Philip Segal finds the facts that most lawyers aren’t trained to find and does so with an unwavering commitment to ethics. Along with being the founder of Charles Griffin Intelligence, Segal is the founder of not one, but two blogs: The Ethical Investigator and The Divorce Assest Hunter. He joins Bob Ambrogi on This Week in Legal Blogging to chart his path from journalism to law and eventually law blogging.

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Episode Outline

  • 01:25 – He finds the facts that most lawyers aren’t trained to find
  • 03:40 – He spent two decades as a journalist in TV, radio, wires and newspapers
  • 06:58 – How he got into investigating after law school and ended up starting his own firm
  • 09:25 – What his day to day work as an investigator looks like
  • 11:27 – Common misconceptions about his work
  • 16:12 – How he ended up running two blogs and the influence of Kevin O’Keefe
  • 20:36 – Listening to TWILB inspired him to frame a recent blog post in a different way
  • 22:48 – Both his blogs have performed well from an SEO standpoint
  • 26:30 – He’s gotten business as a result of blogging
  • 29:09 – How his career as a journalist has helped him as a blogger
  • 31:42 – He doesn’t have a regular routine around blogging
  • 34:07 – Ethical considerations he has faced as an investigator
  • 37:33 – His top blogging tip: it can’t hurt to make it interesting
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Alec is an intern on LexBlog’s publishing team where he creates content for the company’s various digital platforms. A former radio news anchor, Alec brings both a background in journalism and a passion for law. His writing has been published in The Seattle…

Alec is an intern on LexBlog’s publishing team where he creates content for the company’s various digital platforms. A former radio news anchor, Alec brings both a background in journalism and a passion for law. His writing has been published in The Seattle Times and Crosscut.