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LEGAL MIND. BUSINESS MINDSET.My passion is helping lawyers and legal teams work smarter, get more done, make more money, and strike a better work/life balance—all while delivering outstanding client value.


I am a lawyer with nearly twenty years’ experience in business process optimization, technology systems design, and project and program management. I draw upon proven tool sets like Agile, Lean, Lean Startup, and Design Thinking to help attorneys and their teams build efficient and effective workflows that will delight clients and improve your bottom line.


Because I’ve practiced law in a variety of roles, I understand the unique pressures that legal teams face. I help my clients balance the competing demands of their clients, partners, opposing counsel, judges, and their personal and family life. And I’ll take you wherever you are today and help you be better tomorrow. No judgment, no snake oil; just a roll-up-your sleeves approach to continuous incremental improvement.


Interested in learning more about how I can help you? Use the widget on the right side of this page to schedule me for a free initial consultation, or keep reading for some of my representative work and engagements.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. General Practice: 75%
    3 years
  2. Business: 5%
    9 years, 25 cases
  3. Trademark: 5%
    9 years, 10 cases
  4. Copyright Application: 5%
    9 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edyta Christina Grzybowska

    I endorse this lawyer. He is incredibly smart, very creative, and super knowledgeable when it comes to intellectual property rights. He also has a lot of experience in the area. You will be in safe hands with him, that's for sure!

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    Edyta Grzybowska Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

  • Jefferson Hampton Coulter II

    John knows the ins and outs of the copyright world. Bright lawyer, good guy.

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    Jefferson Coulter Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Agile Attorney Consulting

PO Box 14006
Portland, OR

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive201101/18/2016
WAActive200701/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Editor-in-Chief, Lewis & Clark Law ReviewLewis & Clark Law School2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderAgile Attorney Consulting2014 - Present
Manager and In-House CounselAcme Business Consulting2013 - 2014
FounderMeltzer Grant Consulting2012 - 2013
PartnerMeltzer Grant, LLC2011 - 2013
FounderImua Legal Advisors2008 - 2011
In-House CounselGetty Images, Inc.2007 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Future of the Profession CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Oregon State Bar, I.P. SectionBoard Member2014 - Present
Agile AllianceMember2014 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mackie v. HippleSettled
Legacy Productions Limited v. U2 Home EntertainmentSettled
DataPro International v. CablesbaySettled
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Law Practice Today (ABA)The Dawn of the Agile Attorney2015
Clio eBookA Lean Legal Guide: Techniques for the Agile Lawyer2015
King County Bar JournalProtect your website from copyright infringement claims2008
Lewis and Clark Law ReviewEditor-in-Chief2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Tufts UniversityBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationProject Management for Lawyers2015
Ohio State Bar Association Legal Technology ConferenceThe Ethics of Legal Project Management2015
Ohio State Bar Association Legal Technology ConferenceBusiness Planning for Lawyers2015
LegalProductivity.com WebinarUsing Kanban to Become a More Agile Attorney2015
International Legal Technology Association ConferenceDoes Lean Six Sigma for Lawyers Really Work?2015
Washington State Solo and Small Firms ConferenceAlternative Billing Arrangements2010
King County Bar AssociationAlternative Billing Arrangements2010
Understanding Copyright LawUnderstanding Copyright Law (moderator and speaker)2009
Biznik SeminarCopyright Basics for Web Developers2009
Biznik SeminarCopyright Basics for Writers2008
Biznik SeminarCopyright Basics for Photographers2008