About JusLaw

JusLaw was built with a belief that all individuals should have access to qualified legal support at competitive prices, when and where needed. With our broad network of qualified lawyers. JusLaw serves a wide range of legal areas and industries.
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Founded by legal industry experts and headquartered in New York, JusLaw is a digital legal marketplace that makes it easier for people and businesses to find the right lawyer to handle their particular legal issue in a cost-effective and convenient manner and helps lawyers grow their businesses and optimize their practice.​

We believe that trust is non-negotiable
JusLaw undertakes a thorough vetting and review process for all its lawyers. Our platform provides an active client review system which confirms licensing, good standing, practice area experience as well as client reviews to help you to select the right lawyer.​

We believe that transparency is at the core of every successful client-lawyer relationship
JusLaw helps clients avoid costly legal bills. Our platform enables competitive bids from lawyers in response to request for proposals, price limits on proposals, upfront agreement on fee structure, and transparency on the progression of your case including detailed breakdowns of legal and out of pocket costs.​​

Our leadership team

The JusLaw team are highly accomplished individuals adding significant value to JusLaw, coming from a wide range of backgrounds, including law, technology and financial services, with expertise from starts-ups to large financial institutions.
Beatrice O'Brien

Beatrice O'Brien

Founder / Chair / CEO

Beatrice O’Brien brings immeasurable value to JusLaw, not just her passion for the Law and the Legal Industry but also her over 20 years of legal experience with Wall Street Firms, such as, Cadwalder Wickersham & Taft and with international firms in Australia and the UK. She has worked with high profile clients, such as, Warren Buffet and on high-profile cases, such as, the largest reorganization and restructuring cases in US, UK, and Australian corporate history.  Beatrice is a graduate of Bond University the only Private Law School in Australia with a Law Degree and is a graduate of Harvard Law School Executive Program. She speaks fluent Hindi.  Beatrice leveraged her extensive experience to create the first of its kind marketplace revolutionizing the legal industry.

Thaddeus Covert

Thaddeus Covert

Chief Technology Officer

Thaddeus Covert brings incredible experience building technology-enabled systems within highly regulated industries where ensuring security and compliance is paramount.  Thaddeus built the world’s fastest production matching engine which powers the NASDAQ and the NYSE.  Thaddeus has also aligned technology with business strategy to create value across the enterprise at the world’s leading financial institutions, including Bank of America, Citibank, and Fidelty. Now as the CTO for JusLaw, Thaddeus is implementing the most cutting-edge patented blockchain marketplace the legal industry has ever seen including AI. Thaddeus is a Member of the American Mensa since 2002, garnering the Director’s Award for Performance Excellence from CLARiiON R&D.

Kimberly Palermo

Kimberly Palermo

Chief Marketing Officer

Kim Palermo brings more than two decades of strategic marketing experience to JusLaw. She has led marketing acquisition for Fortune 1000 companies, like Johnson & Johnson & Comcast but is no stranger to seed round venture, having spent most of her career helping Founders take their vision and make it a sustainable and financially successful ongoing enterprise. Kim has led teams that have developed industry-changing programming and approaches that have become industry standard and are utilized by the biggest healthcare companies in the world (Pfizer, J&J, Takeda). Kim holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business with dual majors in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania. She continues a close partnership with Wharton as a mentor for first time founders. Entrepreneurial. Rogue. Or better yet, high spirited! She’s been called a lot of things, but the name that JusLaw associates her with is “passionate.”

Jonathan Schwartz

Jonathan Schwartz

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan is an experienced CFO with over 25 years’ experience working with Blue Chip Companies, such as, JP Morgan. Jonathan's vast expertise spans the Technology, Banking, Finance, and Business Consulting industries. Jonathan is a proactive leader committed to streamlining operations and controlling costs to impact organizational success, growth, and profits. From trading technology to publishing companies, Jonathan's roles include the Finance and Tech Advisory Group at Price WaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where he specialized in complex finance transformation and FP&A at Merrill Lynch, where he provided business and financial analysis to support the strategic decisions for the Global Wealth Management group. Before joining Merrill Lynch, he performed strategic planning for the Private Client group at JP Morgan. Jonathan started his career at Moody's Investors Service, where he developed financial analysis to improve the strategic planning process for the largest Credit Rating Agency.

