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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

BrettBurney Brett Burney is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, an independent legal technology consulting practice. Brett provides litigation support for law firms and assists corporations with e-discovery questions. Brett also provides Mac and iPad training for lawyers seeking to learn how to use their Macs, iPhones and iPads more effectively and productively. Brett, a past ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board Chair (2015), blogs at Macs in Law. You can follow him on Twitter @BBurney and email him at Writer's Archives

Marsha Hunter Marsha Hunter is a principal in Johnson & Hunter, Inc. She teaches attorneys how to speak persuasively and spontaneously. Co-author of “The Articulate Advocate” and “The Articulate Attorney,” her specialty is human factors — the science of human performance in high-stakes environments. Marsha teaches communication skills for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the Department of Justice and upper-echelon law firms. Follow her on LinkedIn and on Twitter @bjohnsonmhunter. Writer's Archives

Mickie Kennedy Mickie Kennedy is founder of eReleases PR. In 1998, he struck out on his own to build a company that would give entrepreneurs, independent law firms, authors and small businesses access to top-level newswire and PR services — with a personal touch. Mickie lives in Baltimore County with his wife, son, daughter and two feuding cats. He enjoys British science fiction and acknowledges an unhealthy addiction to diet soda. 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

Eden Gillett Bowe Eden Gillott Bowe is President of Gillott Communications LLC. Eden has nearly a decade of experience resolving PR issues both in and outside the media's glare, from celebrity scandals and corporate fraud to criminal and civil litigation. Educated in business and communications on three continents, Eden has worked in Seoul, Manhattan and Los Angeles as a crisis manager and business professor. She is co-author of “A Lawyer’s Guide to Crisis PR” and the upcoming “A Board Member’s Guide to Crisis PR.” She tweets @CrisisPRguys! Writer's Archives

Chelsey Lambert Chelsey Lambert is Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Smokeball, a provider of productivity software for small law firms, based in Chicago. Her mission is to help attorneys, and legal professionals understand the technology that is available to them, how to use it, and the positive impacts it can have on their business. As a former Practice Management Advisor for the Chicago Bar Association, she is an expert in small law firm processes, marketing, technology, and law practice management education. Chelsey continues to speak and write for legal organizations across the US, on technology, hiring, marketing and small law firm best practices. Follow her on Twitter at @ChelseyLambert. 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

Gyi_Tsakalakis Gyi Tsakalakis helps lawyers put their best foot forward online because clients are looking for them there. He is a co-founder of AttorneySync, a digital marketing agency for law firms. Gyi writes Attorney at Work's Optimize! column. You can find more of his writing at Lawyerist & Avvo's Lawyernomics blog. You can ask him a question (or just say hi) at LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. Writer's Archives

Jamie J Spannhake Jamie Spannhake is a lawyer and certified health coach. After working for a BigLaw firm in Manhattan for six years as a commercial litigator, she founded Spannhake Law LLC, serving clients in New York and Connecticut. She provides local counsel support and pre-trial litigation services to other lawyers. For her non-lawyer clients, she offers services in estate planning, residential 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

Russell E Adler Russell Adler represents employees and employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters including employment discrimination, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, wage and hour disputes, employment agreements and related issues. Learn more about Russell at, and find him on Twiter @RAdlerlawPLLC. Writer's Archives

Wendy Werner Wendy Werner is a career coach and practice management consultant for lawyers and professional services firms at Werner Associates, LLC, as well as former Assistant Dean of Career Services at St. Louis University School of Law. She writes the Careers column for ABA Law Practice magazine, and is an award-winning photographer. Find her on Twitter @WendyWerner. Writer's Archives

Brian Powers, CEO, PactSafe Brian Powers is an Indianapolis-based lawyer and entrepreneur. Brian has practiced Internet law for nearly a decade, working with start-ups and companies that transact business online. He recently launched PactSafe, a cloud-based solution that manages, tracks, deploys and enforces digital legal agreements. Brian tweets @PactSafe. Writer's Archives

Ohoro for Wordpress Mike O’Horo is a serial innovator in lawyer training. Over 25 years he has trained more than 7,000 lawyers in simplified sales processes by which they have generated more than $1.5 billion in new business. His current venture, RainmakerVT, is an interactive virtual business development training tool for lawyers. Earlier, he developed ResultsPath, an integrated sales training program, and TeamPath, a litigation-analogous people-process program. Follow Mike on Twitter @LawyerRainmaker. Writer's Archives

Jon Quick Jon Quick has 25-plus years in media management for CBS and Emmis Communications. He now operates Q Public Relations & Marketing, an advertising agency that works almost exclusively with law firms. Unlike many attorneys, Jon rarely wears a black suit and he does smile. Contact him at Writer's Archives

Andrea Cannavina Andrea Cannavina is a Master Virtual Assistant who helps stressed out, overworked attorneys (and their staff) get home at a decent hour. Andrea provides a practical education on the set-up, integration, and use of today’s technology in order to get more done with less — less time, less resources and (most importantly) less stress! To learn more about Andrea go to or to sign up for her next webinar, Digital Dictation 101, visit: Andrea tweets @LegalTypist. Writer's Archives