After practicing law in a small firm for ten years, I sought a different path that would merge my training in the law with my passion for business. I now advise and counsel lawyers who seek excellence in the practice by providing superior legal and customer service to their clients, while maintaining a balanced quality of life.
I am pleased to contribute to the discourse in the legal profession on the issues of business process improvement, technology, legal ethics, financial management, attorney-client communications, and risk management. In addition to the information and commentary on this blog, I am co-author of The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice, published by the ABA and available through on-line bookstores. I am also the author of numerous practice management articles and publications on these topics. (See my Digital Ink for a sampling of articles on-line.)
In addition, I have had the honor of being invited to speak and present on these issues at legal conferences across North America, including the Missouri Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference; Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association; Oklahoma Solo & Small Firm Conference; ABA TECHSHOW; Arizona Bar Annual Meeting; Virginia Trial Lawyers Solo & Small Firm Conference; Law Society of Upper Canada/Ontario Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference; American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Annual Conference; Pacific Legal Technology Conference; National Solo and Small Firm Conference (sponsored by the ABA GP Solo Division); and numerous conferences sponsored by other ABA Sections.
I am proud to be an active member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section, currently serving as Chair of the 2012 ABA TECHSHOW, as well as on the LPM Section governing council. In 2008, I was honored to be inducted into the College of Law Practice Management.
I am admitted to the bars of Minnesota, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
I lead an active family life with my wife and our three teenage sons, who keep us running between school and sporting events. When not at home in Virginia, we like to travel the US, discover local diners, drive-ins and dives, and ride roller coasters until we can't anymore.