Mary Chan

Mary Chan

Chief Operations Officer

Mary Chan brings a passion for solving complex problems and increasing operational efficiency. Mary previously spent over 11 years at J.P Morgan Chase, focusing on initiatives that streamlined the trading experience for their clients and optimized business operations globally. As the COO, Mary is responsible for driving our corporate strategy and overseeing daily operations.

Jura Christine Zibas

Jura Christine Zibas

Growth & Onboarding Executive

Jura brings tremendous value-add experience to JusLaw as a Partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, a high-profile firm, where she co-chairs in the Intellectual Property group and Information Governance Committee. Early in her career, Jura was an Administrative Law Judge. More recently, Jura continues to handle litigation cases in both state and federal court.  Jura has utilized various organizations and courts for mediation and has worked with legal technology platforms as a member of her firm’s Technology Advisory Committee.  Currently, Jura has been leveraging both the JusLaw and JusMediation platforms to handle her mediations and manage her litigation matters.

Our Advisory Board

Our advisory board brings exceptional value for building success at JusLaw, bringing invaluable industry experiences across the Legal, Finance, Tech & Consulting industries.​
John C. Ferrara

John C. Ferrara

Advisory Board

John C. Ferrara is on the Advisory Board of JusLaw with extensive experience in corporate governance, business strategy, finance, operations, business development, capital raising, risk management, cash management, M&A and company exits. John has served on the Boards of four (4) public companies; including GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE:GBL) and has been the CFO of several public companies; including The Street Inc. (NASDAQ:TST), EDGAR Online, Inc.(NASDAQ:EFGR) and Renaissance Communications Corp. (NYSE:RRR). John has over twenty years of C-level experience at public, private and PE portfolio entrepreneurial companies; including start-ups, turnarounds, and high growth organizations, with a prior background at two Fortune 500 corporations (NBC & American Express) and a Big 4 public accounting firm (Deloitte).

Jason Stiehl

Jason Stiehl

Advisory Board

Partner of an Am Law 100 Law Firm, Loeb & Loeb LLP founded 100 years ago. Jason brings to JusLaw high caliber large legal network.  His practice expands across consumer class defenses as well as corporate espionage litigation and consulting. He was named a “Best Lawyer” in 2021 Trade Secrets Law: The Best Lawyers in America

Oliver Ramsbottom

Oliver Ramsbottom

Advisory Board

Partner with McKinsey & Company for over 20 years, based out of Hong Kong & Tokyo. Oliver brings to JusLaw over 20 years international experience in strategy and  business development and start-ups. He is a graduate of Oxford & Harvard Business School.
Mr. Ramsbottom speaks fluent Mandarin.

Jack Habert

Jack Habert

Advisory Board

Senior Vice President at Investment Bank Jeffries Group LLC based in New York. Jack brings to JusLaw expertise in the legal requirements for online platform businesses having been advisor to government entities including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on the development of new legal regulation.  Jack experience expands also to his practice of law for AM LAW 100 Firm, Willkie Farr Gallagher bringing high caliber legal network to JusLaw platforms.

Dona Zimmerman

Dona Zimmerman

Advisory Board

Dona has over 30 years in the legal education industry. She was co-founder and vice president of PMBR, a national preparation course for the Multistate Bar Examination which she sold to Kaplan in 2006 for over 200m. Dona is currently the Founder and President of Your Bar Exam Tutor.com. Being a renowned authority on legal education, Dona brings to JusLaw a broad view of the legal industry and legal education to JusLaw.

Tom Barnett

Tom Barnett

Advisory Board

Tom Barnett, Senior Vice President and Divisional General Counsel, at UnitedLex. Tom brings over 20 years of law and data science experience to JusLaw. Tom has a proven track record of creating, developing and growing highly profitable and industry leading technology and services offerings at both startups and premier global law firms, such as Sullivan & Cromwell and Paul Hastings. Tom recently sold his AI data analytics company to the third largest private equity company in the world. Tom is a widely published thought leader and speaks extensively about AI in law, machine learning and data analytics, security and privacy. Tom has also served as a testifying and consulting expert in some of the largest high-profile litigations and enforcement actions in the nation.

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