LegalShield Featured Speakers

Jeff Bell

Chief Executive Officer, LegalShield

Jeff Bell joined LegalShield in July 2014 as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bell is recognized as a successful and passionate marketing visionary with an extraordinary corporate leadership portfolio. Prior to joining LegalShield, Jeff was the COO of vRide, a TPG Growth portfolio company, where he oversaw the development of a consumer facing technology platform, and the installation of new ERP systems, leading to significant top-line revenue growth. Previously, Mr. Bell served as Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business (Xbox), for Microsoft Inc. While with Microsoft, Bell enjoyed tremendous success and industry recognition launching/marketing video games like “Halo 3,” Gears of War,” and “Rock Band,” to name a few. He also served as Vice President of the Chrysler and Jeep Divisions, with oversight of product strategy and marketing efforts with multi-billion dollar budgets and returns. Prior to Chrysler and Jeep, Bell served at Ford Motor Company in the United States, England, and Spain.

Mr. Bell earned a B.A. degree in history and Spanish from Kenyon College in 1984, a M.A. from Johns Hopkins in 1988, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School in 1989.

Jack Newton

Founder & CEO, Clio

Jack Newton is the founder of Clio, one of the pioneers of cloud-based practice management. Clio has rapidly become the most widely-used practice management platform in the world, with over 150,000 legal professionals in 130 countries depending on Clio every day. Jack has been recognized as EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and Clio has been recognized by many national and international awards for its culture, management, customer support and rapid growth rate, including Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50, and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Over the decade since Clio’s founding, Jack has spearheaded efforts to educate the legal community on the security, ethics, and privacy related issues surrounding cloud computing, and has become a nationally recognized writer and speaker on these topics. Jack is also co-founder and President of the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of leading cloud computing providers with a mandate to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the legal industry.

Patrick Palace

Palace Law

Patrick Palace is the owner of Palace Law, a firm of workers' compensation and personal injury attorneys.  He is and has been a partner in a number of joint ventures with tech companies developing new tools for lawyers.

Patrick was the President of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) 2013-2014.  He is a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP)(2014-present) that prepares and trains Bar leadership nationwide.  Currently serving on the NCBP Executive Counsel. He is the chair of the 21st Century Lawyer NCBP committee which produces monthly national webinars for bar leaders. He chaired the WSBA Future of the Profession Committee 2013-2015.  Additionally, he served on the WSBA Board of Governors from 2008 – 2011, the Washington Association of Justice Board of Governors for 9 years and was WSBA Treasurer 2010-2011.  

Patrick has presented at the Clio Cloud Conference, AVVOs Lawyernomics, the ABA TechShow, NCBP Annual and Midyear Conventions, and regularly presents at webinars and seminars at the local, state and national levels.

He has been interviewed on podcasts by Bob Ambrogi, the Lawyerist, Lawsome, Clienting, The Paralegal Voice, multiple podcasts on Legal Talk Network’s “On the Road”, Jeena Cho’s “The Resilient Lawyer”, and “Two Men and a Mic” podcast.  He can he heard on live radio in Tacoma, interviewing legal innovators.  He regularly writes for legal publications including NW Lawyer, GPSolo Magazine, and other state and local magazines.
Since 2016, Palace Law has been recognized by the Lawfirm 500 as one of the top 100 firms nationwide for its growth and innovation. Patrick was the first recipient of the “Service to the Legal Profession Award”, and has been chosen by the “National Trial Lawyers” as one of the Nation’s Top 100 trial lawyers. He was also named as one of the “Top Attorneys in Washington.”

Patrick produced and moderated two television programs: “The Peoples Law School" and "LawTalk".  These programs provide consumers with information about our legal system and their rights and remedies. Thirty-three programs were produced.

Patrick is a dedicated practitioner of yoga. He has a daily meditation practice, writes about meditation and speaks nationally of the topics of mindfulness and the future of the legal profession.

Finally, in 2015, Patrick opened a winery, Sunken Cellars, whose 2016 and 2017 vintages include Cabernet Sauvignon, Albariño and an Italian red blend (“Tesoro  Rosso).(SunkenCellars.com)

Patrick is also a proud father who has a tendency to listen to his music (while drinking wine, and sometimes practicing yoga) louder than his non-rocker children would like.

