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Ernie Svenson

My journey

When I was seven years old, my parents’ divorce and bitter custody battle gave me a brief glimpse into into courtroom drama, which fascinated me.

Law School

After seeing Professor Kingsfield grill students in The Paper Chase, I obsessed with the idea of going to law school. So that’s what I did.

I graduated law school in 1985, having done well enough to land a two year federal clerkship with a demanding judge who taught me many invaluable lessons.

Then I spent 20 years practicing commercial litigation in a fairly big New Orleans firm. I loved the people but not the bureaucracy.

Going Solo

Starting my own firm turned out to be wise decision. The key to my success was technology.

That’s what gave me confidence to give up the cushy big firm practice.

Paperless Rebellion

One Friday afternoon I walked out of my 40th-floor partner’s office, with client files that would have needed a large truck to haul away if they hadn’t been digitally stored in the 2 lb. laptop I had tucked under my arm.

I enjoyed my solo practice immensely. I worked fewer hours for clients who truly appreciated my help. I was financially secure and totally free.

Other lawyers noticed and asked for my help, which I was happy to provide.

Helping other solos

Solo lawyers needed tech guidance way more than those in big firms.

Big firm lawyers can afford to waste resources. But not them.

I learned this firsthand.

The key to success

Technology can transform your law practice when used strategically.

That’s what I help lawyers do, and it’s satisfying to see them achieve major breakthroughs after years of frustration with technology.

If you’re interested in doing that too…

Start here

I created a free email course that explains the use of systems, automation, outsourcing, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and online marketing.

How I help other lawyers

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Awards received

What lawyers say…

“I recommend Ernie to anyone who wants to work smarter…while watching everyone else run around in circles.” — Catherine Fairchild

“Ernie is a pioneer in helping lawyers adopt technology, and I highly recommend him if you want to improve your law firm’s efficiency and effectiveness.” — Tom Kirkendall

“Ernie has been nothing short of extraordinary. He’s shown me how to use technology to reduce stress, increase efficiency, and have more free time. —Neenah Jordan Kelliebrew.

“Useful advice on the nuts and bolts stuff that really makes a difference in my practice (in contrast to high-dollar consultants that provide conceptual stuff that I don’t find helpful). — Marty Sullivan

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