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Erika Ritzer Greenfield/Belser Erika Ritzer is a principal at Greenfield/Belser, where she specializes in branding professional services firms with fewer than 100 professionals and heads the West Coast office. Erika has over 25 years’ experience in marketing law, accounting and consulting firms and has worked on some of the most influential law firm branding campaigns, including Womble Carlyle, Orrick and Choate Hall & Stewart. Follow her @eritzer. Writer's Archives

Austen Lott Austen Lott is a Marquette J.D. who found his passion in how law firms connect to their clients in today’s online landscape. He has since founded Marketing Ad Litem Ltd., which serves as an affordable online marketing partner for the law firms of tomorrow. Follow him on LinkedIn. Writer's Archives

Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson is the founder and CEO of American Injury Attorney Group, focused on helping injured parties to find experienced and qualified representation, and managing partner at Johnson & Vines in Little Rock, AR. Before becoming an attorney, Anthony worked in SEO and web development, Internet startups and finance. Follow him on Twitter @awesomeattorney. Writer's Archives

Peggy Gruenke Peggy Gruenke is Chief Operating Officer at Hengehold Capital Management, as well as a law firm management specialist in operations, online marketing, technology and accounting at Small FirmSuccess. Peggy has been active in the ABA GP Solo Division, a frequent ABA TECHSHOW speaker and she writes on productivity and profitability for Attorney at Work. Read more of her articles on productivity and profitability here. Follow her on Twitter @PeggyGruenke. Writer's Archives

Ross Fishman Ross Fishman , JD, is CEO of Fishman Marketing, a marketing firm focusing on strategy, branding and websites for law firms and other professional services firms and associations. A former litigator, marketing director and marketing partner, he helps law firms worldwide stand out from the competition and generate revenue. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and inaugural inductee into the Legal Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame — but has never bought an ad to proclaim these honors. Contact him at Follow him @rossfishman. Writer's Archives

Dennis Goris Dennis Goris is president of Goris Communications, a firm focusing on branding and business-to-business communications for professional service firms, associations and non-profits. He works with organizations to identify and promote what makes them unique. In addition to many of the nation's largest advocacy organizations, Dennis has directed campaigns and programs for major law firms, and corporate brands including American Express, Amtrak, AOL, Carfax, GE and Google. Dennis remains media agnostic with a preference for plain English in business communications. Follow him on LinkedIn and on Twitter @DennisGoris. Writer's Archives

Elonide Semmes Right Hat Elonide Semmes is the President of Right Hat, a brand consultancy that "helps law firms create simple yet powerful brands." At the heart of Right Hat's approach is getting into the minds of buyers by grounding strategy in external research, not just internal opinion. Elonide is a member of the Legal Marketing Association's Hall of Fame and a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management. Follow her @esemmes. Writer's Archives

Diana Stepleton Diana Stepleton is General Manager of Ruby Receptionists, where she oversees the overall day-to-day operations, making sure conditions are perfect for Ruby’s friendly, professional virtual receptionist service. Before joining Ruby, Diana spent nearly a decade on the equipment side of AT&T/Lucent and co-owned a successful market research company for many years. She holds a master’s in Business Administration. Writer's Archives

Susan Kostal Susan Kostal is a legal affairs PR, marketing and business development consultant based in San Francisco. She has covered legal affairs as a journalist for nearly three decades. You can follow her on Twitter @skostal and view more of her content at Writer's Archives

Theda "Teddy" Snyder Theda “Teddy” Snyder mediates workers compensation cases throughout California. She is also available for legal freelance writing assignments. An attorney since 1977, she has practiced in a variety of settings and frequently speaks and writes about settlements and the business of law. She is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and the author of four books published by the American Bar Association, including "Women Rainmakers' Best Marketing Tips, 3rd Edition." Based in Los Angeles, Teddy can be found at and on Twitter @WCMediator. Writer's Archives

Patrick J. Lamb Patrick Lamb is a founding partner of Valorem Law Group and a founding member at ValoremNext. Pat is the author of "Alternative Fees for Litigators and Their Clients" and a frequent speaker on the effective use of alternative fees and innovations in the business of practicing law. He blogs at In Search of Perfect Client Service, contributes to the ABA blog The New Normal, and is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. You can follow Pat  @ValoremLamb. Writer's Archives

Paul H Burton Paul Burton is a recovering corporate finance attorney who helps people regain command of their day. As a nationally recognized time management expert, Paul regularly speaks to audiences about getting more done and enjoying greater personal and professional satisfaction. He is the author of five books on productivity. Learn more at and follow him @QuietSpacing. Writer's Archives

JaredCorreia Jared Correia is Assistant Director and Senior Law Practice Advisor at the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program. Jared is the author of "Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers" and writes on practice management for Attorney at Work, here, and for the LOMAP blog, here. He is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and of Saint Anselm College, where he was a captain of the debate squad that finished as national runner-up in 2000. He loves James Taylor and tweets @jaredcorreia. Writer's Archives

Megan Zavieh Megan Zavieh focuses her practice exclusively on attorney ethics, providing limited scope representation to attorneys facing disciplinary action, and guidance to practicing attorneys on questions of legal ethics. At age 21, she earned her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. Megan is admitted to practice in California, New York and New Jersey, as well as in Federal District Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. In "On Balance," Megan writes about the issues confronting lawyers in the new world of practicing law. She blogs on ethics at California State Bar Defense and tweets @ZaviehLaw. Writer's Archives

Roy Ginsburg Roy S. Ginsburg has been an attorney coach and consultant for more than a decade. Like the people he coaches, Roy is a lawyer and has practiced for more than 30 years. He works with attorneys and law firms across the country in the areas of business development, practice management, strategic planning, succession planning and career satisfaction. Learn more at Writer's Archives

Ron_Bockstahler-c Ron Bockstahler is co-founder and CEO Amata Office Solutions, as well as Principal Broker for Amata Realty Group. Founded in 2002, Amata is Chicago’s largest privately owned office suites provider, with a clientele that includes solo practitioners, startups, and larger corporations looking to establish satellite locations. When he's not putting deals together, Ron is traveling in his RV with his wife and five children, chasing his goal of visiting all 50 states in five years. Find Ron on LinkedIn and Twitter. Writer's Archives

Nicole Bradick Nicole Bradick is Chief Strategy Officer at CuroLegal, a company that works with lawyers to launch and grow next-generation firms. Named an ABA Journal Legal Rebel and to the Fastcase 50, Nicole is the founder of Custom Counsel, a nationwide network of freelance attorneys, which was acquired by CuroLegal in 2015. She writes and speaks about the changing legal marketplace, the evolution of the law firm business model, and the technology that allows attorneys to do their work better, faster and cheaper. Follow her on Twitter at @NicoleBradick. Writer's Archives

KarinConroy15 Karin Conroy is a legal marketing consultant specializing in creating award-winning websites and building online reputations for law firms. Karin has an MBA from the University of California and has a background in design, creative direction, and marketing management. Follow her @karinconroy. Writer's Archives

Beese Mark Beese is president of Leadership for Lawyers LLC, a consultancy focused on helping lawyers become better leaders. Chair of the Lawyer Leader Task Force of the ABA Law Practice Division, he is also an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership and the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Follow Mark on Twitter @Leadership4law. Writer's Archives

Paul Bascobert Paul Bascobert is Yodle’s President of Local. Yodle is a leader in local online marketing that helps 50,000+ local businesses, including more than 3,000 lawyers, find and keep their customers. You can follow Paul on LinkedIn and find out more information about Yodle at or via email at Writer's Archives