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The ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Board will begin inviting industry-leading faculty once the educational schedule is completed.  Stay tuned for more information!”

ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Faculty

 


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Robert J. Ambrogi

LawSites, Rockport, MA

Bob Ambrogi is a lawyer, journalist and media consultant. The former editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, Lawyers USA, and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, he has been writing and speaking about the Internet, social media and legal technology for more than two decades. He continues to write about these subjects at his blog, LawSites, which the ABA Journal named to its inaugural Blawg 100 Hall of Fame, and in his ABA Journal column, “Ambrogi on Tech.” Since August 2005, he has co-hosted the weekly podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer, available through the Legal Talk Network.

In his law practice, Bob concentrates in media and new media law. In addition to practicing law, Bob provides media and marketing consulting to law firms and law-related companies. A 1980 graduate of Boston College Law School, he is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and vice president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring the law’s top innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders.


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Steven J. Best

Affinity Consulting Group, Atlanta, GA

Steven is an attorney as well as certified law office practice management consultant. He is a founding partner of the Affinity Consulting Group, a renowned law practice management and software consulting company. Steve graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Economics and received his law degree from Emory University School of Law. Steve’s love for technology, knack for numbers, thorough understanding of law office operations, and work as an attorney, give him a unique perspective related to the operations and technology needs of a private law firm, public law office and/or corporate legal department. He has achieved certified status on such well recognized products as PCLaw, Amicus Attorney, Time Matters, HotDocs, and Worldox,and resells products such as Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Tabs3, and Practice Master. Together with his industry recognized partners, Affinity has consulted with thousands law firms and law departments throughout theUnited States, Caribbean, and Canada.


Stacey Blaustein

IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY

Stacey Blaustein is an attorney in the Corporate Litigation Department of the IBM Corporation in Armonk, NY where she manages the E-Discovery program for Corporate Litigation, is integrally involved in topics of E-Discovery, Cross-Border Discovery, and Data Privacy issues, and handles many aspects of regulatory matters and third party subpoenas for the company.

Stacey speaks and writes frequently on these topics, recently at ALM Conference on Business and Law, on a recent ALI webinar on Retention Practices, at last year’s ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, and at ALM’s Forum on Cross-Border Issues and Cross-Border Discovery. Stacey sits on IBM’s Social Media and BYOD Policy Committees and works on the E-Discovery model constantly. She is also a member of the Emory Law School Alumni Council.

Stacey received her BA from Barnard College of Columbia University and her JD from Emory University School of Law in 1988. She has been practicing law at IBM for over six years and before that was a securities litigator at two respected law firms for eighteen years.


Aaron Brooks

Holmstrom & Kennedy, P.C., Rockford, IL

Aaron W. Brooks is a partner with the law firm of Holmstrom & Kennedy, P.C., where he focuses on information privacy and security, complex data sharing arrangements, and technology transactions. Aaron is the current Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Committee on Legal Technology, and the Winnebago County Bar Association Law Practice Management Committee. He is also a former Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Council. Aaron graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1996 after serving six years in the United States Navy Nuclear Power Program.


Toby Brown

Akin Gump, Houston, TX

Toby Brown is the Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics for Akin Gump. In this role he works with firm partners and clients in developing pricing arrangements and service delivery models that drive successful relationships. Prior to this, Toby served in similar roles for Vinson & Elkins and Fulbright & Jaworski,

Toby presents and publishes nationally on legal pricing, project management, marketing and law practice management. He was named to The National Law Journal’s 2013 list of Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers.

Toby received his BS and MS in Economics from the University of Utah. He maintains the ABA award winning 3 Geeks and a Law Blog with 2 colleagues at www.geeklawblog.com. He is active on Twiitter as @gnawledge and can be found on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/tobinbrown.


Brett Burney

Burney Consultants LLC, Cleveland, OH

Brett Burney is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and focuses the bulk of his time on bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery. Brett is also very active in the Mac-using lawyer community, working with lawyers who want to integrate Macs, iPhones & iPads into their practice. Prior to establishing Burney Consultants LLC, Brett spent over 5 years at the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP where he worked with litigation teams in building document databases, counseling on electronic discovery issues, and supporting them at trial. Brett graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2000 and quickly became active in the world of legal technology. Brett is a frequent contributor to Law.com and speaks around the country on litigation support, e-discovery, Mac and iOS-related topics.You can email him at burney@burneyconsultants.com.

Website: http://www.burneyconsultants.com
E-Discovery Blog: http://www.ediscoveryinfo.com
Macs: http://www.macsinlaw.com


Chad E. Burton

Burton Law/Curo Legal, Dayton, OH

Let’s start with this: I am a lawyer and the Principal of Burton Law (burton-law.com). I primarily work with businesses as outside corporate counsel, including start-ups to large, multi-national companies. Our law firm’s use of technology — combined with an experienced team of lawyers working under an innovative business model — allows us to provide efficient and sophisticated services to our clients.

Technology does not replace substantive legal knowledge and experience, but it helps introduce creative solutions to provide clients with more access to information and cost control measures. This is where I spend a lot of my time — developing and implementing better ways to deliver legal services.

Not only do I actually use the improved delivery methods with our clients, I also learn and share these ideas with other lawyers through writing and speaking engagements. I also teach a law practice management course as an adjunct law professor.

I am also the CEO/co-founder of Curo Legal (curolegal.com), a venture helping lawyers move their practices forward with practice management needs, including operations, virtual assistance, business development, bookkeeping and CFO work, among others. We also have partnered with the leading technology and service providers in this space.

Finally, bar association work is a passion because these groups play a critical role in the future of the profession by helping lawyers understand changes in the legal services landscape. I have been fortunate to serve in leadership positions and committee roles at the local, state and national levels.


