Contributors

Contributors

Law Technology Today brings together some of the best minds in law practice, legal technology, and the future of the profession.  Interested in writing for us?  Let us know!


 

  • Adam Carlson

    Adam Carlson

    Adam Carlson, M.S., CISM is a security solutions consultant at IntApp where he helps law firms implement next-generation data protection and security monitoring tools. He has over 10 years of experience in IT and security management. Prior to his consulting role, Adam co-founded Carlson & Wolf LLC, a legal security consulting firm, and has also worked as an external security auditor and as a Chief Security Officer at a large public organization. He views protecting client data as a mission-critical objective for lawyers and one that requires close coordination between IT and law firm management. Adam can be reached on Twitter at @ajcsec or through his LinkedIn profile.
  • Adriana Linares

    Adriana Linares

    Adriana Linares (@AdrianaL is a legal technology trainer and consultant with a passion for the business and technology of law. Prior to launching LawTech Partners, she spent several years creating and managing the in-house training departments of two of Florida's largest law firms. Today, Adriana travels the country delivering "tech therapy" sessions to law firms and professional organizations. Using her practical and personal approach to technology she helps legal professionals maximize their skills and investments through training sessions delivered via the web or in person. She speaks and writes regularly for nationally distributed legal publications and speaks and trains in Spanish. Adriana hosts an advice column on her blog, I ♥ Tech (www.ihearttech.com). Adriana currently serves as the Chair of the Research & Technology Subcommittee of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA. Learn more about Adriana and her services at www.lawtechpartners.com. Follow: Twitter | LinkedIn
  • Ajay Patel

    Ajay Patel

    Ajay co-founded HighQ in 2001. He oversees HighQ’s global operations, strategy and client delivery. Ajay brings a solid experience in corporate strategy and business management having previously held senior positions at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Ajay is also a qualified Chartered Accountant, having gained his professional qualification in the London office of Price Waterhouse Coopers. Ajay holds a first class honours in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Manchester and a Masters degree in Management Information Systems from the London School of Economics.
  • Alex Granados

    Alex Granados

    Alex Granados has more than a decade of communications experience in radio, newspapers and public relations. He is currently a public relations professional in Durham, North Carolina. He is also a columnist for the award-winning, regional newspaper The News & Observer. Previously, he was a producer for the regionally acclaimed public radio show “The State of Things” on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC and editorial page editor for the News & Messenger Newspaper in Northern Virginia. He is the author of a novel, "Cemetery Plot," published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing.
  • Haman Allen and David Herman

    Haman Allen and David Herman

    Haman Allen is a senior consulting project manager with UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc. in the Discovery Services Practice Group. Haman has more than nine years of experience, serving the Federal Bureau of Investigation, law firms, and corporate clients in the eDiscovery and Litigation Support industry. As an experienced consultant, his technical background includes broad knowledge and success in the fields of electronic discovery, information technology, document analytics, review management, government investigations, and legal support. David Herman is a senior manager at UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc. in the eDiscovery & Digital Forensics Practice Group. He has extensive forensic collection and project management experience, has managed hundreds of complex matters and specializes in complex investigations. Additionally, he has more than 15 years of experience in international project management with expertise in creating process improvements, developing strategic plans to achieve objectives and providing and implementing technical solutions to improve net profit.
  • Allison Shields

    Allison Shields

    Allison C. Shields is President of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc. She provides practice management and business development coaching and consulting services to lawyers and law firms in the areas of practice management, productivity, client service, business development, marketing and social media. A former practicing lawyer and law firm manager, Allison knows the unique challenges faced by lawyers today. She understands the law firm environment and the daily pressures faced by lawyers trying to manage and build their business while practicing law and successfully serving their clients. Allison is the co-author of Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers and LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, both published by the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association in 2012. She writes and lectures frequently for legal organizations and bar associations nationwide, and contributes to several blogs, including her own Legal Ease Blog. Her website provides resources and information for lawyers to help improve their practices. Contact her at Allison@LegalEaseConsulting.com or (631) 642-0221.
  • Anthony Foy

    Anthony Foy

    Anthony joined Workshare as CEO after holding the same position at SkyDox, where he focused on executing the company's vision for delivering secure, cloud-enabled collaboration to the enterprise. Anthony brings more than 20 years of experience to Workshare and has built profitable technology ventures in Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Prior to joining SkyDox, Anthony was Group Managing Director at Interxion (NYSE: INXN) and was responsible for the development of the company in terms of strategic growth, business development, and executive hires. He was instrumental in driving the company's operational performance and building its revenue to more than $350 million, culminating in an IPO in early 2011. Before joining Interxion, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager International with Broadbase Software [now Kana Software (NASDAQ: KANA)], where he built the company's international operations, growing the company from a start-up to a public listed company with revenues of more than $100 million. Prior to this, he was Director, International Sales & Business Development with Red Brick Systems [now part of IBM (NYSE:IBM)].
  • Brian C. Pike

