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Mike Ramsey Mike Ramsey is President of Nifty Marketing, a local search marketing company in Idaho. Mike is passionate about helping good people and good businesses grow. His site NiftyLaw is a place to learn how to handle online marketing. He takes part annually in the local search ranking factors study and speaks on the Local University tour. A guest speaker at many Internet marketing events such as Lawyernomics, SMXPubcon, and SearchFest, Mike has been quoted and featured on Search Engine LandSearch Engine Journal, and SEOmoz. Outside of search, he moonlights as the publisher of The Voice in Southern Idaho. You can follow him on Twitter @mikeramsey or +Mike Ramsey. Writer's Archives

Christy Cassisa Christy Cassisa is a speaker, coach and former lawyer. Her career has traversed biology, education and the law, which she now applies to exploring science-based practices for leading a happier, healthier and more productive life. As Principal Consultant for Donocle she develops programs designed to optimize the legal mind, and as the Director of WorkLife Integration Programs at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness she brings mindfulness programs into the workplace. Follow her on Twitter @ChristyCassisa and connect on LinkedIn. Writer's Archives

Sally Schmidt Sally J. Schmidt is President of Schmidt Marketing, Inc., which offers marketing services to law firms. Sally was a founder and the first President of the Legal Marketing Association. She is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and one of the first inductees into the LMA's Hall of Fame. She is the author of Marketing the Law Firm: Business Development Techniques and Business Development for Lawyers: Strategies for Getting and Keeping Clients. Sally writes Attorney at Work's "Play to Win" column. Follow her on Twitter @SallySchmidt. Writer's Archives

Micky Deming Micky Deming Micky Deming is the director of marketing at Kahuna Accounting, connecting attorneys across the country with Kahuna’s bookkeeping solutions. He is a journalism graduate and more of his writings can be found on the Kahuna Accounting blog. Follow him on Twitter @MickyDeming. Writer's Archives

Esposito Frederick J. Esposito, Jr. is Executive Director at Rivkin Radler LLP. Fred has more than 20 years of law and accounting firm experience. He writes and speaks extensively on a wide-range of legal management topics including billing, collections, financial and profitability models, risk management, human resource development, project management for attorneys and alternative fee arrangements. Follow him @lawmgtguru. Writer's Archives

Peggy Gruenke Peggy Gruenke is owner of LegalBizSuccess, a company whose mission is to help solo and small firm lawyers build better businesses. She heads the ABA GPSolo Division's technology committee and is vice chair of the division's national conference committee. Peggy writes on productivity and profitability for Attorney at Work's Friday Five. Read more or her articles here, and follow her on Twitter @PeggyGruenke. Writer's Archives

Mary Lokensgard Mary Lokensgard is a recovering attorney with over 15 years of experience in private practice, including plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, estate planning and administration, and elder law. She’s now working for herself as an independent writer. She tweets @marylokensgard. Writer's Archives

Casey Berman Casey Berman is head of strategy for a San Francisco-based technology company, investment banker and former in-house counsel. He is also the founder of Leave Law Behind, a blog and community that focuses on helping unhappy attorneys leave the law. 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

Annie Little Annie Little is a trained life coach, former practicing attorney and the founder of JD Nation, where she helps lawyers regain control of their careers, beat burnout and start enjoying their lives again. You can follow her on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn. 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. He 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

Roy Ginsburg Roy S. Ginsburg is an attorney coach who works one-to-one in the areas of business development, practice management and career development. He has practiced law for more than 25 years in large to small firms and in a corporate setting. He is currently an active solo with a part-time practice in legal marketing ethics and employment law. Learn more at Writer's Archives

Heidi Alexander Heidi Alexander is a Law Practice Management Advisor at the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (MassLOMAP), where she advises lawyers on practice management matters and in implementing new law office technologies. A lawyer, Heidi co-hosts the Legal Toolkit podcast and writes for the MassLOMAP blog and the ABA’s Law Technology Today. Follow her on Twitter @heidialexander. Writer's Archives

Mary Pat Benz Mary Pat Benz is an attorney in solo practice in Chicago, where she focuses on attorney discipline and professional responsibility matters, policyholder insurance coverage litigation, appeals and alternative dispute resolution. With more than 30 years in practice, she is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law, teaching trial practice. Previously Mary Pat was a litigation partner at Winston & Strawn; Quinlan & Crisham; and Phelan Pope & John. Writer's Archives

Megan Zavieh Megan Zavieh focuses her practice exclusively on attorney ethics, providing limited scope representation to attorneys facing state bar disciplinary action, providing guidance to practicing attorneys on questions of legal ethics, and writing about ethics at her blog California State Bar Defense. At the age of 21, she earned her JD from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She practiced securities litigation in the New York area, and has been representing attorneys facing disciplinary action before the California State Bar since 2009. Megan is admitted to practice in California, New York and New Jersey, as well as in Federal District Court and the United States Supreme Court. In her "On Balance" column for Attorney at Work, Megan writes about the issues confronting lawyers in the new world of practicing law. Writer's Archives

Joan H Feldman Joan Feldman is Partner/Editorial at Attorney at Work and a principal at Feldcomm, a custom publishing and marketing design firm in Chicago. An editor and writer, Joan has created, steered and contributed to myriad leading practice management and trade publications, including the American Bar Association's Law Practice magazine where she served as managing editor for a dozen years. Joan is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism. Follow her @JoanHFeldman and on Google+. Writer's Archives

Jeena Cho Jeena Cho is a partner at JC Law Group PC, a bankruptcy law firm in San Francisco. In addition to her legal practice, Jeena teaches mindfulness and meditation to lawyers and is author of the book, "The Anxious Lawyer" (ABA). Find her on Twitter at @jeena_cho. Writer's Archives

Ryan Sullivan Ryan Sullivan has been a trial lawyer for almost 14 years, practicing exclusively indigent criminal defense. A speaker, writer and trainer, Ryan believes a sense of humor and the ability to frame events positively, combined with solid professional skills, leads directly to career and business success. Her experience working and training others in challenging careers has given her the skills to manage the toughest customers, speak and present persuasively, and shine under stressful circumstances. Ryan and her husband have three children, three dogs and a home suspended in a perpetual state of DIY remodeling. Writer's Archives

Mary Ellen Sullivan Mary Ellen Sullivan is a Chicago-based freelance writer who writes frequently about the arts, music, travel and women’s issues, with a specialty in health care for more than 30 years. She is the author of the best-selling book “Cows on Parade in Chicago,” as well as several travel guides, and has been published in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Woman’s Day, Vegetarian Times and other publications. She also writes a blog about joy called “On the Wings of the Hummingbird.” Writer's Archives

Teddy Snyder Theda “Teddy” Snyder mediates workers compensation cases throughout California. 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 you can follow her on Twitter @WCMediator. Writer's Archives