Our Team

At The Modern Firm, we believe in finding people who are great at what they do, and then trusting them to do what they love.

The great thing about our line of work is that we can work from anywhere - high speed internet required, of course.  We couldn’t call ourselves “modern” if we were all crammed into the same office, could we?

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Brendan Chard

Location:  Michigan
Phone: 800-741-8034
An Ann Arbor, MI, native, Brendan graduated from The University of Michigan Business School with his degree focused on Marketing and Computer Information Systems. Prior to starting The Modern Firm, LLC, Brendan operated an on-site computer consulting business that serviced nearly 100 local law firms… Read More
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Kristin Lay, J.D.

Sales / Client Service
Location:  Ohio
Phone: (800) 741-8034
Kristin holds a J.D. from The University of Toledo College of Law and practiced with a small firm prior to joining The Modern Firm. Her background in law gives her a strong understanding of the unique needs of attorneys and how to best market their services to prospective clients. Kristin currently… Read More
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Merrill Hodnefield, J.D.

Content Chief
Location:  Michigan
Phone: (800) 741-8034
Merrill is an alumna of the University of Michigan Law School and a published writer who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Still a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Merrill practiced law for 10 years before joining The Modern Firm. Her love of the written word has given her the opportunity to craft n… Read More
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Chris Salzman

Website Architect
Location:  Michigan
Phone: (800) 741-8034
Chris grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois–Wheaton if you’re familiar with the area. After a five year stint in Indiana he ended up in Michigan where he’s been ever since. In 2012 he married his wife, Betsy. They live in Ann Arbor with their adorable daughter, Scout,… Read More
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Ryan Gough

Online Marketing Specialist
Location:  Michigan
Phone: (800) 741-8034
A diehard Wolverine, Ryan lives in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor and is a University of Michigan graduate with a background in marketing. Ryan got his start in online marketing in the furniture industry, which turns out to be a sector that is even more resistant to technology than law. He worked… Read More
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Michele Johnson

Project Manager
Location:  Minnesota
Phone: (800) 741-8034
Michele considers herself a true Minnesotan and could never leave the cozy community of NE Minneapolis, where she was raised and still resides. Michele spent ten years working as the traffic/production manager for a large Minneapolis publishing firm. Her degree in child development came in handy. Re… Read More
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Trinity Reyes

Graphic Design
Location:  Washington
Phone: (800) 741-8034
Trinity left her home state of Minnesota and relocated to Seattle, WA, where she currently lives with her husband and daughter. She loves living near the mountains and ocean but is still trying to get used to all of the Pacific Northwest rain. Trinity has a degree in Graphic Design and over 15 year… Read More
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Rebecca Fadel King, J.D.

Freelance Writer
Location:  North Carolina
Phone: (800) 741-8034
Rebecca is a former Michigan attorney who concentrated her Detroit-area solo practice in the areas of family law and Collaborative Divorce. She reluctantly left practice when her husband accepted a job in Georgia in 2011. When he accepted another position in North Carolina in 2012, Rebecca decided… Read More
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Bryan Glanz

Location:  Iowa
Phone: (800) 741-8034
Bryan joined The Modern Firm in 2015, bringing ten years of programming and marketing experience. He enjoys working with new tools and improving backend technologies. An Iowa native, Bryan spent a few years working in Minnesota before returning to Iowa, where he currently resides. Before joining The… Read More
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Cullen Webb

Helpdesk / Client Service
Location:  Michigan
Phone: (800) 741-8034
Cullen lives in the “Potato Capital” of Michigan: Munger. Admittedly he’s never actually seen a potato growing there. But he doesn’t live in Munger for their produce. Instead it’s the quiet country landscape and nearby family that keep him rooted firmly in mid-Michigan.… Read More
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Lauren Skaggs

Marketing Assistant
Location:  Michigan
Lauren joined The Modern Firm at our Michigan hub after moving back to the Ann Arbor area from California with her husband and daughter to be closer to family. Before entering the world of online marketing and social media, she graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Envir… Read More
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Office Staff

As Director of the Squeaky Toys, Reuben here heads up our cadre of talented office staff members. Don't let the bow-tie fool you: he works hard but plays harder! Read More
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What Our Clients Say

Theresa Meyer
Legacy Law Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan Estate Planning Law Firm
"The Modern Firm was very knowledgeable, organized and friendly to work with. I am looking forward to building on what we have started and utilizing their additional services going forward! Read More "