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Congratulations to this year’s 2022 Reisman Award Winners!

Meet the seven firms honored for their exemplary achievements in business growth, community impact, and more. Plus: sign up to be notified when 2023 submissions are open.

2022 Reisman Award Winners

  • Torrey Pines Law Group

    BEST GROWTH STORY

    Founded by Kevin Buckey in 2013 with a focus on healthcare patent law, Torrey Pines Law Group had grown to four people in February 2020—and then the world changed. The firm pivoted to offering a full suite of patent services, becoming a one-stop shop for clients to bring lifesaving technologies and treatments to market, and now employs more than 20 people. We’re thrilled to present Torrey Pines Law Group with the 2022 Reisman Award for Best Growth Story.

  • The Daswani Law Co

    EXCELLENCE IN CLIENT SERVICE

    Geeta Daswani came from a family of entrepreneurial business owners and learned firsthand the legal struggles they faced. She formed The Daswani Law Group to help. At DLG, Geeta puts client experience first, from initial discovery calls all the way through to billing and payments. The firm’s focus on flexible payment plans helps provide her small business clients with access to her essential legal expertise, while alleviating the financial burden that often comes with legal services. We’re pleased to present The Daswani Law Co with the 2022 Reisman Award for Excellence in Client Service.

  • Koenig|Dunne

    LEGAL INNOVATION

    Based in Omaha, 100% women-owned Koenig|Dunne discovered a massive access to justice gap in Nebraska, notably in the state’s poorer counties. To help meet Nebraskans’ legal needs, the firm launched Untie Online, a limited-scope divorce service offering education, information, resources, personalized legal documents, and attorney support at an affordable price. The mid-sizes firm embraces technology and has built a thriving culture of innovation to better serve their clientele. We’re proud to present Koenig|Dunne with the 2022 Reisman Award for Legal Innovation.

  • Creedon Law PLLC

    COMMUNITY CHAMPION

    Community work is baked into Creedon Law PLLC’s culture. In late 2021 the Frisco, Texas-based firm launched its One Future Initiative, donating 5% of its revenue and 5% of its time to Good Works in the community. That’s just the tip of the iceberg: Creedon Law also created the Creedon Foundation to help children pursue their passions, and supports Conscious Capitalism as well as environmental and climate change initiatives. As a result, Creedon Law has become the first B-Corp certified law firm in Texas. We’re delighted to present Creedon Law PLLC with the 2022 Community Champion Reisman Award.

  • Rudder Law

    BEST NEW LAW FIRM

    Andrew Rudder of Rudder Law—a Canadian firm focused on Catastrophic Impairment Law—set a goal of increasing BIPOC representation in the legal industry, as well as practicing law on his own terms. In just 1.5 years, Rudder Law has obtained a catastrophic impairment designation that increased policy limits from $65,000 to $1 million, and helped change an Ontario law that potentially discriminated against individuals based on geographic location. Andrew also published a book on the subject. After such a successful start, we’re thrilled to present Rudder Law with the 2022 Reisman Award for Best New Law Firm.

  • Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C.

    LEGAL IMPACT AWARD

    Fighting the battle to exonerate those wrongfully accused and imprisoned is Chartier & Nyamfukudza, a criminal defense litigation firm. The firm engages in significant pro bono work, including four recent cases that resulted in the release of four wrongfully convicted individuals who had collectively spent 62 years in prison. C&N is not just committed to exonerating people—the firm has also exonerated 4 dogs who were unjustly on “doggie death row.” From exonerations to expungements, C&N is passionate about giving people—and dogs—their lives back. We’re pleased to present Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C. with the 2022 Reisman Legal Impact Award.

  • 402 Legal

    DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

    Originally from Togo, Karine Sokpoh has been an advocate for Nebraska’s immigrant, refugee, and BIPOC communities since she founded 402 Legal in 2011. In addition to her legal work—which includes representing hundreds of individuals in juvenile court and in immigration proceedings, at reduced rates—Karine created the Pitch Black competition to provide opportunities for funding, mentoring, and connection to diverse entrepreneurs. We’re proud to present 402 Legal with the first Reisman Award for Diversity & Inclusion.

Tell us what makes your firm special

Our customers do amazing things, and the annual Reisman Awards—named after Clio’s first customer—recognize extraordinary Clio customers for displaying excellence in their fields and making an impact in their communities.

Past Reisman Award winners have achieved incredible firm growth, delivered innovative legal experiences, broken down industry barriers, improved the experience for their clients, and provided powerful advocacy for vulnerable populations.

Award categories

  • Legal Innovation

    Legal Innovation

    Do you dare to do things differently? Tell us about how you use technology, how you serve clients, or how you address niche markets in unique ways.

  • Best New Law Firm

    Best New Law Firm

    If you started a new law firm over the past year—whether you’re a fresh-faced law grad or a bold BigLaw defector—we want to hear about your success.

  • Community Champion

    Community Champion

    From volunteering to pro bono work, mentorship, and philanthropy, giving back can take many forms. Let us know the ways you make your community better.

