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A message from the founder, Jessica Eaves Mathews: From 2002-2006, I co-owned a family construction firm in Seattle and not only handled business development, but was the General Counsel for the company. We routinely hired an outside lawyer to advise us on contracts or business opportunities, and for the first time I got to experience what it was like to sit on the other side of the conference table and to receive a $500 invoice for a 15 minute phone conversation with my lawyer. That experience left an impact that would eventually influence my career path enormously.
Later, I served as head of litigation for a well-known billionaire business owner. In that position, I routinely hired outside lawyers (mainly from big firms in NYC and Los Angeles) to handle the legal work for our company. NY and LA lawyers routinely charge $900-1000 an hour and typically you have more than one attorney on any given case! Yes, that was my world and it also had a huge influence on the direction my career would take. I began to realize that there was a need for excellent legal help for businesses that wasnâ€™t unpredictable, intimidating or frustrating for the client.
So, I crafted a solution that would provide predictable pricing, awesome customer service and excellent legal services in a way that has never been done before. The result is my new firm, Leverage-a-LawyerÂ®, which is the first national, virtual law firm in the United States for small to mid-sized companies. Our team of exceptional, experienced attorneys provide world-class, flat fee legal services and virtual general counsel services. Our work includes Trademarks, Copyrights, Internet Law, Business and Corporate Law, Employment Law, and really anything that comes up for our clients in the course of operating their businesses.
I believe strongly that everyone should have access to excellent legal help, not just big companies with big legal budgets. Iâ€™m very proud and excited about Leverage-a-Lawyer because I know it is going to provide a solution for small and mid-sized companies and give them the protection they need without leaving them broke or cursing their lawyer.
And while we are an equal opportunity employer, an important part of our mission is a commitment to providing opportunities to moms who are also exceptional lawyers, providing them with a way to do what they love in a virtual format so that they can have both the flexibility that moms need and the intellectual challenge of interesting work and awesome clients. We would be so honored if you would support the work we are doing to help other moms and other business owners by voting for us!