and loss associated with a personal injury.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?
My firm utilizes a program called Total Office that really helps streamline the process of setting up and maintaining client files. It integrates with my Outlook calendar and helps to make sure that deadlines are clearly defined and never missed.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Richard Susskind wrote a great book called “Tomorrow’s Lawyers.” It’s about the future of the legal profession, but I think it provides key insights that every entrepreneur will find valuable.
What is your favorite quote?
Although I’m unsure of the exact origin — I think it’s an ancient Chinese proverb — I’m quite partial to the following quote: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” I believe you should always pursue your goals and aspirations with gusto and, just because things get delayed, doesn’t mean you should give up on them.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.