    Brian C. Pike

    I am a second year student at Michigan State University College of Law. I am focusing on a career at the intersection of the law, technology, design, and interest-based communications. I developed these interests during my participation in Michigan State University College of Law's 21st Century Law Practice Summer Program in London, England. While in London, I learned how to integrate myself into the future practice of law. The program covered an overview of the UK's guided deregulation of its legal services, as well as design thinking for lawyers and big data applications in litigation and firm management. I have used the knowledge I gained in London as a jumping-off point into this area of study. For example, I balanced my 2nd year curriculum with fundamental legal classes as well as classes in the utilization of the statistical program "R" in a legal context. However, my technical and legal skills are better served with a design thinking approach. Design thinking is an important skill to have in the legal services industry because it allows one to craft meaningful and insightful solutions based on the customer's true needs. In addition, I have had the opportunity to receive over 200 hours of interest-based communications training at Michigan State University College of Law. This training culminated in my certification as a trained domestic and civil mediator. These communication skills will compliment my design thinking by allowing me to better communicate with those I am creating solutions for. My plan is to incorporate all relevant aspects of technology, design, and interest based communication into the delivery of legal services into my future career.
  • Caitlin Moon

    Caitlin Moon

    Caitlin Moon, JD MA operates a complex business transactional practice serving clients worldwide from her office in Franklin, Tennessee, and with little more than her MacBookAir and iPhone. With 16 years of practice and the creation of three firms under her belt, she also helps lawyers and other service professionals find balance and happiness through technology, communication, and meditation. (The first two are mandatory, while the third is sort of optional.) You can find her online many places, with the most interesting being Twitter (@inspiredcat), ilawpractice.com, and inspiredlawblog.com.
  • Cassie Baudean

    Cassie Baudean

    Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Cassie has dedicated her time to her clients in focusing on each client's particular legal situation in many different areas of law. She provides client-centered legal advice, focusing on helping her clients in the most convenient way possible. Cassie also participates as a mentor to newly licensed attorneys at the Richmond Legal Development Center.
  • Cathy Kenton

    Cathy Kenton

    Cathy Kenton is the Chair of the Legal Vendor Service Group at Legal Vertical Strategies (LVS). She works with legal vendors and associations to create growth and realize market potential. She can be reached at ckenton@lvstrategies.com.
  • Chad Burton

    Chad Burton

    Let's start with this: I am a lawyer and the Principal of Burton Law. I primarily work with businesses as outside corporate counsel, including start-ups to large, multi-national companies. Our law firm's use of technology -- combined with an experienced team of lawyers working under an innovative business model -- allows us to provide efficient and sophisticated services to our clients. Technology does not replace substantive legal knowledge and experience, but it helps introduce creative solutions to provide clients with more access to information and cost control measures. This is where I spend a lot of my time -- developing and implementing better ways to deliver legal services. Not only do I actually use the improved delivery methods with our clients, I also learn and share these ideas with other lawyers through writing and speaking engagements. I also teach a law practice management course as an adjunct law professor. I am also the CEO/co-founder of Curo Legal, a venture helping lawyers move their practices forward with practice management needs, including operations, virtual assistance, business development, bookkeeping and CFO work, among others. We also have partnered with the leading technology and service providers in this space. Finally, bar association work is a passion because these groups play a critical role in the future of the profession by helping lawyers understand changes in the legal services landscape. I have been fortunate to serve in leadership positions and committee roles at the local, state and national levels.
  • Craig Huggart

    Craig Huggart

    After earning his M.B.A. from the University of Alabama, Craig Huggart found his passion as a technology trainer for Law Firms. With over 10 years’ experience, he works with small and large firms around the country. He is a 12 time Ironman 1 time Sprint Triathlon finisher. Check out his site: alawfirmtrainer.com.
  • Daniel Siegel

    Daniel Siegel

    Mr. Siegel is the founder and President of Integrated Technology Services, LLC, a consulting service for attorneys, and the principal of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC firm in Havertown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Siegel is the author of Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers and The Lawyer’s Guide to CaseMap, both published by the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section, and Changing Law Firms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms & Attorneys, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He has served as a writer, lecturer and course planner (on technology, civil litigation, workers’ compensation, ethics, personal injury and other matters) for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, and American, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Associations.
  • David Colarusso

