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Jamie J Spannhake Jamie Spannhake is a lawyer and certified health coach. She is a partner at Berlandi Nussbaum & Reitzas LLP, serving clients in New York and Connecticut, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, estate planning, residential and commercial real estate, and business transactions. She writes and speaks on issues of interest to lawyers, including time and stress management, health and wellness, work/life balance, and effective legal writing. Writer's Archives

Ingrid Vinci HS Ingrid Vinci is the founder of Expert Consulting Services (ECS), which helps legal professionals locate suitable expert witnesses and provides guidance to professionals who are qualified to be expert witnesses. Previously Ingrid practiced law in the areas of personal injury, professional negligence, product liability, and premises liability. Follow her @LocateAnExpert.   Writer's Archives

DustinACole Dustin Cole is a business and marketing advisor for law firms, with nearly 25 years of practical experience helping attorneys build better, more profitable and more satisfying businesses. He has presented practice management, marketing and risk management CLE programs for more than 70 bar associations, as well as hundreds of firms. He especially enjoys working with small firm attorneys. Dustin's website is, and he can be reached at Writer's Archives

Keith Rollag Keith Rollag is Associate Professor and Chair of the Management Division at Babson College. His teaching focuses on organizational behavior, teamwork and leadership, and his research focuses primarily on newcomer socialization and training, organizational culture, social networks and leadership development. He is the author of  “What to Do When You’re New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations, ” one of the “10 Best Books of 2015.” Follow Keith on Twitter @KeithRollag. Writer's Archives

Phillipe Doyle Gray Philippe Doyle Gray is a commercial equity senior junior, and a member of 8 Wentworth Chambers in Sydney, Australia. He predominantly practices in document-intensive civil litigation involving allegations of dishonesty and fraud. His passion is the application of technology in legal practice to enhance cost-effectiveness and deliver justice. Philippe is the first Australian faculty member of ABA TECHSHOW. Follow him on Twitter @pdoylegray.   Writer's Archives

Julie Tolek Julie Tolek is an attorney, mediator, and founder of Think Pink Law, a “human law firm with human clients.” Equal parts geek, lawyer, entrepreneur and marketing maven, Julie focuses on convenience and accessibility for clients who are going through a divorce, need a will, or have questions about bankruptcy. You can find her at her blog Think Pink Law, on Facebook and on Twitter @Thinkpinklaw. Writer's Archives

Tom Lambotte HS Tom Lambotte is CEO of GlobalMacIT, a company specializing in providing IT support to Mac-based law firms. Tom is the author of "Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms" and "Legal Boost: Big Profits Through an IT Transformation." He is a popular speaker at national events such as the ABA TECHSHOW and MILOfest, a Mac Lovin’ Lawyers Event. Follow Tom on Twitter @LegalMacIT Writer's Archives

Dan Steiner Dan Steiner is an entrepreneur, author and veteran legal marketer with a deep background in the California startup community. Currently, he runs an award-winning web design and Internet marketing company, Avila Web Firm, which specializes in high-end attorney web design and marketing campaigns. He has written for a number of publications, including Entrepreneur, Yahoo, Forbes and Writer's Archives

Mark Bassingthwaighte Mark Bassingthwaighte is a Risk Manager with Attorney’s Liability Protection Society, Inc. (ALPS). In his tenure with the company, he has conducted over 1,000 law firm risk management assessment visits, presented numerous CLE seminars, and written extensively on risk management and technology. Mark received his J.D. from Drake University Law School. He blogs at @ALPScorp. Contact him at Writer's Archives

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