Total Attorneys Named Finalist for Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Rising Star Award

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Total Attorneys has been selected as a finalist for a 2011 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS award, in the Rising Star category.

Total Attorneys is a national leader in the use of technology to facilitate legal practice for small firm and solo attorneys.

The company pioneered national, results-based Internet marketing for consumer attorneys and takes advantage of technology to deliver remote administrative services far beyond the typical attorney answering service.

This spring, Total Attorneys will take technological solutions for attorneys to a whole new level with a web-based law practice management platform that integrates all basic law office functions and adds the ability to collaborate with clients, staff and contractors online and to access complete case files from any secure Internet connection.

The company’s existing marketing and administrative services will be integrated into the platform, streamlining the business of running a law office to a degree that has never been possible before.

Total Attorneys CEO Edmund Scanlan said,

“We’re very excited to be recognized for our technological advancements and honored to be on the short list with some very impressive companies.”

Public voting runs from April 18–29, 2011. Winners will be determined by composite score (50 percent judges; 50 percent community voting) in all categories except the CityLIGHTS Award, which is determined solely by the ITA Board of Directors. Votes can be submitted through end of day on April 29, 2011.

Winners will be announced at the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala Thursday, May 12, 2011, in the Great Hall at Union Station in Chicago. The gala attracts more than 700 people from 400 organizations including business owners, investors, legislators and policymakers.

A panel of more than 40 judges representing the Who’s Who in Illinois technology reviewed nominations and selected the finalists. Judges hail from major organizations including Microsoft, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, New World Ventures, and World Business Chicago, and newer entities including Technori,, Marchie Enterprises, Inc., SmartSignal and midVentures.

The list of past winners includes companies like The Point (now known as Groupon),, NAVTEQ, Model Metrics, Smart Signal, Mayor Richard M. Daley, and Jack Noonan.

“There is a growing energy and momentum in the Illinois technology industry, and this is reflected in the record number, more than 200, and the quality of the CityLIGHTS Awards nominations this year,” said ITA CEO Fred Hoch. “Nominees range from start-up companies to industry leaders, and we are extremely excited to see the organizations and individuals that rise to the top in 2011.”

About the ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is a driving force behind the growth of Illinois’ vibrant technology industry.

We are relentless in championing the development and application of technology, from start-up companies to industry leaders, leveraging the transformative nature of technology to revolutionize industries.

ITA uniquely capitalizes peer-to-peer collaboration, networking, and access to experts across the breadth of business to cultivate the Illinois technology industry.

The unique and powerful integration of these valuable and experienced resources differentiates the ITA as a source of accelerated growth for the technology industry of Illinois.