TechLaw Crossroads is a no-bullshit blog written mainly by me, a lawyer who practiced as a partner with a large law firm for the better part of 30 years. I was a trial lawyer, mostly in mass tort and, later, in data breach, privacy, and cyber insurance areas. I know what it’s like to be in the trenches on the eve of a trial.

This blog is about the cultural gap between technology and innovation and the legal profession. It explores developments and issues that frame, illuminate, and bridge that cultural clash. It sits at the crossroads between the new and the old.

My goal is to help lawyers use technology and innovation to improve the practice and make it a better, more livable profession. And to paraphrase John Waters, filmmaker, and writer, I want to keep up with what’s causing chaos in our field.

Besides publishing this blog, I consult with legal tech providers to help them design products that lawyers will use. I help them navigate law firms and legal departments to market their products and services better.

I also coach lawyers, law firms, and in-house legal departments to use technology, automation, and process flow to be better at their craft. I help lawyers have more rewarding careers and lifestyles and prepare for and anticipate change.

Finally, I still find time to practice law here and there.


I am a frequent speaker, blogger, and writer on the impact of technology on the practice of law. I am currently  the Secretary of the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. I was formerly Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Law Technology Resource Center, Editor of Law Practice Today Webzine and member of the ABA’s Law Practice Futures Initiative. I am also co-author of a book entitled Mass Tort Claims Resolution Facilities and the 2017 and 2016 editions of the American Bar Association’sTechReports. I am former Chair of the Data Breach, Privacy and Cyber Insurance Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. You can find me on LinkedIn, TwitterFacebook, and  Instagram.

Formerly a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC and the Firm’s class action, privacy and mass tort groups, I am a national litigator and advisor who is experienced in developing solutions to complex litigation and corporate problems. My mission is to find simple, successful and elegant solutions to civil litigation problems and dilemmas primarily in the mass tort, business and consumer class action, and privacy and data breach arenas. For most of my career, I specilized in the defense of mass tort actions.

I am a certified Technology Master Advocate by the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel and member of the faculty of FedTechU, the FDCC’s trial technology certification course. I now practice with my own firm, embryLaw LLC.

In addition to practicing law, my passions include education and all things tech and travel related. And, finally, I am unabashedly and unapologetically a University of Kentucky basketball fan.

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