Nashville-based legal technology firm LogicForce Consulting LLC has announced a move to a larger space within its One Nashville Place home and the hirings and promotions of multiple employees.
As part of the changes, Keith Whitaker has been promoted to vice president of business development from business development manager.
“Over the last few years, and especially in the last 12 months, we have experienced a tremendous amount of growth,” Whitaker (pictured) said. “To accommodate this expansion, we have doubled our office space in Nashville, added new staff in all departments and extended our presence into new markets in the Midwest region. Our singular focus on technology for the legal space is finding a welcome reception from legal professionals facing a rapidly changing technology landscape.”
As part of the move and due to continued expansion, Logic Force’s Digital Forensics and E-Discovery/Litigation Support business lines will begin operating as two separate departments.
Jim Kempvanee, who served as Digital Forensics lab manager, will now serve as director of Digital Forensics. Relatedly, Jordan McQuown will serve as director of technology and litigation support.
Paul Telesco, who joined LogicForce last year in the Network Services Division, has been promoted to technical services manager.
Blake Tidwell has joined the company as controller, a new position. Tidwell comes to LogicForce with a background in corporate strategic financial management and control.
Rich Smith has joined as Midwest Region account executive and will be based in Louisville. He is spearheading the company's growth in markets in Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.
Lastly, LogicForce has hired Ryan Raplee to serve as digital marketing specialist. He will work remotely from his home in Pennsylvania.
The top executives at Green Hills-based First Acceptance have been awarded a total of almost $850,000 in bonuses by the auto insurer's board. Almost half of that money is going to CEO Mark Kelly, who last year got a bonus of $175,000. In all, the rewards going to Kelly, President Joe Borbely, CFO Brent Gay and operations VP Daniel Walker amount to about 73 percent of their combined annual salaries, more than double the corresponding 2012 ratio. Shares of First Acceptance (Ticker: FAC) are up about 35 percent in the past three months and have more than doubled over the past year.
The Nashville office of law firm Dickinson Wright has announced that attorney Joe McKinney has been re-elected as the 2014 president of the Napier-Looby Bar Foundation Board of Directors.
McKinney (pictured), who served in the position in 2013, will continue his efforts to leverage the organization’s mission to increase access to the legal profession for minority students and raise awareness of legal careers in the minority community.
“We’re proud to see Joe develop into a strong leader within Nashville’s legal community, especially at such a young age,” Tom Donnell, managing partner of Dickinson Wright’s Nashville office, said in a release. “I commend his commitment and passion for serving the community and the legal profession, and am excited to see his contributions unfold.”
The foundation also appointed to its board Shameak Blevitt (Baker Donelson) as vice president and John Manson (special master of the 8th Circuit Court Davidson County) as treasurer. William Stover (solo practitioner), Billye Sanders (Dockery & Associates), Danelle Walker (solo practitioner) and Rodney Caldwell (Law Offices of James Flexer) were elected as board members.
All officers were elected for a one-year term.
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