​Meet the Firm Manager Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is a collection of practicing attorneys who are also well-regarded thought leaders and technologists in the legal field.

They give us insight into how real attorneys use Firm Manager in the real world, keep us updated on the latest trends and best practices, and help us stay focused on delivering long-term solutions to drive your business forward.

Learn more about them below.


Robert J. Ambrogi


Bob Ambrogi has been writing and speaking about the Internet and legal technology for more than 15 years and is the author of two books about the Internet for lawyers. He is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management at Boston College and a fellow and trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

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Adam Banner


In his current private practice, the Oklahoma Legal Group, Mr. Banner specializes in criminal defense and has a solid record of favorable results for his clients in his current private practice, the Oklahoma Legal Group. Adam is also an accomplished appellate attorney and has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oklahoma.

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Mike Clarke


Mike has been practicing law in Oregon and California since 2005 after graduating University of San Francisco School of Law. Mike is a partner in Clarke Griffin, LLC and in Petersen Clarke, LLC. Through his two offices, Mike and his legal teams are able to help clients in general civil litigation matters all over the region.

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David T. Cox


David T. Cox is a St. Louis attorney with over 13 years of experience focusing on Immigration, Intellectual Property, Criminal Defense, Business and Military Law. David has worked for, owned and managed technology companies and he co-founded a boutique law firm and several non-profit organizations.

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Penn Dodson

New York

Penn Dodson helps employees recover their unpaid and underpaid wages. She was named as a New York Metro area Super Lawyer and is the former President of a state-wide employee advocates’ organization. Penn handles both individual and class action wage and hour claims, primarily in federal court.

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Michael J. Eschelbacher


Michael J. Eschelbacher practices in the areas of General Business Law, with emphasis on Emerging Businesses, Estate Planning, and Commercial and Residential Real Estate. For more than 35 years, he has counseled owners and officers in the acquisition, formation, continuing operation, and disposition of their businesses.

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Ann M. Guinn


Ann M. Guinn, Principal of G&P Associates, is a consultant to solo and small law firm practitioners. She teaches attorneys how to build and maintain high-earning, client-centered, and satisfying law practices. She offers her services through webinars, membership groups, CLEs, and one-on-one consulting.

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Mary Markovich

North Carolina

Mary M. Markovich has been in solo practice since 1994 and has offices in Raleigh, New Bern and Greenville, NC. She is accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and her firm provides a broad range of legal and law-related services for veterans, retirees, persons with disabilities and their families.

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Phyllis Simon


Phyllis Simon, a senior partner at Next Level Law Group, helps women and minority entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. Her office is located in the San Francisco Bay Area in Pleasanton, California. She is a Stanford graduate and earned her Juris Doctorate at Berkeley Law.

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Jeffrey N. Stern

New Jersey

Jeff Stern is the founder and sole practitioner of Stern Law LLC. As an active litigator, he has successfully tried and won Civil Law Division jury trials as well as New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Court trials and has been successful in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

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John Szymankiewicz

North Carolina

John Szymankiewicz is a licensed Professional Engineer and Attorney in North Carolina. His practice focuses on small business, debtor/creditor law, and the alcohol beverage industry and his work with small businesses runs the gamut from corporate formation through day-to-day operations.

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Rick Vanderslice


Rick Vanderslice is the managing partner of Richard L. Vanderslice PC in Philadelphia. His practice focuses on civil litigation in state and federal court, with an emphasis on real estate and personal injury law. His areas of practice also include business litigation, estates and environmental law.

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