Todd is a lawyer, tech entrepreneur and the co-founder of Lawfty and Lawfty Law. In its simplest form, Lawfty’s technology helps personal injury, mass tort, and employment law firms advertise more effectively online. However, a look under the hood would reveal something more interesting. Lawfty has assembled a team of world class engineers and data scientists who are actively building technology aimed at turning online legal advertising and law firm operations into a science. Yesterday’s biggest firms succeeded based on the size of their wallets. Tomorrow’s biggest firms will succeed based on their ability to innovate. The world is changing, and Lawfty is providing forward-thinking lawyers a bridge to change with it.

Todd and his wife – who he met the first day of law school – live on Long Island with their two daughters, ages 4 and 2. Todd has his undergraduate degree in finance from Emory University and his law degree from Wash U in St. Louis. He is licensed to practice law in NY, NJ and Washington, DC.

Todd believes that work should be fun, but that fun is not a substitute for hard work. He is an eternal optimist, exercise enthusiast, and aspiring vegan (who loves buffalo wings, which is a problem). Todd has worked as an investment banker, political operative, and a lawyer. Todd loves what he does and plans to spend the rest of his life collaborating with smart people to build cool businesses.

Harlan Schillinger has four decades of experience in legal advertising with a passion for legal marketing, intake and conversion.
Harlan has worked with more than 120 law firms in over 98 markets throughout North America. Currently, he is consulting privately only with lawyers who share his vision of increasing business, being accountable and obtaining high-value cases. He takes, perhaps, the most unique and accountable approach to Intake and conversion and insists on complete accountability within that arena.

Currently Harlan is working with and in charge of business development at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys. With offices nationally, Glen has one of the largest and most successful plaintiff’s practices in America. The firm already takes on well over 1,600 cases a month, and Harlan is positioning the firm for even more growth.

In April 2016 Harlan retired from Network Affiliates of Lakewood, Colorado, the nation’s first and largest Legal advertising agency, where he was the leader of their attorney marketing efforts for over 34 years. Prior to joining Network Affiliates in 1985, Harlan was Vice President and one of the founding partners of Madison, Muyskens & Jones advertising agency in Lakeville, Connecticut. In 1975, along with his partners, Harlan founded the first syndication TV production firm for retailers and Lawyers, creating television commercials that aired throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1979, Harlan has worked aggressively, productively and professionally within the Legal advertising space.

When asked about his approach to legal marketing and client relationships, Harlan says, “Creating opportunities and increasing market share for advertising law firms is my #1 priority. The value of the case is everything in such a crowded market.”

Several years ago, Harlan took his obsession with Intake and conversion to a new level. He, along with two other partners, Dino Colombo esq. and Eric Coffman developed Lead Docket. It is software for Intake and Conversion within Law firms. Simply put, it helps law firms increase their net business by 20 or 30 percent of their net profits. Harlan says, Lead Docket helps law firm’s control, manage and better prosper. Increasing your bottom line without spending more on advertising is great! Lead Docket tells you what you do not know and do not see, that is the trick.

Harlan is an intricate part of the National Trial Lawyers Executive Summit committee as well as a senior editor and writer for the National Trial Lawyers Magazine.

F. Lee Bailey is one of the most famous and controversial lawyers in the United States. Among the notable clients Bailey defended were murder suspect Sam Sheppard, Boston Strangler suspect Albert DeSalvo, publishing heiress Patty Hearst, U.S. Army Captain Ernest L. Medina and football legend O.J. Simpson. However, despite his successes as a lawyer, Bailey’s behavior outside of the court frequently landed him in trouble and ultimately led to disbarment.

In 1960, Bailey was hired to represent George Edgerly, accused of murdering and dismembering his wife in the highly publicized “Torso Murder.” In 1961, the fame that Bailey’s successful defense of Edgerly earned him resulted in his being hired by Sam Sheppard, an Ohio doctor who had already served seven years in prison for the murder of his pregnant wife. Bailey threw himself headlong into the appeals process. Laying the foundations for his reputation as a tireless self-promoter, he also appeared on numerous television programs. (The case itself would inspire the popular television series and film The Fugitive.) By 1966, Bailey would take the case all the way to the Supreme Court, where Sheppard’s conviction was overturned. In the retrial that followed, the physician was found not guilty.

