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Solo and Small Firm Conference

CLE Hours: 12 including 12 General, 1 Ethics, 1 Professionalism, 0 Trial Practice

Ethics |  Professionalism
State Bar of Georgia - Atlanta, Georgia



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Ms. Nkoyo-Ene Richard Effiong's Profile

Ms. Nkoyo-Ene Richard Effiong Related seminars and products

State Bar of Georgia

Nkoyo-Ene Effiong is the Director of Law Practice Management Program for the State Bar of Georgia. Inthat role, she helps Georgia lawyers tap into innovation to build a profitable and purpose-filled practicewith less struggle and stress. With a steadfastfocus on equipping lawpreneurs with the confidence,competence and capacity to leverage the right tools for their practice, Nkoyo seeks to advance a moreinnovative and inclusive legal profession that meets the needs of legal professionals and legalconsumers.

Additionally, Nkoyois a frequent local and national speaker and writer on legal innovation and practicemanagement topics. She regularly contributes to theGeorgia Bar Journal,theABA and other barpublications.Prior to joining the State Bar, Nkoyo was the founder and principal attorney at The Effiong Firm LLC, aneducation and nonprofit law firm that advocated unapologetically for excellence, equity, and educationjustice alongside marginalized communities.

As a strategic partner, Nkoyo helped families and mission-driven leaders leverage the law to protect the people and purposes that mattered most to them using amix of flat-fee and subscription legal services.Nkoyo is a proud graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law.

You can reach Nkoyo atnkoyoe@gabar.orgor404-527-8770.For best-in-class tips, tricks, and tools to streamline your law practice, join The LPM

Mr. Alex Richard Merritt's Profile

Mr. Alex Richard Merritt Related seminars and products

DeWoskin Law Firm LLC

Alex Merritt is a partner at the DeWoskin Law Firm in Decatur, Georgia. His practice focuses primarily on plaintiff's personal injury cases. He joined the firm in 2015 after several years of prosecuting felony criminal cases on behalf of the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted hundreds of felony cases, including murders, armed robberies, child molestations, domestic violence cases, and drug trafficking cases, among others.

Alex is an active member of the DeKalb Bar Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He volunteers his time in DeKalb County training students to become skilled attorneys. To that end, Alex volunteers annually as a faculty member at the Emory University School of Law Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques. He has previously volunteered his time as a coach for the Decatur High School mock trial team and as a judge at the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition held annually at the DeKalb County Courthouse. 

Bob Wang's Profile

Bob Wang Related seminars and products

Ameriprise Financial

Bob Wang began his career as a financial advisor in 2001 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Bob spent 14 years with AXA Advisors, LLC helping to create solutions for a variety of client financial goals.  Feeling that AXA Advisors, LLC was no longer the best fit for his client base, Bob chose to join Ameriprise Financial where he is a Private Wealth Advisor.  He is a CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner), CRPC® (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor), and an APMA® (Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor).

Bob remains active in the community as a member of the Alumni Board for the Ramblin’ Reck Club at Georgia Tech and Treasurer for the house corporation of Phi Kappa Tau at Georgia Tech.  He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Local and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and has qualified numerous time for the Million Dollar Round Table.

Bob lives in Johns Creek with his wife, Carrie, their two children, Griffin and Charlotte, and their great pyrenees rescue dogs, Jackpot and Chloe.  As a family, they enjoy cheering on the all local Atlanta sports teams, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and their children’s baseball teams at their local Rec park.

Charlie Feehan's Profile

Charlie Feehan Related seminars and products

Abacus Advisors, LLC

Charlie spent the first 18 years of his career in sales, brand management and sales leadership for a global pharmaceutical firm. After leaving the pharmaceutical industry, Charlie opened and operated numerous small businesses throughout the Atlanta area. In 2014, Charlie's career pivoted once again as he joined Abacus to fill a need in the legal industry. At the time Abacus had 20 clients. Charlie has helped grow and scale Abacus into the company it is today, serving almost 300 clients.


EJ Stern's Profile

EJ Stern Related seminars and products

Fractional Law Firm CMO

EJ advises law firms and lawyers on how to effectively expand their business and generate greater revenue. She is recognized for her ability to quickly assess challenges and develop and implement solutions.


EJ has nearly 20 years of experience leading strategy, business development, marketing, and lateral integration for the legal industry. As a business development coach, she is adept at helping lawyers cultivate, retain, and grow their client base.


