ABA Journal

Legal Rebels Profiles

Quinten Steenhuis used tech expertise and passion for social justice to create tools for legal needs


For nearly 12 years, Steenhuis worked as a senior housing attorney, systems administrator and developer at Greater Boston Legal Services, where he also built Massachusetts Defense for Eviction, which helps pro se tenants defend themselves.

Building Bots: Tom Martin merged a love of law and technology to design custom legal chatbots


Tom Martin created LawDroid Builder, a “no-code” software platform that allows legal organizations to design custom chatbots to intake clients, automate documents and assemble digital tools.

Camila Lopez's People Clerk gives small claims court litigants in California new options

Defense attorneys have a powerful tool to review electronic evidence, thanks to JusticeText


JusticeText reviews video and audio files and generates searchable transcripts of them. The technology uses a speech-to-text machine learning algorithm to process data such as body camera videos and recordings of jailhouse conversations for users.

Lawyers can use Scott Kelly's platform to build tools and apps for their practices

Erin Levine hopes to make divorce less complex, expensive and stressful

When Raffi Melkonian started #AppellateTwitter, he didn't know it would become a strong community

How patent lawyer Raj Abhyanker developed a $8.5M book of business with Trademarkia

: Engineering Change

Patent Attorney, Legal Force, Palo Alto, California

Gerald Abila's Barefoot Law helps Ugandans use smartphones to learn about their legal rights



Barefoot Law


Kampala, Uganda

Ken Adams: Word Miser

: Educating lawyers to be better writers

Founder and President, Adams Contracts Consulting, Garden City, New York

Legal writing pro is helping teach AI to draft contracts (podcast)

Founder and President


Adams Contracts Consulting


Long Island, New York

'You can't incarcerate away drug problems,' says Ann Aiken, who proposed a tech tool for parolees

Chief judge


U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon


Eugene, Oregon

Ryan Alshak: Keeping time so you don’t have to


Ryan Alshak





Berkeley, California

For Linda Alvarez, 'Attorney' Doesn't Have to Equal 'Adversary'

: Agreeing Advocate

Solo practitioner, Half Moon Bay, California

Robert Ambrogi's blog points lawyers to tech's opportunities (podcast)


Denise Annunciata: Paralegal Power

: Offering paralegal work online

Founder, Virtual Paralegal Services, Boston, Massachusetts

Frank Aquila: Free Talker

: Pushing back the curtain through media of all types

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, New York

Salt Lake City firm Open Legal Services operates as a nonprofit, keeping hourly rates low


Making Hay the Nonprofit Way



Open Legal Services


Salt Lake City, Utah

Alma Asay: Couch surfer stays on track for CEO success


Alma Asay

founder and CEO


Allegory Law


Tech skills are no harder to learn than driving, says e-discovery expert Craig Ball (podcast)

New Orleans, Louisiana

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