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Meet Us

Everyone on our team has the combination of legal knowledge, SEO expertise, and writing ability to produce the best content in the business.

We started the company a decade ago because, as practicing attorneys, we couldn't find legal content writers who were actually lawyers with the right balance of legal acumen and online communication ability. 

We pride ourselves on threading the needle between stale legalese and amateur gobbledygook. 


“Writers of the #1 Tort Law Blog in the Nation"  

-Lexis Nexis, 2011


Paul Richardson, Esq.

Paul is a graduate from the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, after receiving bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Illinois.

He spent time with the popular state political blog The Capitol Fax, and his fiction and non-fiction writing has been published in various outlets. Paul is an occasional line dance instructor and lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.


Joshua Slade, Esq.

Joshua is an attorney with a practice focused on civil litigation and criminal defense.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Joshua was a non-commissioned officer for the U.S. Army and Utah National Guard. He attended the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, graduating in 2013 cum laude. During his third year in law school, Mr. Slade practiced law as a student attorney in D.C. Superior Court where he represented and defended clients charged with misdemeanors by the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office. Upon completing law school and passing the bar, Joshua practiced law in the Washington D.C. metro area as an associate for a mid-size law firm. Currently Joshua works from his home office; in his spare time he gardens, hikes, and spends time with his family.


Laura Payet, Esq.

Laura received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and earned her undergraduate degree in English from Williams College.  She began her professional career at Bingham McCutchen  where she focused on employment litigation.  When Laura left Boston for Austin, Texas, she worked at the Texas Supreme Court, both as the mandamus attorney handling emergency matters. Laura enjoys choral singing, having performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, Symphony Hall in Boston, and Austin’s Long Center. She is also a runner and cyclist, and competes in triathlons (though she dislikes swimming).  She still lives in Austin with her husband, daughter, and two incorrigible dogs.


Jesse Ammerman, Esq.

Jesse is an attorney licensed in Michigan and Wisconsin, and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School (now known as the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law). He also holds a B.A. degree from the University of Iowa, where he double majored in journalism and political science while serving as an editor at The Daily Iowan. 


As an attorney, he has practiced in several different areas including family law, consumer law, and prosecution. Across these areas, his favorite experiences have been in helping regular people solve real-life problems. 


When he’s not working, Jesse is spending time with family, watching cartoons with his daughter, and walking two dogs that always want to take another spin outside.


Deborah Wakefield Esq.

Deb is a seasoned civil litigator with more than fifteen years of experience in the Texas and Georgia federal and state courts. She received her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. In her third year of law school, she served as a Law Clerk Intern to Justice Joan Dempsey Klein, the Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeals.  After law school, Deborah worked as Briefing Attorney to United States Magistrate Judge Alex H. McGlinchey. Later she served as Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Atlanta's Labor and Employment Litigation Section and managed her private practice consulting with small businesses, small law firms, and non-profits on human resources and labor & employment compliance issues. 


Joey Davis, Esq.

Joey is a graduate of The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law with a focus on Comparative and International Law. He also has a certificate in International Business and Trade from Jagiellonian University in Krakow. During law school, he was part of an international moot arbitration team that received recognition for brief writing and oral arguments as well as the team captain for his law school’s Jessup Cup team.  Joey worked as an educator at the high school level before attending law school, mostly working with behaviorally challenged and at-risk youth in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, he is focusing on developing an international consulting partnership. In his spare time, Joey enjoys cooking, reading, exercise, and keeping up with current events.


Taylor Hoffman, Esq.

Taylor received her J.D. from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and earned her undergraduate degree in History from Northwest University. While in law school, she worked as a student attorney in the Civil Justice Clinic, interned at the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington D.C. and volunteered for the Military Spouse J.D. Network. Upon graduation from law school, she received the High Pro Bono Distinction for her volunteer work. Since joining the Maryland bar in 2011, she has worked as a freelance legal writer and entrepreneur. Taylor lives in her hometown of Gilbert, Arizona with her husband and two children. She enjoys taking weekend trips to Northern Arizona, reading, exercising and spending time with family.


Sarah Pappas, Esq.

