I’m pleased to have known Kevin O’Keefe since way back when.
He made his first big splash on the Internet with Prairielaw, an innovative website based on the concept of lawyers networking directly with consumers of legal services. Conventional legal businesses that wanted to co-opt a potentially dangerous competitor bought him out. It was just as effective as trying to stop the tides by yelling at the ocean. The trend to do what Kevin had been doing was just too strong.
Kevin went to work for Lexis-Nexis. They fired him 17 years ago. It was only a bump in the road for him. He went on to found Lexblog, probably the leading websites-for-lawyers business in the country. He has a nice LinkedIn post about resiliency. Here’s a picture of the garage birthplace of Lexblog.