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  1. Media: 50%
  2. Corporate: 20%
  3. Internet: 20%
  4. Ethics: 10%

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  • Leif Hamman

    You've got to respect a lawyer with the wisdom and foresight to become affiliated with The in-house gig can be really great or really sorry, depending on the corporate culture in which you find yourself. Here's hoping that Mr. King and Avvo have a long, long, long, very fruitful, and mutually enjoyable association. Oh, and I endorse this lawyer, too.


    Leif Hamman Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark S Britton

    Josh has been Avvo's GC for the last 4 years. When we hired him, I did not envy his position as a GC working for an ex-GC. But Josh came in and was so competent that I was able to transition everything to him almost immediately. The only way I can describe Josh is "grace under pressure." He is consistently the voice of reason at Avvo. Nothing seems to rattle him and his advice is always very practical and well-researched. When he talks, Team Avvo listens.


    Mark Britton General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Corporate Counsel of the Year - WinnerPuget Sound Business Journal2013
Outstanding Corporate Counsel of the Year - FinalistPuget Sound Business Journal2012
Chairman's AwardAT&T Wireless2004
Volunteer Legal Services, Corporation of the YearBar Association of San Francisco2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Legal OfficerAvvo, Inc.2007 - Present
Director, Business DevelopmentClearwire2005 - 2007
Vice President, Corporate DevelopmentAT&T Wireless2002 - 2005
Chief Counsel, Affiliates & New MarketsAT&T Wireless2000 - 2002
General CounselCellular One of San Francisco1998 - 2000
Senior CounselCellular One Of San Francisco1996 - 1998
AttorneyChanler & Somers1995 - 1996
AttorneyFox, Shjeflo, Wohl & Hartley LLP1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Judicial Recommendation CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Association of Professional Responsibility LawyersMember2013 - Present
Public Participation ProjectBoard of Directors2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Center for Professional ResponsibilityMember2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
West Law JournalSimple, Clear and Flat: Selling Packaged Legal Services Online2014
Wisconsin Young Lawyers Division NewsMaking Leadership Your Brand2014
Legal Tech NewsletterIf You're Not on Facebook, You're Committing Malpractice2014
Legal Tech Newsletter10 Tips on Social Media and Attorney Ethics2013
Legal Tech NewsletterAre You Blawging or Flawging?2013
ABA GPSolo publicationWhy You Should Respond Like Lightening to Potential Clients2013
Thomson ReutersIn Defense of Online Legal Q&A2013
The RecorderReaping the Benefits of Ethical Blogging2013
National Law JournalImproving the ROI of Your Legal Marketing Dollars2013
National Law JournalInbound vs. Outbound Legal Marketing2013
ABA GPSolo publicationMaking the Most of Google Places2012
Westlaw Journal - Computer & InternetAttorney Licensing and Disciplinary Records: A Failure of Transparency2012
California Lawyer MagazineSocial Media and Attorney Advertising2012
USA TodayProsecuting Corporate Executives is Not Sound Policy2012
Law Practice Today (ABA)Rating Lawyers and Lawyer Ratings: They Are Not Going Anywhere2011
Daily JournalState Bar's Proposal Puts Clients First2011
Daily JournalState Bar's Rules for Attorney Speech Too Broad, Unclear2011
Marketing the Law FirmFlorida's Over-Regulation of Attorney Speech2011
Daily Business ReviewChanges to Advertising Rules Cumbersome, Costly2011
Chicago Daily Law BulletinWill More Technology Help Chicago Lawyers?2011
The RecorderState Bar Should Let Some Sunshine In2010
Daily JournalWide Open2009
The Bottom Line (California Bar)The Intersection of Social Media, Online Advertising and Attorney Advertising Regulation2009
Corporate DealmakerHobson was a JV Guy2008
Corporate DealmakerWhat is it About Outside Counsel?2008
Corporate DealmakerPrisoners of Process2007
Corporate DealmakerCalendar Tyranny2007
Corporate DealmakerShhh!2007
Corporate DealmakerAlways Be Closing2007
Corporate DealmakerA Shout-Out to PE, Condolence-Lite2007
Corporate DealmakerAnd Now For Something Completely Different2007
Corporate DealmakerInside the Sale of AT&T Wireless2006
Corporate DealmakerThe Uses and Abuses of I-bankers2006
Corporate DealmakerThe Devil's Deep Water2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of OregonPhilosophyBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stanford CodeX (Palo Alto, CA)Building the Legal Startup2016
NIU College of Law - Law Review Symposium (DeKalb, IL)Legal Implications of Social Media - Hashtag: First Amendment & Ethics2016
National Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting (Miami, FL)Someone Online Hates You2016
National Association of Bar Counsel Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA)Online Reputation and the Law2016
EvolveLaw (Phoenix, AZ)Legal Ethics, Trends, & Technology2016
WSBA Conference on the Law of Lawyering (Seattle, WA)Responding to Online Criticism2015
Texas A&M Law School (Dallas, TX)Non-Lawyer Investment in Law Firms2015
PILMMA Summit (Fort Worth, TX)The Law of Legal Blogs2015
Montgomery County Bar Association Law Day (Bethesda, MD)Social Media and Online Ethics2015
LSI Commercial Real Estate Leases Conference (Seattle, WA)Leases, Lawyers, & Lies2015
Hon. Joseph B. Campbell American Inn of Court (Ontario, CA)Do's and Don'ts of Responding Online2015
Fall Real Estate Seminar (Seattle, WA)The Law of Social Media2015
East King County Bar Association (Bellevue, WA)Being Smart with Social Media2015