Sarah is a licensed attorney, wife, and mother of a rambunctious toddler. She holds a B.S. in Political Science from Towson University, a J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law, and is currently obtaining a master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Sarah works in the D.C. Metro as an attorney consultant, and has experience in several practice areas, including family law, environmental law, business organization and formation and premises liability. In law school, she contributed to a column for other law students in the National Jurist Magazine and was Articles Editor of the University of Baltimore International Law Journal. In her spare time, you can find Sarah writing short stories, singing along to Disney movies with her daughter, or cooking a new recipe.


Monet Reid, Esq.

Monet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2014 and a J.D. degree from Howard University School of Law in 2019.

She has worked in the fields of family law and immigration law. Currently, Monet am currently pursuing a legal career in the field of child welfare.


In her free time, she enjoy reading, writing, trying new restaurants, and visiting museums in downtown DC. 


Kendra Smith, Esq.

 Kendra is originally from North Carolina.  Graduating from the University of Richmond Law School in 2017, she also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Hampton University. While in law school, she worked in personal injury law and served on the Journal of Global Law & Business as an Associate. She has a passion for writing and currently writes for a living in the public sector. When she is not working, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, cooking, and traveling.


Laura Bennett, Esq.

Laura recently relocated from her hometown of Chicago to Denver. She received her J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, her M.A. in Writing from DePaul University, and her B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While in law school, Laura worked as a law clerk for a family and health law firm and volunteered with Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) as an assistant in the Expungement and Record-Sealing Help Desk at Richard J. Daley Center. After law school, Laura worked in the business sector for over three years, helping a large health insurance company implement the new Affordable Care Act laws. When she is not working, Laura enjoys running, very slowly learning how to ski, and watching true crime documentaries. She is licensed to practice in Illinois.


Erin Fitzgerald, Esq.

Erin grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and received her bachelor’s degree in drama from Kenyon College in 2002 with an emphasis in creative writing. Erin earned her J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law in 2013 and is a licensed attorney in Missouri. While in law school, she interned for the non-profit Arch City Defenders, the Missouri State Public Defender, and the Honorable Nanette A. Baker of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Erin is currently working to build her own law practice while writing legal content and blogs. When she is not focused on the law, Erin enjoys teaching dance classes to high school students, reading fiction, and trying new recipes.


Nikki Jamison, Esq.

​Nikki earned her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in 2017. She graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2014 with a BBA in Accounting. During law school she worked in bankruptcy, taxation, policyholder insurance, and family law. She is interested in corporate taxation, bankruptcy, and general business policies. While not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and cycling. 


Jesse Kelley, Esq.

Jesse has a Bachelor’s Degree in English literature from Troy University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi, with a concentration in international law from Cambridge University. She is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association. 
Jesse serves as government affairs manager and a criminal justice policy analyst at the R Street Institute where she is responsible for overseeing criminal justice reform efforts across the United States at both the federal and state level.  Earlier in her career, she worked as a criminal defense attorney in Alabama, where she represented mostly indigent clients.  Jesse lives in Washington, D.C. with her fiancé and Cooper, her nine-year-old Pembroke Welsh corgi.


Alexander Steciuch, Esq.

Alexander is a graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law, where he cofounded a law blog covering developing issues within the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as assisting in dispute resolution in the school’s Mediation Clinic. Now he is a licensed Indiana attorney serving Northwest Indiana. With a focus primarily on estate planning and probate, attorney Steciuch works closely with clients to ensure that they are safe and secure in their future. When he’s not busy writing or meeting with clients, he is spending time with his family and volunteering his services to his community​.


Caleb Griffin, Esq.

Caleb is an attorney in Annapolis, Maryland, practicing mostly immigration and family law. He’s also admitted to practice law before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. He received his law degree from Georgetown University and his degree in public policy from the University of Baltimore. Caleb was an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army before taking work as a legislative aide, writing for politicians. As an ordained minister, Caleb writes religious essays and teaches regular bible classes and, when he has time, he plays live music on saxophone and piano.


Rachael Feuerborn, J.D., MBA

Rachael graduated from the University of Missouri with a dual degree in Business Management and International Relations. After three years as an international trade specialist, she enrolled in the JD/MBA program at Northwestern University. She specializes in Transactional Law, M&A, International Trade Law, Intellectual Property, and Entrepreneurial Law. She works at a Chicago start-up accelerator helping companies launch and provides pro bono legal advice to newly founded companies. She also holds both U.S. import and export  licenses. In her free time, she loves bike riding, hiking, and Netflix nights. 

