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Matthew Homann

Matthew Homann is the founder of LexThink, a legal innovation consultancy that delivers conferences, retreats and workshops for lawyers and other professionals who want to embrace creative ways to grow their businesses and serve their clients better. As a dynamic “innovational” speaker, Matt shares innovative pricing strategies, creative marketing techniques, cutting-edge ideas from other industries and professions and proven customer service principles. Matt blogs at the award-winning “the [non]billable hour,” where he shares innovative ways for lawyers and other professionals be better at what they do.

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Tom Kane

Tom Kane is the president of Kane Consulting, Inc. and author of the Legal Marketing Blog. A former practicing attorney, he has more than 25 years of experience assisting lawyers with their marketing and business development strategies, and individual coaching needs.

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Toby Brown

Toby Brown is the Director of Pricing for law firm Vinson & Elkins, where he works with firm partners and clients in developing successful alternative fee arrangements (AFAs). Toby presents and publishes nationally on legal technology, marketing and law firm management. He received the Peer Excellence Award, the President’s Award and the Anne Charles Award from the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE). He maintains the ABA award-winning 3 Geeks and a Law Blog with two colleagues, is active on Twitter as @gnawledge and can be found here on LinkedIn.

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Ellen Ostrow

Ellen Ostrow is the founding principal of Lawyers Life Coach LLC, a firm specializing in leadership, career, business development and work/life integration coaching for attorneys and consultation to legal employers. Since 1998, Ellen has been known for her work helping women attorneys overcome barriers to advancement and coaching all lawyers to achieve career success without compromising the quality of their lives. Her Ph.D. in psychology enables Ellen to bring a unique depth of understanding of human behavior to her coaching. She attained her coaching certification from the MentorCoach™ program, in which she now serves as a member of the faculty.

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Dwight Sholes

Dwight Sholes is an independent digital direct marketing consultant. Sholes LLC helps clients develop and execute targeted online marketing campaigns that build brands and drive ROI, with particular focus on email marketing for the travel industry. He is a member of the invitation-only email organization Only Influencers and co-chair of the DMA’s Email Experience Council Cross-Channel Marketing Roundtable. Dwight is a frequent speaker at industry conferences in the United States and abroad, and recently conducted an email marketing workshop for online travel companies in Mumbai, India.

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Jeffrey Morgan

Jeffrey Morgan has more than 25 years of experience working with professional service firms on branding, marketing communications, business development and website strategy. He is a Principal with Moiré Marketing Partners, a strategic branding and communications agency specializing in the success of professional service firms. He can be reached at or (562) 425-7600.

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Carey Ransom

Carey Ransom is an Internet marketer and software entrepreneur. He is currently CEO of RealPractice, a leading cloud-based client development and practice management software platform. Carey is a frequent speaker on legal technology topics and an active blogger and social media participant. He has written for ABA Law Practice Today, ILTA Peer to Peer and California Bar magazine.

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Terry Gorry

Terry Gorry is the principal solicitor at Terry Gorry & Co in Dublin, Ireland and principal of Web Design Dublin, a digital/Internet marketing consultancy for small businesses who recognize the opportunities presented by a smart, cost effective web presence. A 25-year champion of small business in Ireland, Terry is passionate about the power of the Internet to level the playing field for the little guy.

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Jobst Elster

Jobst Elster is Head of Content at, an online community and advisory resource for legal technology vendors, law firms, legal technologists and thought leaders. Jobst has spent the past 13 years in the legal industry, working with vendors, consultants, the media and law firms on various marketing consulting, public relations and market survey initiatives. He is a frequent contributor to publications including Peer to Peer, Legal Management and BtoB magazine. Contact him at

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Julie Carroll

Julie Carroll is the owner of  Carroll Career Consulting. Previously, she established the Center for Professional Development at Phoenix School of Law and nearly doubled the size of the largest law firm in the Rocky Mountain west as the Director of Professional Recruitment and Development at Holland & Hart LLP from 1999 until 2006. With more than 20 years’ experience as a judicial clerk, lawyer, legal recruiter and career coach she has counseled countless lawyers and law students along their career paths. She can be reached at

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Ken Hardison

Ken Hardison is President of  the Personal Injury Lawyers Marketing & Management Association (PILMMA), as well as Partner in Hardison & Cochran PLLC, a leading personal injury and disability law firm in Raleigh, NC. You can reach him at or (800) 497-1890.

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David King Keller and Jane Shahi

David King Keller is the award-winning author of 100 Ways To Grow A Thriving Law Practice, and the ABA best seller, The Associate As Rainmaker, Building Your Business Brain. David is a business development trainer with a highly acclaimed MCLE ethics course titled, “Ethical Business Development Strategies That Can Add New Clients and Grow Revenue.” He is CEO of  Keller Business Development Advisory Group. He has lectured at UC Hastings College of The Law, various county bar associations, ABA annual meetings and law firm training sessions. He is a member of ABA, BASF, AAJ and LMA. His company website lists numerous client testimonials and provides many free articles, including “Social Media For Lawyers.” Contact him at

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Janet Ellen Raasch

Janet Ellen Raasch is a writer, ghostwriter and blogger who works closely with professional services providers—especially lawyers, law firms, legal consultants and legal organizations—to help them achieve name recognition and new business through publication of keyword-rich content for the Web and social media sites as well as articles and books for print. She blogs at Constant Content and can be reached at

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Silvia L. Coulter

Silvia L. Coulter is a Vice President and Co-founder of LawVision Group and leads the firm’s Client Development Practice. She is a recognized leader in law firm business development strategy and assists firms with business development, key client retention and growth strategies, client service strategies and process improvement initiatives. Prior to co-founding LawVision Group, Silvia was a Managing Director at Hildebrandt. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at George Washington University where she teaches in the Masters in Law Firm Management program. Silvia may be reached at

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