A bona fide celebrity lawyer by the late 1960s, Bailey led a lavish lifestyle and continued to add sensational cases and controversial clients to his resume. In 1967, he unsuccessfully defended Boston Strangler suspect Albert DeSalvo in his trial for a string of sexual assaults. Several years later Bailey represented U.S. Army Captain Ernest L. Medina in a court martial for his part in the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam, during which hundreds of civilians were killed by members of Medina’s battalion. Bailey won the captain an acquittal, and after Medina resigned from the army Bailey gave him a job at his Enstrom Helicopter Company.

Despite his undeniable successes as a lawyer, life was far from perfect for Bailey. In 1970, he was censured in Massachusetts for misconduct; the following year, he was suspended from practicing law in New Jersey. Then, in 1973, he was tried for mail fraud. Though eventually acquitted, Bailey followed that case with his unsuccessful 1975 defense of Patty Hearst in her trial for bank robbery. Widely considered as having botched his closing arguments, Bailey experienced something of a lull in his legal career, though he remained in the public eye by touring the lecture circuit, appearing on television and writing several books. Bailey returned to court in 1982, but this time to stand trial himself for drunk driving. He was successfully defended in his case by Robert Shapiro, with whom he later worked on the most important trial of his career.

However, more trouble stood between Bailey and his return to the limelight. Following two liens placed on his income by the IRS for underpayment of taxes, Bailey was hired by Claude Duboc to defend him on charges of drug smuggling and money laundering. Bailey ultimately negotiated a bargain in which Duboc pleaded guilty and agreed to turn all of his assets over to the government in exchange for leniency. However, when the time came for the government to collect, it came to light that Bailey had held on to millions of dollars’ worth of Duboc’s stocks and had used the proceeds from their sale to pay for personal expenses unrelated to the trial. Bailey was found in contempt of court and spent six weeks in jail before finally returning the money.

Whatever bad press Bailey’s handling of the Duboc trial might have earned him, it was surely dwarfed by the media storm surrounding the case for which Bailey is best known—California v. Orenthal James Simpson. In 1994, Bailey joined Robert Shapiro, Johnnie Cochran, Barry Scheck and Robert Kardashian to form the core of the so-called “dream team” of lawyers hired to defend football legend O.J. Simpson in his trial for the murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The “trial of the century,” as it would become known, began in January 1995 and was among the most publicized in history, followed by millions around the world.

For his part, Bailey was placed in charge of a team of private investigators that conducted exhaustive research into all aspects of the case. This research would prove critical when it uncovered evidence of the racist leanings of LAPD Detective Mark Fuhrman, whose testimony was crucial to the prosecution’s case. Coupled with his three-day cross-examination of Fuhrman, Bailey’s introduction of this evidence into the case completely obliterated the detective’s credibility as a witness and is considered a significant factor in Simpson’s acquittal. In one of the most famous images from the trial, from October 3, 1995, Bailey is seen standing at Simpson’s side as the jury reads the verdict “not guilty.”

In 2001, his handling of the Duboc case led the Florida Supreme Court to disbar him in the state, and two years later Massachusetts followed suit. Stripped of his ability to practice law, in 2010 Bailey settled in Yarmouth, Maine, where he established a consulting firm. Though he passed the bar in Maine two years later, his application for a license to practice was denied by the state’s Supreme Court, which cited Bailey’s remorselessness about his past actions as its primary reason for the rejection. Bailey’s subsequent appeals to the ruling have been unsuccessful.

Mark M. O’Mara started his career as a prosecutor for the State Attorney’s office in Seminole County, then crossed to the other side of the courtroom and has served as a defense attorney ever since. Mark is one of only several lawyers in Florida who is Board Certified in both Criminal Trial Law and Marital and Family Law; he is also certified in Collaborative Law and is a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and Circuit Civil Mediator. He has practiced in both state and federal courts throughout the nation, often co-counseling for complex trials and civil rights matters.
He has recently expanded his practice to include representing clients aggrieved by large corporations, from drug and medical device manufacturers to automobile companies in an area of law known as Mass Torts. He and his team utilize the research and trial presentation skills honed over thirty-five years to hold these companies responsible for their wrongs, and to make them more responsible in their future behavior. Mark has the privilege of being presently involved in leadership roles in two Mass Tort actions, Benicar and Bair Hugger and is heavily involved in a new action as Co-Lead counsel against CenturyLink regarding inappropriate billing and customer service practices.

