Never Lose Your Sense of Humor Says Product Liability Co-Chair

The Daily Business Review interviewed Shook Partner Bill Geraghty who earned the Distinguished Leader honor presented at the Florida Legal Awards. Geraghty discusses change in the legal profession, working through a crisis and post-graduation tips for new attorneys. 

What is your No. 1 survival tip in a work crisis? 
“Never lose your sense of humor — whatever the crisis is, you WILL get through it and people will appreciate that you saw levity when everyone else is panicking.”

What are you most proud of achieving in your career? 
“Having dedicated and loyal friends and colleagues who are always willing to go into battle with me, no matter what the odds are or what’s at stake.”

What advice do you have for aspiring legal professionals?
“Be patient — practicing law is a career and you should look at it that way DON’T be patient - ask for and demand new opportunities, challenges, experiences, and work all the time. That’s the only way you will get experience, improve and evolve.”

Geraghty is an accomplished trial lawyer whose experience ranges from commercial and business disputes to product liability. He co-leads the country’s largest Product Liability Litigation practice along with Partners Katie Gates Calderon and Hildy Sastre. Under his leadership and working with others, he assisted the firm in the opening the Hartford, Miami and New York locations during the past 25 years. 

You can read the full article from the Daily Business Review.