    David Colarusso

    David Colarusso is a public defender, software engineer, and former high school physics teacher living in the greater Boston area. He likes to build things: furniture, software, reasoned arguments... He tweets @Colarusso, and you can find his latest creations at www.davidcolarusso.com.
  • David Ries

    David Ries

    David G. Ries is a member of Clark Hill Thorp Reed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he practices in the areas of environmental, commercial and technology law and litigation. He has used technology in his practice since the early 1980s and frequently speaks and writes on legal technology and ethics subjects.
  • Debra L. Bruce

    Debra L. Bruce

    Debra L. Bruce is President of Lawyer-Coach LLC, which provides executive coaching and training for lawyers on leadership and management, team effectiveness, time management, business development and social media. Having practiced law for 18 years followed by coaching for 14 years, she’s in frequent demand as a speaker and writer on law practice management topics. Debra is on the ABA Law Practice Division’s Law Practice magazine board and the Division’s Career Paths Task Force. She has also served as the Vice Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee of the State Bar of Texas and the Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s LPM Section. Debra was the first lawyer in Texas credentialed by the International Coach Federation, and served as the leader of its Houston chapter.
  • Dennis Kennedy

    Dennis Kennedy

    Dennis Kennedy is an information technology lawyer, a legal technology author and speaker and a member of the Legal Technology Resource Center Board. He co-hosts the legal technology podcast, The Kennedy-Mighell Report, and has co-authored books for lawyers on LinkedIn, Facebook, and collaboration tools and technologies. His blog, DennisKennedy.Blog, is at http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog.
  • Dine Law, P.L.

    Dine Law, P.L.

    Dine Law, P.L. provides elder law services to clients in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. Since its establishment in January 2012, Dine Law, P.L. has successfully transitioned the firm’s time-keeping, document management, phone, email and server to a cloud-based system enabling secure access from any location with an internet connection. The firm is constantly looking for ways to incorporate technology into its culture and emphasizes a team approach to selecting and implementing technological changes. Read more about the Dine Law team and their perspectives on technology.
  • Donald Coker

    Donald Coker

    Donald Coker is a 32 year national consultant to law firms. He works from his farm house in Strafford, NH, but still travels all over the country even after all these years. He welcomes your questions or comments at fish4bugs@metrocast.net.
  • Donna Terjesen

    Donna Terjesen

    Donna Terjesen is president of Visionary Information Solutions (VIS). VIS is the premier management consulting company leading change for law firms and corporate counsel by optimizing the value of their research and knowledge operations at the intersections of workflows, people, processes and recovery strategies. For more information, please contact dterjesen@vislegal.com.
  • Douglas Capozzalo

    Douglas Capozzalo

    Douglas Capozzalo is currently employed by the law firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York City to coach attorneys how technology can best support their practice. At Shearman he is driving a tech skills certification program for associates. Shearman is taking a lead role in the development of core competencies by the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4), a loose affiliation of senior training professionals at law firms around the world working to establish an industry standard for tech competency. Mr. Capozzalo has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Economics and a technology training consultant. He earned an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University, and a BA from Yale College. He began his career at Citi where he served as Operations Officer. There he leveraged new technology to reduce reporting times for senior staff members. Then as Account Officer at Heller Financial he helped to design a groundbreaking EDT (Electronic Data Transfer) initiative to support in-depth credit analysis for the firm’s clients. Technology had served Mr. Capozzalo well as a banker; teaching technology then became his passion. He served as Technology Training Director at the law firm of Brown Raysman, an industry leader in intellectual property law; and subsequently managed workshops around the world as Director of Leaning and Development for The Globecon Group in New York City. Mr. Capozzalo has advised companies across the country on how best to introduce new technology to their employees. He lives with his wife in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
  • Eliya Fishman

    Eliya Fishman

    Eliya Fishman is the Legal Market Manager at ARX, provider of the CoSign digital signature solution. She in charge of market strategy, marketing tactics and everything in between. In previous positions she managed the marketing and technical copywriting at ARX and at other high-tech companies.
  • Eric Wangler

    Eric Wangler

    Eric Wangler is the President of BigHand, a global provider of voice productivity technology. Eric has worked in the legal industry for more than 15 years, including years at Ricoh and IKON, and has been helping law firms around the world achieve excellence in operational and technology initiatives.
  • Gillian Fattal