Beverly Hills Bar Association (Beverly Hills, CA)Developments in the Law of Lawyering2015
Austin Bar Association (Austin, TX)Being Smart With Social Media2015
ABA Communications Law Forum Annual Meeting (Scottsdale, AZ)Digital Communications Law2015
WSAJ - Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice From the Ground Up (Seattle, WA)Building to Code: What Not to Do Online2014
State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division (Green Bay, WI)Blogging, Social Media and Online Reputation2014
State Bar of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)Social Media and Attorney Marketing2014
Riverside County Bar Association (Riverside, CA)Being Smart with Social Media: Ethics and Effectiveness When Engaging Online2014
Reinvent Law (New York, NY)Toward an Online Marketplace for Legal Services2014
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (Eugene, OR)Tweeting Bad: I Am the One Who Blogs2014
Ohio State Bar Association Annual Meeting (Columbus, OH)Someone Online Hates You2014
New Jersey State Bar Annual Convention (Atlantic City, NJ)The Tangled Web of Online Advertising2014
LSI Commercial Real Estate Seminar (Seattle, WA)Social Media: Ethical Issues for Lawyers and Businesses2014
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Meeting (St. Petersberg, FL)Someone Online Hates You: Ethical Approaches to Online Reputation Management2014
Beverly Hills Bar Association (Beverly Hills, CA)Getting Clients - Ethical Marketing Techniques for Solos and Small Firms2014
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers Annual Meeting (Las Vegas, NV)Lawyer Advertising Redux2014
American Bar Association, Family Law Section Fall CLE Conference (Stowe, VT)Legal Ethics of Social Media2014
ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility (Long Beach, CA)Breaking Bad in the Digital Age: Ethical Concerns in Lawyers’ Use of Emerging Technology2014
The Seminar GroupLaw of Blogs for Legal Bloggers2013
State Bar of Wisconsin, Solo and Small Firm Practice CommitteeSocial Media Law and Online Reputation2013
Orange County Women Lawyers AssociationNot Being Stupid with Social Media2013
Northwest Dispute Resolution ConferenceOnline Reputation Management for Dispute Resolution Professionals2013
Law Seminars InternationalSocial Media Law for Attorneys2013
First Annual Social Media Institute - ChicagoSocial Media, the RPCs and Handling Negative Reviews2013
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionOnline Reputation Management2013
12th Annual Legal Malpractice and Risk Management ConferenceMaintaining Your Firm's Online Reputation - Ethical and Liability Issues in the Internet Age2013
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionEthical Issues in Attorney Use of Social Media2012
Fourth Annual Comprehensive Conference on Social Media LawEthical Issues for Private Practitioners and Corporate Counsel in Using Social Media2012
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - 25th Annual MeetingInternet Marketing, Ethics & Strategies2012
Ethics Tips for Busy In-House Counsel and Business LawyersLegal Ethics and Social Media2012
ABA GPSolo Annual MeetingLawyer Ratings and Attorney Advertising Rules2012
2012 Florida Bar Media Law ConferenceAnonymous Speech & Anti-SLAPP Laws2012
WSAJ 2011 ConventionWhere's the Line? Ethical Dilemmas of Promoting Your Firm with Social Media2011
Vermont Bar Association Solo & Small Firms Annual ConferenceAttracting Good Clients in a Tough Economy: Web Presence & Social Media2011
The Third Annual Comprehensive Conference On Social Media LawThe Personal Hot Button for Attorneys: Ethical Issues for Private Practitioners and Corporate Counsel in Using Social Media2011
Fall 2011 Marketing & Management SummitThe Future of Online Legal Marketing2011
California Employment Lawyers Association Annual MeetingSocial Media Success Stories2011
ABA 2011 National Specialization RoundtableCredentialing - New Adventures in Lawyer Self-Identification2011
WSAJ Legal Education Seminar"The Power and Pitfalls of Social Media and Our Practices"2010
Strategic Solutions for Solos and Small FirmsSocial Media Demonstration Panel2010
Seventh Annual Nuts & Bolts CLEEthical Issues in Online Legal Advertising & Social Media2010
NW Dispute Resolution 17th Annual Conference"Web 2.0 Marketing for Dispute Resolution Professionals"2010
Hillsborough County Bar Assn - Legal Marketing for the 21st Century"Legal Ethics and Social Media"2010
DRI 2010 Annual Meeting"Social Networking for Litigation and Business Development"2010
Comprehensive Conference on Social Media Law"Opportunities and Ethical Dilemmas for Private Practitioners in Social Media"2010
Avvocating Conference"Attorney Advertising Rules and Social Media"2010
ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting"Astroturfing, Take-Downs and Anonymous Commentary: Protecting (and enhancing) Reputation Online"2010
WSBA CLE Webinar"Social Media and WA Rules of Professional Conduct"2009
Social Media Law Seminar"Social Media Law - Special Issues for Lawyers"2009
HB Litigation Conferences"Ethics for Attorney Emails & Web Communications"2009
Digital Law Conference"The Ethical Boundaries of Social Media: What Lawyers (and Business Owners) Need to Know"2009
Corporate Counsel Summit"Social Media for In-House Lawyers"2009
CLE Webinar"Ethical Issues in Online Advertising & Social Media"2009
Business Summit"Social Media for Professionals: Using Web 2.0 for Research, Business Development and More"2009
New York County Lawyers' Association"Social Networking: Blogs, Rankings and Ratings--What It All Means to Your Practice"2008
Corporate Dealmaker Forum"Extreme Dealmaking"2008
Corporate Dealmaker Forum"Sourcing Deals"2007