Legal Disruptors: Ideas Shaking up the Legal Industry

Legal Disruptors: Ideas Shaking up the Legal Industry
In 2015, the University of California - Hastings published a groundbreaking study called Disruptive Innovations: New Models of Legal Practice.  Among the many firms singled out as examples of those new models were Tucker Ellis and Charna Sherman.  A third, Thompson Hine, has employed equally innovative work with its QuickLaunch program, among others.  As our profession continues to evolve, we’ve been fortunate to have these disruptors right here in our back yard.  Join Alex Gertsburg of the Gertsburg Law Firm, chair of the CMBA’s Legal Innovator Committee, as he leads the panel in both presentation and interactive Q&A on current and future changes in the practice of law. 


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Moderated By:
Alex Gertsberg, CEO, Gertsberg Law Firm

Headshot of Alex Gertsburg, Esq.

Mr. Gertsburg has been in private practice for over seventeen years. The first half of his career was spent working for two large regional business law firms – Roetzel & Andress and Calfee, Halter & Griswold. There he represented private and publicly- traded companies and non-profit organizations of all sizes, as well as their owners, in litigation along the entire spectrum of business disputes: commercial and contract, real estate, shareholder and partnership, broker-dealer, employment, unfair competition, and many others. In civil bench and jury trials and before arbitration panels, Mr. Gertsburg has spent his career zealously representing his clients’ business interests before tribunals around the country.

Joseph J. Morford, Managing Partner, Tucker Ellis

In addition to his firm leadership role, Joe maintains an active practice focused on the representation of major corporations in complex mass tort, business litigation, and product liability matters both in Ohio and in courtrooms throughout the United States.

A true believer in (and frequent commentator on) non-hourly fee arrangements, Joe’s results-driven approach provides clients with predictability and cost savings by reducing needless motion practice, discovery, and work on client files. His focus is always on understanding how the litigation at hand impacts the client’s business as a whole, and on preparing his matters efficiently for trial, which interestingly often leads to more prompt and favorable settlements for our clients. This approach has lead him to twice be named Lawyer of the Year in Cleveland, Ohio, once for Mass Tort Litigation and once for Class Action Litigation, and to regularly be named an Ohio Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, an Ohio Super Lawyer®, and included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Charna E. Sherman, Founder, Charna E. Sherman Law Offices
Charna E. Sherman, Attorney at Law

Charna E. Sherman is founder, sole shareholder and inspirational leader of Charna E. Sherman Law Offices Co., LPA. While based in Cleveland, Ohio, she recently has been admitted to the Florida Bar as well. Charna’s passions for the law and advancing diversity in the legal profession spurred her in 2010 to leave “BigLaw” to pursue a new model of a female-owned firm committed to promoting the core values of the profession. Inspired by a truly blind Lady Justice, this spirited boutique is focused on complex commercial litigation and the relentless resolution of client problems.

William T. Garcia, Chief Practice Innovation Officer, Thompson Hine
William T. Garcia
Bill leads the implementation of Thompson Hine’s practice innovation initiatives and the SmartPaTH™ legal services delivery model as a core competency of the firm. Bill supports the development of legal project management and related processes, procedures and tools; coaches firm lawyers on SmartPaTH techniques; and works with our clients to foster more efficient legal service delivery processes. He supports practice groups in new product and service initiatives, identifies emerging new market opportunities, and sponsors the development of pioneering technologies.

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