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Ruth Carter

Carter Law Firm, Phoenix, AZ

Known for her daring antics and outgoing personality, Ruth Carter is a licensed Arizona attorney. She owns Carter Law Firm in Phoenix where she focuses on intellectual property, social media law, business formation and contracts, and flash mob law. Ruth was selected as an American Bar Association Legal Rebel in 2012 and for the Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2013. She also wrote three books: The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to get Sued, Fired, Arrested, or Killed; Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans; and The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers. When she’s not busy being a lawyer, Ruth is a co-founder of Improv AZ and volunteers with Ignite Phoenix.


 

Jim Calloway

Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, OK

Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program. He is a lawyer and a former chair of ABA TECHSHOW. He publishes the award-winning law blog Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips at http://jimcalloway.typepad.com and has co-authored three American Bar Association books on law practice management, How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times (with Ross Kodner and Sharon Nelson) and Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies That Work, Second and Third Editions (with Mark Robertson).

Mr. Calloway writes the Practice Management Advice column for Law Practice Magazine and he produces, with Sharon Nelson, the monthly podcast, The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology on the Legal Talk Network. He has made hundreds of presentations on law office management, legal technology, ethics and legal business operations and has been inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.


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Martin Ditkof

Brookfield, WI

Marty Ditkof of Brookfield, Wisconsin is the former General Counsel of Morris Material Handling (P&H Cranes) with broad experience in handling legal issues affecting companies and their executives. He has practiced from a home office since February 2001. Although his initial focus was to represent companies involved in manufacturing and distributing products, many of which on a set monthly fee, his work has migrated to primarily coordinating the defense of asbestos related product liability claims against several of his clients. He continues to represent a handful of midsize companies as their General Counsel.


 

Judge Herbert B. Dixon, Jr.

Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Judge Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. serves on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He is the Presiding Judge for the Superior Court’s Technology-Enhanced Courtroom Pilot Project, a former member of the Planning Board for ABA TECHSHOW®, and a frequent speaker at legal technology conferences. He is a former chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges, a former Presiding Judge of both the Civil Division and the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of Superior Court, and was chair of the court’s Electronic Filing Pilot Project. Judge Dixon is the Technology Columnist for The Judges’ Journal magazine of the ABA and a member of the Board of Editors for the ABA Journal magazine. He serves as Senior Judicial Advisor to William & Mary Law School’s Courtroom 21 Project (the world’s most technologically advanced trial and appellate courtroom) and is a member of Judicial Advisory Board of The Sedona Conference® and its Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production.


 

Philippe Doyle Gray

8 Wentworth Chambers, Sydney, Australia

Philippe Doyle Gray is a barrister from Sydney, Australia. He was one of the first barristers to have his own website www.PhilippeDoyleGray.com. Two years ago he started migrating to an entirely paperless office (and courtroom) to the complete bemusement of his colleagues. He uses Mac and Windows simultaneously to the consternation of his assistant. He works in front of 3 monitors despite having only 2 eyeballs. He is an avid proponent of technology, and refuses anymore to accept communiqués by facsimile transmission. But, he insists that technology is a means to an end, and not an end in itself. Those ends include more fun at work for lawyers, and better justice for clients, courts and the community.

His work focuses on civil litigation in the areas of commercial equity, corporate fraud, and building & construction, with occasional forays into the law of legal costs, the malpractice of lawyers and the malpractice of building consultants. His previous studies in Chemistry, Philosophy and Mathematics propel his special interest in expert evidence.

After graduating from the University of Sydney with degrees in Arts and Law, he won the Connery & Partners scholarship, obtaining his practicing certificate (law license) at the age of 23. For 5 years he practiced as a solicitor (attorney) for boutique firms specializing in insurance litigation. He then realized that the only long term solution to his receding hair line was to wear a wig, preferably one made from French thoroughbred horsehair, and terribly overpriced. He has since practiced as a barrister for 12 years. He is a member of 8 Wentworth Chambers.

In his spare time he is learning to paraglide.


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Diane Ebersole

State Bar of Michigan, Lansing, MI

Diane Ebersole is a Practice Management Advisor for the State Bar of Michigan. She serves on the ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Board, the Law Practice Magazine board and is a member of the State and Local Bar Outreach Committee. She is a frequent speaker presenting topics encompassing office management technology and best practices, mobile practice tools and integrated practice management applications. She became a certified in HotDocs consultant in 2007 and is also a certified Clio consultant. Her background includes a stint at as the regional IT director for a fortune 500 company, a law school IT training coordinator, a network administrator and as the instructional design and testing coordinator for a medical school. Diane strives to empower attorneys and their staff with the technology tools and training to maximize the efficiency of their law firm while developing sound legal business practices.


 

Jennifer Ellis

Lowenthal & Abrams, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Ellis is an attorney with the Philadelphia personal injury firm of Lowenthal & Abrams. She assists the other attorneys with legal issues involving social media and the web. Jennifer also manages the firm’s online presence. In addition, Jennifer serves as a consultant to lawyers and their firms. As a consultant, she helps law firms to create or improve their online presences and advises on issues involving technology. Jennifer also helps firms analyze and manage legal issues surrounding social media. Jennifer wrote the upcoming ABA book on WordPress based websites as well as the chapter on social media for the 2013 and 2014 ABA Solo and Small Firm Technology Guide. Jennifer is involved in both the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. For the ABA, she serves on both the Publications and Diversity committees of the Law Practice Division. She is the secretary for the Solo and Small Firm Practice Section and the GLBT Rights Committee of the PBA, as well as the Diversity Liaison for the GLBT Rights Committee. Jennifer may be found online at lowenthalabrams.com, jlellis.net and @jle_jd (on twitter.)


