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A blog about a group of freelance attorneys who are changing the way lawyers practice law.

Orange County USD Panel & Networking

usdlawOur colleague, Kimber Williams-Theel, will be a panelist at an upcoming University of San Diego event at The Center Club on 4/28 at 6:00 p.m. Kimber is President of KimberCo Recruiting, Ltd., a high-level recruiting firm for attorneys all over the country.  She will be sharing her personal stories, tips and tricks for navigating the Southern California market, and discussing what the future holds for attorneys in today’s competitive legal market.  Kimber is a proud alum of USD School of Law and received her Bachelor degree from Occidental College and Master’s from ASU. To learn more about Kimber and KimberCo, please visit:

Robin Darmon, Director of the University of San Diego’s Office of Career Services, will moderate the panel.

The panelists include:

  • Kimber Williams-Theel – President, KimberCo Recruitin, Ltd.
  • Joe Mauthe – Partner, Deloitte Tax, LLP
  • Drew Hardy – President, Twenty Four Seven Hotels
  • Tyler Pinkos – Associate Product Developer, Sanuk

This is a great opportunity to network with other USD alumni and hear about the successes, challenges, and advice of these highly regarded panelists.  Come prepared with questions about how you can stand out in today’s market!

Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served. Make sure you bring your business cards for this great networking opportunity and to enter the USD raffle.

To learn more and to sign up, please visit: OC Panel and Networking Registration

If you’d like to reach out to Kimber directly or have questions about the event, she can be reached at or 949-478-0208.

Law Student Spotlight – Riley v. California – The 4th Amendment Goes Digital

One our favorite community service activities is speaking with law students about the ins and outs of the legal industry.  Because law school and even legal practice can only take you so far, we try to fill in some gaps in between being a good lawyer and having a successful practice.  While we are notContinue Reading

Congratulations Lawpreneur Radio!

by Erin Giglia We always love hearing about exciting entrepreneurial ideas, so we were very pleased when our friend, criminal defense attorney Miranda McCrosky, started her new venture last year – Lawpreneur Radio.  Miranda started Lawpreneur Radio with the idea that she and many others have interesting stories about their own legal entrepreneurship to shareContinue Reading

Where Have All the Women Gone?

Where Have All the Women Gone?

Women are leaving law firms in ever increasing numbers.  These women leave for a variety of reasons, most commonly because of parenthood.  Although law firms are instituting family friendlier policies, law firms continue to lose women, leaving us to wonder if broader law firm culture will ever adapt. In the meantime, women are finding theirContinue Reading

Highlights from the “Night with Gatsby” Jubilee

Montage Legal Group congratulates the Anaheim Ducks Foundation and 44 Women for Children on a successful “Night with Gatsby” Jubilee held in benefit of the Orangewood Children’s Foundation.  Montage was pleased to attend and be one of the sponsors of the Jubilee, 100% of the proceeds of which were designated towards the Orangewood Children’s Foundation.Continue Reading

Opting Somewhere Between “In” And “Out”: How Freelance Lawyers Are Redefining the Practice of Law

By Laurie Rowen Montage affiliated freelance lawyer Erin Stagg will be speaking at the Napa County Women Lawyers February Luncheon on February 11, 2015. Erin will share how she came to her decision to leave full-time private practice and become a freelance attorney. She will also discuss what freelance lawyers do and why freelance practiceContinue Reading

Montage Legal Group Acquires FreelanceLaw

After six years operating a successful nationwide freelance attorney network, Montage Legal Group has acquired FreelanceLaw. FreelanceLaw will enhance Montage Legal’s current freelance attorney services by providing law firms with an online searchable database of non-attorney freelance professionals.  While Montage Legal will stay focused on sophisticated contract/freelance lawyer services, FreelanceLaw is now the solution forContinue Reading

Erin Giglia and Laurie Rowen to Speak about Ethics for OCBA’s Corporate Counsel Section

On Tuesday, January 13th, Montage co-owners/founders, Erin Giglia and Laurie Rowen will be speaking at the OCBA’s Corporate Counsel section meeting on “The Ethics of Contract Lawyering.” The presentation will focus on an analysis of the ethical rules that come into play with an in-house legal department utilizes freelance or contract attorneys to assist with legalContinue Reading

OC Bar Foundation’s 2nd Annual Game Day Fundraiser

Attention football fans (and everyone else!): This Saturday, January 10th is the Orange County Bar Foundation’s (“OCBF”) 2nd Annual Game Day Fundraiser to support their many programs geared to Orange County youth and families. It’s a great event where you can watch the NFL playoff game (Pats vs. Ravens), drink craft beer or fresh margaritasContinue Reading

Happy Holidays!