Kevin Chern, President
Kevin Chern joined Total Attorneys in 2005 after growing a firm of two attorneys to over 180 people covering a 19-state area and serving approximately 450 new clients a week.
He spent 12 years learning the business, pioneering the use of technology in law firm marketing and the delivery of legal services as Managing Partner of one of the country’s largest consumer law firms.
In 2009, the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame welcomed Kevin, as well as the Fastcase 50 in 2011. The Fastcase 50 recognizes “law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.”
Over the years Kevin has personally represented thousands of bankruptcy petitioners, giving him an experienced insight into the administrative, marketing and general support needs of attorneys everywhere. Kevin has excelled in developing and proving affordable, yet efficient solutions to meet the needs of that everyday attorney.
Kevin’s experience has assisted in propelling the development of the Total Attorneys product and service offering. He shares his knowledge through legal blogs, publications and speaking engagements. Kevin also writes for ABA publications, such as the eTechnology Report and Law Trends.
Ed Scanlan, Founder
Ed founded Total Attorneys in 2002, in his apartment in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. The company quickly expanded by using online marketing and web based software to enable small law firms to grow, while helping consumers easily connect with local attorneys.
Total Attorneys was listed on the Inc. 500 list of America's Fastest Growing companies for both 2008 (#169) and 2009 (#219). It also ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2009 (#2) and 2008 (#4).
Ed was CEO of Total Attorneys through October 2011. Today he serves as Chairman in the boardroom and Chief Product & Technology Officer day-to-day.
Prior starting Total Attorneys he worked in business and product development at three interactive agencies and led the development of some of the first non-profit e-commerce applications while at United Way.
Ed has been featured in multiple publications including the New York Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, Business Week, Inc., Smart Money, and the Chicago Tribune. He was inducted into the Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2009, was listed in Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 in 2009, named Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organizations Young CEO of the Year in 2009, was a Midwest finalist for the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009 and Fastcase 50 list of legal visionaries in 2012.
Paul Ford, CEO
Paul Ford joined Total Attorneys as CEO in October 2011. He brings with him nearly 20 years of customer acquisition, management, and leadership experience.
Prior to Total Attorneys, he was the CEO of NetQuote which was sold to Bankrate in 2010. Paul stayed on with Bankrate through the integration and their IPO in June 2011. Prior to NetQuote, he was a founder of InsLogic. InsLogic provided insurance customer acquisition for Fortune 100 corporations such as Ford Motor Company, Schwab and Sears prior to being sold to Capital One in 2005. Prior to InsLogic, Paul founded Canadian Access, which was a national insurance agency in Canada and was subsequently sold to an ONEX subsidiary, Site in 2001.
Paul has a B.A. in Economics and a Business School Degree from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, Canada and is a Certified General Accountant.
He is also on the board of “A Place for Mom” which provides customer acquisition in the assisted living vertical (A Warburg portfolio company).
Scott Hanyen, CFO
Scott joined Total Attorneys in May 2012. Previously he was VP of Strategy at NetQuote where he helped lead the successful sale of the company to Bankrate in 2010. Prior to NetQuote, he was an Associate with Spectrum Equity Investors, a private equity firm.
While at Spectrum, Scott was responsible for sourcing and executing online media and financial technology transactions. Prior to Spectrum, Scott was an Investment Banking Analyst with SG Cowen’s technology group, focused on mergers and acquisitions and equity financings. Scott earned a BA in Business Economics from Brown University.