Updated: Aug 12, 2021
We conducted a short interview with renowned North Carolina civil rights attorney, Micheal Littlejohn, Jr.
Littlejohn Law, PLLC, has been using Candle since December 2020.
Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your law firm?
"I graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, majoring in political science.
Thereafter, I later graduated from the Charlotte School of Law, attaining pro bono honors.
I received Dean’s List honors during law school and was awarded the inaugural Julius L. Chambers Scholarship by the John S. Leary Association of Black Lawyers.
This provided me with an opportunity of a lifetime to clerk for the iconic civil rights firm Ferguson Chambers & Sumter, which helped me discover my passion for civil rights work.
During law school, I also interned for the Charlotte Hornets.
As an attorney, I have appeared in roughly 25 county courthouses across North Carolina, handling a range of legal matters and issues.
My passion for civil rights and employment law led me to open a practice for victims of discrimination, abuse of power and negligence, by providing them access to quality legal representation."
Q: Wow, that's quite the background! What is a fun-fact about you?
"I played the viola growing up and love classical music."
Q: What do you enjoy most about being an attorney?
"Representing and defending the rights of those less fortunate and the ever ongoing mission to help provide a voice to the voiceless."
Q: What role do medical records play in obtaining justice for your clients?
"Claims involving definitive or major injuries require a heavy investment of both time and expense. For this reason, the initial investigation of the claim and the determination of whether the case is viable is perhaps the single most important step in determining an attorney’s success.
To achieve a positive result, the investigation of the facts of the claim, the underlying law regarding liability, the extent of the damages, and their relation to the incident, must begin immediately upon contact by the prospective client."
Q: What problem were you trying to solve with Candle?
"It is imperative in major injury cases to begin an investigation and determine proof of damages as soon as the case enters the office.
Obtaining health authorization forms from your client at the initial meeting and immediately requesting all records and bills from all such providers was of utmost importance.
It is vital to obtain these records so we can begin to review these records with great care. Occasionally, it may also be necessary to request the actual films of any radiological studies performed on the client. These will be necessary for pre-suit negotiation, if applicable, and at mediation and especially at trial.
I came to use Candle because of the importance of obtaining records."
Q: What would you tell someone who's considering Candle?
"Using Candle is quick with an easy user face for those not as tech-savvy. The best part is that it syncs with Clio, so your documents are in one place for upload."
Thanks Micheal! Everyone check out Littlejohn Law, PLLC!