Mary Juetten

Founder & CEO, Traklight

Mary is the founder and CEO of Traklight, the only self-guided software platform that creates your custom intellectual property (IP) strategy and assesses business risk. She dedicated her more-than-30-year career to helping businesses achieve and protect their success, specializing in transition or start-up phases and helping companies create sustainable financial growth. She wants entrepreneurs to have Fortune 500 style software solutions. She covers IP issues and business risks to prevent horror stories and help businesses succeed. In 2015, she co-founded Evolve Law to accelerate the adoption of technology within the legal industry and in addition, she is a LegalShield Access Advocate. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State as well as US and Canadian public accountant certifications. She is an international writer, speaker, and mentor, and sits on the ABA Group Legal Services Association board. She previously represented entrepreneurs on the Board of the Crowdfunding Investment Regulatory Advocates and the Licensing Executive Society (LES) Emerging Enterprises committee. She is the principal attorney at Juetten Law and is Of Counsel to Nimbus Legal. She is the author of The Business of Legal: The Data-Driven Law Practice.

CLE Speakers

Marguerite Salazar

New Mexico Superintendent

Amanda Ostrowitz

Marguerite Salazar was previously the chief regulator of the state of Colorado, where she served as the executive director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies. She oversaw nine divisions and provided administrative oversight of the Colorado Office of Policy Research and Regulatory Reform and the broadband fund. She was appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in July 2017. Prior to that, she was Colorado’s insurance commissioner, appointed by Hickenlooper in 2013, regulating all forms of insurance in the state. Salazar also was appointed by President Obama to serve as Regional Director for Region VIII, Health and Human Services where she assisted in implementing the Affordable Care Act in six states. She has experience serving on numerous boards and panels, including as a trustee for the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation and on the Colorado State University Board of Governors. Salazar earned an undergraduate and master’s degree, in counseling psychology, from Adams State in Alamosa, Colorado. .

Kent Showalter

Attorney, de Beaubien Knight Simmons Mantzaris & Neal

Amanda Ostrowitz

Kent A. Showalter III is a native Floridian, born in Sanford, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1992. He subsequently earned his Juris Doctorate, also with honors, at the University of Florida College of Law in 1995. He is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts. Kent is a Supervising Attorney and the Administrating attorney for the LegalShieldSM division of DSK Law, the North Florida provider for Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. doing business as LegalShieldSM. He has been with DSK Law assisting LegalShieldSM members since 2000. Kent is a past recipient of the LegalShieldSM Member’s Choice Award, and he was awarded the Leadership Award by LegalShieldSM in 2007, 2008, and 2012. Kent was recognized as the LegalShieldSM WOW! Trainer of the Year in 2008, and he was awarded the LegalShieldSM WOW! Committee Chairman Award in 2011. In 2012, LegalShieldSM awarded Kent the Award of Excellence. Kent was appointed to the Prepaid Legal Services Committee of the Florida Bar in 2010, and subsequently served as the Program Chair for the Committee’s Annual Continuing Legal Education Program presented at the Annual Florida Bar Convention in 2011 and 2012. He served as Vice Chair in 2013 and 2014, and Committee Chair in 2015 and 2016. Kent was recognized by The Florida Bar for his outstanding pro bono service in 2010 and 2012, and for his contributions to the Florida Bar Prepaid Legal Services Committee in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Kolbi Cumbo

Attorney, Deming Parker Hoffman Campbell & Daly

Amanda Ostrowitz

Kolbi has been with the firm since 2010 and is currently the estate planning attorney for the Georgia office. She assists clients with estate planning, elder, and special needs matters. She received her B.A. (cum laude) in 2000 from Agnes Scott College, her J.D. (cum laude) in 2007 from New England Law, and her LL.M. in Elder Law in 2010 from Stetson University College of Law.

Amanda Ostrowitz

Regulation Attorney and Founder CannaRegs

Amanda Ostrowitz

Amanda Ostrowitz is a regulatory attorney and entrepreneur who’s identified a need for a user-friendly, scalable platform to research regulations and laws in the cannabis industry. Amanda founded RegsTechnology and its current product, CannaRegs, as a tool to aid attorneys, business people, and governments with localized tracking of regulatory issues. Although RegsTechnology has its origins in covering the dynamics of cannabis regulation, Amanda has created an innovative framework that can be applied more broadly to other emerging, hyper-localized regulatory issues. Prior to conceiving, developing and founding RegsTechnology, Amanda worked as a bank examiner in the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Amanda is a New England native who moved to Colorado in 2004 to attend Colorado College where she earned a B.A. in Economics and went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2013.

