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.

Our Team

Photo of Alec Downing
Alec Downing
Publisher

Alec is an intern on LexBlog’s publishing team where he creates content for the company’s various digital platforms. A former radio news anchor, Alec brings both a background in journalism and a passion for law. Alec has the eventual goal of attending law school—and of course—starting his own law blog. His writing has been published in The Seattle Times and Crosscut.

Photo of Bob Ambrogi
Bob Ambrogi
Podcast Host

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.

Photo of Brian Biddle
Brian Biddle
Director of Customer Experience

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.

Photo of Jovaughn Brown
Jovaughn Brown
Customer Success Technician

Jovaughn works for the LexBlog Support team assisting clients in managing their blogs and websites, as well as supporting internal departments with platform maintenance and publishing. He has 10 years of experience in technical support and IT environments. As a blogger himself, he also manages multiple blog publications, including his personal blog, Digital Zen, which sees thousands of unique visitors per month. Jovaughn is a “digital nomad” traveling the world and documenting it all on his personal blog.

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.

Photo of Scott Fennell
Scott Fennell
Director of Technology

Scott is LexBlog’s Director of TechnologyChief Technology Officer and Lead Developer.  He has authored hundreds of custom WordPress themes and plugins, and has deep expertise in full-stack web development. Scott has been published in the prestigious A List Apart, and many times in CSS-Tricks, which is the web’s leading authority on cutting-edge front-end development. His work has been presented at the Google campus in Fremont, Washington as well as WordCamp in Portland, Maine. When not building the web, Scott is focused on his life-long goal of skiing from the summit of tall-ish mountains on all seven continents, for which he is about 85.7% complete.

Photo of Chris Grim
Chris Grim
Project Manager

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.

Photo of Russell Kott
Russell Kott
Customer Success Specialist

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.

Photo of Dan Mintz
Dan Mintz
Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Dan has spent the last seven years as a Sales & Business Development professional, helping to grow small to mid-sized SaaS businesses, with a focus in the legal market. He’s been involved with a number of software firms, focusing on the problems that can be solved and the relationships that can be developed as opposed to solely leading with the tech. When not in the office, Dan either finds himself on the ski slopes, or on the lake water skiing and wakesurfing during the warmer months.

Michelle works on LexBlog’s Publishing team and assists in managing and creating the company’s editorial and social content, as well as working with clients to ensure the overall success of their blogs. She has experience working in all different realms of publishing—including newspapers, magazines and research journals. Michelle has published a poetry book and been featured in an anthology.

Photo of Wendy Nickolay
Wendy Nickolay
Accounting Manager

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.

Photo of Kevin O'Keefe
Kevin O'Keefe
CEO & Founder

Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,00 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s professional turnkey blog solution, licensed on a subscription basis, is used by over 18,000 legal professionals.

Photo of Conner O'Keefe
Conner O'Keefe
Sales & Marketing Ops Manager

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.

Photo of Colin O'Keefe
Colin O'Keefe
Publisher / Director of Publishing

As Publisher at LexBlog, Colin leads the Publishing team and guides LexBlog clients and community members on blogging digital publishing strategy. A professionally-trained journalist, he’s applied the trade by helping keep LexBlog at the forefront of blogging and digital media trends for more than a decade—split up by a four-year stint helping lead the Seattle Mariners’ digital marketing efforts. He’s a fan of those M’s, the Green Bay Packers, Seattle craft beer, pinball, jogging and ebikes.

Photo of Ethan Stanislawski
Ethan Stanislawski
Director of Customer Success

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.

Photo of Kira Wilson
Kira Wilson
Customer Success Specialist

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.