EJ believes that all firms, whether large or small, deserve sophisticated legal marketing support, which inspired her to launch Fractional Law Firm CMO, LLC in 2022. Previously, EJ served as US Head of Client Development for Clyde & Co and Associate Director – Business Development Coaching for Troutman Pepper (f/k/a Troutman Sanders). She previously held marketing positions at Steptoe & Johnson and Proskauer Rose, as well.


EJ is a certified professional coach. She received her Master’s degree from New York University, summa cum laude, and her Bachelor’s degree from American University, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. She lives in Georgia with her husband, two children, and two pugs.


Ms. Erin H. Gerstenzang's Profile

Ms. Erin H. Gerstenzang Related seminars and products

EHG Law Firm

Erin Gerstenzang is the founder of EHG Law Firm —one of Georgia’s premier criminal defense firms helping people charged with DUI and other serious traffic, drug, and alcohol-related offenses.  She cares deeply about building a more fair and equitable justice system, starting with our traffic courts. In addition to running her busy metro-Atlanta practice, Erin is known as a dynamic, engaging legal educator constantly seeking out cutting-edge tools, frameworks, and systems to improve the delivery of legal services. She serves on the State Bar of Georgia’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee and is on the executive board of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Ms. Jamala Sumaiya McFadden's Profile

Ms. Jamala Sumaiya McFadden Related seminars and products

The Employment Law Solution

This year, Jamala S. McFadden, celebrates 10 years of client service and community leadership through the Employment Law Solution (“ELS”), a firm she originally founded with three other BigLaw alumnae. 

ELS is a boutique employment law firm. ELS partners with employers to identify, minimize and resolve workplace legal issues from advice and counseling to representation in class action litigation. 

ELS is certified by the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council.  

Today, ELS is a multi-million-dollar firm powered by seven lawyers and seven professional staff.   

Jamala earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where she was an Executive Editor of the Michigan Law Review.  After law school, Jamala served as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  Prior to forming ELS in 2013, Jamala was a member of (now) Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation team where she practiced for more than nine years.  Jamala is a member of the Georgia, Michigan and Illinois bars.

Jamala is actively engaged in the community.  She has served as President of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Board of Directors.  She previously served as a Georgia Supreme Court Appointee to the Judicial Qualifications Commission and currently serves on its Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants.  Jamala is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta and the Presidential Leadership Scholars program.  Jamala is most proud of her 10 years of service as an Attorney Coach for Therrell High School’s Mock Trial Team where she exposed at least 100 economically disadvantaged Black students to law as a profession – several of whom are now practicing attorneys. 

Jamala has invested deeply in learning how to manage and grow a profitable law firm.  She is an alumnus of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program; Babson College’s Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program; EY’s Entrepreneurs Access Network program; the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s leadership program; and How to Manage a Small Law Firm.

Jamala is a sought-after speaker on all manner of employment law and leadership topics.  Her professional achievements and service to the community have earned her recognition from Georgia Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer, Top 50 Women Lawyers, and Top 100 Lawyers; Georgia Trend; Atlanta Business League, Fulton County Daily Report; National Bar Association; and the Atlanta Bar Association.

Jamala has one son, Jamal, and is now known as “Luvie” to her new grandson.  A lover of the sun and outdoors, in her self-care time, Jamala enjoys Caribbean beaches, trail walking, bike riding, live music and Zumba.


Mr. James Lorenzo Walker Jr.'s Profile

Mr. James Lorenzo Walker Jr. Related seminars and products

Walker & Associates

James L. Walker, Jr. is a business and entertainment lawyer whose practice has consisted of handling estate planning, the representation of corporations, on-air radio/TV talent, musicians, artists, filmmakers, athletes, and real estate developers.   He has represented the likes of Rick James; Jamie Foxx; Shirley Caesar; DMX; NBA star, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, and BET’s Bobby Jones; among many other incredible clients, over a near 25-year career. He also represents Grammy-winning singer/writer Twinkie Clark (Clark Sisters), whose song is featured on the Jay-Z “Family Feud" song on his 4.44 album. 

Mr. Walker has settled high-profile cases involving Sony, A&E, and Lifetime; and handled the negotiations in developing the autobiography of Coretta Scott King, released in January 2017.  Mr. Walker also hosted noted author and scholar Randall Robinson at Yale University; and handled the HarperCollins book deal for multi-platinum rapper/actor DMX.  A former legal advisor to The Source and Black Elegance magazines, Mr. Walker has represented some of the top writers in the country and a number of high-profile books.  Mr. Walker has also negotiated contracts and legal matters with various networks and television outlets, including BET, TVOne, VH-1, ABC, WE-TV, CBS, and many other entertainment outlets.