Paul Scarsella

Maguire, Schneider & Hassay

Amanda Ostrowitz

After graduation from Capital University Law School in 1997, Paul began his career with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney's office. As part of the first gang prosecution unit Paul worked on a multitude of long term investigations into street gang in Columbus. Paul also worked closely with fire investigators as the arson prosecutor until he left the office in 2003 to start his own private practice. In 2005 he was offered a position as an assistant prosecutor in Delaware County. In 2007 Paul was tapped to start the special prosecutions unit for the Ohio AG. There he headed a unit of experienced prosecutors who traveled the state assisting local prosecutors with major felony offenses. Paul developed a specialty in homicide prosecutions and during his 10 plus years in the unit he handled over 50 homicide cases. He joined MSH in 2018 with over 20 years of trial experience, both as a practitioner and instructor.

Chris Schoenbauer

Manager, Westlaw Product Management at Thomson Reuters

Amanda Ostrowitz

Chris was born and raised in Faribault, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota, Morris for college. He attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. He began his career with Thomson Reuters as a Reference Attorney over 14 years ago. Over the course of those years, he has also worked in Account Management and in Marketing. Currently, he is a manager in Westlaw Product Management.

Nalini Prasad

Chief Strategy Officer, BluShark Digital

Amanda Ostrowitz

Nalini Prasad has worked alongside Seth Price -- Managing Partner of Price Benowitz, LLP and Founder of BluShark Digital -- to create a digital marketing agency focused on helping small law firms build their business and stand out online. Nalini frequently speaks to legal audiences across the country on the intersection of utilizing best practices of trending SEO techniques and generating quality leads online. Nalini also shares tips on creative ways to leverage traditional offline marketing efforts to increase a firm's online presence. As Chief Strategy Officer at BluShark Digital, Nalini designs and implements cutting-edge strategies that build brands and work to increase quality leads online for clients through four fundamental aspects of digital marketing - content creation, link-building, and technical and local SEO.

David Wunderlich

Associate Attorney, McAllister Garfield LLC

Amanda Ostrowitz

David counsels marijuana, hemp, and CBD businesses to help them navigate the complicated waters of federal and state cannabis laws and propel them forward. David’s clients include state-licensed marijuana businesses, hemp farmers and processors, CBD processors and distributors, lenders, and ancillary businesses in the cannabis space. David focuses his practice on business formation, regulatory compliance, real estate, and intellectual property. David is proficient in Spanish. Before joining McAllister Garfield, David was an Assistant County Attorney for Jefferson County, Colorado, where he handled real estate development, intellectual property, administrative enforcement actions, election law, and civil litigation. David began his career in regulatory issues with Dill, Dill, Carr, Stonbraker & Hutchings, a Colorado leader in liquor licensing. David applies his wide base of experience to the various legal issues that face cannabis businesses. David regularly participates as a speaker at cannabis industry events and panels. David earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2007 and B.A. with honors from Tulane University in 2003. When David is not working, he enjoys family time, golf, skiing, BBQ, and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer.