As a trial consultant, Mark helps other lawyers perform at their peak in trials dealing with complicated legal issues, particularly those under intense media scrutiny. He also created Flywheel Mediaworks, Inc. through which he and his team assist other lawyers with media management, jury selection and social media inquiries and monitoring. While leading the high-profile defense of George Zimmerman, Mark received acclaim for his even-handed management of the controversial case. His on-camera experience during the trial earned him the honor of being a CNN legal analyst, a position he has held for 4 years. He has also been invited to give his thoughts and insights on numerous other networks, including FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, HLN, RT and many others. Since the verdict, Mark has used his voice to contribute to the national conversation about race, guns, self-defense, the media, and the criminal justice system — and he speaks frequently on these topics to Law Schools, attorney associations and universities.

Moreover, he started a non-profit organization called Justice Outreach, designed to identify and fix problems with the justice system, and he is an advocate for change in state and national laws that lead to the over-prosecution of American citizens, whether it be by unbridled prosecutors or inappropriately applied minimum mandatory sentencing schemes

Mr. O’Mara earned his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law in 1982, and received his undergraduate degree from University of Central Florida in 1979. He has taught at Harvard Law School; Florida State University School of Law; the University of Buffalo Law School; the University of Central Florida; Duquesne University; Barry University School of Law and Adrian College, among others. He has taught seminars for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers, South Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, Criminal Law Section of The Florida Bar, the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, the Florida Homicide Investigators Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Florida Family Law Practice for Paralegals program.

He is Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Preeminent rated, and served as President of the Seminole County Bar Association and as President of the Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court. He has most recently been selected as a member of the NTL Round Table, the top 100 most Influential Trial Lawyers in America, and was selected as the NTL Criminal Trial Lawyer of the Year and Is President-elect of the National Trial Lawyers. He is a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollars Advocates Forum, and award bestowed upon the Top Trial Lawyers in America for accomplishing such verdicts.

ACCOLADES AND AFFILIATIONS
• Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Preeminent rated lawyer
• NTL Round Table, member 2013-2018
• Top 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers in America
• NTL Criminal Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2013
• Orlando’s Top Lawyers, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
• National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012-2018
• Jefferson Cup Award from Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida, 2013
• Super Lawyers, 2012-2018
• Terry Jackson Friend of the Constitution Award, 2015
• Former President of the Central Florida Family Law American Inns of Court
• Former President of the Seminole County Bar Association
• Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
• National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
• Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, Member
• National Trial Lawyers Association, Member of Executive Committee and President Elect
• Orange County Bar Association

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
• Created and presented CLEs on topics to include Self Defense, Jury Selection, Ethical Considerations When Engaging the Media, Electronically Stored Information, Cross Examination, Closing Arguments and others

COURT ADMISSIONS
• State Bar: Florida
• Federal: U.S. District Courts: M.D. Florida, Northern District of Florida, District of Minnesota, District of Maine

EDUCATION
• Florida State University College of Law, J.D.
• University of Central Florida, B.A.

CRIMINAL LAW
• State of Florida v. George Zimmerman

CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION
• The Estate of Samuel DuBose
• Solomon Oludamisi Ajibade, et al., v. John Wilcher, et al., 4:16-cv-82-WTM-GRS, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia

CONSUMER LITIGATION
• In re Century Link Customer Billing Disputes Litigation, MDL 2795

PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
• In re Benicar Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2606
• In re Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Devices Products Liability Litigation, MDL 15-2666

An AV Rated Civil Trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience, Bernard F. Walsh first began his career protecting the rights of the public as an attorney for the State of Florida. For the next three years, as a trial attorney for the State of Florida, Mr. Walsh handled numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982 Bernie has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida.

Mr. Walsh has won the largest playground recovery (2008-$1,900,000.00), motorcycle recoveries (2006-$6,000,000.00), motor vehicle v commercial truck (2016-$4,700,000), auto accident recovery (2018-$1,050,000.00), and a daycare center recovery (2010-$1,000,000.00) in the State of Florida. Several additional recoveries include a bicycle v truck ($1,000,000.00), auto v van ($1,000,000.00), MVA – single car ($500,000.00), motorcycle v truck ($950,000.00), auto v semi ($475,000.00) and Private Property/fall down ($750,000.00).

Bernard Walsh is on the Board of Governors for the Florida Justice Association (PAC), as well as on the Board of the Florida Justice Association (Florida Trial Lawyers), the Board of the National Trial Lawyers, the Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), and on the Board of Manasota Trial Lawyers Board. Mr. Walsh has been named in Florida Legal Elite, has a “Superb Rating” by AVVO – widely recognized by the legal community for superb professional conduct and experience, and an “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell – the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process, highest ranking this organization bestows on an attorney.

