Advisors - Attorney at Work


Burkey Belser is president and creative director of Greenfield Belser, and interactive brand design agency focused entirely on services marketing. A legal marketing pioneer, he has won awards in every field of graphic design: identity, collateral, web and periodicals. In 1997, President Clinton awarded him a Presidential Design Award for Nutrition Facts, the nation's familiar food labeling system. Belser was given lifetime achievement awards by both the Legal Marketing Association and the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. He blogs at Brand Thinking. Follow him @burkeybelser.

Mark T. Greene is a business strategy and marketing consultant with 30+ years' experience in the development and deployment of marketing strategies, particularly in professional services sectors. Mark was inducted into the Legal Marketing Association's Hall of Fame in 2008 and is a Fellow and President-Elect of the Board of Trustees of the College of Law Practice Management. Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter @MarkTGreene.

Susan G. Manch is Chief Talent Officer, Winston & Strawn. She has authored or co-authored four books including "Learning From Law Firm Leaders," "Maximizing Law Firm Profitability," "Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent," and "Partner and Practice Group Acquisition." Follow Susan on LinkedIn and on Twitter @susanmanch1.

Gerry Riskin is a founding partner of global consultancy Edge International. He is a former managing partner of an international law firm, served the Conference Board of Canada, is a Fellow of The College of Law in London, and a visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria. Gerry consults on strategy with an emphasis on competing for clients. He authored "The Successful Lawyer" and co-authored "Practice Development: Creating the Marketing Mindset," "Herding Cats" and "Beyond Knowing." He blogs at Amazing Firms Amazing Practices.

Sally Schmidt Sally 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 was one of the first inductees to 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.

Steve Matthews is Founder and Principal of Stem Legal Web Enterprises, Inc. Stem Legal helps lawyers and law firms gain greater web visibility and effectiveness. A thought leader and a trend watcher within the legal profession, he blogs enthusiastically at both Law Firm Web Strategy and, where he also serves as publisher. Follow him @SteveMatthews.

Vedia Jones-Richardson Vedia Jones-Richardson is a Principal with Olive and Olive, PA, an intellectual property firm in North Carolina. With degrees in law and design, her career has included experience in television, advertising and corporate communications. Vedia is a past Chair of  the ABA Law Practice Management Section and a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. She has chaired the annual Bar Leadership Institute for the NC Bar Association and the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop, which she founded in 2007.

Jordan Furlong is a leading analyst of the global legal market and forecaster of its future development. A writer and consultant, he helps lawyers and law firms navigate the extraordinary changes in the legal marketplace. His book, "Evolutionary Road: A Strategic Guide to Your Law Firm's Future" is available in the Attorney at Work bookstore. Read his blog Law21 and watch for his new book, "Law is a Buyer's Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm in a Brand New Legal World." Follow Jordon @Jordan_Law21.

Simon Chester Simon Chester

is Counsel, Conflicts and Regulatory Matters, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP. His career includes law teaching, government service and 30 years of big firm private practice. A Fellow and past-President of the College of Law Practice Management, he has spoken on professional and technology issues to hundreds of groups in 10 countries. Simon blogs at

Robert J. Ambrogi is a lawyer, writer and consultant in Rockport, MA. He writes and blogs at LawSites and Media Law and cohosts the award-winning podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. Earlier, Bob was editor-in-chief of the National Law Journal, Lawyers USAand Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. A graduate of Boston College Law School, he is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. Follow Bob on Twitter @bobambrogi.

G. Burgess Allison wrote the wildly popular Technology Update column in Law Practice magazine. He is Director in a not-for-profit R&D center, a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management and serves on the Council of the ABA Law Practice Management Section. Burgess has a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a unique worldview. Reach him at

Tom Mighell is the author of The iPad in One Hour for Lawyers and the related blog iPad4Lawyers. A Senior Consultant with Contoural, Inc., he helps companies and in-house counsel with records management and electronic discovery issues. He is 2011-2012 Chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section, and served as Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2008. He is the co-author of The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies, and co-presenter of The Kennedy-Mighell Report Podcast on the Legal Talk Network. Tom blogs at Inter Alia: A Legal Technology Blog.

Dan Pinnington is Vice President, Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations at the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) in Toronto, where he helps lawyers avoid malpractice claims. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a prolific writer, speaker and blogger on risk management, legal technology and law practice management issues. Follow him on Twitter @DanPinnington.

Ron Staudt is a professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He teaches a Justice & Technology Practicum, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Strategies and Public Interest Law & Policy. He is director of the Center for Access to Justice & Technology (CAJT)—a law school center using Internet resources to improve access to justice. He is President of the College of Law Practice Management, a member of the ABA eLawyering Task Force and one of the first 50 ABA Journal Legal Rebels.