Mr. Walker has taught entertainment law for over 10 years and has won a number of high-profile cases.  He wrote the best-selling “This Business of Urban Music” (Random House). 

Mr. Walker holds a law degree from Howard University; he taught entertainment law at the University of Hartford’s Hart School of Music and at the UCONN Law School.   In the past, he has served as a business panelist and workshop instructor at various schools, including Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, UCONN, Boston College School of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law at TSU, and George Washington University.  He is also a guest commentator for Court TV's Prime Time Justice, CBS NEWS, BET’s Nightly News, and CNN.  Mr. Walker has also appeared on the television show Power of Attorney.

Mr. Walker is admitted in Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut and hopes to add two other jurisdictions. He is also admitted in the United States District Courts.


Mr. Jason Neil Wiggam's Profile

Mr. Jason Neil Wiggam Related seminars and products

Wiggam Law

Jason is a founding partner of Wiggam Law in Atlanta, Georgia. His practice focuses on representing individuals, businesses, officers, directors, shareholders, and partners in matters concerning the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Georgia Department of Revenue, and other state tax departments. He has successfully represented clients in the IRS’s recent crackdowns on syndicated conservation easements and micro-captive insurance disputes. Jason also has significant experience handling IRS tax settlements, tax compliance, appeals representation, offshore foreign bank reporting compliance, audit representation from responding to IRS audit letters through to IRS audit reconsiderations, if necessary, innocent spouse relief, IRS levy and IRS garnishment releases, penalty waivers/abatements, and lien releases/withdrawals.
Jason has always had a passion for helping others, including those less fortunate. While in law school, Jason worked for a year and a half at the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic of the Georgia State University College of Law. Jason helped taxpayers who could not afford legal representation with their federal tax controversy and collection issues, including responding to IRS audit letters and CP2000 notices, working to settle IRS debt, and releasing an IRS levy or IRS wage garnishments.
His work at the clinic earned him the Highest Pro Bono Distinction at graduation, which was awarded for working more than 150 extra pro bono hours above the normal course requirements of the clinic. Jason continues to serve the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic as a current Advisory Board member and by funding the Jason and Allyson Wiggam Fellowship for current clinic students.
Jason earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, magna cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law. While attending Georgia State, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Tax Student Award given by the State Bar of Georgia, Taxation Law Section. Jason also obtained an LL.M. degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He was named one of Georgia’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2015-2021 and a Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018-2022. Additionally, Jason is also a Georgia State Alumni’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 honoree.
When not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife, Ally, and sons, Tate and Declan. They enjoy walking on the Atlanta Beltline, eating at local restaurants, and cheering on Clemson University in sports, especially college football.

Jennifer Deal's Profile

Jennifer Deal Related seminars and products

Jenn Deal Coaching

Jenn Deal is a lawyer and a certified life coach. As a lawyer, she is a brand protection attorney, handling contentious trademark infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising matters. As a life coach, Jenn helps women professionals who feel unfulfilled, stuck, and overwhelmed take control and create the lives they know they are meant to live.


Jodi Miles's Profile

Jodi Miles Related seminars and products

Carpe Argentum Coaching, LLC

Jodi Miles, Esq., is an experienced attorney and owner of the coaching company Carpe Argentum Coaching, LLC – which is Latin for “Seize the Silver.” Since 2006, Jodi has been helping attorneys to build their dream lives, both personally and professionally. She regularly coaches individuals and small to mid-sized firms on topics such as networking, marketing, time management, staffing, and increasing profitability. She is well versed in the business of law, including issues specific to attorneys such as billable hours, confidentiality, and advertising restrictions.

Prior to her attorney coaching business, Ms. Miles owned a successful law firm in Florida which focused on family law, criminal defense, and adoption. She has also worked as a Public Defender, representing indigent clients.

Ms. Miles holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and a B.A. in Writing Intensive English from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has been a member of the State Bar of Florida since 1996.

Jodi Miles currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. When she is not in the office or at a coaching event, you can find her traveling, reading and cheering on her kids at one of their activities.


Jodi A. Miles, Esq.


