Meet the Everyday Law team and browse their recent posts below.

Charley Moore

Charley is the Founder and CEO of Rocket Lawyer Incorporated. His experience as a lawyer working with consumer services, start up businesses, and small law firms taught him that something was missing–a simple and affordable way for everyone to understand and manage their legal needs. That’s why he started Rocket Lawyer. Read more

Angela Lee

Angela Lee is a writer and editor whose portfolio includes fashion/event magazines, academic textbooks, and social activism articles. She lived and worked in Seoul, South Korea for three years after graduating from UC Irvine with an B.A. in English literature. Today, she resides in San Francisco with her dog, and you can find her doing any of the following: reading, watching documentaries, traveling, attending live concerts, or unabashedly greeting every dog that passes her on the street.
Amanda Gordon, Esq.

Amanda Gordon, Esq.

Amanda Gordon is Rocket Lawyer On Call® attorney and a family law attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Amanda focuses on all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, support, and parenting plans. Amanda’s mission for her practice is to put family first. Find out more at
Amanda Gordon, Esq.

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Alexandra Savas

Alexandra is a contributing author to the Everyday Law Blog at Rocket Lawyer.

Brian K. Felderstein, Esq.

Brian is a contributing author to the Everyday Law Blog at Rocket Lawyer.

Becky Roth

Becky Roth is currently a Product Marketing Manager at Rocket Lawyer. In a previous life, Becky’s work focused on the study of interpersonal communication, online communities, and American First Lady rhetoric. When she’s not working, you can typically find her spending time with her rescue dog, Ella, reading a book on her Kindle, or exploring local neighborhoods. She currently resides in San Francisco, but will always be a Michigander at heart.
Carmina K. Tessitore

Carmina K. Tessitore

Based in Shelton and Westport, CT, The Law Offices of Carmina K. Tessitore, Esq.,LLC serves clients statewide in the areas of family and matrimonial law, business law and services, civil matters, foreclosure litigation and defense, and mediation/alternative dispute resolution.

Carmina is on the Executive Committee of the CBA's Young Lawyers Section as Co-Chair for the Solo & Small Firm Committee, is on the Executive Committee of the CBA's Women in the Law Committee, and is Co-Chair for the Fairfield County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Carmina was named a “Top 40 Under 40” of Family Lawyers in the State of Connecticut for 2014 by the American Society of Legal Advocates, and she is a featured author on financial affidavits in the MCLE New England 2014 Publication, “A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut."

In addition to involvement with volunteer programs and community organizations, Carmina contributes articles to blog and print publications, and presents seminars and CLE’s on the topics of divorce, family matters, foreclosure, and mediation/alternative dispute resolution
Carmina K. Tessitore

Derrick Dominguez

Derrick’s background with new media stems from his volunteer work within the LGBT grassroots movement. As a deputy field organizer with the Courage Campaign, Derrick learned first-hand the value of social media as it pertains to community building and management (both online and off). Currently, he also organizes the Sociable Lawyer Meetup Group.

Deepak Srinivasan

Deepak Srinivasan is the Senior Director of Data Engineering at Rocket Lawyer. He and his team are credited with starting the Data Systems - Business Intelligence & Analytics platform from ground up using open source data technologies. Prior to Rocket Lawyer, Deepak headed the Sytems Engineering group at Esurance where he was responsible for building Online, Offline, and Mobile Insurance Technology products. He believes in the quote from the Ted Speaker - Steven Johnson: "Chance favors the connected mind."

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Eric Bates

Eric received his B.S. in political science with an emphasis in international relations from Santa Clara University in 2012. Upon graduating, he traveled and worked for a non-profit in Central America. He is a religious viewer of Conan O’Brien and also loves traveling, running his website and passing out food to the homeless.

Elliott Brown

Elliott's a lawyer and writer who spends his days wrangling content at Rocket Lawyer.

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Emma Farrow

Emma is a summer intern on the Attorney Services team at Rocket Lawyer. She has worked on various projects including gaining attorney feedback, doing research, and adding content to the site. She is currently studying Psychology and Spanish as a junior at UC Berkeley. Outside of Rocket Lawyer, Emma enjoys traveling to new places and socializing with friends.

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Igor Belogolovsky

Igor Belogolovsky is cofounder of Clever Zebo, a team of studs and studettes specializing in online marketing strategy and execution.

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Ian Ferguson

Having graduated from UC Berkeley with research emphases on technology law and policy, Ian leverages this knowledge to blog on a diversity of ethical and political issues at the intersection of technology and society. In recent months, Ian's focus has shifted to health sciences and the many issues posed by the practice of modern medicine. When not writing, Ian enjoys biohacking and blues piano.

