Meet The How To Manage A Small Law Firm Team

RJon Robins  

RJon Robins

Owner
Florida State Bar No. 126 713

  In 2006 RJon Robins founded How To MANAGE a Small Law Firm in order to provide high-level law firm management and marketing advice, consultation and coaching to solo and small law firms across the United States. The company has since helped thousands of lawyers who subscribe to RJon’s complimentary electronic newsletter, register to participate in his teleseminar classes, attend his CLE workshops and more than 500 more who have invested in his self-study audio programs and monthly membership-style coaching programs for starting and growing a “successful” law firm. RJon also conducts high-level mastermind weekend retreats and private VIP days that lawyers travel from around the country to attend and then rave about. Mr. Robins is a Member of The Florida Bar and is authorized to appear before the Southern District Federal Court. Mr. Robins is a member of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and lives in Miami Florida with his wife and their cats, dog, peacocks and wild iguanas in their yard.
         
Henry Harlow Managing Parner

Henry Harlow

Law Firm Management & Marketing Advisor

With over 40 years of experience doing consultation, training, management, marketing and administration for small businesses (owning several of them), Henry Harlow has coached well over 1,000 attorneys in individual telephone consultation. He’s worked for 13 years with attorneys improving their marketing and practice management systems so they can have more control of their business with less stress thus enabling them to serve their clients better than ever. Henry is licensed as a psychotherapist with several national counseling certifications, and holds a bachelor’s degree with majors in psychology and business, as well as a master’s degree in psychology.

         
Brian Matter Managing Partner  

Brian Matter

Law Firm Management & Marketing Advisor

 

Brian Matter is a professional legal administrator with over 20 years of experience working in multiple law firms. Beginning his career as a Court Administrator, he was recognized as a Fellow of The Institute for Court Management in ceremonies presided over by the Chief Justice of the United States at the U.S. Supreme Court. Brian has also been recognized as a Certified Legal Administrator (CLM), by the Association of Legal Administrators. In his coaching activities, Brian helps lawyers make the transition from running a law practice to managing a business that provides legal services. He says that his goal is to train lawyers to become entrepreneurs.

         
Mike D'Angelo Managing Partner  

Mike D’Angelo

Law Firm Management & Marketing Advisor

 

Mike D’Angelo joined our team in January 2014. He has been an attorney in private practice since 1983, beginning his career with a major national insurance carrier in civil trial defense. From 1991 through 2010 ​he ran a successful solo practice (partnering from 1997-2000), spending much of his time litigating civil jury cases and as a generalist covering many practice areas.

         
Kristen David  

Kristen David
Law Firm Management & Marketing Advisor
Oregon State Bar No. 002388

  Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Kristen grew up on a farm where her mother owned and operated Siskiyou Vineyards Winery in Cave Junction. Kristen graduated as Valedictorian and went on to attend Lewis & Clark College and Northwestern School of Law.  Kristen is now a partner of a successful law firm near Portland, Oregon where she defends lawyers and doctors in malpractice cases.  She is an active member in the legal community and is frequently invited to speak at both legal seminars and community events. Kristen married her longtime partner Travis Horton. She is an avid fly fisherwoman, geocacher, and gardener and of course, enjoys a glass of wine while cooking wonderful meals.
         
 

Brooke Lively

Managing Director of Small Law Firm Chief Financial Officer Services

  Brooke Lively directs our outsourced CFO for solo and small law firms. She consults with firms around the nation to help them make the strategic financial decisions necessary to grow their businesses.  Prior to joining us Brooke was the full-charge administrator for a seven figure small law firm which she helped to create and grow from $0. She also serves as a Receiver in Texas with a special interest in family owned and operated companies and other assets in dispute. Before entering the legal industry Brooke covered a wide range of public companies as an Equity Analyst with Lindus Advisors, Prides Capital and Bain Consulting where she gained corporate finance experience, working on a restructuring project involving Pegasus Solutions after it was taken private. Brooke holds an MBA with a double concentration in Investments and Corporate Finance from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
         
Chris Dyson  

Chris Dyson
Director of Membership Applications

 

Chris Dyson is our Director of Membership Services where he is charged with two main objectives; Making sure that only those qualified and committed are enrolled in our programs; and Making sure our programs continue to anticipate and meet the needs of our Members. He is the conduit between our members and the Management Team. He is not an attorney, but a serial entrepreneur following a very successful run in corporate business development in New York.  Over the last 20 years he has been the lead business development executive for successful startups in the fitness, real estate, and finance industries…and even a couple that crashed and burned!  Not to mention raising 4 kids along the way. This means he knows why businesses succeed, why they fail, and every personal, administrative, and economic excuse business owners make along the way.  In short, he knows how to determine if you are fully committed to doing what it takes to be successful and what we need to do on our side to help make that happen.  Chris graduate from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a degree in Marketing.

         
Alejandra Leibovich  

Alejandra Leibovich

Owner

 

Alejandra currently serves as Administrator for How To MANAGE A Small Law Firm. She stepped into the role on a temporary basis in 2011 when our then-administrator had a family emergency. Previously, Ale (pronounced “Ally”) was Senior Art Director for VH1, Nickelodeon, and LOGO Latin America where she launched those channels in 19 countries, gaining 18 million new viewers, and moved Nickelodeon Latin America from 4th place to 1st place in ratings. As administrator Ale is involved in all client relations matters and administrative operations. Ale lives in Coconut Grove, FL with RJon and likes going for walks with Minidog, swimming, cats and dogs.

         
         
Stephanie Galvis  

Stephanie Galvis

Executive Assistant

 

Stephanie is the ambitious college student that’s wrapped up in this crazy world of How to Manage a Small Law Firm. She enjoys working on innovative projects with the team and learning “real world” lessons that cannot be taught in any classroom. Stephanie is currently studying full-time at Miami Dade College on a full scholarship, and plans to transfer to the University of Miami next spring in pursuit of her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

         
MiniDog  

Minidog

Chief Morale Officer

 

Minidog was found on the street by RJon and Alejandra 2 years ago, and although Ally initially didn’t want to keep him because she knew she would end up taking care of him, despite RJon’s promises to feed, walk, bathe, and play with Minidog, once Ally’s cats accepted Mini, she couldn’t resist the urge to adopt him into the family. Minidog comes to the office every day to be sure we keep our morale-up and to remind us not to take any problems too seriously. He also makes sure we get up and stretch throughout the day by demanding walks, to be petted, and throwing his toys all over the office. Minidog enjoys walks, people-food, sleeping, playing, barking, boating and belly rubs.