We aren’t only driven by the needs of our customers, we’re advised by them, too.
The LexisNexis Firm Manager® Advisory Board is a collection of practicing attorneys, thought leaders and technologists who specialize in the legal field.
They offer us insight into how LexisNexis products are used in the real world, keep us updated on the latest trends and best practices in the legal profession, and help us develop the long-term solutions to drive your business forward.
Our Advisory Board helps us keep up-to-date with the latest changes in the legal field.
At LexisNexis, we are always looking forward. It is our goal to create services that meet your needs today and anticipate what you’ll need tomorrow. So we involve customers in the planning and development of our next-generation legal practice solutions, with discussions of everything from how the industry is evolving to how best to implement mobility. Our Advisory Board members serve as advocates who ensure that LexisNexis Firm Manager® always reflects the evolving needs of solo practitioners and small firms.
Learn more about each of the LexisNexis Firm Manager® Advisory Board members:
Robert J. Ambrogi
Bob Ambrogi, from Rockport, Massachusetts, has been writing and speaking about the Internet and legal technology for more than 15 years.
He is the author of two books about the Internet for lawyers; since 1993, he has written a nationally syndicated column and the award-winning Web Watch column in Law Technology News; and he founded the first Internet newsletter for lawyers in 1994.
A 1980 graduate of Boston College Law School, he is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a fellow and trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.
In his current private practice, the Oklahoma Legal Group, Mr. Banner specializes in criminal defense and has a solid record of favorable results for his clients through both jury trials and motion hearings. Aside from his courtroom experience, Adam is also an accomplished appellate attorney, having drafted various high-profile Oklahoma appeals.
He was recently named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oklahoma by the National Trial Lawyers organization.
You can visit Adam at www.oklahomalegalgroup.com
Gina Bongiovi is a Las Vegas Nevada native and a graduate of William S. Boyd School of Law and College of Business at UNLV with a BSBA in marketing and minor in business law and later received her JD and MBA.
Ms. Bongiovi is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, and the American Bar Association including the Young Lawyers Section, Solo and Small Firm Division, and Business Law Division. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and all Nevada state courts.
Mike has been practicing law in Oregon and California since 2005 after graduating from the University of Oregon with a business degree the University of San Francisco School of Law. Mike is a partner in Clarke Griffin, LLC located in the southern half of Columbia County, Oregon, and in Petersen Clarke, LLC, which is located in the northern half of the county. Mike’s passion is in building and managing his law firms. Through his two offices, Mike and his legal teams are able to help clients in general civil litigation matters all over the region. Mike’s time is shared with his wife and two children, both under 2 years old
David T. Cox
David T. Cox is a St. Louis Missouri attorney focusing on Immigration, Intellectual Property, Criminal Defense, Business and Military Law. David has worked for, owned and managed technology companies and he co-founded a boutique law firm and several non-profit organizations. David has thirteen years of experience as an attorney for the federal government with six years of litigation experience and five years of experience in intellectual property law, government ethics, fiscal law, FOIA and transportation law.
Penn Dodson helps employees recover their unpaid and underpaid wages. Named as a New York Metro area Super Lawyer in the field of Labor & Employment law and former President of a state-wide employee advocates’ organization, Penn handles both individual and class action wage and hour claims, primarily in federal court.
You can visit Penn at http://sunnysidelaw.com/
Michael J. Eschelbacher
Attorney Michael J. Eschelbacher practices in the areas of General Business Law, with a particular emphasis on Emerging Businesses, Estate Planning, and Commercial and Residential Real Estate.
For more than 35 years, he has counseled the owners and officers of closely-held businesses in the acquisition, formation, continuing operation, and disposition of their businesses.He has extensive experience in estate planning for business owners, as well as for highly-compensated individuals, and has represented individuals, businesses and lending institutions in residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Ann M. Guinn
Ann M. Guinn, Principal of G&P Associates, is a consultant to solo and small law firm practitioners. She teaches attorneys what they don’t learn in law school – specifically, how to build and maintain high-earning, client-centered, and satisfying law practices. She offers her services through webinars, membership groups, CLEs, and one-on-one consulting.
Ann’s book entitled Minding Your Own Business: The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer’s Guide to a Profitable Practice was published by the American Bar Association in 2010. To receive her complimentary monthly newsletter, please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at (253) 946-1896.
Mary M. Markovich has been in solo practice since 1994 and has offices in Raleigh, New Bern and Greenville, North Carolina. Mary’s firm, the Law Offices of Mary Markovich, provides a broad range of legal and law-related services for veterans, retirees, persons with disabilities and their families.
She is accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is appointed to represent veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Mary represents veterans with both non-service connected pension claims and service-connected compensation claims.
Phyllis Simon helps women and minority entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. Her office is located in the San Francisco Bay Area in Pleasanton, California.
Jeffrey N. Stern
Jeff is the founder of Stern Law LLC. As an active litigator, he has successfully tried and won Civil Law Division jury trials as well as New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Court trials and has been successful in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.
Jeffrey N. Stern, was born and raised in Burke, Virginia and obtained his undergraduate degree from George Mason University. Jeff is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and is the sole practitioner of the law firm. Jeff is admitted to practice law in all of the courts in the State of New Jersey including the New Jersey Supreme Court as well as the Federal District Court of New Jersey. Jeff is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association.
You can visit Jeff at http://www.sternlawnj.com/
John Szymankiewicz is a licensed Professional Engineer and Attorney in North Carolina. Based in Raleigh, John’s practice focuses on small business, debtor/creditor law, and the alcohol beverage industry. John’s work with small businesses runs the gamut from corporate formation through day-to-day operations and an “outsourced in-house counsel” all the way to mergers and acquisitions.
In 2013, John combined a passion and hobby with his law practice launching Beer Law Center, to help breweries and other craft beverages with a “one stop shop” for their legal needs.Find out more about John and his practice at http://www.jslacenter.com
Rick Vanderslice is the managing partner of Richard L. Vanderslice PC in Philadelphia, PA. Rick’s practice focuses on civil litigation in state and federal court, with an emphasis on real estate and personal injury law.
His areas of practice also include business litigation, estates and environmental law. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Vanderslice advises small to medium size businesses on environmental reporting and impact statements, risk assessment, insurance and reporting requirements.
Prior to founding the current firm, Mr. Vanderslice practiced in Philadelphia and in San Francisco, California.