LMI. is driven by the belief that individual lawyers, small and medium sized firms face many challenges to compete for business, remain resilient, and create a strong strategy to stay competitive. To meet these challenges LMI. believes each firm must create a strong culture and maintain strong internal communications that allow the firm to meet the future and continue to succeed.
Founding Law Management Innovation, LLC, allows me to bring my passion to help attorneys and firms to negotiate the challenges facing them. I bring 25 plus years of experience in the legal industry. After working for large and medium sized law firms, co-founding and growing a law firm, starting the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, and then being made the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc., I have a deep knowledge of the industry and the challenges we deal with.
Creating a Team
Building a team of professionals to meet the goals of clients.
Rodney Dowell, JD
Rodney led Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. (LCL), a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, as the Executive Director for five years. in 2008, he started and was Director of LCL’s Law Office Management Assistant Program (LOMAP). Quickly growing the LOMAP program, he was named Interim Executive Director of LCL in 2011, and shortly thereafter was named Executive Director. As Executive Director, he oversaw and integrated three diverse service areas comprised of law practice management assistance consultants, mental health clinicians and attorney sobriety groups. Working with the Board of Directors he implemented branding and marketing programs to increase awareness and participation rates by attorneys in Massachusetts, developed stronger relationships with related entities, and increase services available to attorneys by entering into strategic partnerships and emphasizing a client oriented service perspective.
He currently serves as Secretary of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division (ABA LP). He has also served as Chair of the Attorney Wellness Committee and the Law Technology Resource Committee. He has been a frequent lecturer on law practice management issues such as law office technology, start-up issues, improving client selection, terminating client relationships, law office finance, data security, and time management. He has lectured at that ABA’s TECHSHOW, The Solo and Small Firm Conference for The Law Society of Upper Canada, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., the many state and local bar associations. He has authored articles for ABA’s Law Practice Magazine, the ABA LPM’s e-zine, Law Practice Today, and the ABA GP|Solo magazine. He has actively served as a member and chair of various bar association sections.
Rodney was a founding partner at the litigation firm of Berman & Dowell, 1998 – 2007, where he focused on employment law, tort defense, including attorney malpractice, and insurance coverage. Since graduating from Cornell Law School in 1989, he has been a civil litigator in both Massachusetts and Colorado. His undergraduate degree is from his home state’s flagship university, the University of Colorado, Boulder (1985).
Contact Rodney at rodney@LMInnov.com, or 617-821-7288