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My name is Preston Clark and I am the creator of TheLawInsider.com. I’m an attorney turned businessman based in the San Francisco Bay Area. [Let's connect via LinkedIn]. I don’t claim to be a blog or social media expert, but over the years I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time on these platforms. I enjoy creating and publishing great business content and resources for lawyers.
When I’m not slaving over this awesome law blog, I work in the legal and business services industry. I am currently the VP of business development for one of the largest HR outsourcing companies in the country– ThinkHR.com. Over the years, I have worked with industry leaders including LegalZoom, RocketLawyer, 1800Accountant and BizFilings, among many others. Prior to entering the business sector, I was assistant general counsel for the University of Miami (Go Canes) and a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador, Central America.
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Garrett Barten is a Registered Patent Attorney with Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, the District of Columbia, New York and Pennsylvania and devotes a large portion of his practice to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the medical device, life science, and mechanical areas. Garret earned his B.S. in Biological Engineering from Cornell University.
Desiree Moore is the founder of Greenhorn Legal, LLC and the author of Thrive – A New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice (ABA Bestseller, 2012). Desiree is also an adjunct professor of practical skills courses at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law. Prior to launching Greenhorn Legal, Desiree was a litigation associate in a large Chicago law firm.
Joseph Sanscrainte. is the author of the American Teleservices Association’s Self-Regulatory Organization’s Standards for the Teleservices Industry, as well as the two online compilations of state and federal telemarketing laws currently available. Mr. Sanscrainte is a regular speaker on teleservices issues, and has been quoted in such diverse publications as The Washington Post, USA Today, and Phone+ Magazine, and has been profiled by The National Law Journal.
Michael D. Steger is an intellectual property and business attorney practicing in New York with the Law Offices of Michael D. Steger, PC.
Aaron Blumberg is an immigration attorney in Miami, Florida.
Jennifer Paul is a professional recruiter for the Canadian legal market. She received her business and law degrees from the University of Calgary and now works to place lawyers in firms and organizations that fit their career aspirations, values and lifestyle. She’s passionate about helping others succeed. To connect with her, visit www.jenniferpaulconsulting.com
Tommy Wang currently practices intellectual property law in Southern California and East Asia for Yang & Wang, P.C., a law firm he co-founded with his partner Elizabeth Yang. The law firm specializes in intellectual property: patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, and licensing agreement.
Chrissie Lightfoot – The Entrepreneur Lawyer – CEO of legal consultancy EntrepreneurLawyer Limited, author of the pioneering, groundbreaking book ‘The Naked Lawyer: RIP to XXX – How to Market, Brand and Sell YOU!’ and creator of the ROAR programme. www.entrepreneurlawyer.co.uk
Justin P. Sievert serves of-counsel to the Michael L. Buckner Law Firm on issues relating to intercollegiate athletics and higher-education law. Mr. Sievert also is a contributing writer for Access Athletes on issues relating to NCAA student-athletes, as well as an adjunct sports law and business law professor at Davenport University.
Georgina Clatworthy is a legal writer and former editor of 1lawyersource.com. She is now a contributing writer for the legal team at Milligan, Beswick, Levine and Knox who offer professional legal services for those charged with DUI offences within the state of California.
Gerry Bryant is a Harvard graduate who wears many hats. Gerry’s personal and professional life has always focused on the arts: as an entertainment lawyer and arts consultant for several decades; as a columnist and public speaker on legal and business issues concerning the arts; and since childhood, as an accomplished pianist.
Rebecca Eydeland is a contributor to The Law Insider. Rebecca is a licensed attorney in New York State and a full-time entrepreneur.
Jordan Parker is a contributor to The Law Insider. Jordan is a freelance writer and blogger. She graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in May 2010, and instead of taking the bar exam like most of her classmates, she began a writing career. She serves as lead blogger at By Any Means Fitness which launched in August 2010, and is actively building her freelance portfolio. Jordan is enjoying every moment of finally pursuing her passion.
Arthur Latz-Hall is a contributor to The Law Insider. He is a candidate for Juris Doctor in June 2011 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. His professional and academic experience includes an emphasis in taxation, finance, and corporate governance.
Joshua Jones is a contributor to The Law Insider. Joshua is a 2003 graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center and recently earned an LL.M in Government and Public Policy at McGeorge School of Law. He has been licensed in Florida since 2004 and previously worked in private practice on matters including products liability, antitrust, non-profit management and education law. Joshua continues building his writing career while awaiting California bar results.
Pat Schroeder is a contributor to The Law Insider. Pat currently lives outside Denver, Colorado but has lived in most regional areas in the U.S. She has been a Governor’s appointment, a lobbyist and an advocate. Pat has a Master’s of Science in Law degree and has written extensively for many years. She writes for several legal websites and organizations and is presently working on a wrongful conviction and 8th Amendment case for a client in Colorado. Pat has and continues to write on issues concerning Constitutional Rights and Civil Rights and is always available and willing to write or offer assistance to those who need a voice.
Preston Clark is the head of business development for Corporate Tax Network and 1800Accountant in New York City. He is the creator and editor of TheLawInsider.com (also LawInsider.com). Preston is also the Vice President of Communications for the Law Alumni Association at the University of Miami. You can follow him on Twitter at @lawinsider.
Helen Gulgun Bukulmez is an attorney at law with Spencer Law Group in Lexington, KY. Her practice areas include immigration, worker’s compensation, personal injury, and family law. She was born in Turkey to her Bosnian and Greek parents and grew up in Izmir. She is fluent in Turkish and conversant in Bosnian.
Stacey E. Burke is a lawyer managing marketing and business development for Watts Guerra Craft LLP, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Burke provided marketing and website consultation to multiple law firms. She has written and spoken both locally and nationally on the subjects of website and social media marketing, database management, new case intake best practices, and managing a referral practice. You can connect with Stacey on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Steve Mehr is CEO of WebShark360, a comprehensive attorney marketing company in Irvine, CA. As a practicing attorney, Steve understands better than anyone how to market a successful law firm within Bar guidelines. With tools ranging from content marketing to media buying, public relations, SEO, and media production, WebShark360 offers clients attorney marketing designed to attract leads and retain clients.
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