Fastcase has been recognizing innovation and excellence in the legal profession with the Fastcase 50 award since 2011. This years recipients include librarians, knowledge managers, technologists, entrepreneurs, judges and lawyers across the spectrum of the legal and tech universe. Here is a list of this years recipients.

“When we look back at the pandemic era, we will see it as a great reset in our attitudes and assumptions about legal services,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “Even if they have had to spend more time on Zoom this year than they had planned, the 2022 class of honorees is making profound changes for the next generation of law. We celebrate these impactful advocates and inspiring innovators who are shaping the future under incredibly challenging circumstances.”

Congratulations to this year’s class of Fastcase 50 recipients:

Bobby Balachandran, Founder, President, and CEO, Exterro, Inc.

Alvaro Bedoya, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

John P. Blumberg, Founder, Blumberg Law Offices

Dan Broderick, CEO and Co-Founder, BlackBoiler

Amanda Brown, Founder and Executive Director, Lagniappe Law Lab

JoAnn Buss, Senior Docket Analyst, Cooley LLP

Amanda Caffall, Executive Director and Staff Attorney, The Commons Law Center

Lindsey Carpino, Legal Content Services Supervisor, BakerHostetler

Angela Chadwick, General Counsel, Wing Aviation

Danielle Citron, Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law; Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law; Director, LawTech Center, University of Virginia Law School

Nicole Clark, CEO and Co-Founder, Trellis

Marla Crawford, General Counsel, Cimplifi

Sandra Douglass Morgan, President, Las Vegas Raiders

Sonja Ebron, Co-Founder, Courtroom5

Karen Gould, Executive Director and COO, Virginia State Bar

David Greisen, Founding Director and CEO, Open Law Library

Jazz Hampton, CEO and General Counsel, TurnSignl

Chase Hertel, Principal, Attorney Services, LegalZoom

Shawn Holahan, Practice Management Counsel, Louisiana State Bar Association

Diana Imbert, Co-Founder, Defying Legal Gravity

Leslie Jones-Dove, CTO and Co-Founder, JusticeText

Somya Kaushik, Founder, Esq.Me, Inc.

Cassandra Laskowski, Associate Librarian, Head of Research, Data & Instruction, University of Arizona College of Law

Joe Lawson, Director, Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

Colin Levy, Director of Legal and Evangelist, Malbek

Sam McAllister, Director of Litigation Technology, Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

Devshi Mehrota, CEO and Co-Founder, JusticeText

Annie Mentkowski, Agency Librarian, United States Railroad Retirement Board

Ivan Mokanov, President, Lexum

Sam Moore, Director of Vendor Relations, Reynen Court

Jason Morris, CEO, LEXpedite

Neal Nagely, CEO and Founder, BookLawyer

Igor Olenich, President, National Docketing Association; Firmwide Patent Docket Manager, Morrison & Foerster, LLP

Miranda Perkins, Knowledge Manager, WilmerHale

Zach Posner, Co-Founder, The LegalTech Fund

Warren Postman, Managing Partner, Keller Postman LLC

Anne-Marie Rábago, Founder and Principal, Modern Juris

Hon. Carlton Reeves, Judge, U.S. District Court for the S.D. Mississippi; Nominee for Chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission

Jackie Schafer, Founder and CEO, Clearbrief

Hon. Scott Schlegel, Judge, Jefferson Parish, State of Louisiana

Elaine Screechfield, Executive Board Member, National Docketing Association; Firmwide Litigation Docket Manager, Morrison & Foerster, LLP

Debra Slone, Co-Founder and CKO, Courtroom5

Mary Smith, Partner, Veng Group

Amy Stein, Professor of Law, University of Florida, Levin College of Law

Clanitra Stewart Nejdl, Research Services Librarian; Head of Professional Development; Law Library Lecturer in Law, Vanderbilt Law School

Thomas Suh, Co-Founder and COO, LegalMation

Sarah Sutherland, President and CEO, CanLII

Tony Thai, Chief Engineer, HyperDraft, Inc.

David Wang, Chief Innovation Officer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Mike Zouhri, Co-Founder, PainWorth

To view profiles of each of the winners and to learn more about the Fastcase 50 award, visit