(904) 994-2481


Social Media:

Instagram: Carpe_Argentum_Coaching

Mr. Jonathan Edward Hawkins's Profile

Mr. Jonathan Edward Hawkins Related seminars and products

Law Firm GC (Hawkins), LLC

Jonathan Hawkins is a business lawyer for lawyers. He helps attorneys and law firm owners identify, understand, and navigate the legal, business, and ethics-related issues that stem from running a law practice. More specifically, he assists lawyers and law firms in starting law firms, law firm structuring, partnership agreements, lateral moves, separation agreements, law firm dissolutions, health crisis planning, and succession planning.


Kristin Tyler's Profile

Kristin Tyler Related seminars and products


Kristin Tyler is Co-Founder of LAWCLERK and leads the marketing and business development efforts, with a focus on helping busy attorneys re-think their workflows. She has seen how LAWCLERK can help attorneys be more productive and profitable and is committed to demonstrating that being a lawyer doesn’t have to mean working insane hours and missing out on time doing the things you enjoy with the people you love. 


Kristin has been practicing law for more than 10 years and has built a robust estate planning and probate practice. She is known for her work ethic, her integrity and her ability to connect people.  As a partner of a mid-size law firm in fabulous Las Vegas, she understands the challenges that her fellow attorneys face in today’s fast-paced, rapidly evolving legal industry. 


In 2022, Kristin was named to the American Bar Association’s LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech.  Kristin has been designated an AV/Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and earned a Top 50 Women of the Mountain States Super Lawyers award in 2017 to 2019.  She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by the Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2014. She is active with several local community organizations, including the JDRF of Southern Nevada Board, and is dedicated to providing pro bono service.


Ms. Megan Turley Hodgkiss's Profile

Ms. Megan Turley Hodgkiss Related seminars and products

Hodgkiss Consulting LLC

Megan Hodgkiss, CEO and Principal Writer of Hodgkiss Consulting LLC®, is an experienced media professional, as well as a licensed attorney and mediator. Her unique communications background includes more than 20 years in the areas of business marketing, feature writing, print and broadcast journalism, and editorial advising. She also has extensive experience in conference planning and event orchestration.


Megan holds a Ph.D. in public communication and a J.D. in law. She's a past winner of Georgia State University's prestigious 40 Under 40 Awards for influential and impactful alumni.


In addition to her media and legal work, Megan also volunteers within her local community.  Megan is the Editor-in-Chief of the State Bar of Georgia's Bar Journal. She also serves on Atlanta Bar Association Foundation and Historic Oakland Foundation boards. Megan is a past leader of the Atlanta Bar Association CLE Board of Trustees, the award-winning Atlanta Bar Association Women in the Profession Section, and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Foundation. Outside of the office, she also regularly helps fundraise for health awareness and historic preservation campaigns.

Nefra Macdonald's Profile

Nefra Macdonald Related seminars and products

Clio - Cloud-based Legal Technology

Nefra MacDonald is a legal technology and wellness speaker who, as the Senior Manager of Strategic Engagement at Clio, works with bar associations and other legal organizations to help lawyers succeed in their practices. With over a decade of experience in the legal industry, Nefra understands the pain points that affect law firms, and she uses her expertise to help lawyers streamline processes and run a better business. A graduate of the University of Miami, Nefra is passionate about bringing a practical lens to each one of her presentations, so each attendee leaves with a takeaway that can improve their day-to-day. She has been a speaker at the Clio Cloud Conference, ABA TECHSHOW, and many other legal conferences across North America.

Mr. Randall Mark Kessler's Profile

Mr. Randall Mark Kessler Related seminars and products

Kessler & Solomiany LLC

Randy Kessler is the founding partner of Kessler & Solomiany Family Law Attorneys, a 30-person family law firm in Atlanta, and is the author of many family law books, including Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your Future (, The GA Library of Family Law Forms ( and How to Mediate a Divorce. He teaches Jury Trial Litigation at Emory School of Law and is the former Chair of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Atlanta Bar Association.


Mr. Kessler has over 35 years of experience in domestic relations and family law matters, including divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements, and child support. He has lectured in over thirty states and six different countries.  

 He is a LinkedIn “Influencer” with over 400,000 followers and often appears as a contributor for national media such as Fox News, CNN, NBC, and others. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Emory University School of Law.

 And he is the Founder and inventor of, providing Personal Videos from Stars to their Fans.

