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 making the law more accessible to all.
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.
Brian has been designing and creating legal blogs with LexBlog for the past 16 years. If a legal blog has the LexBlog logo on it, chances are this design came from him. Brian has served as Lead Designer and Art Director for LexBlog, and is now serving as the Director of Customer Experience. He works directly with the product team to provide design and UX/UI guidance for the tools that power the world’s largest legal community. BrianBrain also blogs about design, UX, life lessons, and Customer Experience on his site Biddle Brain. He’s been happily married for 21 years, is the proud father of four children, and loves running and coaching soccer.
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 is Director of Customer Success at LexBlog managing day-to-day operations of a small team, as well as overseeing the long-term vision of all customer-facing interactions. He works with clients at all stages of a blog’s creation, from launch to any issues that may arise in the future. Ethan brings over nine years of experience in Customer Support and Customer Success at major tech companies and startups alike. He’s helped create and overhaul support operations for Hulu, FOX, and Flipagram. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Chicago, he did graduate work in journalism at Indiana University, and his writing credits include The Village Voice, Vulture, and Prefix Magazine.
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 is in charge of all things finance at LexBlog and has been with the company since 2011. She brings 16 years of experience as the Bookkeeper and Office Manager of a prominent, medium-sized law firm in Winnipeg, Canada.