Attorney Matt Trollinger Talks Practicing Law During COVID-19 in Maryland Bar Journal
The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges worldwide. The virus touched every American somehow, either through direct infection, losing a loved one, turning their homes into schoolhouses overnight, or trying to determine how to work in a nation whose many industries were brought to a sudden standstill.
In a recent issue of the Maryland Bar Journal, Trollinger Law LLC founder Matt Trollinger discussed how the pandemic impacted his law practice and its commitment to its personal injury clients in Waldorf and the surrounding Maryland communities. Here are excerpts from the interview, published in the digital Vol. 2, Issue 3 edition of the Bar Journal:
Tell us about your biggest project or passion project related to your professional career right now.
Community involvement is an ever-evolving, high priority for our firm. Youth sports, veteran assistance, and groups that focus on homelessness in Charles County are always areas of focus. However, during the 2020 pandemic, Trollinger Law connected local urgent care and hospital workers, police, and firefighters throughout southern Maryland with local restaurants by providing meals to encourage their service to our community. We have a heart for our public safety and community heroes. Trollinger Law honors three first responders nominated by their community and sponsors “First Responder’s Night” with our local baseball team in Waldorf, the “Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.”
What do you love about your current role?
I love being able to chart a path of impact for my firm. If I want the law firm to focus on a particular community effort, we can. If I want to give our employees a special bonus for keeping their heads up and staying productive during COVID, I can. Every minute I spend working on cases is for my clients. Every minute I spend on the business is an investment in future success.
What is your fondest memory of your legal career so far?
Winning a verdict for two clients in a jurisdiction not known for high personal injury verdicts. It was a hotly contested case, with multiple depositions of different parties with the defense calling into question the lasting impact of injuries suffered by the plaintiffs. In this case, it was a thrill to help the clients tell their story through their coworkers, family, and treating surgeon. We achieved a verdict over 10 times what the offer was pre-trial.
What are your professional goals?
To grow a practice that focuses on helping those who are hurt while re-investing in the community where we serve. I want my associates and firm employees to enjoy the journey and have a healthy, happy home life as well.
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