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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 many marketing events such as Avvo Lawyernomics, Mozcon, SMX, Pubcon and SearchFest, Mike has been quoted and 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. 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 PhD in Sociology at the University of Washington and her JD at the University of Texas School of Law. You can contact her at and fFollow her on LinkedIn and Twitter @nikakabiri. 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

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

Megan Zavieh Megan Zavieh focuses her practice exclusively on attorney ethics, providing limited scope representation to attorneys facing disciplinary action, and guidance to practicing attorneys on questions of legal ethics. At age 21, she earned her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. Megan is admitted to practice in California, New York and New Jersey, as well as in Federal District Court 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

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

Jonathan Fitzgarrald Jonathan Fitzgarrald is managing partner of Equinox Strategy Partners, providing service professionals and firms with strategic counsel to drive revenue and increase market visibility. Previously, Jonathan directed the sales and marketing at three business law firms. Jonathan regularly speaks on business development and marketing topics. He is an accomplished equestrian, and is fluent in Spanish. Follow him @JRFitzgarrald. Writer's Archives

Daniel Gold Daniel Gold is a lawyer, consultant, technologist, speaker and author. Dan's mission is to make a difference in the lives of professionals both at work and in life. He is known for his productivity e-books such as "Evernote: The Unofficial Guide to Capturing Everything and Getting Things Done" and "Make It Happen: How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your eBook." He is also regarded as an expert in e-discovery and IT managed services. Follow him on Twitter at @DanielGoldEsq and @DEGConsulting.   Writer's Archives

Mike O’Horo is a serial innovator in lawyer training. For 25 years, Mike has been known by lawyers as "The Coach." He trained more than 7,000 of them, simplifying powerful sales processes by which they generated $1.5 billion in new business. His Dezurve program reduces firms’ business development training investment risks by identifying which lawyers are serious about learning BD. Earlier he developed RainmakerVT, an interactive virtual BD training tool, and ResultsPath, an integrated sales training program. Follow Mike on Twitter @salescoach. Writer's Archives

Heidi Alexander Heidi Alexander is the Director of the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, where she advises lawyers on practice management matters, provides guidance in implementing new law office technologies, and helps lawyers develop healthy and sustainable practices. She frequently makes presentations to the legal community and contributes to publications on law practice management and technology. She is the author of "Evernote as a Law Practice Tool," an ABA Law Practice Division publication, and serves on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board. Writer's Archives

Tim Baran is Chief Marketing Officer for Good2bSocial. He writes and speaks about how to use digital marketing strategies and technology to manage and grow small firms and legal startups. Tim is the author of several publications including "The Lawyers’ Guide to Evernote," and was named to the 2016 Fastcase 50 honoring the law’s innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders. Find him on Twitter @tim_baran. Writer's Archives