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John Karlak, MS, EdS

John is a licensed school psychologist, currently living and practicing in Milwaukee, WI.  John holds a BA in economics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, as well as a MS in educational psychology and an EdS in school psychology, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  John has over ten years of experience writing content for various clients and industries.  When not writing awesome content for his clients, you can often find John running or biking along the shores of Lake Michigan during the day and honing his guitar and piano skills by the fire in the evening.


Chester Davis, Ph.D.

Chester grew up in Sarasota, FL. He lived in several parts of the country for work and school before settling, for now, in Nashville, TN. He earned degrees in Sociology from Clemson University (B.S., M.S.) and Oklahoma State University (Ph.D.). Before becoming a freelancer, Chester worked in higher education and for the federal government. As a freelancer, he writes mainly on social science, nonprofit management, and legal topics. His legal writing has included dozens of pages on defective drugs and dangerous medical devices plus some content on other topics. When not writing for clients, he enjoys writing science fiction, watching movies, and getting outside as much as possible.


Mikkela Blanton

Mikkela earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Utah University before accepting an internship with the ACLU. Following her internship, she moved east to work as the assistant canvas director for Connecticut Working Families Party. After two years managing campaigns, she changed course and headed to the country of Georgia, where she worked as the blog manager for the Ministry of Education, as well as an English teacher. Upon returning home, she joined Utah Education Association’s legislative team during the 2013 legislative session. Today, she works fulltime as a content writer. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking with her dog, traveling, reading, and cooking.  

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Elliot Figueira

Elliot is an experienced writer with a passion for the legal world. With over seven years of experience in digital content creation, Elliot has written for major tech blogs, entertainment news sites, marketing companies, and much more. Elliot enjoys having the opportunity to research the legal system and learn more about its various ins and outs. In Elliot's point of view, one of the best things about writing for a living is the chance to learn new things every single day. Outside of writing, Elliot enjoys science-fiction literature and cultivating various types of cacti. 


Victoria Langley, Esq.

Victoria is originally from Rockford, Illinois, and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.A. in Philosophy in 2010. She was accepted to the John Marshall Law School in Chicago as a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar, and graduated with her J.D. in 2013. She passed the Illinois bar and was sworn in October 2013. During law school, she volunteered for the Center for Disability and Elder Law, Illinois Legal Aid Online, and provided pro bono legal services to the Chicagoland community through John Marshall’s Business Transactions Externship Program. Victoria writes for numerous industries while focusing on the legal field. When she isn’t working, she’s exploring her new home of Seattle, baking, or reading. 


Nicole Jankowski

Nicole is a graduate of The University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature and has advanced technical paralegal training from Austin Community College. A lifelong Detroiter, she and her husband recently relocated to Austin, Texas and are still adjusting to the heat (and the snakes!). Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report and NPR. An avid reader of non-fiction, Nicole also spends her free time gardening, writing poetry and watching Michigan football. Go Blue!


Judy Mahosky

Judy  graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Elementary Education, and from the University of Utah with her M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.  She holds endorsements in reading, math and ESL, and is Nationally Board Certified.  She taught elementary school for 33 years in a Title I school, during which time she was extremely politically active, serving in many board positions and as president of the local teachers’ association.  In retirement, she enjoys travel, bicycling, writing, painting, dogs and family activities.  


Linsay Thomas

Linsay is a 2002 graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a degree in journalism. She is a seasoned writer and editor who has written thousands of articles about topics such as law, health/medicine, personal finance, education and technology. She hails from California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she enjoys music, breeding chocolate Labs and visiting the beach.


Audrey Golden, Esq., Ph.D.

Audrey earned her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review.  She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University, and she recently completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Virginia.  Her dissertation engages with theories of law and literature, using the global novel to re-imagine an ethics of restorative justice.  The work is deeply concerned with the history of the international criminal tribunal system and its attention to human rights violations.  In her spare time, Audrey enjoys traveling, cooking, and cinema.

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Sydney Goggins, Esq.