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Philip J. Favro

Recommind, Inc., Alpine, UT

Philip Favro brings over fourteen years of expertise to his position as Senior Discovery Counsel for Recommind, Inc. Phil is an industry thought leader, a global enterprise consultant, and a legal scholar on issues such as eDiscovery, information governance, and data protection. Phil’s expertise has been enhanced by his practice experience as a business litigation attorney in which he advised a variety of clients regarding complex discovery issues. Phil is a member of the Utah and California bars. He is an active member of the American Bar Association and also contributes to Working Groups 1 and 6 of The Sedona Conference. Phil also serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court based in Santa Clara, California.


Debbie Foster

Affinity Consulting Group, Tampa, FL

Debbie Foster is a Partner with the Affinity Consulting Group, where she specializes in practice management, time/billing/accounting and document management software, as well as providing management, process and technology consulting for firms around the country. Debbie is very involved with the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA and was the Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2010. Debbie speaks regularly for bar associations on topics relating to Law Office Management and Technology.



Peggy Gruenke

Curo Legal, Cincinnati, OH

With over 30 yrs. experience in the legal environment, as an entrepreneur and business owner and as an IT consultant, Peggy has combined her experiences to bring results and a competitive advantage to law firms assisting solo and small firm attorneys in building their businesses by providing management, operational and business development services.

Peggy started her own business, LegalBizSuccess, in early 2013, recognizing the growing need for her services in the Cincinnati area. Later in 2013, Peggy was named Director of Practice Management for Curo Legal. Curo Legal was founded by Chad Burton and Stephanie Kimbro out of a desire to help legal professionals become more efficient and productive at serving their clients and developing a successful and fulfilling law practice. In her role with Curo Legal, Peggy directs the delivery of practice operations services, including practice management, technology, virtual assistance, marketing, financial services and professional development. Peggy is a Certified Clio Consultant and serves on various industry committees including:

• American Bar Association (ABA), Law Practice Division, Chair Solo Small Firm Interest Group;
• ABA, GP Solo/Small Firm Division, Chair of Social Media Committee and Member of conference planning committee;
• Member of the Ohio State Bar Association;
• Coach and Mentor for Bad Girl Ventures, micro-lending organization for women in Cincinnati;
• Bizwomen Cabinet Member;
• Immediate past president, 85 Broads, Cincinnati Chapter;
• Member of local bar associations, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and frequent speaker to their solo/small firm committees;
• Cyclist and team member of the JDRF Ride to Cure Southwest Ohio Chapter
• Loves wine and running – in that order.


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JoAnn Hathaway

State Bar of Michigan, Lansing, MI

JoAnn Hathaway is a Practice Management Advisor for the State Bar of Michigan. She is active in the ABA Law Practice Management Division, serving on the Education Board, Membership Development Committee, and the State and Local Bar Outreach Committee. Previously, Ms. Hathaway worked as a legal liability claims director and risk manager, paralegal, and legal administrator. She is an Adobe Acrobat Certified Expert, and holds software Certifications in Clio, LexisNexis Time Matters, Billing Matters, and Total Practice Advantage practice management software. She is a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter and a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent. She is a frequent speaker on law firm technology, and risk and practice management topics.


Barron K. Henley

Affinity Consulting Group, Columbus, OH

Mr. Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a national legal technology consulting firm which handles all aspects of law practice automation including document assembly, case management, document management, legal accounting software, trial presentation/litigation support, paper reduction/scanning, hardware, networks/servers and security. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology since 1990. He received his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and is the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee. Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments; he is a renowned expert on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and HotDocs document assembly software; and has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat. Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering practice management, document management, file management, server and personal computer issues, remote access, mobile lawyering, scanning and paper reduction strategies, electronic case filing, Word, Excel, Outlook, WordPerfect, HotDocs document assembly, Adobe Acrobat, malpractice avoidance, voice recognition, and many other topics.


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John Jelderks

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, Chicago, IL

John has been the Director of Information Technology at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP for over 20 years. His areas of responsibility include information technology, practice support, litigation support, e-discovery, and facilities.


Randall A. Juip

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, P.L.L.C., Livonia, MI

Randall A. Juip is an owner and member of Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, P.L.L.C., a full-services law firm with 18 attorneys located in Livonia, Michigan. His practice focuses on medical and professionals defense, civil rights and corrections medicine defense, risk/crisis management and public relations, and other complex civil litigation. Mr. Juip has tried over 45 civil trials, and he regularly presents to other professionals on issues of medical/legal topics, technology, and risk management. Mr. Juip is a member of the TECHSHOW 2014 Board.


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Natalie Kelly

State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Natalie R. Kelly is the Director of the State Bar of Georgia’s Law Practice Management Program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Political Science from Spelman College in 1990. Although not a lawyer, she has taught Law Office Management as an Adjunct Professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, where she is currently matriculating to complete her J.D. degree.

She is a Certified Consultant for multiple legal software applications, and speaks nationally on law office management and technology. She writes extensively and is a regular contributor to the Georgia Bar Journal and other legal publications. She co-authors the Georgia Practice Advisor blog; and has wrote the chapters When and How to Use Technology Consultants in Flying Solo: A Survival for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer, 4th Edition and How to Make Your Bills a Rainmaking Tool in How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers.

She is active with the American Bar Association’s Law Practice and General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Divisions; and is the Chair of the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board. She is also an active member of other national and law student organizations.

She resides in Atlanta with her husband and three daughters, and can be reached at NatalieK@gabar.org , @NatalieRKelly, or 404-527-8770.


Dennis Kennedy

MasterCard Worldwide, O’Fallon, MO

Dennis Kennedy is an information technology lawyer and widely-published legal technology author, blogger and speaker. Dennis writes the technology column for the ABA Journal, co-authored with Allison Shields, the books, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers (now in its Second Edition), LinkedIn in One Hour, and Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers, and with Tom Mighell, the book, The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools: Smart Ways to Work Together, and co-hosts the legal technology podcast, The Kennedy-Mighell Report on the Legal Talk Network. His blog, DennisKennedy.Blog (http://denniskennedy.com/blog/), is a highly-regarded resource on legal technology topics. Dennis has long been involved in legal technology education and other projects, including the ABA Law Practice Division, ABA TECHSHOW, the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center and the Legal Skills Prof Blog.


