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Tatia L. Gordon-Troy Tatia Gordon-Troy helps attorneys focus on branding and self-publishing to build their practices. She is a career editor and publisher with more than 20 years of experience developing legal practice aids and education-based marketing strategies in the form of books, publications, blog posts and white papers. Tatia has a J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law. She runs her own firm, Ramses House Publishing LLC. Follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter @tatia_troy Writer's Archives

Chris Graham Chris Graham is the founder of TellPeople, a vehicle for teaching communication and storytelling to lawyers. Twice-retired from law himself (first in New York, then in Toronto), Chris is now an entrepreneur, producer, investor and storyteller. Through TellPeople, Chris makes lawyers better at talking to their clients, each other and everyone else. Instagram: @tell_people. Writer's Archives

Megan Zavieh Megan Zavieh is the creator and author of "The Playbook: The California Bar Discipline System Practice Guide." In her law firm, Zavieh Law, she focuses her practice exclusively on attorney ethics, providing full and limited scope representation to attorneys facing disciplinary action, and providing guidance to practicing attorneys on questions of legal ethics. Megan is admitted to practice in California, Georgia, New York and New Jersey, as well as in multiple federal courts 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

Silverthorn Michelle Silverthorn is a recognized leader in diversity, education and intergenerational dynamics. As Diversity & Education Director for the Professionalism Counsel, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, she expands the commission’s national presence through blogs, social networking and online discussion groups, and is also the chief instructional designer for educational offerings. Michelle writes and speaks frequently on diversity and intergenerational issues in the workplace. Previously, she worked as an attorney at large law firms in Chicago and New York City, as a journalist in Trinidad and Tobago and as a legal researcher in Peru and Switzerland. Follow her on LinkedIn, Twitter and the 2Civility blog. Writer's Archives

Sean Doherty is a sole practitioner advising organizations on technology controls that comply with industry standards, laws and regulations governing information technology, safeguarding privacy and preserving evidence in litigation. Sean previously worked as an analyst for 451 Research, where he directed the company's business and technology coverage of information governance, compliance, and electronic discovery. He also worked as a technology editor at ALM Media. Follow him on LinkedIn and on Twitter @SeanD0herty. Writer's Archives

Mark C Palmer Mark C. Palmer is Professionalism Counsel, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, where he promotes civility and delivers statewide professionalism programming, including its mentoring program, across Illinois to lawyers and law students with a dedication to justice and the rule of law. Mark blogs at 2Civility.org, the Commission on Professionalism’s website, and you can follow him at @2CivilityMP. Writer's Archives

Toni Wells Toni Wells is principal at Bespoke Marketing Partners, where she focuses on business development and client relationship management in the legal services industry, working with individual lawyers and practice groups to develop and execute business development plans. Toni has served in business development leadership positions at three AmLaw 100 law firms. She has a Masters in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University. Follow Toni on LinkedIn. Writer's Archives

Ryan McPherson is the founder of Intelligent Worth. He helps solo practitioners and partners in smaller firms align their personal and business finances to generate wealth and avoid missteps. Ryan is a Certified Financial Planner and an IRS Enrolled Agent. He is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the XY Planning Network. Follow him on Twitter @RyanDMcPherson. Writer's Archives

Joan H Feldman Joan Feldman is Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of Attorney at Work, publishing "one really good idea every day" since 2011. She has created and steered myriad leading practice management and trade publications, including the ABA's "Law Practice magazine" where she served as managing editor for a dozen years. Joan is a Fellow and Trustee of the College of Law Practice Management. Follow her @JoanHFeldmanLinkedIn and on Google+. Writer's Archives

Susan Kostal Susan Kostal is a legal affairs PR, marketing and business development consultant based in San Francisco. She is a contributing editor for Attorney at Work and writes the "Content Under Pressure" column. Susan has covered legal affairs as a journalist for nearly three decades. You can follow her on Twitter @skostal and view more of her content at www.susankostal.com. Writer's Archives

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 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 blogs at UndeniableRuth.com. Follow her on Twitter @rbcarter. Writer's Archives

Link Christin Link Christin is Executive Director of the Legal Professionals Program at Caron Treatment Centers, and works extensively with impaired lawyers through the treatment and recovery process. A former lawyer and firm partner, he also educates and provides training to law firms about these issues. He is a licensed and board-certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor. Writer's Archives

Jay Harrington Jay Harrington is the owner of Harrington Communications, a leading creative services and business development training agency for lawyers and law firms. He coaches lawyers on how to build powerful personal brands and profitable books of business. His agency provides brand strategy, website development, and social media consulting to law firms. Jay is author of the book "One of a Kind: A Proven Path to a Profitable Practice." Previously, he was a commercial litigator and corporate bankruptcy attorney at Skadden Arps and Foley & Lardner. He writes regularly for Attorney at Work. Follow him on Twitter @harringj75. Writer's Archives

Heidi Alexander Heidi Alexander is the Deputy Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, where she also leads the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP). LOMAP provides free and confidential practice management assistance, guidance in implementing new law office technologies, and methods to attain healthy and sustainable practices.She is the author of "Evernote as a Law Practice Tool" and serves on the ABA's TECHSHOW Planning Board. In 2017, Heidi was appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism. Follow her on Twitter @HeidiAlexander. Writer's Archives

Bob Denney Bob Denney has provided management, leadership, strategic planning and business development services to corporations, professional firms and non-profit organizations throughout the United States and parts of Canada. A respected speaker and author, his articles have appeared in many legal publications. His firm publishes the highly regarded reports on What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession. Writer's Archives

Nancy Myrland Nancy Myrland is a marketing and business development plan consultant, and a content, social and digital media speaker, trainer and advisor, helping lawyers and legal marketers grow their practices by integrating all marketing disciplines. In addition to the Myrland Marketing Minute Blog, you can find her on Twitter @NancyMyrland and on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Writer's Archives

Dustin Cole is President and Master Practice Advisor with Attorneys Master Class. For nearly 25 years, he has delivered CLE programs on practice management, marketing, risk management and succession planning for bar associations and organizations. He has keynoted and trained at nearly all of the nation’s solo and small firm programs, worked with more than 400 individual attorneys, and conducted operations and marketing analyses for more than 100 firms. Email him at dustin@attorneysmasterclass.com.   Writer's Archives

Paul Burton is a former 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 six books on productivity. Learn more about Paul and his practice at quietspacing.com and follow him @QuietSpacing. 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

Sheila Blackford Sheila M. Blackford is an attorney and Practice Management Advisor for the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund. She received her J.D. with Tax Law Concentration from McGeorge School of Law. She is the author of the ABA book "Trust Accounting in One Hour For Lawyers," co-author of "Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers," and a past Editor-in-Chief of the ABA's Law Practice magazine. Sheila is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and member of the OSB eCourt Task Force and Public Service Advisory Committee. She writes the Just Oregon Lawyers Blog. Follow her @SheilaBlackford.   Writer's Archives