- Firm Name & Slogan: Lotus Law, LLC – Mindful Legal Representation
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- What does your firm do? Our firm focuses on the holistic practice of law, providing services that take into account the whole person, including her or his individual emotions, values, and unique family dynamics, and approaching a legal issue with a wide-angled perspective
- How did the firm start and how did it grow? Combining the holistic values of public service with big firm experience, we are rooted in three core values that shape the manner in which we handle our cases, settle legal disputes, and most importantly – treat our clients. From the nonprofit world to Big Law, our Founder Chelsea Merta has the experience to get you the best result possible. As a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, Chelsea is focused on holistic legal services, coupled with a passion for community service & philanthropy.
- How did you do things before PracticePanther and how has PracticePanther helped today? Prior to PracticePanther, throughout my various positions in the legal field, I had used a variety of practice management software like NetSuite (through Oracle) and Clio. PracticePanther has many of the same features I enjoyed in Clio but for a fraction of the price – a must-have for a new up-and-coming law firm in a mid-size market!
- What is your favorite thing about PracticePanther? I enjoy being able to access PracticePanther from anywhere, whether on my computer or on my phone in court. It’s so helpful to be able to access client information and files on the go without having to rummage through a stuffed redwell to track down a specific document. With PracticePanther, I stay organized and on top of all of my obligations, appearances, and to-do’s.
- What is one piece of advice you would offer other lawyers in your industry? The best advice that I can give other attorneys – especially my fellow millennial barristers out there – is to follow your gut. In law school, that’s more or less beaten out of us through the Socratic method and a lot of us lose touch with that intuition that guides us throughout our cases and careers. I’m so glad that I followed my gut and left my corporate law firm to start my own practice.