Thought Leadership

Legal Evolution: The Last Mile

Professor Bill Henderson of Legal Evolution compares the last mile problem in the telecom industry to the last mile problem in the legal profession, namely, that the legal profession is missing “business models that will reliably reward lawyers and their organizations for quantum leaps in legal productivity”. He references Hermes Law as the “innovative defense firm” on page 4. Read Post

Insider Quarterly: Winning Performance

Article written by Dwayne Hermes and published in the UK’s Insider Quarterly magazine. The article addresses the lack of transparency regarding attorney performance and the need for objective measures and oversight of experts, including legal service providers. Download Now

ABA Journal of the Professional Lawyer: A Solutions-Oriented Approach: Changing How Insurance Litigation Is Handled by Defense Law Firms

Law review article co-authored by Dwayne Hermes and published in the 2017 Edition of the ABA Journal of the Professional Lawyer. The article addresses the lack of alignment between defense firms and clients, the specific problems contributing to the lack of alignment and proposes various solutions to those problems. Download Now

Hermes Law Report on IFLP Experience

Overview of Hermes Law’s partnership with the Institute for the Future of Law Practice and how Hermes Law has utilized law clerks through the IFLP program to further various firm initiatives including workflow and development of value pricing models. Download Now

2016 CLM Annual Conference: Defining Success Between Law Firms and Insurance Carriers

White paper presented by Dwayne Hermes through a panel discussion at the 2016 CLM Annual Conference. The discussion centered around how insurance carriers measure their own success and practical ways for defense firms to align their practices with those measures in a way that is mutually beneficial for the carrier and the law firm. Download Now

Litigation Management magazine: The Language of Leadership

Article co-authored by Dwayne Hermes and Michael Zeoli (formerly of Chubb North America) that addresses the need for effective communication between carriers and defense firms and provides methods for improved communication practices. Download Now

ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s E-Newsletter/DBA Headnotes: Collaborative Law Strategies for the Insurance Defense Practice

Article by Dwayne Hermes published in the July 2016 Issue of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s E-Newsletter and in the June 2016 Issue of DBA Headnotes. The article describes how collaborative law strategies, traditionally found in the family law context, can be applied in the insurance defense practice to reduce defense cost and case life. Download Now

Speaking Engagements

– unisonSteadfast Annual Independence Day Conference in Vienna, June 26-28, 2019

– Texas Surplus Lines Association Mid-Year Meeting, July 21-24, 2019

– CLM Litigation Management Symposium, October 17, 2019