Melanie Leonard is an attorney, an entrepreneur, and one of the leading authorities on the use of legal practice management software. She graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2002 and began practicing at mid-sized firms. Disillusioned by their inefficiencies, Melanie left to start her own firm in 2006. And, over the next 12 years, she built a thriving real estate law practice. An early adopter of Clio, Melanie became one of the first Clio Certified Consultants. She developed a passion for helping other firms achieve amazing results with their own use of practice management software. In 2018, Melanie sold her law practice to pursue her passion full time and streamlined.legal was born. In just two years, streamlined.legal has become one of the most sought-after consulting firms in the legal tech industry, having received Clio’s Partner Led Excellence Award in 2019 and 2020. Melanie lives in the Chicagoland area, but stays true to her roots as a native Texan. When not streamlining other law firms, Melanie enjoys playing with her two adorable kids and riding her beloved Peloton.