Our Speakers


Carolyn Elefant


Jeena Belil

Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik is the only lawyer in Florida who is board certified in both Appellate Practice and Intellectual Property Law.  Dineen’s boutique law firm, DPW Legal, focuses on helping businesses protect everything they have worked so hard to create, through copyright and trademark litigation and counseling, and through helping businesses and their trial attorneys navigate the appellate process.  She represents clients before the USPTO, TTAB, Federal Circuit, and in state and Federal Court.

Dineen is a frequent writer and presenter on entrepreneurship, intellectual property, appellate, lawyer health, and practice management issues.  Dineen’s husband is also a lawyer-entrepreneur, and they are the proud parents of two sons, 14 and 17. Their five-year-old beagle mix, Virgina, makes their family complete.

Dineen Wasylik

Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik is the only lawyer in Florida who is board certified in both Appellate Practice and Intellectual Property Law.  Dineen’s boutique law firm, DPW Legal, focuses on helping businesses protect everything they have worked so hard to create, through copyright and trademark litigation and counseling, and through helping businesses and their trial attorneys navigate the appellate process.  She represents clients before the USPTO, TTAB, Federal Circuit, and in state and Federal Court.

Dineen is a frequent writer and presenter on entrepreneurship, intellectual property, appellate, lawyer health, and practice management issues.  Dineen’s husband is also a lawyer-entrepreneur, and they are the proud parents of two sons, 14 and 17. Their five-year-old beagle mix, Virgina, makes their family complete.


Alexandra Lozano

Alexandra “Ally” Lozano is an award-winning attorney, national speaker, law firm consultant, best-selling author, and mother of five.

She empowers women to run better legal businesses through her podcast, 6 Minute CEO, her daily Morning Business Chats on Facebook and Instagram, her monthly Six Figure Solo membership, her consulting work, and her women-only Mastermind.



Carla Miller

Carla Miller is the owner of The Miller Firm, a law practice dedicated to meeting the legal needs of small business owners and professionals.  Her practice is dedicated to providing cost effective legal representation and advice to the entrepreneurs and companies that form the backbone of our economy.  

Carla began law school at the age of 38 as a single mother of two teenaged daughters.  A short four years into solo practice, Carla was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She continued limited practice throughout treatment and multiple surgeries. When she returned to work full time, she restructured her practice areas to be more in line with her strengths and her vision for her practice. 

Carla’s practice today is thriving with the help of her youngest daughter as her full time paralegal. 


Latrice Latin

Attorney Latrice L. Latin  established The Latin Law Group, LLC in 2010.  The Latin Law Group, LLC specializes in Personal Injury and Civil Rights matters.  

Ms. Latin has secured seven figure settlements for her personal injury clients.  Ms. Latin works hard for her clients and get the results that are needed on their behalf.

Ms. Latin also acts as of counsel for different law firms in the metro Atlanta area handling Personal Injury and Civil Rights litigation cases across the United States.

Ms. Latin is an esteemed speaker having spoken at various conferences and given interviews on various radio and news broadcasts.  She has recently secured her own live radio show and podcast, “Let’s talk about it” with Preeminent Radio in Atlanta Georgia.   She is the owner of a logistics company and mom to Joshua an 18 year old college Freshman and Corina an 11 year old new 6th grader.


Chelsie Marie Lamie

Chelsie Marie Lamie is a Florida Personal Injury, Negligent Security and Sexual Abuse litigator.  Chelsie represents clients who have been the victims of motor vehicle, motorcycle and slip and fall accidents as well as victims of sexual abuse and those injured due to shootings or serious assaults at nightclubs, hotels or in parking lots.

As a former insurance adjuster and insurance defense lawyer, Chelsie understands what motivates adjusters and insurance companies to settle claims and how to obtain the best possible results for her injured clients. As the wife of an accident victim, Chelsie has extensive knowledge of brain and spinal cord injuries and how to best present these cases to juries.

Chelsie has been married to her husband David for nineteen years and they have two sons, ages 6 & 4. 


Goz Odediran

 Goz Odediran is an Education Law and is the owner and principal attorney of Odediran Law Firm, an Austin Texas based Education Law Firm for Students, Parents and Teachers.

 Goz represents the interests of K-12, post-secondary, medical/health profession students, parents and teachers. Although Goz possesses a background in Intellectual property law and International Business Law, she pivoted to Special Education Law upon the birth of second son who is on the autism spectrum. 

Goz is a mom of three kids: a sophomore, a fourth grader and pre-kindergartner.


