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Danny Boice Danny Boice is the co-founder and CEO of Trustify, providing private investigators on demand. Danny attended Harvard for undergrad and completed graduate programs through the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and through Stanford University. Danny founded Trustify out of his passion and experiences around truth, trust, and safety — especially about vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly. Danny is married to Trustify co-founder and president Jennifer Mellon. Together, they lead Trustify's charitable giving by providing pro bono investigative and protective services to vulnerable populations such as missing and exploited children, domestic violence survivors, those in the foster care and adoption system, aging Americans, and more. 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   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 Writer's Archives

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 was 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

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 and follow him @QuietSpacing. 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

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 Follow her on Twitter @rbcarter. Writer's Archives

Mike Ramsey Nifty Ventures Mike Ramsey is president of Nifty Ventures and founder of Nifty Marketing and Nifty Law. The Nifty Law team brings legal marketing rocket science — digital marketing, website design, SEO and content marketing — to firms nationwide. He is the author of "Winning At Local Search" and a partner at LocalU, which provides beginner to advanced conferences in the realm of local search marketing. A guest speaker at marketing events such as Avvo Lawyernomics, Mozcon, SMX and Pubcon, Mike has been featured on Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz. Follow him on Twitter @mikeramsey. Writer's Archives

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. Watch her quick tips videos here, and follow her on Twitter @legalofficeguru. 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

Jim Turner Jim Turner is VP of Marketing for Easy Pay Solutions and a payments expert. With a combination of proprietary software and consultating services, Easy Pay has been solving past due accounts receivable issues for 20 years. Jim has been consulting with Easy Pay customers for 12 years and blogs at Jim also writes on interpersonal relationships. His next book, "The Disconnected Man," will be available in 2018. Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter @patientpaidJim. Writer's Archives

Nika Kabiri Nika Kabiri is Vice President at Radius GMR, where she works as a consumer insights consultant helping legal businesses grow. Nika has done extensive research on the attitudes and behaviors of legal consumers and attorneys and has expertise conducting social and consumer research more broadly. Nika received her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Washington and her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law. You can contact her at and follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter @nikakabiri. Writer's Archives

Noble McIntyre is the senior partner and owner of McIntyre Law. He focuses mainly on drug litigation and catastrophic injury cases, and his firm handles a range of personal injury matters. You can contact him at Follow him on Twitter @NobleMcIntyre or on Facebook.   Writer's Archives

Theda "Teddy" Snyder Theda “Teddy” Snyder mediates workers compensation cases throughout California. She is also available for legal freelance writing assignments. 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" as well as "Personal Injury Case Evaluation" available on Based in Los Angeles, Teddy can be found at and on Twitter @WCMediator. Writer's Archives

Casey Meraz Casey Meraz is the founder of Juris Digital, a full-service law firm marketing agency specializing in web design and development, local and organic SEO, content marketing and paid search marketing. He writes and speaks on internet marketing issues and is author of the book "How to Perform the Ultimate Local SEO Audit." Follow him on Twitter @CaseyMeraz. Writer's Archives

Jeremy Richter Jeremy W. Richter is an attorney at Webster, Henry, Lyons, Bradwell, Cohan & Speagle, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama, practicing civil defense in the areas of trucking/auto, premises, and general business liability. He blogs on personal injury and insurance defense topics at You can follow him on Twitter at @richterjw. 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, the Commission on Professionalism’s website, and you can follow him at @2CivilityMP. Writer's Archives

Bob Weiss Alyn Weiss Bob Weiss is founder of Alyn-Weiss & Associates, Inc. Considered one of the pioneers of law firm marketing, litigation publicity and public relations, Bob has written law firm marketing plans, coached lawyers, developed retreats, and conducted client interviews and surveys for local, regional and national firms. He speaks regularly at retreats and legal conventions and is the author of the best-seller "Marketing in Brief." Follow Bob @AlynWeiss. Writer's Archives