139: Jibit Cinar of Cepkinian-Cinar Law Group discusses why going solo is the absolute best choice for the female professional who is also a wife and mother.

Jibit CinarJibit Cinar of Cepkinian-Cinar Law Group is a solo practitioner with her office in Santa Ana, California. In 2010, after nearly 7 years in the law firm environment Jibit decided to go out on her own. At that time, as the mother of one daughter (and with the hopes of another child soon thereafter), Jibit decided she was done with the billable hour. She knew it would be the best decision for her family to decide for herself what her caseload would be and what her work hours would look like. This was the best decision she made, and 5 years later, she practices general civil and employment litigation (defense). She’s the wife of a wonderful entrepreneur husband and the mother of two beautiful girls, Lara and Liana, ages 7 and 3.


Listen to the podcast

Fail fast to succeed faster

  • Listen as Jibit tells us that in the early days she practiced “door law”.  She soon learned that she wasn’t focused and wasn’t getting quality clients.
  • Hear Jibit explain how she realized that it was a business she was running and that she needed to hold the firm in that context.

Tell us something good

  • Jibit tells us how she defended an attorney in a malpractice trial.  the success was in the outcome.  The judge agreed with Jibit and forced prosecution to let the attorney out of the case and the costs.

What’s on your desk?

  • She is currently wrapping up a class action suit with a restaurant chain in a wage & hours matter.
  • She is also working with a business owner to settle  with the US Department of Labor regarding wage & hour violations.

Favorite Resource

  • LogMeIn.  Jibit says she can’t live without it.
  • Mommy Esquire
  • The California State Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Section is a great resource.  They put out a great publication at least 4 times a year called “Big News.”  It’s a fantastic opportunity to get published. They also publish a monthly e-newsletter, which is an additional opportunity to get your name out there and connect to attorneys all over the state.  If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact Jibit.

Favorite Books:

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Jibit says that this book made her realize that it was normal to feel that she didn’t have control over every single situation all the time.

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Miranda McCroskey – host of Lawpreneur Radio

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