Christopher King

Dentons US LLP, Chicago, IL

Christopher King is a partner at Dentons US LLP in Chicago, IL and has over twenty years of experience in the area of electronic discovery. His electronic discovery experience includes litigation in federal and state courts, government audits and internal investigations. He has handled electronic discovery, including briefing and arguing electronic discovery motions, in dozens of federal and state court cases across the country, and managed document reviews and productions involving large volumes of structured and unstructured data. His experience spans the entire EDRM from preservation through production and includes discovery from unstructured data, structured enterprise system data and legacy resources. Chris also regularly advises clients in the information governance area. Chris’ work in this area includes: creating litigation hold processes customized to specific client needs; preparing data store inventories to give companies a coordinated, cost-effective solution to complying with electronic discovery obligations; assessing existing records management programs to identify opportunities for enhancement and increased efficiency; creating or auditing records management policies and schedules; preparing data ownership and network use policies for companies; advising about the impact of privacy laws and regulations on information management practices, and counseling on email retention policies. Chris’ information governance experience includes the following industry sectors: property, casualty and life insurance, financial services, technology manufacturers and re-sellers, advertising, cable television, quick service restaurants, diversified consumer products, retail, media, health care, travel services, and venture capital. He is a member of The Sedona Working Group 1 and is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: E-Discovery. Chris is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.A. 1980) and Vanderbilt Law School (J.D. 1983).


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Jeff Lantz

Esquire Interactive LLC, Oro Valley, AZ

Jeff is an Arizona Attorney and the CEO of Esquire Interactive LLC. Esquire Interactive is a leader in creating unique and powerful brands and innovative websites that differentiate attorneys and their firms from competitors, and that position attorneys and their firms for new client development through conveying leadership and expertise. Esquire Interactive also helps attorneys develop new clients through search engine optimization, social media creation, video development, Internet marketing, and business strategy design.

Jeff is an ABA book author – “Internet Branding for Lawyers: Building the Client-Centered Website” – and the author of the book “The Essential Attorney Handbook for Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and Website Development Management.” He is also the author of numerous articles on branding, SEO, and website development, and a frequent speaker at bar conventions on these and related topics.

Prior to forming Esquire Interactive, Jeff practiced law as a corporate and finance attorney for Snell & Wilmer LLP, served as a senior attorney for Australian-based natural resources company BHP Billiton Ltd., and served as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for Westar Aerospace and Defense Group, Inc. He also served as the CEO for a publicly-traded mining exploration company, and formed and sold several Internet social media businesses.


William H. Latham

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Columbia, SC

Bill Latham is Partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. He is a tech savvy trial lawyer with over 21 years of experience representing clients in complex business, advertising, technology and consumer class action litigation throughout the country. Bill is also active with his firm’s data security and data breach litigation practice and has earned the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Bill’s blog hytechlawyer.com has covered lawyer technology issues since 2010. An admitted gadget geek, Bill is always on the lookout for new technology to incorporate into his law practice and thoroughly enjoys sharing technology tips with other lawyers.


Judge Gerald Bruce Lee

United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria, VA

Judge Lee was confirmed as a United States District Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division on October 8, 1998. He is well known throughout the Virginia legal community for his handling of complex civil cases, his efforts to improve the court’s use of technology, and his commitment to mentorship and community service.

In 1973, Judge Lee received his undergraduate degree in communications from The American University, Washington, D.C. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from The Washington College of Law at The American University in 1976.

Prior to going on the bench, Judge Lee was a trial lawyer for fifteen years, representing individuals and businesses in civil and criminal cases. He was a partner at Cohen, Dunn & Sinclair, P.C., an Alexandria Virginia, law firm. In 1990, while he was in practice, then Virginia Governor Wilder appointed him to serve on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the managers of Washington Dulles and Washington National Airports.

He is an active member of the profession and he has served in several leadership roles. He was an elected member of the Virginia State Bar Council, Chairman of the General Practice of Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the American Bar Association General Practice Section. He is a past president of the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association and The George Mason American Inn of Court.


 

Carole Levitt

Internet for Lawyers

Carole Levitt, President of Internet for Lawyers, has over 20 years of combined experience in the legal field as an attorney, law librarian, and legal research and writing professor. Since 1999 she has been a recognized Continuing Legal Education (CLE) speaker and author, focusing on how to use the Internet for investigative and legal research and for productivity. She has presented at the ABA TECHSHOW, LegalWorks, and LegalTech Conferences; ABA and various State Bar annual meetings; the National Association of Bar Executives; and at hundreds of bar associations, law firms, and library associations throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has co-authored 12 editions of The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet and co-authored five ABA books (Google For Lawyers, Find Info Like a Pro Volumes 1 & 2, and The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, 2nd and 3rd editions). Additionally, she is co-author of the ABA’s forthcoming Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers. Ms. Levitt serves on the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s Publishing Board (2003-present) and previously served on its Executive Council (2007-11). She is also a member of the Association of Continuing Legal Education and was recently nominated to the College of Law Practice Management. Carole graduated with distinction from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and served on the school’s Law Review.


Adriana Linares

LawTech Partners, Winter Park, FL

Adriana Linares is a legal technology trainer and consultant with LawTech Partners, a professional services firm specializing in the legal industry. The firm’s services include legal technology consulting and law office software training. Using her practical and personal approach to learning she helps legal professionals maximize their technology skills and investments.