Ms. Rho D.C. Thomas's Profile

Ms. Rho D.C. Thomas Related seminars and products

Rho Thomas LLC

Rho Thomas is an attorney and financial coach who believes that true wealth is having control of your time. She helps lawyers master their personal finances to create freedom and choice in their lives. She also hosts the Wealthyesque podcast where she shares strategies each week for lawyers to improve their money mindset and manage their money to achieve true wealth.

Mr. Samuel Jacob Gowin's Profile

Mr. Samuel Jacob Gowin Related seminars and products

Gowin Law LLC

Sam Gowin practices in Chattanooga and Ringgold, Georgia, and is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of law. Mr. Gowin previously worked as an electrical engineer in the nuclear power and custom machinery fields after graduating from Georgia Tech in 1999.

Sam handles real estate litigation and transactional matters in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia. He enjoys writing, studying local legal history, exploring, and his wonderful wife, Sarah, and three children.

Mr. Scott Anthony Isles Hart's Profile

Mr. Scott Anthony Isles Hart Related seminars and products

Attorney at Law

Attorney Scott Hart has always been fascinated by the law. As a boy, Scott would enjoy watching courtroom dramas such as Perry Mason and To Kill A Mocking Bird.

Scott always desired to be a voice for those who needed help. This is the underlying motivation for the firm. We are making a commitment to assist those who are unable to assist themselves. To enhance his abilities to service the needs of his clients, Scott maintains memberships and participates in a number of professional organizations such as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Georgia Trial Lawyers Associations, Workers Compensation Claimants Lawyers Assoc., State Bar of Georgia Workers' Compensation Section. Scott also was invited to speak and share his knowledge at the State Board of Workers Annual Convention in 2005, the Annual Workers Compensation Seminar in 2011, and most recently in 2016 at the State Bar of Georgia Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Annual Seminar in 2016.

Scott is happily married and has two wonderful sons. His family is an active supporter of the Childrens' Miracle Network and the March Of Dimes. Both organizations help fund medical research for the treatment and care of premature babies.

Interests: Scott enjoys following college football in particular and is an avid supporter of the Atlanta Falcons.

Temi Siyanbade's Profile

Temi Siyanbade Related seminars and products

The Law Office of Temi Siyanbade, PLLC

Temi Siyanbade is a sought-after keynote speaker and thought leader in the legal tech space. As the principal attorney of her boutique Houston-based law firm and the host of the ASK TEMI LIVE! show, her services focus on strategically positioning businesses for long-term success, meaningful impact, and innovative business development.

Temi Siyanbade has had the privilege of speaking to diverse audiences and industries, including the American Bar Association and the National Business Institute. With compelling stories that shift mindsets and eye-opening information that alter outlooks, Temi provides a different approach to transformation activation in her audiences.

Having taught middle school English as a Teach for America Corps Member before her legal career, Temi is passionate about lifelong learning and combating socioeconomic disparities in minority communities.

When Temi is not helping people build successful businesses or geeking out on leadership and legal tech tools, she is listening to music, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Thua G. Barlay's Profile

Mr. Thua G. Barlay Related seminars and products

Lueder Larkin & Hunter LLC

Thua G. Barlay is a partner with Lueder, Larkin & Hunter LLC, where he manages the operations and affairs of the firm's Conyers office. His areas of practice are Real Estate (Residential & Commercial) and Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts). He is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with existing clients in addition to creating new opportunities.
Mr. Barlay has over ten years of real estate closing experience having represented several major banks and lending institutions. In addition, Mr. Barlay is a member of WealthCounsel, a national organization that provides attorneys with a unique blend of estate planning resources to competently serve the needs of their clients. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Georgia State Bar’s Sections of Real Estate and Fiduciary Law, the Rockdale County Bar Association, and the Gate City Bar Association. Mr. Barlay believes strongly in developing his leadership skills and is an alumnus of Leadership Rockdale (2009), the State Bar of Georgia’s YLD Leadership Academy (2011), the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute (2011), the Georgia Academy for Economic Development (2013), New Leaders Council Institute (2015), Leadership Atlanta (2018) and Leadership Georgia (2014).

Mr. Warren Raymond Hinds's Profile

Mr. Warren Raymond Hinds Related seminars and products

Warren R. Hinds PC

Warren R. Hinds has over 30 years of experience practicing in California and/or Georgia and is a member of various professional legal organizations.

A resident of Georgia since 1992, lawyer Hinds is committed to serving his community with excellent legal service. To stay current and networked in the legal community, Hinds is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the American Bar Association's Center for Professional Responsibility, the Lawyers' Club of Atlanta, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Prior to opening his own firm, Warren Hinds graduated cum laude from the Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida.