Sydney Goggins received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University in 2019. While studying in Chicago, Sydney worked at Voice of the People where she promoted quality, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families. Further, she provided pro bono legal services in Panama and worked on a project focused on systemic discrimination in the EU while in Germany. Sydney went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School with a concentration in Human Rights Law. Through her three years, she worked for several different non-profit organizations in Chicago and Minneapolis. She provided pro-bono legal services at the Center for Disability and Elder Law in a wide range of legal issues including adult guardianship, estate planning, eviction, and elder abuse. Sydney went on to represent Indigenous parents in child custody proceedings at the Indian Child Welfare Act Clinic. In that role, she also oversaw the other law students in the Clinic. Finally, Sydney worked on criminal policy reform at Restore Justice with a specific focus on juvenile offenders. Outside of the law, Sydney loves spending time with her goldendoodle Ollie. 


Kat McClain, Esq.

Kat McClain was born and raised in the Midwest. She moved to the South and attended the University of Texas, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Pre-Law. She also worked as a child advocate for East Texas Child Advocates, where the court charged her with representing the best interests of children in dependency court. She then moved to Houston, one of the largest legal markets in the nation, to attend law school. While at the University of Houston Law Center, Kat was afforded many different opportunities, including clerking for a family law judge and Rusty Hardin, a nationally-known attorney. After graduating from law school, she began practicing family law. While in Texas, she was a certified mediator and conducted mediations for small claims courts and the Better Business Bureau. She decided to move back to the Midwest, where she practiced criminal defense and family law. Always looking to improve her knowledge and skills, she moved to Southern California to get her LL.M. in Trial Advocacy. While on the west coast, she added Landlord/Tenant law to her repertoire. Additionally, she worked with the California Innocence Project. Kat is licensed to practice law in Texas, Wisconsin, California, and Arizona, as well as the Western District Court of Wisconsin and the Central District Court of California. When not working in her law practice, Kat enjoys politics, writing, reading, and watching her favorite sports teams.


David Waterman, Esq.

David was born in and raised in Rutland, Vermont. He received his BA in history in 2010 and then went on to graduate from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2014. At Georgetown Law he was on the Tax Journal and volunteered with the immigration clinic. Since law school he’s worked in tax law. His interests include tax law, real estate and technology start ups. When David is not working, he enjoys pick-up basketball, hiking and extremely amateur woodworking.


Lori Hellis, Esq.

Lori A.G. Hellis retired recently from practice to devote time to writing. She graduated from the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. She holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon, and a Master's of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Oregon State University, Cascades in Bend, Oregon. Lori practiced criminal and family law in Oregon for 27 years. She served as both a prosecutor and a public defender and was involved in complex adult and juvenile criminal cases. Lori operated her own practice and mentored other attorneys in practice management. She also advised divorcing couples on child custody and parenting time, and complex property divisions.  Her book, Done, An Attorney's Guide to Getting Divorced, is represented by Max Sinsheimer Literary. Lori is a 20-year veteran of the Air National Guard who takes a keen interest in the issues facing veterans, especially women. Lori lives in Mesa, Arizona, with her husband, two Labradoodles, and a couple of Siamese cats.  When she isn't writing, she loves to travel and read; she is a maker of quilts and fabric art.


Brandeis Tilleman, Esq.

Brandeis earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.  He received his B.A. in Economics and M.P.P. from the University of Calgary where he contributed to the School of Public Policy's blog.  His master's thesis explored the feasibility of a high speed rail corridor in Canada. Prior to law school, he worked for WestJet Airlines, which led to his assistance as a legal intern representing airlines in general liability litigation. He also devoted significant time to the New York City Law Department, first representing N.Y.P.D. Police Officers in civil suits under the supervision of the Special Federal Division, then to complete a large-scale memorandum for the Environmental Law Division and Department of Design and Construction. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, travelling, and watching documentaries with his wife.


Katherine Hynan, Esq.

Kathryn received her Bachelor in Science in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience from Purdue University in 2012. She then went onto Michigan State University College of Law, where she earned her J.D. in 2015. While in law school, Kathryn worked at the MSU Urban Food, Farm and Agriculture Law Clinic, as well as interning for the Honorable Judge Patricia Banks at the Cook County Circuit Court. Kathryn is licensed to practice in Illinois. In her free time, she enjoys hot yoga, running, hiking, wakeboarding, and pretty much anything outdoor related.