Having spent her formidable career-years at two of Florida’s largest law firms, Adriana went on the open LawTech Partners in 2004 and has recently launched “Help Desk for Lawyers” – a remote training and support service focused on solo and small firms. She is a frequent speaker at national technology conferences and a regular contributor to legal blogs and publications. She spent four years on the Planning Board of the ABA TECHSHOW, two years as an editor for Technolawyer’s Blawgworld and in 2013 was named as one of the Fastcase Top 50 Global Legal Innovators.

Today she serves as a technology consultant to the Florida Bar Communications Committee. She is Chair of the Research & Technology Subcommittee of the Law Practice Division of the ABA, and serves on the advisory board for the Center for Law Practice Technology. Adriana has a Bachelors in Geography from Stetson University, a Masters in Corporate Communication and Technology from Rollins, and speaks fluent Spanish.

Over the years, Adriana has developed strong alliances and client relationships and has enjoyed working with individuals, small businesses and law firms both large and small. The goals of her firm reflect a personal commitment to promote innovation, improve performance and increase efficiency and knowledge sharing for her clients.


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Marc W. Matheny

Law Office of Marc W. Matheny, Indianapolis, IN

Marc W. Matheny is an attorney in practice for over 30 years in general civil litigation, family law and probate law in Indianapolis, Indiana. Marc is a registered mediator and arbitrator, and is a certified parenting coordinator and guardian ad litem.

He is a past chair of the Indiana GP/Small Firm Section, co-founder and current Chair of the I.S.B.A. Solo / Small Firm Conference. He has served the ABA on the Planning Board for the ABA’s Solo Small Firm Conference, and is a member of the ABA TECHSHOW Board.

Mr. Matheny received his J.D. from Indiana University, and received his B.A. from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.


Lincoln Mead

Utah State Bar, Salt Lake City, UT

Lincoln Mead is the IT Director of the Utah State Bar and still a slavish fan of Cubs baseball. As IT Director, he assists Utah attorneys with evaluation of practice management technology, implementation and policy. He is currently assisting the Utah state courts to educate attorneys on the new mandatory e-filing system.

 


Victor J. Medina

Medina Law Group, Pennington, NJ

Victor J. Medina is the lead attorney for the Medina Law Group, an estate planning and elder law asset protection firm in Pennington, NJ (which is either by Trenton or by Princeton, depending on who is asking). In addition to practicing law, Victor organizes an annual, national conference focused on using Macs in the law office called MILOfest, held this year on October 23-24, 2014 in Disney World. Victor suffers from an irresistible compulsion to purchase any shiny gadget manufactured by Apple on the first day it’s available, and all the expensive accessories to trick it out.

 


Samantha Meinke

State Bar of Michigan, Lansing, MI

As the Communications Specialist for the State Bar of Michigan, Samantha Meinke created and manages a social media strategy that has made her bar association a leader at building and initiating action within its online communities. In demand as a speaker and consultant, she advises attorneys and legal entities on how to maximize their online impact. She began her career by reaching target audiences and markets as a newspaper and custom publications reporter, blogger, and a social media marketing pioneer.


Mark C. Metzger

Law Office of Mark C. Metzger, Naperville, IL

Mark Metzger is a business and elder law attorney practicing in Naperville, Illinois. He has exclusively used Macintosh computers in his practice since April 2008 and made the transition from Windows flawlessly.

He favors the use of databases for attorneys and can be found tinkering with FileMaker Pro and applescript when no one else is looking.

Mark is a frequent presenter on the use of law office technology,often focusing on the options available to Macintosh users, such as at the last four MILOfest gatherings or the last three ABA TECHSHOWs.

He reboots his Mac every other month whether it needs it or not.


Tom Mighell

Contoural, Inc., Dallas, TX

Tom Mighell is a Senior Consultant with Contoural, Inc., where he works to develop information governance and litigation readiness programs for companies. Tom is the author of several “One Hour” iPad books, including iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, and iPad in One Hour for Litigators, all published by the ABA. Tom is the co-host of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, a legal technology podcast on the Legal Talk Network, and currently serves as the “Web 2.0” columnist for Law Practice Magazine. Tom served on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board for 4 years, and as Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2008. He also served as the Chair of the ABA’s Law Practice Division in 2011-2012. Tom received his B.A. and J.D. Degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.


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Sharon D. Nelson

Sensei Enterprises, Inc., Fairfax, VA

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc, a digital forensics, information security and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia.

Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.”

She is a frequent author (eleven books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles) and speaker on legal technology, information security and electronic evidence topics.

She is the President of the Virginia State Bar June 2013- June 2014.

She may be reached at snelson@senseient.com


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Nerino Petro

State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Attorney Nerino Petro is the Practice Management Advisor for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Practice411™ Law Office Management Assistance Program. The mission of Practice411™ is to help attorneys operate their offices more effectively and efficiently. Licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin, Nerino uses his 20 years of legal practice experience and 16 years of experience being CEO/Senior Legal Technologist for CenCom Legal Technologies (founded in 1994) to help Wisconsin lawyers and their staff deal with the practice management issues facing them.

Nerino is the ABA LPM Magazine Product Watch columnist and is a regular contributor to other local, state and national publications including the Wisconsin Lawyer, InsideTrack and ABA GP|Solo Magazine. Nerino serves on the ABA GP, Solo and Small Firm Division GP|Solo Magazine Board and is its Technology Editor. He has presented throughout the US and Canada including ABA TECHSHOW, US Virgin Islands Bar Association, Pacific Legal Technology Conference, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conferences, ABA GP|Solo National Solo & Small Firm Conference, National Association of Bar Executives meetings as well as other ABA, State and local conferences and events. He currently serves on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and ISBA Solo & Small Firm Conference Planning Committees. Nerino was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50 list of the top legal techies in 2011. He provides information on legal technology, practice management and items of interest to lawyers on his blog at www.compujurist.com


Dan Pinnington

LAWPRO, Toronto, CA

Dan Pinnington is Vice President, Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations at the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO). He is a legal technology evangelist and is well known for his “tech tips”. His vision, energy and ideas have made practicePRO an internationally recognized claims prevention initiative. He is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger (AvoidAClaim and SLAW.ca) on legal malpractice, risk management, legal technology, and law practice management issues. He is a veteran of hundreds of presentations at law firms and conferences all over North America and has chaired more than a dozen major conferences. The American Bar Association just published The Busy Lawyer’s Guide To Success: Tips to Power Your Practice, a book he co-authored with Reid Trautz. He recently stepped-down as Editor-in-Chief of the ABA LPM’s Law Practice magazine, was Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2007 and was one of the founding editors of the Law Practice Today webzine. Dan was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management in 2007. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is active in both theOntario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.