    Gillian Fattal

    Gillian is a Canadian citizen and permanent US resident, and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria Law School and her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University both in British Columbia. After law school, Gillian worked as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice John O’Keefe and the Honorable Justice Robert Mainville at the Federal Court of Canada in Ottawa. During that time, Gillian completed the Harvard Negotiation Institute’s Mediation Program. After clerking, Gillian was called to the bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2009. Upon moving to the US, Gillian worked for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation as a Senior Associate, Legal in the $1B commercial aftermarket business. Prior to becoming an attorney, Gillian’s experience included managing the exclusive boutique hotel, Opus Hotel in Vancouver; managing the procurement of worldwide news and financial information for an innovative financial services platform called stox.com Inc.; and during her undergrad degree, Gillian worked internationally as a Flight Attendant. She has volunteered for Crown Counsel Victim Services, the Art Gallery of British Columbia, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, the Connecticut Legal Veterans Center, Girls, Inc., the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the American Heart Association.
  • Heidi Alexander

    Heidi Alexander

    Heidi S. Alexander, Esq. (@heidialexander) is a Law Practice Management Advisor at the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (MassLOMAP), where she advises lawyers on practice management matters and provides guidance in implementing new law office technologies. She frequently makes presentations to the legal community and contributes to publications on law practice management and technology. Follow her on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
  • James A. Farr

    James A. Farr

    James Farr is a criminal and traffic ticket defense attorney at Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Farr moved from the Midwest to Alaska over 30 years ago, seeking adventure and his future, in a wild and beautiful location. In addition to briefly commercial fishing and working in oil exploration on Alaska’s North Slope, Mr. Farr has been an Alaska state court Magistrate at Anchorage and in the Bush; a state administrative hearing officer; and Anchorage coroner and public administrator. For 25 years Mr. Farr has closely followed the use of computers in law offices. For the past 16 years he has had his own solo law firm. For the past 3 years, Mr. Farr has successfully had his entire law office in a private cloud, utilizing data servers located thousands of miles from his physical location. Mr. Farr currently uses Abacus Private Cloud as his private cloud platform of choice.
  • Jayne Navarre

    Jayne Navarre

    Jayne Navarre, Exec. Director of LawGravity LLC, provides leadership in marketing innovation, driven by web technologies, for clients positioned around the world. Author of the essential book, social.lawyers, WEST, 2010 ed., and the groundbreaking white paper on law firms and social media, “Humans Seek Connection,” LMA, 2008, she blogs at the VirtualMarketingOfficer.com. If it can be imagined, let’s make it happen. LinkedIn | Twitter.
  • Jeff Schoenberger

    Jeff Schoenberger

    Jeffrey R. Schoenberger, Esq. is an attorney and consultant for Affinity Consulting. Prior to joining Affinity, Jeffrey practiced law as an Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps Legal Fellow for the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. His practice focused on representing homeowners in foreclosure cases, tenants in eviction actions, and individuals in divorce actions. While with Legal Aid, Jeffrey worked with over 130 distressed homeowners in their counseling and litigation activities, and represented over 90 tenants in eviction and living conditions advocacy. Finally, he lead seminars training non-profit housing counselors on the rapidly-evolving government and private sector foreclosure prevention programs. At Affinity, he specializes in HotDocs document assembly software, desktop office software, and Apple Macintosh and iOS hardware and software. Jeffrey received a B.A. in History from Yale University and J.D. from the University of Virginia. He became a member of the Ohio Bar in 2008. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, and Cincinnati Bar Association. He can be reached at jschoenberger@affinityconsulting.com or on Twitter @jrsch.
  • Jeffrey Lewis

    Jeffrey Lewis

    Jeffrey Lewis has been practicing law in Southern California since 1996. His firm, Broedlow Lewis LLP, is located in the Palos Verdes Peninsula in California. Mr. Lewis’ practice includes land use matters, civil and criminal appellate proceedings and select business litigation matters in courts throughout California. The firm's past and current clients include hospitals, hotels, real estate developers, manufacturers, general contractors and other businesses. Mr. Lewis is a certified appellate specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Joe Kelly

    Joe Kelly

    Joe Kelly is always thinking of ways to improve legal technology and access to justice. His background includes thirteen years of experience as a web developer, and upon graduating from Michigan State University College of Law in 2013, he joined global legal service provider Novus Law.
  • Joyce Brafford

    Joyce Brafford

    Joyce Brafford is a practice management advisor at the North Carolina Bar Association. She’s interested in technology, legal education, law office management, as well as pit bulls and hedgehogs. You can follow her @joyce_brafford.
  • Julie M. Tolek