Barb Brohl

Principal, B J Brohl Strategies

Amanda Ostrowitz

Barbara Brohl is currently a Principal at B J Brohl Strategies, where she consults on drug policy strategies for the 21st century. She believes that successful reform can occur when drug policy and effective regulation intersect. Prior to this, Barb led the varied functions of the Colorado Department of Revenue. Appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to his Cabinet in 2011, she was responsible for Colorado’s Tax Division, the Division of Motor Vehicles, Lottery, and Enforcement for Gaming, Liquor and Tobacco, Racing, and Marijuana. Barb led a team of approximately 1,500 employees, collected between $11 - $13 billion in fees and taxes for the State annually, regulates more than 14,000 liquor-licensed businesses, issued more than 1.85 million titles and over 1 million driver licenses, and through the Lottery contributed almost $3 billion to Colorado’s economy. Before joining state government, Barb practiced telecommunications law with Qwest Communications, representing the company in multi-million dollar commercial transactions and addressing all legal and regulatory matters for a 23-state region. She was also an elected member of the Regional Transportation District Board of Directors where she set policy, advocated for transit at the federal and state levels and introduced a workforce development program. Barb was appointed by the Governor to co-chair the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, set up by Executive Order after Colorado voters approved the constitutional amendment that allows for the sale and consumption of marijuana by persons age 21 and older. The amendment required regulation of marijuana growth, manufacture and sale. The Task Force was charged with forwarding recommendations to the governor, general assembly and attorney general regarding how the state should move forward with Amendment 64. In addition, Barb helped to develop legislation and rules around regulatory and enforcement matters for this industry. Responsible for implementing the first-in-the-world regulatory program for legalization and regulation of marijuana for recreational use, Barb is seen as an expert in Marijuana Regulation. She has consulted with governments on both national and international levels to present “The Colorado Model”. Barb has received several professional, leadership and community service awards. Among them, the 2008 Colorado Hispanic Bar Association‘s Christopher A. Miranda “Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer” award; 2009 Qwest Outstanding Service Award for Diversity, 2011 Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Athena Award “Limitless” Finalist; the 2011 Boy Scouts of America Vale La Pena Service Award for “Unselfish service to Hispanic American young people”, the 2013 Colorado Women of Distinction Award from the West Metro Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 Trailblazer Award from the Latinas First Foundation, the 2015 Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business Award – Banking, Finance, and Accounting, the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, and the 2017 State Executive of the Year Award from the National Association of State CIOs. Born and raised in Colorado, Barb has a bachelor’s degree from Regis University of Colorado and a juris doctorate from University of Denver College of Law. She was a judicial law clerk for Colorado Supreme Court Justices Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. and William H. Erickson. 

Andrew Livingston

Director of Economics & Research, Vicente Sederberg LLC

Amanda Ostrowitz

As Director of Economics and Research for Vicente Sederberg, Andrew Livingston provides analysis on legal and regulatory matters as well as economic market projections for adult-use and medical marijuana laws in Colorado and around the world. He also sits on the Denver Cannabis Sustainability Working Group and helps coordinate government and industry efforts to increase environmental stewardship within cannabis business.Andrew first worked alongside the Vicente Sederberg team in 2012 during Colorado’s Amendment 64 campaign, which legalized marijuana for adults. Before starting his career in cannabis market and policy analysis, he focused his studies at Colgate University on the economics of illegal drugs and the harms they create for societies around the world. Andrew is often asked to speak at business and legal seminars around the country and internationally on the intersection of market dynamics and cannabis policy.

Ben Farrow

Anderson Law Firm, LLC

Amanda Ostrowitz

Ben Farrow is a shareholder of The Anderson Law Firm, LLC. He joined the firm in 2002 and was made a shareholder in 2006. The Anderson Law Firm's largest client is LegalShield and while the work has been financially rewarding it has also fulfilled his requirement that the work be challenging and intellectually interesting. Ben enjoys working with his brother and sister firms across the country and has made many friends that will remain so for life. In 2016 he was admitted to the Mississippi bar and the firm opened its Jackson, Mississippi office in September 2016. He regularly travels between Montgomery and Jackson and oversees the work of both offices.

Commissioner Glen Mulready

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner

Amanda Ostrowitz

Glen Mulready became the 13th Oklahoma insurance commissioner after receiving 62 percent of the vote. He was sworn into office on January 14, 2019. Glen is a recognized leader and champion in the insurance industry. Starting as a broker in 1984, Glen rose to serve at the executive level of the two largest health insurance companies in Oklahoma. In 2007, he joined Benefit Plan Strategies, a company helping businesses provide employee benefits and health insurance to their employees. Glen has served as President of both the Tulsa and Oklahoma State Health Underwriters Associations and has been named State Health Underwriter of the Year. In 2010, Glen successfully ran for state representative and quickly became the point person for the House of Representatives on insurance issues and was appointed chairman of the Insurance Committee after the 2014 elections. In this role, Glen passed legislation which resulted in more insurance companies offering service in the state, and he reformed the state employee insurance program to save Oklahoma millions of dollars a year while also saving thousands of dollars for those families. These successes led to Glen being tapped for the leadership position of Majority Floor Leader in 2017. Glen and Sally, his wife of 31 years, are the proud parents of three teenage sons, Sam, Jake and Will. In 2008, Glen and Sally were the recipients of Leadership Tulsa’s Paragon Award for their work with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Glen is very active in the community having served on numerous boards and committees including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, March of Dimes, Shepherds Fold Ranch Christian Summer Camp, Crime Commission and Tulsa Tough.