James Province

TabletLawyer LLC, Poulsbo, WA

After earning his B.A. from Westmont College and his J.D. from the University of Iowa, James Province began a small-town law practice in the Seattle area. For the twenty years James practiced law, he focused on domestic relations matters, handling everything thing from child support issues to complex divorce cases. James currently works as a mediator using his legal knowledge and mediation skills along with his passion for technology to help parties reach reasonable conclusions in disputes.

In 2007, looking for a better way to organize his notes for cases, James stumbled upon Tabet PC technology from Microsoft and discovered OneNote. He founded TabletLawyer to bring tablet technology to the legal profession. He frequently presents at technology seminars across the U.S. helping lawyers and other legal professionals understand and leverage hardware and software to increase organization and productivity.


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Jeff Richardson

Adams and Reese LLP, New Orleans, LA

Jeff Richardson is a partner in the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese LLP, where his practice primarily involves representing defendants in class action and complex litigation, appellate litigation and products liability litigation. Mr. Richardson is also the publisher of iPhone J.D., the oldest and largest website devoted to the use of iPhones and iPads by attorneys. Mr. Richardson graduated from Emory University in 1991, summa cum laude, and Georgetown University Law Center in 1994, magna cum laude.


Chris Ries

Oracle Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA

Chris Ries currently works for Oracle’s Java Vulnerability Team, where he focuses on software security. Before joining Oracle, he was a Senior Information Security Engineer with Carnegie Mellon University’s Information Security Office, and also performed independent software vulnerability research. He previously worked as a security consultant and researcher for Solutionary Inc. (formerly VigilantMinds Inc.), a Managed Security Services Provider, and as a technical analyst at the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a Mathematics Minor from Colby College, where he completed research involving automated malicious code detection.


David G. Ries

Clark Hill Thorp Reed, Pittsburgh, PA

Dave Ries is a member in the Pittsburgh office of Clark Hill Thorp Reed, where he practices in the areas of environmental, commercial and technology law and litigation. He has used computers in his practice since the early 1980s and served as chair of his firm’s Technology Committee and its E-Discovery and Records Management Group for over 10 years. He frequently speaks and writes for legal, academic, and professional groups on legal ethics, technology, and technology law issues, including information security and privacy. Dave is a coauthor of Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers (American Bar Association 2012) and a contributing author to Information Security: A Legal, Business and Technical Handbook, Second Edition (American Bar Association 2011). He is a member of the ABA Law Practice Division Council.


Mark Rosch

Internet for Lawyers

Mark Rosch is Vice-President of Internet for Lawyers and developer and manager of the Internet for Lawyers web site, online CLE programs, and Facebook Company page. He is an internationally recognized Continuing Legal Education speaker who writes, speaks, and tweets about legal technology for firms and also on how to use the Internet for research and productivity. He has also co-authored five books on these topics – four of them published by the ABA (“Google For Lawyers,” “Find Info Like a Pro: Volumes 1 & 2,” and “The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet”) – and “The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet.” Additionally, he is co-author of the ABA’s forthcoming “Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers.” Mr. Rosch served on the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s Education Board and it State and Local Bar Outreach Committee and currently serves on its TECHSHOW Planning Board. He has also served in various leadership positions in the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).


Thomas L. Rowe

OTB Consulting, Cary, NC

Mr. Rowe is a founder and Managing Director of OTB Consulting, a legal technology consulting company in Cary, North Carolina. His background as a technology expert and attorney enables him to provide valuable legal technology insight to law firms and businesses, and has helped him become a recognized leader in providing technology solutions for the legal industry. Mr. Rowe’s primary focus is on helping law firms become more efficient and profitable through their use of legal practice management systems.


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Catherine Sanders Reach

Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL

Catherine Sanders Reach is Director, Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association. She was the Director at the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center for over ten years, providing practice technology assistance to lawyers. Prior to her work at the CBA and ABA she worked in library and information science environments for a number of years, working at Ross and Hardies as a librarian. She received a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 1997.

Ms. Reach’s professional activities include articles published in Law Practice magazine, Law Technology News and GPSolo Magazine. She has given presentations on the use of technology in law firms for national bar conferences, state and local bar associations and organizations such as the Association of Legal Administrators and the Association of American Law Schools. She served on the ABA TECHSHOW Board from 2007-2009 and is on the editorial advisory board for Law Technology News. In 2011 she was selected to be one of the inaugural Fastcase 50, celebrating 50 innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the field of law and in 2013 was nominated Fellow Elect of the College of Law Practice Management.


Ben M. Schorr

Roland Schorr & Tower, Flagstaff, AZ

Ben M. Schorr is the CEO of Roland Schorr & Tower, an IT consulting firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii with offices in Los Angeles, California; Astoria, Oregon and Flagstaff, Arizona. He’s spent the last 24 years assisting law firms all over the world with their technology needs. He’s a Microsoft MVP and the author of several books on Microsoft Office for lawyers, published by the ABA.


Richard J. Serpe

Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C., Norfolk, VA

Richard Serpe represents victims of toxic torts and environmental contamination. He has successfully tried lawsuits in state and federal courts, and resolved cases for victims across the country.

