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Contributing Authors has been a leading provider of online legal information since its inception in 1996. Over the years, many talented professionals have created articles, blogs, videos, and other content for the site. All our authors, including former authors, are attorneys or writers who specialize in legal content. Learn more by visiting our About Us page.

Hal Armstrong, Esq.

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Hal Armstrong, a personal injury attorney with more than 18 years of experience, reviews and edits articles for and

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Omri Ben-Ari

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Attorney Omri Ben-Ari

Omri has been exclusively practicing labor and employment litigation for almost a decade. He reviews employment law articles on

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Jeff Burtka, Esq.

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Jeff has more than 10 years of practice experience as a prosecutor, health care attorney, and estate planning attorney. He writes and reviews articles for

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Mathew Courtney, Esq.

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Mathew obtained his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and spent his final year of law school working in probate and estate planning.

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John Devendorf, Esq.

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John Devendorf, Attorney

John Devendorf is a licensed attorney with more than a decade of experience. He writes and reviews articles for and

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J.P. Finet, J.D.

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J.P. Finet is a legal writer, editor, and J.D. who has covered the U.S. Supreme Court for several financial publications and has written about state, federal, and international law.

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T. Evan Eosten Fisher, Esq.

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T. Evan Eosten Fisher, Esq.

Evan is an attorney licensed in three states with significant experience as a municipal attorney and a criminal prosecutor. He contributes to FindLaw primarily by verifying the legal accuracy of articles.

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Vaishali Gaur, Esq.

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Using her passion for researching and writing, combined with a commitment to social justice, Vaishali contributes to articles on

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Thomas Hootman, J.D.

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Thomas Hootman, J.D.

Thomas is a former paralegal and J.D. who writes and edits legal articles for 

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Kimberly Lekman, Esq.

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Kimberly Lekman

Kimberly uses her legal research, writing, and contract law experience to write and edit legal articles for and Thomson Reuters' Practical Law. 

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Lark Lewis, J.D.

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Lark Lewis, J.D.

Lark, a J.D., has over a decade of experience writing and editing legal content for and Thomson Reuters. 

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Linda Long, J.D.

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Linda Long

Linda is an experienced writer in personal injury, business formation, estate planning, and appellate advocacy.

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Leslie Mackenzie

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Leslie MacKenzie has been a writer and editor for more than 35 years, 17 of those years writing marketing and informational content about U.S. law. 

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Jocelyn Mackie, Esq.

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Jocelyn Mackie, J.D. offers two decades of legal experience as an attorney and a legal marketer. 

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Donald C. Meyers (Chris), Esq.

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Donald C. Meyers (Chris)

Chris Meyers is a lawyer focused on commercial and residential real estate transactions and employment law. He writes and edits articles for and 

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Chelsea Neubecker, Esq.

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Chelsea Neubecker, Esq.

Chelsea is a licensed attorney with a J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law. They write and review LGBTQ+ law content for

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Kellie Pantekoek, Esq.

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Kellie Pantekoek wrote and edited article and blog content for and She is the product manager for FindLaw Forms and Services.

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Danielle Patterson, J.D.

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Danielle Patterson, J.D.

Danielle Patterson is a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a J.D. degree from St. John’s University School of Law.

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Cody Miller Pyke, Esq.

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Cody Miller Pyke, Esq.

Dr. Cody Pyke is a nonbinary transgender woman and practicing attorney living in Houston, TX. She also has an M.D., LL.M. in Health Law, and M.S. in Bioethics Policy. Cody writes and reviews LGBTQ+ law content for

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Robert Rafii, Esq.

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Attorney Robert Rafii

Robert is a lawyer and writer specializing in business contracts, real estate, estate planning, and personal injury law. 

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Rebecca Rosefelt, Esq.

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At, Rebecca explores the intersection of digital assets and estate planning.

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A. Hollyn Scott, Esq.

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At, Hollyn Scott helped draft estate planning documents for clients, including wills, trusts, advance health care directives, and more.

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Stephen Smith, Esq.

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Stephen Smith has 40 years of experience handling liability injury claims, including work with two of the most successful firms in the nation. He has written numerous legal education articles.

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Aisha Success, Esq.

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Attorney Success is a licensed member of both the South Carolina and Georgia State Bars. She uses her knowledge of the intricacies of estate planning, probate, and estate administration to review articles for

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Maddy Teka, Esq.

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Maddy Teka

Maddy Teka holds a law degree from Ethiopia, and a JD and LLM from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. She is a writer and editor for and Thomson Reuters' Practical Law.

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Bret Thurman, Esq.

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Bret is a recovering lawyer who writes about consumer bankruptcy, family law, personal injury, and criminal defense.

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Richard Weiner, Esq.

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Richard is a retired legal professor and J.D. with decades of experience writing in the areas of legal technology, legal ethics, estate planning, business formation, and more.

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Acacia Wilson, Esq.

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Acacia Wilson

Acacia Wilson brings a decade of small and large law firm experience to content. 

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