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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 providing guidance to practicing attorneys on questions of legal ethics. At the age of 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 also 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

Brian K. Johnson Brian K. Johnson is a courtroom communication consultant who teaches persuasion to trial lawyers and public speaking to transactional attorneys. Co-author of  "The Articulate Advocate" and "The Articulate Attorney," Brian's international consulting practice takes him to law firms and training programs throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as overseas to the United Kingdom and Europe. His clients include the National Advocacy Center of the United States Department of Justice and NITA. He Tweets @bjohnsonmhunter. Writer's Archives

Savadra Deborah Savadra spends a lot of her time explaining technology to lawyers, mostly as editor and chief blogger at Legal Office Guru, which features Microsoft Office video tutorials and other content especially for legal professionals. Follow her on Twitter @legalofficeguru. Writer's Archives

Victoria Santoro Victoria Santoro is an attorney at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. in Boston. Victoria litigates cases on behalf of injured people, handling a variety of cases including wrongful death, general liability and medical malpractice. She is active in the Massachusetts Bar Association and contributes to several legal publications and blogs, including I Am That Girl and her own The Limber Lawyer blog. A graduate of Boston College Law School, Victoria was voted a Super Lawyers Rising Star and is the recipient of a 2014 Excellence In The Law Up & Coming Lawyer award. She tweets @TheLimberLawyer. Writer's Archives

John Byrne John Byrne is President of Glencoe Media Group Inc. John started his career as a journalist before attending law school and then practicing as a litigator with a large law firm. Realizing he could combine his media experience with his legal background and communications skills, John has worked for nearly 20 years with lawyers and other professionals, helping them handle the press, develop their brands and win new clients. After a stint as Chief Marketing Officer for Drinker Biddle & Reath, he recently opened Glencoe Media Group. He blogs at The Byrne Blogand tweets @johnmbyrne. Writer's Archives

Jay Harrington Jay Harrington is co-founder of Harrington Communications, where he leads the agency's Brand Strategy, Content Creation and Client Service teams. He also writes weekly dispatches on the agency's blog, Simply Stated. Previously, Jay was a commercial litigator and corporate bankruptcy attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Foley & Lardner. He has an undergraduate degree in journalism and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Follow him on Twitter @harringj75. Writer's Archives

Drew Keller Drew Keller is founder and president of, focused on digital and social media, working with customers to develop successful media strategies. An award-winning television producer, video editor, web developer and educator, Drew writes frequently for and distributes videos via The Story Guide YouTube channel. Drew is a sought-after speaker and writer, working with companies worldwide on how to survive the digital media revolution. He leads classes in digital media as a faculty member at the University of Washington's School of Communication, Communication Leadership Graduate Program. Find him on Twitter @DrewKeller. Writer's Archives

Jabez LeBret Jabez LeBret has delivered more than 900 presentations over the last nine years, from Saudi Arabia to Bogota, Colombia, to organizations including Microsoft, Nordstrom, Deloitte, Boeing and GE — just to name a few. He is considered a leading authority on monetizing social media. Currently at GNGF, Jabez specializes in SEO, social media conversion, traffic strategies, and client learning and development.  Follow him on Twitter @jabezlebret. Writer's Archives

RuthCarter Ruth Carter is a lawyer, writer and speaker. She is Of Counsel with Venjuris, focusing her practice on intellectual property, social media, First Amendment and flash mob law. Named an ABA Journal 2012 Legal Rebel, Ruth is the author of the ABA book “The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers,” as well as “Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans.” In “Nothing But the Ruth,” she writes about the lessons she’s learning while building her practice. She also blogs weekly at Follow her on Twitter @rbcarter. Writer's Archives

David-Ackert David Ackert is an entrepreneur and business development mentor. Through Ackert Inc. he has developed and implemented business development programs for some of the top firms on the Am Law 100. He is founder of Practice Boomers, a Your Honor Award-winning business development e-learning platform, as well as Practice Pipeline, pipeline management software. Writer's Archives