Karl Seelbach: Slow Down to Speed Up

In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Karl Seelbach discuss:

  • The way you do one thing is the one way you do everything.
  • Building out and being consistent with expectations through SOPs and accountability charts.
  • Setting aside time specifically to work on your business, not just in it.
  • Hiring a coach to remove your blinders.


Key Takeaways:

  • Focus on the solutions – if something goes wrong, look at why and see how it can be fixed.
  • Everyone and every firm is a work in progress. The little things that are sometimes forgotten are the things that need the most attention because they will make the biggest results.
  • You don’t have to be the one to wear every hat. You don’t have to execute on every idea. Delegate what you can’t (or don’t want to) do.
  • Attorneys are responsible for the work they file with the court. If you utilize AI the same way you would utilize a paralegal or law assistant, you can let the tech work for you.

“You can’t just keep doing the same thing, it’s not going to change, and you’re going to burn out and end up in a bad spot. You have to hit the brakes and say, ‘Okay, look, I’ve got to figure out how to solve this.’” —  Karl Seelbach

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About Karl Seelbach: Karl Seelbach is a LegalTech founder and seasoned litigation attorney with over 17 years of experience in the courtroom, representing clients in personal injury, business, and employment litigation. He is a skilled advocate and a tenacious fighter who handles cases with precision and an eye toward trial from day one. His adversaries describe him as “skilled” and “whip-smart.” But Karl’s legal expertise doesn’t stop there – he’s also the founder of Skribe.ai, a software platform for capturing testimony that’s changing the game for attorneys and their clients. 

Prior to launching his own law firm in 2015, Karl worked as a litigation partner at one of Texas’ largest law firms, Winstead PC, where he was mentored by some of the state’s top litigators, including former appellate judges and veteran trial lawyers. Karl received his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston and his undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. In his free time, Karl enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters in Dripping Springs, Texas as a #GirlDad who proudly cheers on his kids in volleyball, basketball, and more! 


Connect with Karl Seelbach:  

Website: https://skribe.ai/

Email: karl@skribe.ai

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwseelbach/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/skribe-ai/

Twitter: https://x.com/KarlSeelbach


Connect with Steve Fretzin:

LinkedIn: Steve Fretzin

Twitter: @stevefretzin

Instagram: @fretzinsteve

Facebook: Fretzin, Inc.

Website: Fretzin.com

Email: Steve@Fretzin.com

Book: Legal Business Development Isn’t Rocket Science and more!

YouTube: Steve Fretzin

Call Steve directly at 847-602-6911


Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie


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