    Julie M. Tolek

    A solo family law attorney in Boston, Julie Tolek is equal parts geek, lawyer, entrepreneur, and marketing maven. Julie launched her firm Think Pink Law with the goal of providing her clients with convenient access to the law by harnessing technology and keeping things real with a human touch, making the law less intimidating and more accessible. With a previous career in leadership and technology training, Julie is naturally hardwired to solve problems. When not running outdoors or stuffing her face in Boston’s dining culture, you can catch her online at www.legallyblondbos.com (@legallyblondbos) and www.thinkpinklaw.com(@ThinkPinkLaw).
  • Karen Dyck

    Karen Dyck

    Karen Dyck is a freelance lawyer practicing in Manitoba, Canada. Through primarily project-based work, she combines her interests in access to justice and equality with her legal and non-profit sector experience. She is an active member of the Manitoba Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association and currently sits as a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Futures Initiative Steering Committee. Karen blogs weekly on the collaborative law blog, Slaw.ca and writes on risk management topics for Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association. She has been practicing law since 1993 and received her LL.B. from University of Manitoba and B.A. from University of Winnipeg.
  • Kenneth Zais

    Kenneth Zais

    Kenneth Zais is president and owner of O’Brien & Levine Court Reporting Services in Boston, providing worldwide coverage. An innovator and leader in the field, Mr. Zais has continually introduced technology that improves efficiencies for litigation practices at depositions, arbitrations, trials and hearings.
  • Leah Jackman-Wheitner

    Leah Jackman-Wheitner

    Leah Jackman-Wheitner, Ph.D., is an Executive Coach specializing in lawyers’ unique issues. In addition to her experience in career, business, and life coaching since 2002, she brings to the table all her insights and skills gained from 11 years of providing psychotherapy. Dr. Leah has helped thousands of people understand who they are, change their lives, and create real life and career happiness. Dr. Leah is a published author who holds master’s and doctorate degrees in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University. She graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri Columbia with a double major in psychology and French, with general honors in psychology. Dr. Leah is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Leah has given hundreds of speeches and seminars and is available for keynotes, CLE’s, and workshops. Contact Dr. Leah for information about programs such as Banish Burnout, Redefine Your Career, and Kill the Stress of Practicing Law at Leah@LifeBalanceForLawyers.com or (812) 350-0306.
  • Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch

    Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch

    Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, principals of Internet For Lawyers, are internationally recognized CLE seminar speakers and best-selling ABA authors. They are experts on Internet investigative and legal research, social media research, social media ethics, and technology for lawyers. They have been presenting CLE seminars full-time since 1999. Together, Mark and Carole co-authored several ABA LPM books, including two editions of The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Google For Lawyers, and Find Info Like a Pro, volumes 1 and 2. They have also co-authored twelve editions of The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet. Previously, Carole was a California attorney, a law librarian in Chicago and Los Angeles, and a Legal Research and Writing Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. In addition to speaking and writing books and articles, Mark blogs and tweets about legal technology issues. He developed the company’s website, blog, Facebook Fan page, and its online CLE education initiative. Mark and Carole are both active in the ABA LPM Section. Mark is a member of the ABA TECHSHOW Board and Carole serves on the Publications Board. She previously served on the Executive Council.
  • Lisa Epperly

    Lisa Epperly

    Lisa is a partner at Babb & Epperly, PLLC, and a member of the Mecklenburg County Civil District Courts Committee. She also sits on the subcommittee for scheduling. She has worked with clients of all sizes and types across North Carolina. Her experience includes construction law, commercial collections, and employment related issues. Lisa also works with small and start-up businesses to assist them in putting together business plans, employment manuals, and financial projections and mentors newly minted attorneys. Her background includes positions in technology, law enforcement, and human resources. Lisa has experience in personnel management and employment law, as well as extensive experience in technology related start-ups. Lisa formerly worked for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, assisting that agency in saving $76,000 in training related costs, during the implementation of their offender management computer program.
  • Mark Cox

    Mark Cox

    Mark A. Cox is in his 23rd year of practice and is the owner of the Oklahoma law firm, The Law Office of Mark A. Cox, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of nursing home negligence, medical negligence, products liability, motor vehicle accidents and insurance bad faith. Mr. Cox has served on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association and has served as faculty of the Oklahoma College of Advocacy. His speaking engagements include “Nursing Home Negligence” for the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association; “Nursing Home Law in Oklahoma - Evaluation and Preparation of the Plaintiff's Case” for the Oklahoma Bar Association; “Evaluation and Preparation – Nursing Home Plaintiff's Case” for the Muskogee County Bar Association; “Nursing Home Malpractice in Oklahoma: Successful Case Management From Investigation to Trial” for National Business Institute; “The Secrets of Successful Nursing Home Litigation: New and Improved Techniques in Constructing the Plaintiff's Case” for the Oklahoma Bar Association/Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association; and “Nursing Home Negligence From Both Sides: The Latest Strategy in Preparing the Plaintiff's Case” for the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and MENSA. Mr. Cox earned his B.B.A. degree, from Central State University and his J.D. degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
  • Mark A. Wiggins, Jr.