Mr. Serpe also represents the victims of brain damage from toxic and traumatic injuries and represents clients under the Jones Act and under the general maritime law.

Mr. Serpe is frequently associated in complex litigation, managing cases with difficult scientific and medical issues. He has experience managing large case cohorts, including the extensive use of database and litigation support software.

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell law directory and has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine.

Mr. Serpe is admitted to practice in Virginia, Texas, and Louisiana. Mr. Serpe is a frequent lecturer, speaking nationally on technology, environmental law, and personal injury law. Mr. Serpe serves on the Board of Directors for a grass roots environmental organization, Lynnhaven River Now (www.LRNOW.org).


Allison C. Shields

Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

Allison C. Shields is the President of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc., which offers coaching and consulting services for lawyers and law firms in the areas of practice management, marketing, social media, business development, productivity, and client service. A former practicing lawyer and law firm manager, Allison understands the law firm environment and the daily pressures faced by lawyers trying to manage and build their business while practicing law and successfully serving their clients.

Allison is the co-author of two books by the ABA Law Practice Division: LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, the Second Edition of which was released in October 2013, and Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers, and she is currently working on a new book on productivity for lawyers. Allison lectures frequently on practice management, marketing and social media topics for bar associations, law firms and legal organizations, and writes articles for several legal publications, both online and in print, including Law Practice Today, Law Practice Magazine, Law Technology Today, Slaw.ca, TechnoLawyer and others, as well as on her blog, LegalEaseConsulting.com and website, LawyerMeltdown.com. Contact Allison at Allison@LegalEaseConsulting.com.


Daniel J. Siegel

Integrated Technology Services, LLC, Havertown, PA

Often called the “Geek Lawyer” of the “Gadget Guru,” Mr. Siegel wears two hats – he is a practicing attorney and also a full-time technology consultant. As a consultant, Mr. Siegel works with attorneys and their staffs to use technology more efficiently while avoiding the technical jargon that can be a barrier to understanding and adoption. Mr. Siegel is the founder and President of Integrated Technology Services, LLC, a consulting service for attorneys based in suburban Philadelphia and in Maine; ITS works with attorneys throughout the country. Mr. Siegel is also the principal of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC, with offices in Havertown, Pennsylvania and Portland, Maine. He is the author of Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers and The Lawyer’s Guide to CaseMap, both published by the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section, Changing Law Firms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms & Attorneys, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law – The Basics. He has served as a writer, lecturer and course planner (on technology, civil litigation, workers’ compensation, ethics, personal injury and other matters) for the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, and the American, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Associations. He is also the technology columnist for Trial, monthly magazine of the American Trial Lawyers Association, and for The Philadelphia Lawyer, the quarterly magazine of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Mr. Siegel can be reached at dan@danieljsiegel.com or by phone at (610) 446-3457.


John W. Simek

Sensei Enterprises, Inc., Fairfax, VA

Mr. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, information security and information technology firm located in Fairfax, VA.

Mr. Simek has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. He holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University and multiple technical certifications.

He currently provides information technology support to over 220 area law firms, legal entities and corporations. He is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast Digital Detectives. He is a frequent author (nine books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles) and speaker on legal technology, information security and electronic evidence topics.

He may be reached at jsimek@senseient.com


Bryan Sims

Sims Law Firm, Ltd., Naperville, IL

Bryan Sims is the founder and principal of Sims Law Firm, Ltd., where he concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and civil appeals. Before entering private practice, he clerked for Illinois Supreme Court Justice S. Louis Rathje. His office is as paperless as a law office can be. He frequently speaks on the intersection of law and technology and has spoken at ABA TECHSHOW, at solo and small firm conferences in Illinois and Wisconsin, and for a number of bar associations.


Ben Stevens

The Stevens Firm, P.A., Spartanburg, SC

Ben Stevens practices in Spartanburg, South Carolina with his wife and law partner, Jenny Stevens, at The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center, where his principal area of practice is family law. Ben completed his undergraduate studies with honors at Clemson University, and he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina. He has been an active member of the South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Association for Justice, American Bar Association, and American Association for Justice since 1995. He currently serves on the Family Law Council of the South Carolina Bar, and he previously served two terms as Section Chair of the Family Law Section of the South Carolina Association for Justice. He is also a certified Family Court Mediator and a trained collaborative lawyer. Ben is happily married and the proud father of three children and three step-children, currently ranging in age from 15 to 3.

Ben is very involved with legal technology, particularly as it relates to the use of Macs in the practice of law. He has published The Mac Lawyer blog since August of 2006, and since that time, it has become one of the leading legal technology blogs. Ben also co-founded the Macs in Law Offices (MILO) group, which is the largest forum of its kind. He also publishes the South Carolina Family Law blog (www.SCFamilyLaw.com), which is an award winning family law blog. Ben has served on the editorial board for the ABA’s Law Practice Today webzine since 2008. He has been featured in several state and national publications, and he enjoys giving presentations on the subjects of family law and legal technology to audiences locally, nationally, and internationally.


Ernest Svenson

Paperless Chase, New Orleans, LA

Ernest Svenson practiced commercial litigation for 20 years in a big law firm, and then for 6 years as a solo lawyer. He was able to make the shift because he used the right technology tools, and learned to use them effectively.

He now focuses full time on teaching his fellow lawyers to do the same thing: that is, to use the right technology, and avoid the wrong technologies {which usually look promising but aren’t). He’s been on this path since 2002 when he started his first weblog: ‘Ernie the Attorney,’ which was chosen by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 law weblogs. Since then he’s started a few other useful law-related biogs.

