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.
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.
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.
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.
For the past 15 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 world’s largest legal network.
Chris is a trained rhetorician and technical writer. With his proactive approach to supporting others, he has proven to be an asset to every department at LexBlog. From finding nearly every law blog in the U.S. to training clients on syndication best practices, Chris continually strives to meet every challenge with enthusiasm while making meaningful connections along the way.
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.
Ethan Stanislawski is the interim manager of the Support Team, helping shape the direction of the Support department in general, as well as working directly with clients daily. He has over eight years of customer and technical support experience. Prior to LexBlog, the companies he worked for include Hulu, FOX, Sony, and Bytedance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shale started with LexBlog June of 2020. Having worked in the community industry the previous two years out of college, she joined the LexBlog team to advance the growth of the legal blogging community. With a passion for narrowing the justice gap and making legal services more accessible to all, Shale will be dedicated to empowering bloggers with resources, fostering relationships with clients, and advocating for meaningful connections among the legal community.
Jovaughn joined LexBlog in 2020. He brings over nine years of technical and customer support experience as well as a passion for problem-solving. As a blogger and freelance content writer, he also has several years of experience working in the WordPress environment. Jovaughn is currently leveraging his combined skill set of blogging and technical support as a member LexBlog’s Support team.