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Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz Headshot Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz

Meyling “Mey” Ly Ortiz is Managing Counsel of Employment at Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Her passions include mentoring, championing diversity and inclusion, and a personal blog: At home, you can find her doing her best to be a “fun” mom to a toddler and preschooler and chasing her best self on her Peloton (her handle is Meybe if you want her to try to chase you too). You can follow her on LinkedIn and @Meybe_JD on Twitter. (And you knew this was coming: Her opinions are hers alone.)

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Erika Winston

Erika Winston is a Virginia-based writer and former domestic relations attorney. She understands the challenge of determining the best fee structure for your practice. Erika is a regular contributor to the TimeSolv blog and a variety of other publications.

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Nicole Clark Trellis Law Nicole Clark

Nicole Clark is a business litigation and labor and employment attorney and is CEO and co-founder of Trellis Research. Trellis (@trellis_law) is an AI-powered legal research and analytics platform that gives state court litigators a competitive advantage by making trial court rulings searchable, and providing insights into opposing counsel and state court judges. Follow her on Twitter at @Nicole_A_Clark

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Susan Kostal Susan Kostal

Trends at Work columnist Susan Kostal is a legal affairs PR, marketing and content strategy consultant based in San Francisco. She is a contributing editor for Attorney at Work and previously wrote a monthly column, Content Under Pressure. 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

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McTorry Law Kimberly McTorry

Kimberly McTorry is a trial lawyer and managing partner of McTorry Law ( in Humble, Texas. Prior to forming her own law firm, Kimberly was a prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston. Kimberly is a graduate of Belmont University Law School,  a charter member of Belmont Law’s Board of Advocates, and a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Diversity Leadership Institute. Follow her on LinkedIn and @shes_my_lawyer on Instagram.

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Tom Lambotte

Tom Lambotte is CEO of GlobalMacIT, a national Managed Service Provider providing complete end-to end legal technology services to Mac-based law firms. They transform law firm operations and boost profits by leveraging technology. Tom’s methods are based on over a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of best practices. Follow Tom on Twitter @LegalMacIT and sign up for his weekly “Stupid Simple Mac Tips” series here. 

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Tatia Troy Tatia Gordon-Troy

Tatia L. Gordon-Troy is a Maryland attorney and a career publisher with more than 20 years of experience developing legal practice aids and education-based marketing strategies in the form of books, magazines, newsletters, monographs, blog posts and white papers. Tatia runs her own consultancy and author services company, Ramses House Publishing LLC, through which she helps attorneys leverage their expertise to market themselves and their practices. Follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter @tatia_troy.

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Megan Zavieh Megan Zavieh

Megan Zavieh is the creator and author of “The Playbook: The California Bar Discipline System Practice Guide.” At Zavieh Law, she focuses her practice exclusively on attorney ethics, providing representation to attorneys facing disciplinary action and guidance 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. She podcasts on Lawyers Gone Ethical, blogs on ethics at California State Bar Defense and tweets @ZaviehLaw.

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Nancy Slome Lawyers Bio Service Nancy Slome

Nancy Slome heads up Lawyers Biography Service and is a seasoned legal marketing consultant with more than a decade of experience advising attorneys on strategic marketing initiatives and creating compelling content for law firm websites. She was recently the VP of Content Strategy at Jaffe and a principal with One to One Interactive. Nancy has held marketing director positions at Pillsbury and White & Case and served on the Board of Directors for the Metro New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association. She is a regular presenter at industry conferences. Follow her @LawBioService.

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Andrew Lacy

Andrew Lacy is the founder and owner of The Lacy Employment Law Firm. His employment practice services both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Before founding The Lacy Employment Law Firm, Andrew worked for the international law firm Reed Smith LLP and clerked for the Honorable Cathy Bissoon in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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Susan Ethridge Susan Ethridge

Susan Ethridge is a writer, editor and marketer with more than 15 years’ experience in the legal technology industry. A co-founder of OnCall Discovery, she writes blog posts and articles that explore the nuances of data and discovery management, legal marketing, and relationship nurturing.

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Cindy McGovern

Cindy McGovern, Ph.D., known as the “First Lady of Sales,” speaks and consults internationally on sales, interpersonal communication and leadership. She is the author of “Every Job Is a Sales Job: How to Use the Art of Selling to Win at Work.” Cindy is the CEO of Orange Leaf Consulting, a sales management and consulting firm, and holds a doctorate in organizational communication. Find more information at and connect with her on Twitter @1stladyofsales.

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Josh Taylor Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor is a practicing litigator based in Connecticut and the head of legal content strategy at Tracers, an investigative data search software company for law firms. Previously, Josh served on the staff of The John Marshall Law School’s Writing Resource Center and as head of legal content and strategic partnerships at a nationwide legal software company.  He has spoken around the country on practice management and legal writing topics. Josh sits on the boards of directors of Beyond Legal Aid and the Chicago Fringe Opera Company. He also writes the Legal Writing Reminders series for Attorney at Work.

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Debbie Foster Debbie Foster

Debbie Foster is a nationally recognized thought leader on efficiency and innovation in professional legal organizations. Having worked with law firms and legal departments since 1995, she combines her mix of strategic management and strong leadership skills to help them navigate the ever-changing legal services delivery landscape. Foster has earned her Lean Six Sigma Certification and is active in legal industry associations including the Association of Legal Administrators and the ABA Law Practice Division. Follow her on LinkedIn and on Twitter @DebbieFoster @AffinityLegal.

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