He started PDFforlawyers.com, to help lawyers learn to use PDFs in the practice of law. He recently wrote an ASA-published book, Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers, to explain PDF use in more detail. On his PaperlessChase.com site he focuses on helping lawyers shed paper, and learn to be more mobile and productive. He has traveled the country to speak to bar associations and industry groups, always spreading the message that lawyers can do a better job, while saving time, money and agony-if they use technology properly.

When he’s not futzing around with technology, Ernie enjoys photography, golf and music. He likes to play his guitar for captive audiences, but they usually escape quickly once he starts singing.


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Jeffrey Taylor

Absolute Legal Services, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK

Jeffrey Taylor is a practicing attorney in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and representing plaintiffs in personal injury and consumer claims, and defending small businesses in litigation matters. Jeff also publishes The Droid Lawyer blog, a resource for lawyers using Android devices. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication, and received his law degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.


Kevin A. Thompson

Davis McGrath LLC, Chicago, IL

Kevin Thompson practices in the areas of trademark, copyright, and Internet law at Davis McGrath LLC in Chicago. As a past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Law Practice Management and Technology Committee, he likes to discuss ways to do cloud computing securely. Kevin graduated in 1998 from DePaul University College of Law, and is a proud Badger from his undergraduate days at UW-Madison.


Reid Trautz

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, DC

Reid Trautz is a lawyer serving as the Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Practice and Professionalism Center, where he provides ethics guidance and management advisory services to lawyers to help improve their businesses and the delivery of legal services to their clients.

Reid is a nationally recognized advisor, author and presenter on practice issues, including launching a law practice, business process improvement, law practice technology, and legal ethics. He is co-author of The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice, published by the ABA, and is a frequent contributor to legal publications nationwide. He is also publisher of the legal blog, ReidMyBlog.

Reid is a long-time member of the ABA Law Practice Division, serving as chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2012, and an elected Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. He is admitted to the bars of Minnesota (inactive), Virginia, District of Columbia, and U.S. Supreme Court.
Reid leads an active family life with his wife, Mimi, and their three sons. When not at home in Virginia, they like to travel the U.S., discover local diners, drive-ins and dives, and ride roller coasters until they can’t anymore.


Martin T. Tully

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago, IL

Martin T. Tully is a litigation partner with the Chicago office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. He has comprehensive, national experience representing companies of various sizes in complex commercial litigation concerning a broad array of issues and industries. As national practice chair of Katten’s Electronic Discovery & Information Governance Practice, Martin also helps clients to stay ahead of the curve with respect to developing law, technology, and best practices concerning e-discovery preparedness and compliance in litigation or regulatory matters, document retention, and navigating state and federal requirements pertaining to the preservation and production of electronically stored information. Martin is an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1), having served on multiple brainstorming groups and as a drafting committee member for the forthcoming Commentary on Possession, Custody & Control. He is also a member of the Seventh Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program’s Education sub-committee and co-chairs the Trial Practice/Courtroom Technology sub-committee of the Technology for the Litigator Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation. Martin is a published author and frequent speaker in the areas of e-discovery and digital evidence, and recently co-authored the “Authenticity & Admissibility of ESI” chapter of the 2012 IICLE E-Discovery Practice Handbook.


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Mark I. Unger

The Unger Law Firm, San Antonio, TX

Mark I. Unger is a divorce lawyer and mediator in San Antonio, Texas. He has been practicing family law almost exclusively since 1996, having been listed as one of the ‘Best Lawyers in San Antonio’ (peer review; SA Scene Magazine) regularly since 2007. He has been highly involved with technology and the integration of technology and law since approximately 1998, having filed the first state appellate e-brief in Texas in 1998 and the first e-filing in Bexar County District Courts in 2003. He has spoken, written and participated in numerous technology law and family law seminars. He has been on the board of the State Bar of Texas Computer & Technology Council since 2001 (Chair: 2007-08) and has chaired the San Antonio Bar Association’s Technology committee since 1999. He sits on the current Family Law Section Board (San Antonio; President, 2012-13), the Judicial Committee on Information Technology, Computer Council of the State Bar of Texas, and the Web Services Committee of the State Bar of Texas. Mark focuses his practice in Family Law and Technology, including but not limited to divorce, property division, maintenance custody, enforcement, modification, visitation, relocation, grandparent rights, multi-state jurisdictional litigation in family law, paternity fraud, and all other areas of family law. He has always looked forward to attending ABA TECHSHOW in past years and is thrilled to be included in this year’s presenters.


Paul J. Unger

Affinity Consulting Group, Columbus, OH

Paul J. Unger is a national speaker and frequent lecturer for CLE programs. He is an attorney and founding member of Affinity Consulting Group. Prior to forming Affinity, he was Vice President of a Columbus-based technology consulting firm. Mr. Unger spent five years in Columbus, Ohio limiting his practice to civil litigation. He now specializes in trial presentation & litigation technology consulting, document and case management software, paperless office strategies, and legal-specific software training for law firms and legal departments throughout the United States. Mr. Unger has provided trial presentation consultation for 300+ cases.

He is very active in the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, and is currently serving as Chair of the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center. He served as the 2011 Chair of ABA TECHSHOW. Mr. Unger is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Ohio Association for Justice and the Central Ohio Association for Justice.


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Brian D. Wassom

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Brian litigates disputes and counsels clients concerning copyright, trademark, publicity rights, and related intellectual property, advertising and media-related issues. In particular, Brian focuses his practice on social media and other emerging forms of digital communication. He has several years’ experience assisting media companies in exercising their freedom of the press, obtaining access to information, and defending claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, and eavesdropping.

Brian chairs his firm1s Social, Mobile and Emerging Media group. He authors a popular blog and treatise on this topic called Wassam on Social Media Law, as well as Augmented Legality(R}, which examines the law governing augmented reality technologies. Brian presents regularly to industry groups, legal education seminars, and conferences across the country.

His next book on these topics is Augmented Reality Law, Privacy and Ethics, to be published in 2014 by Elsevier.