Cloud-based law firms are becoming an increasing reality and now one law firm has created the largest lateral move of lawyers from a traditional firm to a cloud-based one.
Florida-based FisherBroyles LLP announced this week that eight attorneys from law firm Roetzel & Andress LPA have joined the largest cloud-based firm in the United States in a further sign of how technology is changing the way law is practised and law services are delivered.
FisherBroyles, which has a practice in white collar litigation, health law and compliance, as well as real estate and commercial litigation, says the move is focusing the firm’s attention upon leveraging advanced technology to transform law practice that is also capable of attracting top legal talent.
In a release, FisherBroyles Managing Partner and co-founder James M Fisher II said “This is a significant move within the legal industry, involving the largest lateral movement of a group of attorneys leaving a traditional law firm and collectively moving to an established cloud-based law firm.”
“We are very excited to join forces with FisherBroyles,” said new partner Brian E. Dickerson. “The advantages offered by FisherBroyles’ Law Firm 2.0® business model is a perfect fit for our group and allows us to deliver to clients our deep bench of legal abilities and services in a more efficient manner that is difficult to match anywhere else.”
FisherBroyles Co-Founder and Managing Partner Kevin E. Broyles says he looks forward to the integration of the new attorneys into the firm and its growth into the Florida and Ohio markets. “By opening offices in Naples and Miami, we broaden our national presence, but more importantly, it increases our accessibility to clients in Latin America. Our future strategic growth also includes the Pacific Northwest and Europe. We are excited to gain in this move a large group of traditional law firm converts who recognize the big opportunities and flexibility that our Next Generation Law Firm® provides.”
“Leveraging technology in the cloud will allow us to practice law without the inefficient overhead that commonly weighs down traditional brick and mortar firms. We want to provide clients with more responsive and cost-effective legal services, and we are paving the future path for how to practice law,” said new FisherBroyles partner Daniel K. Weidenbruch.
The move by the innovative law firm will doubtless be followed by many others and signals yet another major transformation in the way law services are being delivered using the power of technology.