fastcase 50header-2015Fastcase today announced the recipients of its 2015 Fastcase 50 awards. The awards recognize “50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.”

This is the fifth year of these awards. Previous winners can be seen for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. (Proud to say I was in the inaugural class.)

Here are this year’s winners. More details about each of them can be found at the 2015 awards page.

Congratulations to all!

  • Hon. Ann Aiken, Chief Judge, United States District Court of Oregon.
  • Michelle Alexander, Author; Associate Professor of Law, Ohio State University.
  • Pablo Arredondo, Vice President of Legal Research, Casetext.
  • Rich Barton, Founder of Expedia; Co-Founder of Zillow, Glassdoor.
  • Howard Bashman, Appellate lawyer; Author, How Appealing blog.
  • Laura Calloway, Director, Practice Management Assistance Program at Alabama State Bar.
  • Jeena Cho, Partner at JC Law Group PC; Author; Mindfulness Instructor.
  • Jared Correia, Assistant Director and Senior Law Practice Advisor at LOMAP.
  • Scott Forman, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson; Founder of Littler CaseSmart.
  • JoAnna Forshee, CEO, and Envision Agency
  • Abe Geiger, Founder and CEO, Shake.
  • Eric Goldman, Co-Director, High Tech Law Institute; Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law; Blogger, Forbes’ Tertium Quid Blog and Technology & Marketing Law Blog.
  • Oliver Goodenough, Director, Center of Legal Innovation; Professor of Law, Vermont Law School; Faculty Associate, The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
  • Hon. Paul Grewal, United States Magistrate Judge for Northern District of California.
  • Nick Holmes, Managing Director, Infolaw.
  • Margaret Hagan, Fellow at the Center on the Legal Profession; Lecturer at the Stanford Institute of Design.
  • William C. Hubbard, President, American Bar Association.
  • Rubsun Ho, Co-Founder and Partner, Cognition LLP.
  • Michelle Hunter, Executive Director of the State Bar of Texas.
  • Natalie Kelly, Director, Law Practice Management Program, The State Bar of Georgia.
  • Sheldon Krantz, Author; Senior Fellow, Georgetown Center for the Study of the Legal Profession; Executive Director of The DC Affordable Law Firm.
  • Dan LaBert, Executive Director of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).
  • Dan Lear, Director of Industry Relations, Avvo.
  • Joshua Lenon, Lawyer-in-Residence at Clio.
  • Daniel Linna, Assistant Dean of Career Development & Professor of Law in Residence, Michigan State College of Law; Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law.
  • Lisa Linsky, Partner-in-Charge of Firm-wide Diversity and Partner-in-Charge of LGBT Diversity and Inclusion, McDermott, Will & Emery.
  • Hon. Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court.
  • Chris Manos, Executive Director, State Bar of Montana.
  • David Mao, Deputy Librarian of Congress, Library of Congress.
  • Kate Martin, Law Librarian, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland; President, Law Librarians of Maryland.
  • Garry Mathiason, Shareholder and Chair, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation Industry Group; Littler Mendelson.
  • Ryan McClead, ‎Legal Technology Innovation Architect, Norton Rose Fulbright.
  • Gavin McGrane, CEO and Founder, PacerPro.
  • Joe Milstone, Co-Founder and CEO, Cognition LLP.
  • Joe Mornin, Founder, Bestlaw.
  • Jason Moyse, Chief Legal Provocateur,; Industry Lead, MaRS LegalX; Manager, Legal Business Solutions at Elevate Services.
  • Pat Nester, Assistant Deputy Director, State Bar Of Texas; Director, TexasBarCLE; Executive Director, Texas Bar College.
  • Andrew Perlman, Dean, Suffolk Law School; Director, Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation; Director, Legal Technology and Innovation Concentration.
  • William (Bill) Raftery, Knowledge and Information Services Analyst, National Center for State Courts.
  • Trisha Ryan, Principal, Trisha L. Ryan, P.A..
  • Lynn Schmidt Walters, Co-Founder of JD Mentor; Founder, Lux Law Advising.
  • Brendan Schulman, Special Counsel, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.
  • Matt Sellers, CEO and Founder, Quimbee.
  • Aron Solomon, Chief Innovation Operative,; Innovation Lead for the LegalX cluster; Senior Advisor for education technology at MaRS.
  • David Sparks, Founder of Sparks Law; Blogger,
  • Ben Stevens, Senior Partner, The Stevens Law Firm; The Mac Lawyer.
  • John Suh, CEO, Legal Zoom.
  • Donald Verrilli, Solicitor General of the United States.
  • Andy Wilson, CEO and Founder, Logikcull.
  • Daniel Yaniv, Principal, Yaniv & Associates PC.
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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.