    Mark A. Wiggins, Jr.

    Mark A. Wiggins, Jr. is an Associate Attorney at Pines Laurent, LLP, a practice exclusively devoted to the practice of family law, with an emphasis in the representation of families of children with special needs.
  • Matthew Yospin

    Matthew Yospin

    Matthew Yospin is a solo patent attorney specializing in software and mechanical devices at The Law Office of Matthew M. Yospin. He loves working with entrepreneurs and businesses to protect their intellectual property and craft strategies to grow and protect their businesses. Follow him on Twitter (@MatthewYospin), LinkedIn, Google+, or his firm blog. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys building furniture and the occasional database or software app, gardening, and adventuring with his kids.
  • Micah Ascano

    Micah Ascano

    Micah Ascano is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has studied quality and efficiency at Villanova University and South Dakota State University. He holds Bachelor Degrees in both Industrial Management and Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law with a J.D. and LL.M in Intellectual Property.
  • Michael Eckstein

    Michael Eckstein

    Michael Eckstein looks after marketing at Smokeball, a legal technology company that builds software for small law firms. From Sydney to Chicago, he has spent the last ten years championing the use of technology and data to improve business practices and the way we communicate with each other.
  • Mike Asbury

    Mike Asbury

    Mike Asbury is the General Sales Manager at CrossRoads Infiniti South in Apex, North Carolina. For the last 15 years, Mike has worked for Crossroads Automotive Group in various positions. His vast experience is what has led him to his current position. Excellent Customer Service is an integral part of his role as sales manager, and as such he is always educating himself with ways to not only improve his own methods, but to help others in customer service based businesses.
  • Mitch Jackson

    Mitch Jackson

    Jon Mitchell “Mitch” Jackson has been a trial lawyer for 28 years and is a 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year (CLAY Award) and 2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year. When he’s not trying cases, Mitch uses social media to help good attorneys become great trial lawyers and to show everyone (not just lawyers) how to be better communicators. Make sure to connect with Mitch on Twitter @MitchJackson and stop by his firm website JacksonandWilson.com and communication tips blog is MitchJackson.com
  • Nicholas Brankle

    Nicholas Brankle

    Nick Brankle is a 2L at Chicago-Kent College of Law interested in emerging trends in legal education and practice, as well as a lot of other things that happen to catch his eye. You can follow him @NBranks.
  • Patrice N. Perkins

    Patrice N. Perkins

    Patrice N. Perkins is the Principal Attorney of Creative Genius Law located in Chicago, Illinois. She counsels creative brands and businesses from ideation to market. Patrice is the National Social Media Director for wireLawyer, an online community exclusively for lawyers in small to mid-sized law firms (SMLs). wireLawyer offers attorneys the opportunity to network, pool resources, refer and outsource work to each other. She is also a member of the advisory committee for Art Business Create 101, a professional development program for the Chicago Artists Coalition and a contributor for NBC-5 Chicago's small business blog, Inc. Well.
  • Paul Spitz

    Paul Spitz

    Paul Spitz is a business lawyer in Cincinnati, OH. His solo practice focuses on transactional and business law services for startups and small businesses. Paul has a law degree from Boston University and an MBA from Indiana University. He has started and run two businesses, prior to launching his solo practice in December 2013. Paul's website and blog are at www.spitzbusinesslaw.com, and his Twitter address is @PaulHSpitz.
  • Paul Unger

    Paul Unger

    Paul J. Unger is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, LLC, a nationwide company providing continuing legal education, legal technology consulting, and training. He is also currently serving as Chairman of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Prior to forming Affinity, Paul was vice president of a Columbus-based technology consulting firm. Mr. Unger spent five years at Clark, Perdue, Roberts & Scott Co., L.P.A., limiting his practice to civil litigation. He specializes in technology consulting and audits, writing legal-specific technology books & manuals, trial presentation & litigation support, document management software, paperless office strategies, and legal-specific software speaking & training for law firms and legal departments throughout the United States. Mr. Unger has provided trial presentation consultation for 300+ cases. Mr. Unger is a member of The American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Ohio Association for Justice and the Central Ohio Association for Justice. He is very active in the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, and served as Chairman of ABA TECHSHOW 2011 – 25th Year Anniversary. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Capital University Law School’s Paralegal Program. Paul is a national speaker and frequent lecturer for CLE programs. He is the co-author of Adobe Acrobat for Law Firms, PowerPoint for Legal Professionals, and co-author of Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals, all manuals designed to maximize the use of legal-specific features. Mr. Unger is a 1994 graduate of Capital University Law School.
  • Pegeen Turner