Sonia Lakhany

Sonia Lakhany is the founder of Lakhany Law, PC and focuses her practice on counseling business owners on how to protect their catchy business names, logos, and tag lines through trademark registrations. To help entrepreneurs better understand the trademark process, Sonia co-authored a book called “Making Your Mark: Practical (and Money-Saving!) Guidance from Two Expert Trademark Attorneys on Choosing and Protecting Names for Your Products.” (click here to view). 

Over the course of her career, Sonia has helped numerous startups and small- and medium-sized businesses secure trademark protection for their brands. She is considered a national expert in her field, as her work has been recognized and featured by numerous media outlets such as Bloomberg, Entrepreneur Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Business News Daily, and CBS.


Elise Buie

Elise Buie, Esq. is a Seattle-based family and divorce lawyer and founder of the ​Elise Buie Family Law Group​. A champion for maintaining civility throughout the divorce process, Elise advocates for her clients and the best interests of their children, helping them move forward with dignity and from a position of strength.


Autumn Witt

Autumn Witt Boyd is an experienced lawyer who helps ambitious entrepreneurs reach their big goals, faster and smarter. Together with her team at The Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd PLLC, she guides online companies as they grow, especially those who sell online courses and digital products. The most valuable asset in their business is their copyrights and trademarks, and Autumn helps them understand, protect, and enforce their rights. 

Autumn also hosts the Legal Road Map® podcast, which teaches business owners about the legal issues they may face as they grow a profitable and sustainable business, why they’re important, and how others in their shoes have handled them. She lives in Chattanooga, TN with her entrepreneur husband David, twin boys Sam and Tyson, and daughter Vivian.


Shabnam Malek

Shabnam Malek is a partner at Brand & Branch LLP and co-founder and founding President of the International Cannabis Bar Association. Shabnam has a broad practice but takes greatest pleasure in advising clients on how best to grow, navigate risk, resolve disputes, and how to think creatively in balance business needs and legal concerns.

In addition to serving the business community, Shabnam developed a robust pro bono practice representing imprisoned women before the California Board of Parole Hearings as well as representing houseless San Francisco residents through the Coalition on Homelessness.

Shabnam regularly speaks and writes on the topics of trademarks, brand expansion, regulated industries such as cannabis and hemp, and the role of women in creating change.


Regina Edwards

Regina I. Edwards is the Owner and Managing Attorney of Edwards Family Law. Ms. Edwards has been practicing law in Gwinnett County, Georgia since 2001.

Ms. Edwards has 20 years of complex family law litigation experience.  She was one of the first attorneys in her area to go completely paperless in 2008.  At the same time, she switched to flat fees, and found that efficiency and fair, predictable pricing for her clients was the blueprint for a happier practice and happy clients.

When Ms. Edwards is not passionately representing her clients, Ms. Edwards enjoys traveling to different countries. She has traveled to more than 35 countries.

She also enjoys reading, watching football, running, yoga, hiking and camping and spending time with family and friends.


Catherine Tang

Catherine Tang is a law firm owner and single mom of two young kids. She ran a modern law firm from abroad before recently moving back to the US. Her practice is designed to be completely remote as she has worked from over 10 countries in the last couple of years and her client based is derived primarily from her online presence


Niki Black

Nicole Black is a Rochester, New York attorney, author, journalist, and the Legal Technology Evangelist at MyCase, legal practice management software. She is the nationally-recognized author of "Cloud Computing for Lawyers" (2012) and co-authors "Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier" (2010), both published by the American Bar Association. She also co-authors "Criminal Law in New York," a Thomson Reuters treatise. She writes regular columns for Above the Law, ABA Journal, and The Daily Record, has authored hundreds of articles for other publications, and regularly speaks at conferences regarding the intersection of law and emerging technologies. She is an ABA Legal Rebel, and is listed on the Fastcase 50 and ABA LTRC Women in Legal Tech.


Lisa Kelly

Lisa A. Kelly is the owner and President of Federmann Financial Advisors Inc., an independent fee-only investment advisory firm located on Long Island New York. A CPA, acting as a fiduciary for over 30 years, Lisa provides tax, financial planning and investment management services to clients all around the world. She strives to be her clients’ most trusted business advisor while becoming an objective sounding board during one’s changing financial journey.

Lisa understands the trade-offs involved in working and raising a family. Creating flexibility in her career and home front was key to her decision to shift her career from a large public accounting firm to co-found and eventually sole-own her present Firm.