Warren R. Hinds, P.C., represents clients in cases of legal malpractice, bar complaints, malpractice insurance, and civil litigation.

Emily Wiegert's Profile

Emily Wiegert Related seminars and products

The Back Pocket CMO

Emily J. Wiegert has had marketing and social media strategy in her blood since she was responsible for publicity of her high school, college, and community theatre productions. She earned a BS in Marketing/PR from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and an MBA in Marketing from National University in LaJolla, California. Emily was a public high school English teacher for 20 years and was a freelance marketing, branding, and public relations consultant, and a graphic designer for local and online businesses while teaching. After having to leave education due to complications from Long-Covid, Emily started her dream career by establishing her own consulting firm, The Back Pocket CMO, where she serves lawyers, business owners, and professionals with Fractional CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) services, digital and traditional marketing consulting, and brand development and strategy consulting. With a background in English education, Emily brings a unique perspective to training, consulting, and coaching professionals. Through demystifying the world of marketing, branding, and public relations, she empowers her clients to take charge of their own marketing endeavors. Emily is married to Dave, a high school special education teacher in Houston County, and is a cheer and golf mom to two very active teenage girls.


Ms. Karlise Yvette Grier Related seminars and products

Executive Director

Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism

Libby Luff's Profile

Libby Luff Related seminars and products


Libby Luff is the Strategic Partnership Manager at PracticePanther. She actively partners with bars and legal associations across the country to help educate and support attorneys on best practices to manage their firms efficiently. A marketing and sales professional with over 15 years of experience, Libby is passionate about collaborating with customers to turn their most strategic challenges into unlocked opportunities for their business.

Matt Orlinsky's Profile

Matt Orlinsky Related seminars and products

Practice Panther

Matthew Orlinsky, Head of Sales at PracticePanther, assists law firms with their case management software needs to maximize profits efficiently. He takes pride in being a legal technology expert and helps firms of all practice areas stay compliant with their state laws. Matthew has been with PracticePanther since the beginning and has witnessed the robust growth of the legal technology industry as well as the need for cloud-based case management software. Born in Atlanta, GA, he currently lives in sunny Fort Lauderdale with his wife Brooke and their two dogs, Chia and Ginger.

Jordan Turk's Profile

Jordan Turk Related seminars and products


Jordan Turk is a practicing attorney in Texas, and is also the Legal Technology Advisor at Smokeball. Her family law expertise includes appeals, pre and postnuptial agreements, as well as complex property division and highly contentious custody cases. In addition, Jordan has given CLEs across the country on topics ranging from client relationships to proper trust account management. Jordan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Classics, History, and Religious Studies. She then went on to attend the University of Arkansas School of Law to earn her J.D. After almost four years of practice with a high-asset family law firm in Houston, Jordan discovered the world of legal technology which ultimately brought her to Smokeball.

Jordan has authored and co-authored many articles that you can find in various state bar publications and around the internet. Passionate about giving back to her community, Jordan makes a point of taking pro bono cases whenever possible.


Mr. Jason Wayne Graham's Profile

Mr. Jason Wayne Graham Related seminars and products

Graham Legal LLC

Jason is a true general practitioner, and experienced trial lawyer. Over the past 25 years, he has tried over 100 cases to judges and juries in both state and federal courts, and consistently achieves exceptional results for his clients, who include individuals, small businesses, and multi-million-dollar companies. Jason’s practice covers an eclectic array of areas, including commercial and business litigation, contract, trade secret, and unfair competition disputes, business “divorces” between owners/partners/ shareholders, construction law, landlord-tenant, probate litigation, real estate litigation (trespass, nuisance, quiet title), intellectual property (trademark and copyright infringement), personal injury resulting from automobile accidents and slip/trip and falls, and professional malpractice.
Jason is licensed to practice in the State of Georgia. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, and the Federal Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

• University of Pennsylvania School of Law, J.D.
• Emory University, B.A., magna cum laude
• Oxford College of Emory University, A.A.

• Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Membership Committee
• Atlanta Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section
• Master Mason, Gate City #2 F&A
• Burns Club of Atlanta
• Smoke Rise Prep, Past President of the Board of Directors
• St. Andrews Society
• Stone Mountain Highland Games, Director of Children’s Games
• CEO & COO of SynerG Law Complex
• Avondale Estates Beer Growler & Pint Haus (RIP), Owner 2017-2022


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