Jenny Greenhough

Combining a love of writing and technology, Jenny started her career as a 6-year-old selling dot-matrix birthday banners to her friends. As Content Manager at Rocket Lawyer, Jenny developed online resources to help people find the legal information they need. She earned a B.A. in English literature from the University of Oregon, and an M.A. in film studies from Emory University.

Jesse Londin

Jesse Londin is a lawyer, legal media producer, volunteer arbitrator and recovering iphoneography addict. She has worked at international law firms, global media companies, tech start-ups and the occasional coffee dive. Jesse lives in Manhattan and Long Beach, New York. She enjoys organic gardening, nerdcore rap, kickboxing and quantum gravity. You can email her at

Jay Mandal

As a former lawyer and entrepreneur, Jay is passionate about finding better and more affordable ways to serve the legal needs of everyone. Jay joined Rocket Lawyer in January 2013, after Rocket Lawyer acquired LawPivot, a lawyer Q&A service he co-founded.

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Justin Tenuto

Justin is a self-professed legal dweeb who finds Anton Scalia genuinely hilarious. After receiving his B.A. in English literature from UC Santa Barbara, he spent four years as a destitute touring musician before he began writing. He’s worked at a few start ups and law firms and spends his off time playing the banjo, watching Tombstone, and playing the banjo while watching Tombstone.

Jessica Tyner

Jessica Tyner is from Oregon, a member of the Cherokee Nation, and has been a writer for ten years. Recent projects include travel writing for Yahoo!, copy editing for the London-based Flaneur Arts Journal, and contributing to New York’s Thalo Magazine. She is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and has recently published poetry in Slow Trains Literary Journal, Straylight Magazine, and Glint Literary Journal. In her spare time, she is also an amateur boxer, founded Get it Ohm! yoga and teaches free classes, and collects first edition books of her favorite authors.

Juliana Olsson

Juliana has a masters in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on exhibition, evaluation and education. She now works for the University of Wyoming Geological Museum on exhibits and public outreach—you can read all about her adventures in exhibit development. She also writes for her own blog, The Juli, about museums, science, and other miscellany. When she's not blogging, she's most likely drawing, rock climbing, or talking about comics.

Kevin Keiper

Kevin Keiper is a senior UX designer at Rocket Lawyer.

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Kristian Widjaja

Kristian is the Senior Director of Engineering at Rocket Lawyer. He is responsible for all application development (Documents, Legal Advice, Legal Filings), as well as all platform engineering (E-Sign, interviews, document builder, e-commerce, payments, pricing, entitlements, SEO, SEM, accounts, profiles, recommendations, marketing and sales operations).

Before Rocket Lawyer, Kristian headed the Pricing, Foreign Currency Exchange, and Payment Innovation teams at PayPal; he built mobile applications and innovative partnerships as the Director of Strategic Partner Integrations at PaySimple; and developed Financial ERP applications as a Principal Application Engineer at Oracle. Kristian received his Master's of Computer Science from Stanford University, and his Bachelor's of Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology.

In his free time, Kristian likes taking pictures, experimenting with new technologies, and spending time with his wife and three kids.

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Laura Counts

Laura Counts

Laura Counts is a writer and editor at Rocket Lawyer. She earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan and an M.J. from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. She's curious about nearly everything, and believes everyone should have access to the systems that hold together our (imperfect and messy) democracy. Some of her personal interests include lying on warm granite next to cold mountain streams, early morning runs, spring in the Bay Area, summer in Vermont and just-baked chocolate chip cookies.
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Matthew Kaufman

Matt Kaufman is the Head of Small Business Filing Services at Rocket Lawyer and is passionate about building a better way for businesses to get the legal services they need. He pulls from his experiences as a lawyer (and an occasional client) to find ways to improve the complexity and cost typically involved in taking care of legal matters.

Mark Edwards

With a decade of experience as an innovator and business leader in the UK legal industry, Mark specializes in creating and growing new businesses based on sound market insight and customer need. He sees the team and the people in it as the crucial component for building a successful business. Prior to joining Rocket Lawyer in 2012, Mark led the legal business development team for LexisNexis UK. There, he managed a cross-functional team, and was responsible for the full lifecycle of product innovation—from proposition development and business case, through the launch and early sales traction. During his time at LexisNexis UK he built two new successful product lines. Previously, Mark was a user experience consultant, working in various industries including telecommunications and health. Mark has a Computing degree, a masters in User Experience, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.