Mr. Walsh is firmly committed to community service. His volunteer efforts to help all levels of law enforcement have benefited both private citizens and law enforcement personnel. He gives back, supporting many churches, organizations and the arts of Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Amy Pardieck is a leading authority on verbal and nonverbal communication in the courtroom. She is a popular speaker, writer and trial consultant whose clients include a nationwide selection of civil and criminal trial attorneys. She has consulted on a variety of cases involving complex commercial litigation including professional negligence, contract disputes, environmental litigation, insurance coverage, and premises liability; personal injury including negligence, products liability, medical malpractice, toxic tort cases; and civil rights litigation. Amy has worked on cases against Ford Motor Company, Dow Chemical Company, Bridgestone Firestone Inc., Werner Enterprises Inc., Texas Eastern Pipeline Company, PacificCare Life and Health Insurance Company, Interstate Brands, Kansas City Power & Light, and Rush Trucking, to name a few.

Amy specializes in a customized and focused approach to trial consulting. Drawing on twenty years of experience with jurors, focus group jurors, mock jurors and post-verdict juror interviews, she has the unique ability to combine the creation of compelling legal stories with hands-on knowledge of courtroom challenges. She tailors trial consulting services to meet case specific goals and challenges within defined time frames, budget limitations and skill sets.

Her technical specialties include legal consulting and communication training through: focus group and mock trial research, story development and delivery, opening statement/closing argument assistance, voir dire and jury selection strategies, as well as witness evaluation and preparation. Each is driven by case themes, frames, story lines and characters, sequencing, case specific vocabulary and visual support.

Prior to trial consulting, Amy treated patients in the mental health industry as a certified systemic psychotherapist. Experience in the courtroom shows that jurors are more concerned with relationships than legalities. Amy puts her therapy background with individuals, families and groups to effective use in helping attorneys develop parts of their case that really matter to today’s legal decision makers.

She holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Theatre, and Business from Indiana University and post-graduate degrees in Systemic Psychotherapy from the Systemische Initiative Salzburg and the University of Vienna in Austria. Amy is a certified trainer in NeuroLinguistic Programming and has additional training in Other-Than-Conscious Communication and No Fault Psychology.

Steven Benvenisti, Esq. is a Partner at the Law Firm of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC. Prior to becoming an attorney, Steven fully recovered as a victim of a catastrophic accident, which provides him with a very powerful perspective in representing each and every one of his personal injury clients.

His law practice is devoted exclusively to personal injury, including representing victims with traumatic brain injury, spine injuries and victims of DWI.

Steven graduated Magna Cum Laude from The College of New Jersey and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1993. He has been licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Federal Court for sixteen (16) years. Steven’s Court and trial successes have been published in New Jersey’s leading Jury Verdict reporter.

Wolfgang Mueller has been licensed as an attorney since 1990. He is the owner of Mueller Law Firm in Novi, Michigan. Previously, he was an automotive engineer for Chrysler Corporation involved in the design and development of automotive restraint systems. Born and raised in Detroit, he holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, respectively. Mr. Mueller has a national practice and has litigated cases in many states. Mr. Mueller specializes in wrongful conviction and police misconduct cases, as well as product liability litigation. He has received numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients.

Mr. Mueller received his Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1990, graduating magna cum laude. Mr. Mueller is a past member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice and is a member of the Council for the State Bar of Michigan’s Negligence Section.

Mr. Mueller is a former bodybuilder who acts as counsel for Powerhouse Gyms International, Inc. In 2009, he was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission, which oversees professional boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) in the State of Michigan. He was unanimously re-elected as Vice Chairperson of the U.C.C. in 2010 and again in 2011. In 2012, Mr. Mueller was re-appointed to the U.C.C. by Gov. Rick Snyder, where he was unanimously re-elected as Vice-Chairperson. He is dedicated to advancing the sports of professional boxing and MMA in Michigan and protecting the health and safety of the participants. In December, 2015, Mr. Mueller was unanimously elected Chairperson of the Unarmed Combat Commission.

Mr. Mueller is a practicing martial artist and holds the rank of 3rd Dan (3rd degree black belt) in the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do. He also serves as an instructor at Boliard’s Martial Sciences Center in Canton, Michigan under Grand Master Greg Boliard. Mr. Mueller also volunteers his time with the MORC (Macomb-Oakland Regional Center) Stars hockey team, teaching individuals/athletes with developmental disabilities how to ice skate and play hockey.