Lisa is married over 30 years, and is grateful for her 3 young adult children who have taught her how to “let go”, learn and love…   


Mary Grace Guzman

Mary Grace Guzmán of Guzmán Legal Solutions advises lawyers, law firms, and law students on their professional responsibilities and risk management needs. She also teaches legal ethics and professional responsibility at JFK Law School. She works with lawyers and law firms regarding legal ethics issues such as conflict of interest issues, fee disputes, and advises lawyers and law firms as outside ethics counsel to manage risk. Ms. Guzmán recognizes that a lawyer’s or law firm’s needs are best met by preventing legal ethical issues before they arise or managing an ethical issue once identified.


Jennifer Lupo

Jennifer Lupo is the Managing Member of Lupo Law, Arbitration and Mediation PLLC of Manhattan and Garden City, N.Y. 


With nearly 25 years dispute resolution experience, Ms. Lupo brings a unique perspective to her craft as a mediator and arbitrator having sat in every seat at the dispute resolution table (client, advocate and neutral). Ms. Lupo’s core areas of expertise are in resolving disputes pertaining to: Commercial/Business; Employment (Civil Rights, Compensation, Statutory Discrimination, Executive Compensation, FLSA, NYLL); Insurance; Civil Rights; Family and High-Net Worth Divorce.  


Nalini Prasad

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.


Born and raised in Florida, Nalini moved to DC 12 years ago. She counts this as one of her better life decisions and has no intention of ever returning to a life where seasons do not exist. When Nalini’s not geeking out over Google’s latest algorithm


Dameka Davis

Passionate about people and relentless in the pursuit of justice, Attorney Dameka Davis is a staunch advocate for her clients. Born and raised in Tulsa, OK, the oldest of four children, humility and determined leadership stand at the forefront of her principles. As founder of Davis Law Center, her many positive attributes undoubtedly serve as the foundation for the firm’s ongoing success.

Prior to opening Davis Legal Center, Ms. Davis proudly served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted domestic violence, drug court, and probation violation cases.


Ms. Davis is licensed in the State of Florida and has admissions with the United States Southern District of Florida, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.


Kristin Tyler

Kristin Tyler is Co-Founder of LAWCLERK, where attorneys go to hire freelance lawyers.  She is also a partner at the law firm of Garman Turner Gordon where she practices in trusts and estates.  In addition to being a lawyer and entrepreneur, she is a proud mom of two and firm believer that the practice of law can be rewarding despite its daily demands. 


Pamela Grady

Grateful for the opportunity to serve the people and businesses of Madison Parish, Louisiana, and Warren County, Mississippi, Mrs. Grady co-founded Crews Grady PLLC in 2013 with the desire to empower her clients and her community. Mrs. Grady utilizes her love of communication, technology, research, and planning to create successful outcomes for her clients and economic prosperity for her community. Mrs. Grady has a heart for public service and economic development and uses her relationships with her colleagues on the Bench and in the Bar in service of those causes. 

Mrs. Grady and her husband, James "Bud" Grady, live in Madison Parish, Louisiana, where they are raising their two children, Wyatt and Genevieve.


Kimberly Bennett

K Bennett Law LLC is a boutique trademark and business strategy law firm providing subscription and on-demand, flat fee legal services focused on helping clients protect their brands and grow profitable, sustainable businesses.


Admitted in NJ & PA, currently working from Atlanta, Georgia


Erin Albanese

Erin Albanese has a solo practice based on the Eastside of Seattle, focusing on corporate and business law, nonprofit law, and estate planning. She represents business clients in a wide range of industries in connection with formations, financings, general commercial transactions, leasing, business succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Her nonprofit law practice includes formation, applications for nonprofit status, fiscal sponsorships, and other transactional work.

In addition to her legal work, Erin is an activist and has co-founded several nonprofit organizations primarily based around immigrant rights and legal representation: Lawyer Moms Foundation, Lawyer Moms Action, and Washington Immigrant Defense Network (WIDEN). She currently serves as President of Lawyer Moms Foundation. She lives outside of Seattle with her daughter, Sophie (10), and husband, John.


Amy Howe

Until September 2016, Amy served as the editor and a reporter for SCOTUSblog; she continues to serve as an independent contractor and reporter for SCOTUSblog. She primarily writes for her eponymous blog, Howe on the Court. Before turning to full-time blogging, she served as counsel in over two dozen merits cases at the Supreme Court and argued two cases there. From 2004 until 2011, she co-taught Supreme Court litigation at Stanford Law School; from 2005 until 2013, she co-taught a similar class at Harvard Law School. She has also served as an adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law and Vanderbilt Law School. Amy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a master’s degree in Arab Studies and a law degree from Georgetown University.


