In 2004, a trial lawyer of 16 years turned tech entrepreneur, Kevin O’Keefe, voiced the idea that lawyers should have blogs.
He believed that by leveraging this new technology, lawyers could build a name for themselves in a way that had never existed previously. Inspired by this vision, O’Keefe started LexBlog out of his garage by building blogs for lawyers.
As LexBlog grew from a small startup to a reputable brand in the legal industry, the company developed SaaS technology to power blogs that fulfilled their clients’ needs, including RSS, SEO, and social media tools.
But something beyond technology solidified LexBlog’s reputation as a worldwide publishing network – the company’s unwavering focus on cultivating an empowering environment that highlights the hard work of the bright minds within the legal industry.
Today, LexBlog has over 25,000 bloggers within its network, including over half of the nearly 1,000 blogs from the United States’ top 200 law firms. But more importantly, LexBlog devotes itself to empowering a global network built around the company’s mission to provide real-time news and insights powered by the legal community.
With their aggregation and syndication of news and commentary from thousands of legal thinkers, LexBlog is more than a publishing solution for lawyers, it is a launching pad for a community that is passionate about exchanging ideas, sharing opportunities, and learning together.
Garry Vander Voort
Garry has a versatile skill set including web development, team management, project management and social media marketing. He is a problem solver praised for having a calming influence on demanding clients. He is a skilled communicator able to explain technical concepts in straightforward terms, and adept at strategic staffing, resource management and cost control.
Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.
As LexBlog’s Associate Editor, Melissa curates LexBlog’s front page news, manages LexBlog’s social media accounts, and reports on new members. She utilizes her background in journalism and interest in law to highlight underrepresented communities and stories.
Dan heads LexBlog’s sales and business development efforts, and believes that success is built on developing relationships and taking care of customers to the point that they end up being your best salespeople.
Conner works with lawyers, law firms, and legal marketers to assist in strategic business development. He enjoys running around Wallingford, watching Gonzaga basketball, and attending Seattle Mariners games.
For the past 14 years, Brian has served as lead designer and art director for LexBlog. He works directly with the product team to provide design and UX/UI guidance for the tools that power the worlds largest legal network.
Andy brings a decade-long track record of delivering groundbreaking digital publishing products for marquee clients like Poynter and Stanford. He leverages his passion for Agile, robust technical background, and seasoned managerial skills to shepherd the LexBlog Product team. His veteran approach is high-touch, radically transparent, and focused on outcomes.
Scott is a WordPress theme and plugin developer with a penchant for connecting the dots between services like MailChimp, Cloudflare, and GoDaddy. He has been published in A List Apart and CSS-Tricks.
Angelo has been a LexBlog employee for over 8 years, starting on the Success team and then moving into a developer role. These days he mostly spends his time working on the back-end of the LexBlog platform fixing bugs and working on new features for our customers.
Aimee loves working in Support because she loves helping people and helping people learn how to use technology to better their lives. When she’s not helping lawyers change the law, you’ll find her biking, camping, or creating interactive art projects for festivals.
Russell provides years of experience to the Technical Support Success Team to assure quality and efficient customer service. While growing within his role as a technical support specialist, he utilizes his time to focus energy in improving skills towards development and design to improve his role within the company and his future career.
Kira has been a member of the Success team at LexBlog since 2017. With a passion for customer support, she enjoys sharing tips with customers about our software, developing support messaging, and working to improve the overall user experience on the LexBlog Platform. She also likes riding her bicycle to the Seattle office at WeWork, and playing bass guitar in her local Seattle band.
Wendy, our accounting manager has been with the great team at LexBlog since 2011.
She has many years of accounting experience from a variety of industries including 16 years as the accounting / office manager of a prominent Canadian Law Firm.
Chris’ passion for learning and his ability to take in information quickly has led to his role as the business analyst. Among the myriad of projects Chris manages the CRM, does membership intake, provides insight into potential opportunities and jumps in whenever anyone needs a helping hand. Typically, you’ll find Chris nose deep in a spreadsheet to find some hidden gems of information.