Kimberly Culver, Esq.

Kimberly is a native Texan, currently residing in Austin.  She received her BS in Journalism from Texas A&M University, and then went on to graduate from Texas Tech School of Law in 2010.  Kimberly began her career as an attorney in private practice, with a focus on real estate law, construction law, employment law, landlord-tenant law, civil litigation, and general business law.  Currently, Kimberly practices administrative law for the state of Texas.  In her free time, Kimberly enjoys being out in the beautiful Austin weather and spending time with family and friends.


Cara Creager, Esq.

Cara grew up in Detroit, though she has taken every opportunity possible to see the world. She interned for the U.S. State Department in Paris, France, serving as an assistant to the vice-consuls. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2004 with a B.A. in History, receiving her J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2009. At UDM, she was active in the Immigration Law Society and worked in the Immigration Law Clinic helping prepare asylum claims before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Cara blogs about a variety of issues including disability rights and refugee law, and currently resides in Chicago, IL, where she is a member of the bar. Cara enjoys writing novels and volunteering her time to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.


Shamira Cooper, Esq.

Shamira is a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law. After law school, Shamira returned home to Pennsylvania and began working as a law clerk for the Honorable Jonathan Mark of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas. Once she completed her clerkship, Shamira joined a small firm in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. Her primary areas of practice include family law, wills and estates, and probate administration. 


Stephanie Tang, Esq.

Stephanie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she graduated with a double major in psychology and legal studies. Stephanie went on to graduate from University of Illinois College of Law Magna Cum Laude with pro bono notation. Stephanie received the Marguerite L. Rickert Award for Excellence in both Legal Writing and Service as one of the top eight students in her graduating class in both areas. Stephanie is currently a licensed Family Law Attorney, specializing in all aspects of Illinois dissolution of marriage proceedings. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys volunteering for local legal aid organizations, traveling, and eating her way through the best Chicago restaurants.


Maria Latimer, Esq.

Maria earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law where she served on the National Security Law Brief, the Criminal Law Practitioner, and the Student Bar Association. Maria is a former Division I athlete where she played at Indiana University and earned her B.A. in criminal justice. She spent her time during law school working at a boutique law firm specializing in criminal defense. Maria’s academic interests include criminal justice reform, civil rights law, criminal law, immigration law, as well as sports and entertainment law. In her free time, Maria enjoys attending or watching sporting events, snowboarding, and spending time with her family. 


Sean Myers, J.D.

Sean grew up in Connecticut and received a B.A. in English with Departmental Honors from the University of New Hampshire.He received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2014. During his time in law school, Sean focused his attention on human rights law. He was an articles editor for Human Rights Quarterly and the managing editor for the Freedom Center Journal, and wrote articles on the extraterritorial application of U.S. laws and on tort liability of the mentally ill. Now a freelance writer, Sean lives in Rochester, New York, where he plays competitive ultimate Frisbee and the guitar.


Kathleen Mara, J.D.

Kathleen is originally from Santa Cruz, California, and graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2010 with dual B.A. degrees in Political Science and Sociology. Following her undergraduate studies she attended the University of San Diego School of Law and graduated with her J.D. in 2014. While in law school she focused her studies on international law and competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong. Apart from writing, Kathleen enjoys traveling, sailing, cooking, and hiking.


Geannina Burgos Munizaga, J.D.

Geannina holds a bachelors in mass communications, a master of business administration and a juris doctor from Florida International University. Born in Chile and raised in Miami, she has worked in the legal industry since 2004 and the non-profit arts sector since 2007. A classically trained ballet, modern and flamenco dancer, she has performed professionally on the local and national stage in both classical and contemporary works. Her writing experience includes freelance work for national and local publications such as Hispanic Enterprise Magazine, The New York Times and Miami’s Community Newspapers. She currently lives in Miami, Florida with her husband and their preschool-aged daughter.

