Board 2017-03-09T13:48:10+00:00

Our Board

Bryan Wilson, President

Bryan has been managing the operations of KC Legal Hackers since the group was founded, back in 2015 after connecting with Dazza Greenwood (MIT Human Dynamics Lab, Massachusetts Legal Hackers) and Jonathan Askin (Brooklyn School of Law, New York Legal Hackers). Bryan is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional for US Private Sector law, graduated from the UMKC School of Law in 2016, and is currently working on several community-focused legal informatics projects. During law school, Bryan worked in Mayor Sly James’ Office as an Innovation Policy Intern, in UMKC’s Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic as a Student Attorney, and as a Teaching Assistant for UMKC’s Law, Technology, and Public Policy course.

bryangw.me // @bryangwilson // LinkedIn

Chris Brown

Chris Brown is the founder of Venture Legal, a Kansas City law firm serving startups, freelancers, and small businesses, and also the founder and president of b.Legal Marketing, a website development and hosting platform for small law firms.

contact@venturelegalkc.com  //  venturelegalkc.com  //  blegalmarketing.com  //  @CSBCounsel

Michael Robak

Michael Robak is the Associate Director of the Leon E. Bloch Law Library and CTO at University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law.  He is a graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law (J.D.) and University of Illinois (MLS).  Prior to joining UMKC, Michael was Assistant Professor of Library Administration and Reference Librarian at the University of Illinois College Of Law.

Before entering academia, Michael was Director of Legal Research for Charles River Associates, an international consulting firm with 600 consultants in 16 countries providing litigation, economic and business consulting services.

Michael began his career as a deputy prosecutor in Indianapolis and subsequently held a number of administrative positions which included Marion County Court Administrator.  He was also Director of the Marion County Justice Agency and oversaw one of the first implementations of a combined civil/criminal justice information system in the U.S.  He also worked as a private attorney for a small law firm, worked at an AmLaw 100 law firm, and as a solo practitioner with a practice devoted to ad valorem taxation.

UMKC // @RobakLaw