    Pegeen Turner

    Pegeen Turner is the President of Legal Cloud Technology, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based legal technology firm. Her firm works with small and medium-sized law firms as they start-up as well as firms that need help maintaining and integrating legal technology into their practice. In addition, she helps firms understand the risks of cloud computing and how to incorporate cloud computing into their practice. Email | Website | Twitter
  • Peter M. Walzer

    Peter M. Walzer

    Peter M. Walzer is a partner with Walzer Melcher LLP, Los Angeles. He is also the Chair of the Los Angeles County Family Law Section.
  • Philippe Doyle Gray

    Philippe Doyle Gray

    Philippe Doyle Gray is a barrister from Sydney, Australia. He was one of the first barristers to have his own website www.PhilippeDoyleGray.com. Two years ago he started migrating to a paperless office (and courtroom) to the complete bemusement of his colleagues. He uses Mac and Windows simultaneously to the consternation of his assistant. He works in front of 3 monitors despite having only 2 eyeballs. He is an avid proponent of technology, and refuses anymore to accept communiqués by facsimile transmission. But, he insists that technology is a means to an end, and not an end in itself. Those ends include more fun at work for lawyers, and better justice for clients, courts and the community. His work focuses on civil litigation in the areas of commercial equity, corporate fraud, and building & construction, with occasional forays into the law of legal costs, the malpractice of lawyers and the malpractice of building consultants. His previous studies in Chemistry, Philosophy and Mathematics propel his special interest in expert evidence.
  • Richard Ferguson

    Richard Ferguson

    Richard Ferguson practices law in Edmonton, AB Canada with Lynass, Ferguson & Shoctor, a small business law firm. Richard is a past chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Law Practice Management and Technology Section and frequent presenter at legal technology conferences both in Canada and the USA.
  • Robert O'Leary

    Robert O'Leary

    Robert O’Leary (robert@robertoleary.com) is the Outreach and Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Supreme Court Law Library in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He serves New Mexico’s judiciary, develops legal research classes for legal practitioners and public librarians, coordinates Skype conferencing at legal fairs, and follows the ongoing web-standards case of w3schools v. Google v. IE v. Apple v. Adobe v. etc. You can follow him on Twitter @roberteoleary.
  • Rodney Dowell

    Rodney Dowell

    Rodney S. Dowell is the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. (“LCL”) the state’s only lawyer assistance program which serves the Commonwealth’s lawyers, judges, law students and their families. Rodney has also been the Director of LCL’s Law Office Management Assistance Program (“MassLOMAP”) since its inception in 2007. He is a frequent lecturer and author on law practice management issues and time management. Prior to starting MassLOMAP, he was a founding partner at the litigation firm of Berman & Dowell, 1998 – 2007, where he focused on employment law, tort defense, including attorney malpractice, and insurance coverage. He graduated from Cornell Law School in 1989, and obtained his undergraduate degree from his home state’s flagship university, the University of Colorado, Boulder (1985). You can listen to Rodney on the Un-billable Hour podcast.
  • Ryan Morrison

    Ryan Morrison

    Ryan P. Morrison, Esq. (@MrRyanMorrison) is founder of The Law Offices of Ryan P. Morrison, P.C., a law firm focused on helping the video game community stand up to the bullies that have taken over the industry. He has spoken on panels with industry experts and worked on deals involving triple A game studios all the way down to a few friends in their dorm room.
  • Sharon Nelson

    Sharon Nelson

    Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. (@sharonnelsonesq) is a lawyer and President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, information technology and information security company. She has written ten books, hundreds of articles and is a nationally known public speaker on legal technology, information security and electronic evidence. Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning, which has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) for the last two years as one of the top 100 legal blogs in the country. Follow Sensei Enterprises on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter.
  • Steph Abbott

    Steph Abbott

    Steph Abbott is the Communications Coordinator for the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA). She manages two websites operated by the CCBA: www.clarkcountybar.org and www.clarkcountylawyerfinder.com. She is the administrator for CCBA’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
  • Steve Stormoen

