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Mr. Rowe is a founder and Managing Director of OTB Consulting. His unique background as a technology expert and attorney enables him to provide valuable legal technology insight to law firms and businesses, and has helped him become a recognized leader in providing technology solutions for the legal industry.

Mr. Rowe earned a dual degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from Vanderbilt University in 1981. A fourth generation attorney, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1986.

After practicing law for 9 years in Decatur, Georgia, he left a successful trial and school law practice to form TurnKey Computer Solutions, Inc. TurnKey quickly became the leading legal technology vendor in the metro-Atlanta area, and then expanded throughout the United States with an emphasis on Case Management and Litigation Management Software. During this time, Mr. Rowe was actively involved with technology oriented CLE, and in the growth of the online legal technology community. In 2001, his accomplishments were recognized when he was named the TechnoLawyer.com Legal Technology Consultant of the Year.

In 2001, Mr. Rowe became the Vice President of DATA.TXT Corporation, the developers of Time Matters Software, the leading legal practice management software system. He was the liaison between DATA.TXT and LexisNexis Corporation, the company that subsequently acquired DATA.TXT. Mr. Rowe was the director of the Certified Independent Consultant (CIC) Program, and as the “Trainer of the Trainers” provided the training for all Time Matters’ CICs from 2000 to 2009. He also developed and delivered all Time Matters Certified Training Classes from 2000 to 2009, and he was an integral member of the Time Matters 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 Development Teams.

Missing the day-to-day interaction with law firms and lawyers, Mr. Rowe left the corporate world in 2003 to form Practice Management Partners, Inc., a legal technology consulting company specializing in Time Matters consulting and training.

In 2004, Mr. Rowe formed Out of the Box Developers, LLC to develop and market add-on products for Time Matters Software. OTB’s award-winning Practice Area Templates for a variety of practice areas are in use by hundreds of law firms.

Beginning in 2006, Mr. Rowe was the chief architect of BKexpress , the leading practice management system for consumer bankruptcy firms. Today, he is one of the leading authorities on the efficient and profitable practice of consumer bankruptcy law.

In 2007, Mr. Rowe and Out of the Box Developers partner, Mr. McNeill, merged all their respective companies into OTB Consulting, through which they provide Practice Management and other legal technology consulting services to law firms and businesses throughout the United States, and many foreign countries.

Mr. Rowe has been a frequent speaker at the major legal technology symposiums – New York LegalTech, ABA TechShow, and West Coast LegalTech – and has been published many times in the leading legal technology periodicals.

Though his knowledge of legal technology is both wide and deep, Mr. Rowe is considered by many to be the top Time Matters expert in the country, and one of the top experts on law office case management and automation. Many of the features that comprise Time Matters were suggested and designed by him, and many of his innovations in the practical use of the program are considered the de facto standards in its use. While he is often sought after for his ability to successfully lead Time Matters projects that are unusually complex, have challenging timelines or those that have “gotten off track,” Mr. Rowe's ability to communicate clearly and passionately with staff and attorneys alike enable him to assists firms of all sizes with a wide variety of needs.

 

 

 
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