Press Releases

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2017 Utah Association for Justice Convention Was Awesome


Donna and RobertOnce again, the Utah Association for Justice hosted an outstanding annual convention.  Executive Director Eric Mann and his team made us feel welcome and insured a wonderful experience for all. 


As always, Michelle Simms and I visited with several clients, met new prospective clients and found the convention to be a fantastic networking opportunity on many fronts.  Pictured above is our winner of the BEATS Wireless Headphones, Robert Henriksen of the Henriksen & Henriksen Law Firm.


Please take a moment to view additional photos from our 2017 UAJ experience on our Facebook and Google+ albums tag someone you know!


Everyone here at Advocate Capital, Inc. considers it a privilege to support the important work done by trial lawyers like the Utah Association for Justice across this country to protect the 7th Amendment rights for all.



Donna A. Jones

Senior Vice President


Kineticorp’s Forensic Science Roundtable Featuring Michael J. Swanson


On the air MicRecently Advocate Capital, Inc. CEO & President, Michael J. Swanson was featured in Kineticorp’s, “Forensic Science Round Table” podcast. Kineticorp’s Director of Expert Relations Justin Holderness and Michael J. Swanson discussed Advocate Capital’s purpose to help personal injury attorneys.


Justin Holderness is the Director of Expert Relations at Kineticorp, which is an experienced firm with an innovative approach to accident reconstruction.


Without further ado, we invite you to learn more about Advocate Capital in the podcast episode of Kineticorp’s Forensic Science Roundtable here.


For more information on Kineticorp, click here.



Photo Credit: Maksym Yemelyanov

Managing Your Growing Law Firm for Success Webinar


Mike Swanson 2017Join President and CEO Michael J. Swanson in a free webinar event next week.


On Wednesday, October 25th, Mike will talk about “Managing Your Growing Law Firm for Success.”


The webinar will give you tools to take full control of your financial statements, business metrics and HR management.


Mike is looking forward to helping you unlock the door to your firm’s success through proper capitalization and long-term planning.


You will receive a bonus Growth Case Study when you register for the webinar.


Click here to reserve your seat for this week’s webinar.



Webinar Details: Wednesday: October, 25 2017

  • 1:00PM – 2:00PM Central (Chicago)
  • 11:00 – 12:00PM Pacific (Los Angeles)
  • 2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern (New York)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00PM Mountain (Arizona)



Team Hope Gearing Up for Greater Nashville Race for the Cure


Authored By: Iris Garrett


Team Hope running On Saturday, October 28th, Advocate Capital’s Team Hope will trade in their green shirts for pink ones to participate in this year’s Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure! Our team will also be taking on a new name for the event, Team Shirley, in honor of Advocate Capital’s very own breast cancer survivor, Shirley Johnson! Shirley is not only an incredible asset to the company but an incredible woman. We are thrilled to be volunteering with the organization to celebrate her strength, the strength of other survivors, and the memory of those who have lost their battle with the disease.


Because the Greater Nashville Race for the Cure is just two weeks away, our ten Team Shirley volunteers are gearing up for the 5K Walk/Run by raising awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. Statistics show one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime, and 13 million deaths will arise because of it in the next 25 years. Team Shirley is hoping to slash those statistics by raising $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen organization and its mission. Will you support us in this fight? Any contribution can help and serve as a powerful tool to end breast cancer once and for all!


If you would like to give to Advocate Capital’s Team Shirley, please visit our donation page here. We appreciate every ounce of support as we prepare to hit the pavement and race for the cure! You can also make an impact by joining a Susan G. Komen Race in your area. Learn more about their events by clicking here.


Let’s put a stop to breast cancer, and let’s do it together!


Nevada Justice Association (NJA) Conference – Portland


Authored By: Barry Epstein


Barry with booth visitorsEvery year, The NJA hosts their annual conference in a different and interesting city.


This year, Portland Oregon was the venue and I was privileged to be able to attend the conference and man our exhibit booth along with Jeff Glueck, VP Strategic Solutions.


The list of speakers/topics was awesome and a testament to the dedication of personal injury attorneys who invest their time and energy in sharing knowledge with their colleagues.


Our Advocate Capital exhibit was busy with visitors each day and we had a fresh batch of Voodoo Doughnuts (a Portland institution) on the table for caloric enjoyment.  I’m not really certain if the visitors came for the donuts, to meet with me or, to gather information.  However, whatever works!


Mostly, it was a very special treat for me to meet many of the new NV clients that have worked with me to join the Advocate Capital family and hear them talk about what a difference working with us has made in their practice.


