our philosophy

As a former frustrated attorney, I love working with presently frustrated attorneys to help them get where they want to go...

We all went to law school to do something meaningful with our careers, but too few attorneys feel like they're doing it. What are you great at? What do you care about? What do you do better or different than everyone else? 

For some, the answer is to leave the practice of law and apply your jurisprudential skills and experience to something different. For others the answer is less drastic, and involves a lateral move to a new firm or even just gaining leverage at your existing job by bringing in more business.

about matthew R. litt, esq.

"I know what it's like to be stuck. I was a stuck attorney for 13 years until I finally found the courage and the resources to fight my way out. Now, nothing makes me happier than teaching what I learned to other stuck lawyers." 

Prof. Litt was an adjunct professor of Legal Research and Writing at Seton Hall Law School from 2009-2014, annually earning student evaluations ranking him among the school’s best faculty. He frequently creates and presents Continuing Legal Education courses to county Bar Associations throughout NJ, NY and PA.  

He is the bestselling author of Christmas 1945 - The True Story of the Greatest Celebration in American HistoryHe has written for Time magazine, been profiled in the ABA Journal, NJ Law Journal, and Law Crossing, and appeared on countless television and radio shows including CBS’s Great Day Washington, NBC’s South Florida Today, and NPR’s Here & Now.

Matthew was a practicing attorney for 13 years and the Appellate Practice Chair at one of the largest law firms in NJ before resigning to start Lincolnesq. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2002, and Ithaca College in 1999.

an intensive all-day 1-on-1 retreat at our central nj office 

I've created a completely innovative approach to attorney career counseling. First of all, there is simply no substitute for working together in person. Second, I hate billable hours! And maybe most important, I remember what it's like to be where you are now - I know you're anxious to get going and not looking for the slow burn of eight 90 minute visits/phone calls spread out over the course of the next two months.

So I get you un-stuck in one intensive daylong retreat at a single, all-inclusive cost of $1,175. Email us for the full agenda, but the long and the short of it is this:

1) I send you our proprietary intake questionnaire in advance of our retreat date

2) You complete and return the intake to me in advance of our retreat date. I use the information to work independently before you and I meet, so that we are ready to hit the ground running on the day of the retreat

3) The retreat consists of both heavy exploration and implementation. We discuss and identify the direction you should be going in, and then we work like hell to make a plan and create the materials you need to get there.

4) I remain available to you after the retreat, and no additional cost - I remain your mentor, sounding board, and Sherpa forever...  

some of my articles about the profession