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Litigating Brain Injuries Against Huge Insurance Companies
Episode 5224th August 2020 • I Am The Law • LawHub
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Ilya Lerma, a graduate of the University of Arizona, runs a small solo practice where she takes on insurance companies in complicated brain injury cases. She discusses the difficulty of running a contingency-fee practice, litigating as a woman of color, and how she manages the stress of being a lawyer.

This episode is hosted by Kimber Russell.

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