Barbara Gallagher and Craig Kidwell of Kidwell & Gallagher – Reno, one of our newest NV clients, were gracious in allowing me (in the middle) to be photographed with them.  I’m having an 8 x 10 made for my office wall!


A special mention for Julie Ostrovsky – Deputy Director of NJA and her staff for organizing and managing a successful event with an enormous number of moving parts.  She and her staff did a terrific job and never missed a beat.


I was also honored to meet Brian Nettles of The Nettles Law Firm, the incoming president of NJA whose energy, cordiality and good humor are infectious.


Billie Hardison Celebrates Five Years at Advocate Capital, Inc.


Billie receiving her 5 year from Donna. Huge shout out to Billie Hardison on her 5-year anniversary with Advocate Capital, Inc.


Billie joined the Advocate Capital team in 2012 as an Accounting Specialist.  In June of 2016, she promoted to Business Analyst.  As our business continued to grow, she assumed the role of our dedicated Training Specialist in 2017.


Billie brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to Advocate Capital having spent ten years as an accounting analyst at a large retail corporation previously.


With her deep understanding of the company’s AdvoTrac® proprietary software, her accreditation as both a Certified Professional Trainer and a Quickbooks ProAdvisor, she has become our resident educational expert assisting our law firm clients with a vast array of technology resources.


Congratulations Billie on five fantastic years with Advocate Capital, Inc.!



Donna A. Jones

Senior Vice President


National Pepperoni Pizza Day at Advocate Capital!



Pizza party fun!For our September Employee Appreciation Event, the Dream Team (Quality Assurance, Training and Account Management) hosted Pepperoni Pizza Day.  But we were not limited to pepperoni!  We had an amazing assortment of pizzas and toppings including vegetarian, gluten-free and even dessert pizzas from a variety of local pizzerias.


If that wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, we also played an interesting game of Family Feud with teams composed of members of all departments here at Advocate Capital.  The competition was tough but the Aardvarks prevailed with each team member taking home a cash prize. Team Aardvarks included Chief Credit Officer Paul Myers, Marketing Supervisor Rachel Markin, Senior Director of Strategic Solutions Lynne Cushing, Credit & Compliance Coordinator Lynn Malone and Director of Credit & Compliance Todd Jackson (pictured above).


Check out our photo albums on Facebook & Google+ and tag your friends here at Advocate Capital.


We all love the culture here at Advocate Capital, Inc. and with pizza, games, and prizes, what’s not to love?!



Donna A. Jones

Senior Vice President


Buffy Escue Recognized for Five Years at Advocate Capital, Inc.



Buffy receiving her award from Donna.Congratulations to Buffy Escue who recently celebrated her five-year anniversary with Advocate Capital, Inc.


Buffy joined the Advocate Capital team in 2012 as a member of our credit team.  In March of 2016, she promoted to the Quality Assurance Team.  Due to the amazing growth of our business, Buffy was promoted again in 2017 and now serves as our newest Executive Client Manager.


Before joining the Advocate team, Buffy worked in a large mental health practice maintaining patient relationships ensuring all HIPAA standards were upheld.


With over a decade of experience in combination with her paralegal training, Buffy provides our law firm clients with a tremendous knowledge base and practical understanding to ensure their continued success.


Please join all of us here at Advocate Capital, Inc. in congratulating Buffy on this anniversary!



Donna A. Jones

Senior Vice President


Advocate Capital, Inc. – Developing Employees


Lynne holding her framed Masters DegreeAdvocate Capital takes great pride in providing a top-notch work environment for our associates.  We also want to make sure that our team has access to the best in training and ongoing personal and career development.


Along those lines, we have a tuition reimbursement program for employees who want to continue their education.


A recent participant in the tuition reimbursement program has completed her studies!  We would like to congratulate Lynn Malone, our Credit and Compliance Coordinator, who has earned a Master of Management in Leadership & Organizational Development degree from Lipscomb University.  Way to go, Lynn!


Paul B. Myers Celebrates 15th Anniversary


Paul Myers receiving his award from CEO Mike Swanson.Congratulations to Advocate Capital’s Chief Credit Officer, Paul B. Myers, who celebrates his 15th employment anniversary this week!  Paul was employee number 2 when he joined us way back in 2002 and his hard work and dedication have played a key role in our company’s success.  When Paul joined us, we had just a handful of clients… and at the moment that number is well over 400!


Paul graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in 1989 and spent over ten years working for Bank of America in a series of increasingly responsible roles.  After a few years as a CFO at local Nashville companies, Paul joined our team and has led our Credit Team to great success.


Thank you, Paul and congratulations on this great milestone!


Michael J. Swanson
President and Chief Executive Officer


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