Total Attorneys Founder and CEO Edmund Scanlan, President Kevin Chern Picked for Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

CHICAGO (March 19, 2009) – Total Attorneys CEO Edmund Scanlan and President Kevin Chern have been selected for induction into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Scanlan is founder and CEO of Total Attorneys, the premier provider of legal services for small law firms. In 2002, Scanlan founded Total Attorneys, formerly known as Infra-Strategy, as an online agency and information-technology management firm.

Today, the company provides technology-enabled services to more than 1,100 lawyers nationwide and has 180 employees in Chicago. Total Attorneys has seen revenue grow more than 9,000 percent during the past five reporting years.

Chern joined Total Attorneys in 2005 as president after a successful career as a bankruptcy attorney.

From 1997 to 2005, he worked as managing partner of the country’s largest consumer bankruptcy law firm. The firm, which began with only two attorneys, included more than 180 employees in 19 states serving approximately 450 new clients weekly by the end of Chern’s tenure.

The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame recognizes business innovators and leaders in the Chicago area.

Each year distinguished entrepreneurs who have demonstrated entrepreneurial talent by founding and/or growing a local business are inducted.

The award will be presented to Scanlan and Chern tonight at a Gala Awards Dinner at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.

Established in 1984 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame is the oldest and most prestigious program honoring Chicago area entrepreneurs.

About the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

Since 1985, the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame has recognized innovative business leaders in Chicago’s seven-county area.

Each year, the Hall of Fame inducts distinguished entrepreneurs who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and business talent by founding or growing their respective businesses.

Past inductees include: Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, co-founders of @properties; Robert J. Abt of Abt Electronics; John W. Baird of Baird & Warner; Gian M. Fulgoni, chairman and co-founder of comScore, Inc; Robert W. Galvin of Motorola; Michael P. Krasny of CDW Computer Centers, Inc.; Stuart R. Paddock, Jr. of Paddock Publications (Daily Herald); Gordon Segal of Crate & Barrel; and Charlie Trotter of Charlie Trotter’s.

The 2009 Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame partners include: American Chartered Bank, Crain’s Chicago Business, Grant Thornton and the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.