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Matthew Hickey

Matthew is an entertainment attorney, blogger and music enthusiast.
Having previously worked as an attorney in law firms both large and
small, and now as a practicing solo attorney, Matthew believes that
there has never been a better time to start a solo practice or small
firm. By utilizing social media and new technology, small firms and solo
attorneys can surpass their large firm counterparts in terms of
marketing and providing clients with efficient, reliable legal services
at affordable rates. When he isn’t wearing his “lawyer hat” he is
humble-bragging about his extensive vinyl collection over at the food
and music website Turntable Kitchen.

Mike Hower

Mike Hower is a writer, thinker, and strategic communicator most interested in the intersection of sustainable business and policy. Currently based in Washington, D.C., he is a graduate research fellow at The George Washington University, where he is pursing a masters degree in Media & Public Affairs and researching the impact of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) on policy, governance, and sustainable development. He is hopelessly addicted to travel and has a borderline unhealthy obsession with his golden retriever, Gerico.

Maya Mirsky

Maya Mirsky is a reporter based in Oakland, California, and Budapest, Hungary.

Mark Oganessian

Mark passionately believes the legal industry is in desperate need of new solutions focused around technological innovation. While receiving his B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley, he worked at the CA Superior Court helping litigants prepare for trial. Now in law school at UCLA, Mark hopes to put his programming background to use in eventually developing “hacks” to streamline aspects of the legal industry. While not nerding out over legal and tech news, Mark spends his time mountain biking and watching Star Wars.

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Mary Schmidt

Mary is a recent graduate of San Francisco State where she received her B.A. in international relations. Mary brings a love of writing, an interest in all things legal, and a background in civic engagement to the Rocket Lawyer team. Outside of work she spends her free time kicking around a soccer ball, eating copious amounts of Mexican food, and enjoying all that the bay area has to offer.

Nick Kunkle

Nick is an SEO Content Specialist at Rocket Lawyer combining the two fickle (and occasionally nonsensical) fields of writing and search engine optimization. After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in English, he's taken up an acute interest in technology, law, and politics--and especially topics where all three intersect. Outside he's equal parts internet recluse, starving artist, and professional napper.

Rachel Hammel

Rachel received a double B.A. in philosophy and French from Santa Clara University, and after working for several publications, is now a copywriter/editor for a travel company. When she isn’t working, she’s probably at a concert, doing yoga, eating, or conjuring up her plan to travel the (entire) world.

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Rick Radin

Rick Radin has been a reporter, editor and copy editor at Web sites and newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area for two decades. He has worked at the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times and as News Editor for the Daily Journal, the San Francisco-based legal newspaper. Rick has a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley and an M.A. in English from Stanford University.

Sona Makker

Sona Makker is a recent UC Berkeley grad with a B.A. in Sociology. She's especially interested in emerging issues at the nexus of technological innovation, access to information and data privacy. To satisfy her creative side, Sona loves to whip up new vegetarian dishes and enjoys all things crafty.

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Stan Sinberg

Stan is an award-winning newspaper columnist, radio commentator, and features writer whose humor has appeared in everything from the NY Times to WSJ and MAD Magazine. Stan is a native New Yorker living on the west coast. His website is and you can email him at or follow him on Twitter @ssinberg1

Sasha Volkov

Sasha, a multi-lingual San Francisco native, holds degrees in Sociology and Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley and has been working in the legal tech space since 2008. Sasha has a soft spot for all things food, wine, travel, and tech.

Stan Withouski

Stanley is a legal researcher at Rocket Lawyer and earned his B.A. in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He previously worked as a paralegal for several law firms up and down the California coast, but has settled down in San Francisco due to his love for biking, eating, and more eating. When he's not figuring out whether it's legal to name your pet parakeet as your beneficiary, you can find him biking the hills of Marin or stuffing his face with a burrito.

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William DeClercq

William B. DeClercq is an experienced civil litigator and business advisor who specializes in complex commercial disputes and real property actions. He has represented a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500s to new entrepreneurs to homeowners seeking loan modifications. He was selected among less than 3% of California attorneys as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Mr. DeClercq is balancing his burgeoning practice with fatherhood, and is extremely proud of his wife as she completes her PhD in neuroscience. He is also part of the Rocket Lawyer On Call® network.
Marcela De Vivo

Marcela De Vivo

Marcela De Vivo has been in the search marketing industry since 2000.  She has helped hundreds of websites achieve better visibility on the internet through search engines and social marketing.  Her consulting firm has focused on helping law firms thrive in the online world.  Currently she works with Oltarsh & Associates
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