Amy Divine Boley

Director of Westlaw Product Management

Amanda Ostrowitz

Amy earned her B.A. in Journalism at the University of Minnesota and her J.D. at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. After working at a complex litigation law firm during and right out of law school, Amy began her career with Thomson Reuters as a Reference Attorney over 23 years ago. Amy has led Sales and Client Management teams in Minneapolis and Denver, worked in Asset Management in Zurich, Switzerland, and since 2013 has been working in Westlaw Product Management in the Minneapolis/St. Paul office. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Steven Weinberger

Catastrophic and PI Attorney, Davis Miles McGuire Gardner

Amanda Ostrowitz

Steve Weinberger and Michael Medina are the Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Team at Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC. With nearly 60 years of practice in the complex field of product liability, Steve and Michael have what it takes to handle your products case from start to finish. They are the DMMG A-Team when it comes to catastrophic injury and wrongful death matters with well over $100MM recovered in such cases.

Lenny Frieling

Criminal Defense Attorney

Amanda Ostrowitz

Attorney, former Judge and Pot Lawyer, Lenny Frieling has been practicing criminal defense law in Colorado since 1976, after graduating Rutgers Law School. His practice and most of his 40+ years of experience is limited to most areas of state criminal defense. Lenny also consults for those interested in marijuana business in Colorado and need a starting place. Leonard is an author, lecturer, mentor, writer, activist, talk-show host, and has played a lawyer on TV. Johnnie Cochran is in his credits, along with his pages of accomplishments.

Vince Imhoff

Managing Director, Imhoff & Associates

Amanda Ostrowitz

A public defender for over 20 years. Originally from Chicago, Mr. Imhoff is admitted to practice law in Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Imhoff obtained his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Lewis University and earned his JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1989. From 1990 to 1997 Mr. Imhoff was a Cook County, Illinois Public Defender (Chicago). In 1997 Mr. Imhoff entered private practice as a solo practitioner. In 2003, Mr. Imhoff founded Imhoff & Associates, PC.

D. Sharon Gentry

Attorney, Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis

Amanda Ostrowitz

Ms. Gentry has been an attorney at Riggs Abney in Oklahoma City for 22 years. She worked on several large litigation cases, including the State's lawsuits against the Tobacco Industry and the Poultry Industry. She is a Supervising Attorney for the LegalShield operations in Oklahoma. She also handles a variety of cases, both LegalShield and non-LegalShield. She loves sports and is a big fan of the OU Sooners and the OKC Thunder.

Greg May

Attorney, Dubail Judge

Amanda Ostrowitz

Greg May has been practicing law since 1995. He has served as the Managing Partner of the LegalShield Division of the Missouri provider firm, Dubail Judge since 2007. In addition to managing the LegalShield Division and helping the firm's LegalShield members his practicing is focused on business transactions, formations and civil litigation. He has been happily married to his wife and high school sweetheart Gina for 23 years and has 4 children along with 2 dogs, 2 cats and a parrot named Pippa.

Emma Raimi-Zlatic

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Clio

Amanda Ostrowitz

Emma Raimi-Zlatic is Affinity Program Manager at Clio, a comprehensive cloud-based practice management platform for the legal industry. Having had nearly a decade of experience in tech and the legal field, she knows both the needs of companies and lawyers alike and has spoken on many occasions about law firm marketing, legal entrepreneurship, law firm growth and cloud technology & security. Being a JD herself who has previously founded her own attorney recruiting company, she is passionate about helping firms grow from the ground up and knows first-hand the struggles involved in building a business. Emma joined Clio in 2018 as a result of the acquisition of Lexicata, a legal-tech software company, and also worked in Silicon Valley for tech startups and for an international law firm previously. She can be reached at emma.raimi@clio.com, and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Jason Searns

Of Counsel, Hoban Law Group

Amanda Ostrowitz

Jason Searns is General Counsel for Grok and Of Counsel to the Hoban Law Group, the largest canna-business law firm in the world. He earned his Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University, his Master’s degree in Politics from England’s Lancaster University, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Toledo College of Law. Jason is a former prosecutor and has a wealth of experience as corporate General and Special Counsel, having served in those capacities for such prestigious firms as Sokolove, Law, Jacoby, & Meyers, as well as nationally-recognized organizations such as the Legal Center for People with Disabilities and We the People, USA, where, as General Counsel and Executive Director, he oversaw the expansion of its legal self-help business from a single storefront to 178 offices, creating the foundation for Legal Zoom. He was the national winner of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the American Bar Association, the first American in twenty-five years to win the European Debating Championship, and is the author of one of the first books in the nation on the Americans With Disabilities Act, published by West Publishing.