Ticora Davis

Powerfully positioned as an intellectual property advocate, Ticora Davis is the attorney, author, and speaker providing culturally relevant legal representation to black women and creatives of color.  As a "purpose activator," Ticora seamlessly blends her knowledge of creative business law with her passion for pushing women to achieve economic freedom.

Ticora founded The Creator's Law Firm in 2017 to help experts and entrepreneurs protect their brands so they can grow their business with peace of mind. Her work has been featured on VH1, Black Enterprise, and in partnership with Facebook. The Creator's Law Firm has helped hundreds of business owners secure their brand and proudly boasts a 98% success rate for trademark registrations.

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Annette Choti

After graduating from law school 20 years ago, and working as an Investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor, I made the pivot to digital marketing specifically for law firms. Since that professional pivot, I have had the honor of being published nationally in USA Today, The Today Show Online, and Marketwatch, and I have provided SEO-rich online legal content to hundreds of law firms throughout the United States and Canada. As the President of Law Quill, Inc., I am proud to consistently provide online legal content for small and solo law firms, so they can attract more clients and increase their law firm's online visibility.

Law Quill is the ONLY Legal Marketing Agency in the United States to provide BOTH unique SEO content & prepackaged content to help small and solo law firms gain more clients & increase online visibility.


Carmen Rosas

Attorney, Carmen Rosas, was born and raised in the Bay Area. A proud mix of Mexican, French, and Italian, she grew up fascinated by the stories her grandmothers told her of her ancestors’ immigration to America and settling in California.

Soon after starting her law practice in 2012, Carmen began her journey into personal and spiritual development with a passion to empower women to break through societal and cultural conditions. Today, and after years of extensive knowledge and building an unbreakable passion for helping others, her focus is on empowering women to take control of their lives, even beyond the grave. Her work led to her being named a 2020 Super Lawyer Rising Star.


Outside of work, Carmen enjoys being outdoors, having random dance parties, and spending time with her sassy 5-year-old.


Rebecca Geller

Rebecca Geller is an award-winning attorney, a philanthropist, a trailblazer, and a passionate advocate for equality and human rights. Rebecca is also a devoted wife, mom to three young kids + 2 dogs, and community leader. 

In 2011, Rebecca formed The Geller Law Group with a business model that makes sense for working parents and embraces new roles both women and men are taking in their homes and communities.  

Bringing attention to the fact that attorneys have families and lives outside of the office, Rebecca and The Geller Law Group were profiled by The New York Times in 2015 for the firm's innovative approach to maintaining work/life balance.


Melanie LIppman

Melanie Lippman is a New York based Image Consultant and Personal Branding expert.   She works with female attorneys to stop the stress and overwhelm of getting dressed that holds women back from achieving next level visibility.  She defines their  personal brand style in a way that makes clients instantly recognizable, memorable and seen as a leader.⁣ Melanie feels that when you are confident about how you present yourself you are able to show up and conquer anything the day brings you!


Melanie Leonard

As a young lawyer working in large law firms in downtown Chicago, Melanie Leonard was horrified by the stacks of paper that coated the desks of her colleagues.  In 2006, Melanie started her own firm, driven by a single guiding principle: No Paper Allowed.  To achieve that lofty goal, she searched for a cloud-based practice management software up to the task.  In 2008, Melanie discovered the newly launched Clio and became one of the first lawyers to deeply integrate the software into every facet of her firm.  Over the next 10 years, Melanie built a thriving real estate law practice and successfully kept her desk free of paper.  She then sold that practice in 2018 and began streamlined.legal where she now helps other small law firms create efficiency in their daily workflows and optimize their use of practice management software.  Melanie resides in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and their two ridiculously adorable children.


Bunmi Emenanjo

An attorney with a biotechnology background, Bunmi Emenanjo has a career that spans 17 years moving fluidly between the legal and biotechnology world. 

While her current profession is as an ethics attorney, she continues to pursue her various passions. A mother to three Nigerian-American children, she created Atlas Book Club, a book subscription box company focused on globally diverse children's books, as part of her efforts to ensure that her children remain connected to their African heritage and continue to develop a global awareness through literature. A student of authenticity and vulnerability, Bunmi studies the teachings of experts such as Brene Brown and Pema Chodron, incorporating these lessons into daily life. An avid reader and culture seeker, she believes that a curious mind, a yearning for constant learning, a fearless pursuit of your purpose, and an active practice of giving and gratitude are key to living your best life.