    Steve Stormoen

    Steve Stormoen is a marketing professional and e-signature evangelist for RightSignature, an online document signing system popular in legal practices. RightSignature is part of the ABA Member Advantage program, and a discount is available for ABA members.
  • Tina Willis

    Tina Willis

    Just after graduating from Florida State University College of Law second in her class (in 1995), Tina Willis worked for a couple of large Atlanta defense firms, and within a couple of years moved onto teaching federal Civil Procedure at Barry University College of Law. She eventually began writing motions and appeals for other attorneys, which she continued for nearly 15 years. She now operates a boutique personal injury firm serving both Florida and Georgia clients, from her office in Orlando, and prides herself on providing her clients highly personalized service with the goal of fully maximizing their settlements or verdicts. She also continues to draft motions and appeals for other personal injury attorneys and their clients. In her spare time, Tina creates her own websites, including injuryattorneyflorida.com and wrongfuldeathattorneyorlando.com. She has also been called a Google Plus “ninja,” and has amassed over 9500 followers in the 7 or 8 months that she has been active on the platform. Together with Stephan Futeral, she hosts a live “hangout on air” called Legally Speaking, which is a live YouTube / Google Plus show, sponsored by Rocket Matter (and open to other sponsors), featuring either panels of lawyers discussing interesting legal issues, or non-lawyers discussing topics of interest to lawyers, such as lawyer marketing.
  • Tom Mighell

    Tom Mighell

    Tom Mighell is a Senior Consultant with Contoural, Inc., where he helps companies deal with their records management, litigation readiness, and e-discovery issues. Tom is the author of iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, and the soon-to-be-published iPad in One Hour for Litigators. Tom is the Co-Host of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, a podcast on the Law Technology Today Podcast Network. He currently serves on the board of the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center, and as Chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section's Publishing Board.
  • V. Mary Abraham

    V. Mary Abraham

    V. Mary Abraham is an internationally known law firm knowledge management leader and consultant on facilitating strategic conversations and interactive educational sessions. For over 11 years she helped lead the knowledge management / knowledge sharing efforts within an international law firm. In addition to the content creation and content management activities she carried out on behalf of various practice groups, she also led her firm’s effort to enhance knowledge sharing through the use of social media tools. Prior to her work in knowledge management, she was a corporate lawyer whose practice focused on international joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Abraham is a frequent speaker and writer on knowledge management and social media issues. Her blog, AboveandBeyondKM.com, continues to win commendations and readers, and sparks discussions in the legal community and other industries. She has served on the advisory boards of the Practical Law Company and KMers.org (an online forum for knowledge management personnel worldwide). In addition, she was a member of the conference planning committee for the International Legal Technology Association from 2009 to 2012, where she helped design and implement innovative interactive conference sessions that won overwhelmingly positive reviews from attendees. She has been honored by her peers as a thought-leader in the areas of knowledge management and Enterprise 2.0. She can be reached at KMAdvice@gmail.com. Or follow her on Twitter / LinkedIn.
  • Victoria Santoro

    Victoria Santoro

    Victoria Santoro is an attorney at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts. Victoria litigates cases on behalf of injured people, handling a variety of different types of cases including wrongful death, general liability and medical malpractice. Extremely active in the legal community, Victoria serves on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division, and on various committees at the Massachusetts Bar Association. She’s also a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Women’s Bar Association. Victoria, a graduate of Wesleyan University and Boston College Law School, was voted a Super Lawyers Rising Star in her first year of eligibility. An avid writer, Victoria contributes to several blogs, including her own website, The Limber Lawyer, where she frequently tackles work-life balance issues. You can reach Victoria at vsantoro@meehanboyle.com. You can follow The Limber Lawyer on Twitter here.
  • Vivian Manning

    Vivian Manning

    Vivian Manning is the IT Manager at Barriston Law LLP in Barrie, Bracebridge, Huntsville and Halliburton, Ontario, Canada. Prior to moving into IT, Vivian practiced law at Barriston LLP primarily in the area of Municipal Land Development, with a total of 17 years in private practice before switching to the IT side of the law office. She shares her love of teaching tech through her blog Small City Law Firm Tech, where she provides tips on using common law office software.
  • Yael Citro

    Yael Citro

    Yael Ciro is the cofounder of LawPal and a lawyer. LawPal is part deal room, part project manager. It is a cloud-based workspace for planning, executing and tracking a transaction, allowing lawyers and clients centralized access to all documents, communications and notes. Click here to start using LawPal.