David Cowan

Partner, Parker Stanbury

Amanda Ostrowitz

A partner at Parker Stanbury LLP, David joined the firm as a provider attorney in 2001. His practice areas have included Immigration, Insurance, Consumer Finance and Collections. When he joined Parker Stanbury LLP, he recognized that he could help more people as a Provider Attorney than he could working in a traditional law firm. Over the years he has assisted countless members on their legal matters, and he takes pride in the fact that the only thing that the member had to do was to pick up the phone and use the membership. Born in Los Angeles, David was admitted to the Bar in 1995. He attended Boston University (B.A. in Psychology, 1990) and Tulane Law School (J.D., 1993), is a member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court (Central District of California) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Michael Medina

Catastrophic and PI Attorney, Davis Miles McGuire Gardner

Amanda Ostrowitz

Steve Weinberger and Michael Medina are the Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Team at Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC. With nearly 60 years of practice in the complex field of product liability, Steve and Michael have what it takes to handle your products case from start to finish. They are the DMMG A-Team when it comes to catastrophic injury and wrongful death matters with well over $100MM recovered in such cases.

John Jakovenko

Firm Practice Manager, Deming Parker Hoffman Campbell & Daly

Amanda Ostrowitz

John is the Firm Practice Manager for Deming Parker Hoffman Campbell and Daly LLC. He has more than two decades of legal management experience in both Georgia and California. John is also an adjunct instructor at a local university and I teach online for the Association of Legal Administrators. He is a lifelong learner with a Bachelor's degree, an MBA and currently pursuing a MAC degree. One interesting fact - in 2005, John moved out to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and landing small roles and extra spots on many television shows.

Charlotte Johnson

Partner; Davis Miles McGuire & Gardner

Amanda Ostrowitz

For the past several years, Charlotte C. Johnson has practiced elder law, long term care planning (ALTCS/VA), special needs planning, and estate planning exclusively. She enjoys helping her clients find legal solutions for the common issues that face the aging and special needs populations. Ms. Johnson was raised in the Midwest. After leaving a career in secondary education, Ms. Johnson received her juris doctorate degree from Brigham Young University in 2006. Ms. Johnson's professional memberships include the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Arizona chapter of NAELA, Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona, and the Elder Law, Mental Health, and Special Needs Planning Section of the State Bar of Arizona. Ms. Johnson is currently on the Board for the Arizona Chapter of NAELA, the Education Committee of the Southwest Autism Research Resource Center (SARRC), and Executive Committee for the Elder Law, Mental Health, and Special Needs Planning Section of the State Bar of Arizona.

Damon Cassens

Trial Lawyer, Waters, Kubik & Cassens

Amanda Ostrowitz

Damon is an exceptional trial lawyer who has practiced law in Colorado Springs since 1994. Since that time, he has specialized in criminal defense including DUI litigation, as well as liquor license cases, and regulatory disputes. In his current role with Waters, Kubik, and Cassens, he focuses on criminal defense and liquor license cases, primarily. Damon's education in biology and chemistry has given him in-depth knowledge about the scientific issues that often arise in court. This has been especially helpful to his clients charged with DUIs. As an educated advocate and certified field sobriety administrator, he has been able to use scientific evidence time and again to show that roadside sobriety tests or breathalyzers were compromised in some way. Thanks to this understanding of the science behind these tests, many of his clients have been acquitted, avoiding the serious consequences of a DUI.

Yalissa Alfaro

Attorney, Mattleman Weinroth & Miller

Amanda Ostrowitz

Yalissa Y. Alfaro practices in real estate, municipal court, immigration, business transactions, and corporate formation. Ms. Alfaro also handles trademark registrations and DMV administrative hearings and appeals. Ms. Alfaro is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York. Ms. Alfaro earned her juris doctorate with a concentration in Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property from Seton Hall Law School in 2010. During law school, Ms. Alfaro served as the President of the Latin American Law Students Association and a member of Seton Hall Law's inaugural Diversity Council. She was also a member of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board and a member of the Immigrant Worker's Rights Clinic. Ms. Alfaro served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Vincent J. Grasso, A.J.S.C. from 2010 to 2011. In private practice, she has successfully represented clients in various legal matters throughout the State of New Jersey. Ms. Alfaro is fluent in Spanish.

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