In a podcast from DRI, Thomas F. Segalla shares his wisdom on what it takes to become an excellent professional within the legal space, as well as which steps the firm took at its inception to lay a strong foundation for growth. Tom accredits his success to an acronym that he created to guide his involvement in the industry: “creativity, visibility, and persistence” — CVP. Tom is widely considered a leader in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, and has been retained as an expert witness in over 40 jurisdictions nationally and around the world.
Tom recommends pursuing the professional trajectory that prioritizes thinking about what you can give back to the profession. Speaking about a choice he made at the start of his career, he says, “I decided that I wanted to be both an excellent lawyer and an excellent legal professional.”