Self-proclaimed workaholic billed 3,600 hours last year

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Lawyer Daniel Bliss has an explanation for the 3,600 hours he billed last year.

“You know what?” Bliss told the American Lawyer in an interview. “When the sun shines, you have to make hay.”

A self-proclaimed workaholic, Bliss is an intellectual property partner at Howard & Howard who works in the firm’s offices in Royal Oak, Michigan, and Las Vegas. The American Lawyer learned about his billables when it asked law firms to provide information about their highest-billing lawyer in financial information collected for its annual lists of top law firms.

The American Lawyer puts the figure in perspective. An annual total of 3,600 billable hours means Bliss had to bill almost 70 hours a week for 52 weeks.

Bliss told the American Lawyer he keeps a steady pace and strives to bill 10 hours a day. He arrives at the office by 7 a.m. and remains there for at least 12 hours. He works at home after dinner. And he typically works on weekends.

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