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Randy Brooks

Randy is a California based globe trotter, who enjoys remote working. This dedicated writer, editor, and social media manager has over 10 years’ experience creating human-centered online content that ranks high in search engines. He enjoys writing in the fields of family law, personal injury, and criminal law. With a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of California and a minor in business, Randy landed in the content law writing space by chance. It was a case of a side-hustle turning into a passion. In his free time, you’ll find Randy on a train or plane to a different location, armed with a laptop and his current read. If his home, you’ll find him with Fiji, his GSD.


Michael Burgner, Esq.

Michael grew up in Paris, France, earning a bilingual International Baccalaureate degree in 2003. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2007, writing and editing for award-winning publications The Daily Northwestern and In These Times. Michael transitioned into business in 2010, rising from entry-level associate to executive leader at Marketwired, a global communications firm. Simultaneously, he pursued his Juris Doctor as a night student at The John Marshall Law School. A member of Phi Delta Phi legal honors society, Michael excelled at oral and written advocacy, dispute resolution and contracts. After passing the Illinois bar exam in 2015 and driving the sale of Marketwired to Nasdaq in 2016, he now leads the communications, operations and legal functions at BareItAll Petfoods. In his free time, Michael enjoys writing, reading, basketball and boxing.


Jennifer Tobkin, Ph.D.

Jennifer earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures at Catholic University of America, specializing in Arabic language and literature.  She has six years of experience in Arabic to English translation and has translated many rulings and other documents used as evidence in legal cases.


Blake Lynch, Esq.

Blake Lynch is the editor for the TMT Research team at OTR Global. He is also a late stage testicular cancer survivor, and a law school graduate. His first publication was in the New York City art magazine Chelsea when Lynch was still seventeen. Over the years, Lynch has published in more than fifty journals including Turk’s Head Review, Two Cities Review, Lines + Stars Journal, Pulp Magazine, 2River, Zygote in My Coffee, Pif Magazine, and Shampoo. His plays have been performed at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and the BBC. Lynch is currently shopping his debut novel, Everything You Love Will Be Taken to the River, among publishers. His third book of poetry, Hanging the Angels, will be published by Finishing Line Press in May 2025. He lives in the Charlottesville, Virginia area with his wife, Jessie, and his daughter, Charlie.


Kimberly Zackowski

Kim is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She moved to Myrtle Beach, SC in 2001, where she worked as a freelance writer while attending school. After graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Paralegal Studies from Horry Georgetown Technical College, Kim began working as a virtual paralegal. She has a broad range of experience, working in the areas of bankruptcy, wills and estates, as well as criminal and family law. When she's not working, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and visiting her daughter in Charleston. In addition to three children, she and her husband have a 1 year old Shepherd mix named Sampson, and are outspoken advocates for local animal shelters and rescue groups.   


Kate Elliott

Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in culinary arts from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. She worked in that role for several restaurants and hotels for many years after that, before changing career directions and becoming a freelance writer. Over the past decade she has worked with many attorneys writing in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, and family law. Keeping one foot in the culinary world, her blog has also appeared in Women’s World magazine. Her poetry is also featured in the book The Song of the Heart. When Kate is not writing or in the kitchen, she can be found with her nose in a good book, or spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Elena Fowlkes, Esq.

Elena grew up in Augusta, Georgia and attended Augusta State University, where she received a B.A. in Political Science. After relocating to Maryland, she obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore. While in law school, Elena interned with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. House of Representatives. After graduating, Elena joined a boutique international trade firm, where she assisted businesses with strategic sourcing, import/export and customs classification. Currently, Elena works as an attorney and she is working towards her LLM in taxation. In her free time, Elena spends time with her husband and sons and runs with her golden retriever, Bella.


Sidney Bittman, Editor

Sid graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in International Relations, and has since taken his skills across the world. He spent a year teaching English in a small village in the Republic of Georgia, during which he sharpened his language skills, imparted some knowledge of his own, and developed a love for old Soviet automobiles. When he isn't reading or writing for work, he is studying Farsi, exercising, and reading Wikipedia.


Jessica Kibbe, Managing Editor

Jessica is a writer, editor, and marketing consultant with over a decade of experience. She lives in Chicago and is a Juris Doctor candidate at Chicago-Kent College of Law with a passion for public interest law. When she is not working or studying, Jessica does volunteer advocacy work with Resilience and Ascend Justice, Chicago-based organizations serving survivors of gender-based violence.

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