  • Best Growth Story

    Best Growth Story

    We’re no stranger to growth, but our favorite stories are yours—and this is your chance to boast. Tell us how you’ve been successful with Clio. (Bonus points if you have data to back it up!)

  • Excellence in Client Service

    Excellence in Client Service

    Legal’s present and future belongs to firms that put client service at the heart of all that they do. Tell us what makes your firm a client-centered law firm, and how you provide exceptional client experiences.

  • Legal Impact Award

    Legal Impact Award (People's Choice)

    This award celebrates law firms who embody Clio’s mission of transforming the practice of law, for good. Nominees for this award will be hand-picked by our panel of judges and voted on by the legal community.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    [NEW] Diversity & Inclusion

    This year, we’re introducing the Diversity & Inclusion Award to recognize firms who are driving diversity, inclusion, and the representation of marginalized communities in the legal profession.

    Who is eligible for the Diversity & Inclusion Award?

    The Diversity & Inclusion Award is open to legal professionals and law firms that demonstrate a commitment to improving diversity and inclusion among marginalized communities in the legal profession. These communities might include members of historically or currently disadvantaged groups (including those from ethnic, racial, religious, or socioeconomic backgrounds that face discrimination or economic or social disadvantage), women, people with disabilities, vulnerable and at-risk populations, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and other minorities and underrepresented groups.

  • Reisman Awards Trophy

    Prize packages

    All finalists—three per category—will receive:

    • A discounted pass to the 2022 Clio Cloud Conference, held October 10-11 in Nashville, TN
    • A chance to be showcased in one of our customer success stories (great for marketing your firm to clients). 
    • Exclusive assets you can use on your firm’s website, social media, and other marketing materials.

    Winners will also receive:

    • A 2022 Clio Cloud Conference prize package, including:
      • Two VIP conference passes, including access to special networking events
      • A complimentary standard hotel room at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville for the duration of the conference
      • Complimentary return airfare for one to Nashville from anywhere within the contiguous United States (or equivalent)
    • Recognition on stage as part of the Reisman Awards ceremony at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House
    • A 2022 Reisman Award trophy
    • A professionally produced video showcasing your law firm’s story
    • A website badge, social media promotion, and press release inclusion to promote your achievement

     

    See Last Year's Winners

The fine print (FAQ)

What makes a winning entry?

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • The compelling nature of the firm’s story
  • How well the firm documents its results
  • The firm’s relevance to the award category
  • How the firm uses Clio to achieve its goals

In short: Let us know what makes you stand out, the impact of your work, and how Clio helped you on your journey. (Or, if you’re nominating another law firm, how that firm does these things.)

I submitted last year. Can I submit again?

Absolutely! The great thing about stories is that they get better over time. We want to keep in touch, and to learn about what’s new and exciting at your firm. So, please, keep those submissions coming.

Additional questions

Why are they called the Reismans? 

Clio’s first customer, Catherine Reisman, was our inspiration for delivering an exceptional software platform to meet the needs of all legal professionals. As Catherine continues to inspire everything we do at Clio, we want to highlight some of the amazing achievements we see every day from our customers. 

 

Is there a fee to submit to the Reisman Awards?

No! Submitting to the Reisman Awards is completely free. Simply complete the submission form below. 

 

Does my submission have to contain information from the past year only?

No! Feel free to use examples from beyond last year to illustrate your firm’s story. We want the full picture—if that means going back to what first inspired you to become a lawyer, by all means, dig deep. We can’t wait to hear about it. 

 

How are the winners chosen?

Each submission will be evaluated by our panel of judges on how well it meets submission criteria. The only exception is the Legal Impact Award, which is brand new this year and will involve public voting—bringing Clio’s customer community into the Reisman selection process for the first time.

 

Why does Clio offer a customer recognition program?

From the very beginning, we have taken inspiration from our customers and the incredible things you do. From creating Clio to starting the Clio Cloud Conference, our goal has always been to help our customers succeed—because your success is our success. We started this awards program to hear and recognize your stories—and to share your accomplishments with the wider legal community.

 

What do winners receive?

One winner in each of the seven categories will receive:

  • A 2022 Clio Cloud Conference prize package, including:
    • Two VIP conference passes, including access to special networking events
    • A complimentary standard hotel room at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville for the duration of the conference
    • Complimentary return airfare for one to Nashville from anywhere within the contiguous United States (or an equivalent credit of up to $1250 USD)
  • Recognition on stage as part of the Reisman Awards ceremony at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House
  • A 2022 Reisman Award trophy
  • A professionally produced video showcasing your law firm’s story
  • A website badge, social media promotion, and press release inclusion to promote your achievement

 

What is the Diversity & Inclusion Award?

The Diversity & Inclusion Award is open to legal professionals and law firms that demonstrate a commitment to improving diversity and inclusion among marginalized communities in the legal profession. These communities might include members of historically or currently disadvantaged groups (including those from ethnic, racial, religious, or socioeconomic backgrounds that face discrimination or economic or social disadvantage), women, people with disabilities, vulnerable and at-risk populations, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and other minorities and underrepresented groups.

 

I have more questions—whom should I contact?

Email [email protected] with any questions you have, or tweet us at @goclio.

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