Nina Ries

Nina B. Ries of Ries Law Group, has extensive experience in business and real estate, in both litigation and on the transactional side, for clients ranging in size from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of sectors, including in manufacturing, technology, real estate, pharmacy, healthcare, start-ups, and in the service industry. She credits her ability to anticipate the opposing party's arguments, strategy, and actions to her experience both prosecuting and defending cases. Because she is just as likely to sit at the defendant's table as she is at the plaintiff's, she can better anticipate the other party's next steps. Her experience identifying weaknesses in documents and analyzing the parties' vulnerabilities means she can apply a litigator's analysis in the structuring of deals to mitigate her clients' risk upfront.


Angela Barker

Angela Barker is a divorce and family lawyer.  She assists clients as they transition through various stages of life, including drafting pre-nuptial agreements in anticipation of marriage, advice and counsel to clients considering a separation or divorce, and if necessary, representing clients in divorce negotiations and court proceedings. 

Fourteen years ago, she started her own practice limited to divorce, matrimonial and family law.

She is married and has two children.  In her spare time, she likes traveling, gardening, watching, and reading war and true crime documentaries and crime fiction.


Susan Cartier Liebel

Susan Cartier Liebel is a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Solo Practice University® , the only online educational and professional networking community for lawyers and law students who want to create and grow their solo/small firm practices.

Susan is a lawyer-turned entrepreneur, an attorney who started her own successful practice right out of law school, adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law for eight years teaching law students how to open their own practices, a sought-after speaker, columnist, and has contributed to numerous legal publications and books offering both practical knowledge and inspiration.


Crystal McDonough

Crystal J. McDonough is the founder of McDonough Law LLC, one of the fastest growing law firm in Colorado (with 5 locations and more on the way), practicing in energy, natural resources, business, and estate planning and administration.

In addition, Crystal is the founder of LawAdventure.com and her new course, Building the Perfect Law Firm, designed specifically for attorneys who want to design their dream law firm around their dream lifestyle.  She's done it, and her course can help you do the same through a step-by-step process resulting in a 5-year action plan helping you to serve your clients and live your dreams.


Tanya Lewis

Tanya Lewis is an attorney with the Phoenix, AZ based firm of Snell & Wilmer LLP.  She focuses her practice on commercial litigation, emphasizing the financial services industry. She regularly represents major financial institutions in disputes involving federal and state consumer protection statutes, breach of contract issues and tort law claims and lender and servicer liability related to mortgage lending, loan servicing, foreclosure and credit issues. Tanya has experience defending financial institutions from claims involving fraud and misrepresentation, wrongful foreclosure, Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).


Tanya is licensed to practice law in the states of Utah, Nevada, and Washington.


Tanya is the mother of a 13-year-old boy, and spends her free time learning Minecraft, running, reading, and connecting with friends.


Christy Collins

Circuit Judge-Elect Christy C. Collins was recently elected to the Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

She is a dedicated wife and mother. She has been married to her husband for 15 years. They have 3 children and currently reside in Orlando, Florida. Christy is a minister at Fresh Anointing Family Worship Center in Eatonville, Florida. She serves as the Praise and Worship Leader. Christy participates in various community initiatives and ministers to the youth and young adults, teaching them to have fellowship with God and mankind.   


Debra Vey Voda Hamilton

Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton is the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC, (HLM).  Debra started HLM in 2010 after returning to the law in 2008. She recognized the PTA had changed her legal outlook.  HLM uses alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methodologies to transform disagreements over animals.  Her practice and presentations are rooted in conflict transformation and self-reflection. 

Debra is the pioneer of applying ADR to conflicts over animals.  She wrote a book,  travels extensively (pre-Covid now I zoom!) to teach and give keynote speeches.  She began the column, Rezooming Attorneys for Solo Practice University.  Debra is the go-to person for  information on conflicts over animals by the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Sun Times, Bloomberg and the US News and World Report.

Author: Nipped in the Bud Not in the Butt-https://www.amazon.com/Nipped-bud-not-butt-mediation/dp/151502024X
Pod-cast: http://whydopetsmatter.com|


Sheronda Blackburn

Technology attorney with over 15 years experience both on the software industry side as well as the client side. I also have a proven track record of effective management.

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