About Our Team

Meet the team

Ernie Svenson

Over twenty years ago Ernie created a 100% paperless, highly automated law practice.

He discovered that a solo lawyer (even with nothing more than a laptop and a smartphone) could handle complex litigation cases, and do so cost-effectively. People appreciated his tech-driven practice, which made it easier to attract new clients. And helped make it financially successful as well.

Other lawyers asked him to help them, and he did. Eventually, this became a full-time, highly rewarding mission.

When he’s not helping lawyers, Ernie enjoys photography, playing guitar, and organizing neighborhood porch concerts. You can read more about his background here.

Megan Hargroder-Graham

Megan began working in Social Media before Facebook even became “a thing.” At first, she focused on social media marketing for small businesses (that’s when she and Ernie first crossed paths). But several years ago, she shifted to helping solo and small firm lawyers with all aspects of online marketing.

Like Ernie, she’s also hyper-focused on fast, cost-efficient results. She has a blend of skills that are uncommon in legal marketing circles: she is an online marketing strategist who relies on “story-based messaging” to create rapport and build trust with potential clients in an astonishingly powerful way.

Patrick Slaughter

Patrick was a professional magician for 18 years before he decided to enter law school. He started practicing law in 2013, focusing on family law in Knoxville, Tennessee. He also does some immigration work.

Patrick quickly built a magical law practice by leveraging technology in a sensible, systematic way. And that’s what enabled him (and his wife Zena) to purchase a second home in Orlando, Florida so he could spend half his time enjoying the Magic Kingdom (i.e. Disney) instead of being stuck in his office in Knoxville.

Patrick now enjoys helping fellow lawyers learn how they can create their own magical practices by streamlining their operations through the use of systems, automation, and outsourcing. He and Zena also enjoy spending time with their two dogs: Razzmatazz, and Copper.

Donna Svenson

Donna Svenson is the event coordinator, communications liaison, and financial director for LawFirm Autopilot.

Donna has been helping Ernie put on live events for several years. Somewhere along the way she and Ernie realized they were a perfect romantic match so they got married and now spend every precious moment together working, playing, having fun with friends, enjoying New Orleans cuisine and music.

Donna is a fabulous chef (gumbo anyone?). And she raised three boys, all of whom played competitive soccer. She’s also the proud grandmother of a feisty girl named Lilliah, and a tough little boy named Arvo, both of whom refer to her as “Honey.” Which is a reminder that Donna is, above all, the sweetest person anyone could ever know.

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