Legal Project Manager
Mr. Lassiter is the founder of Lex Projex™ and an experienced, AV Preeminent®* business attorney of over 30 years’ experience. He formed Lex Projex™ in 2012 after resigning his partnership at a southwest regional law firm of 60 lawyers, where he had chaired the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group and served on its management committee. He did so because of his deep conviction that the business legal services market is dramatically changing and that lawyers must embrace, learn and practice legal project management to be relevant and provide value in today’s legal marketplace.
Mr. Lassiter is a member of the Project Management Institute (“PMI”), its Legal Project Management Community of Practice, the Project Management Connected Community of the International Legal Technology Association (“ILTA”), and the Microsoft Project User’s Group (“MPUG”). He has completed upper level courses towards a Master’s Degree in Project Management at Northern Arizona University and in the Applied Project Management Certificate Program at Villanova University, as well as multiple on-line project management courses offered as PMI Professional Development Units (“PDUs”) through LYNDA.COM. He was one of the first lawyers in the country to develop a law school curriculum to teach Legal Project Management, and has taught Legal Project Management as an Adjunct Professor of Law. He has also taught Legal Project Management in the eDiscovery Legal Project Management Certificate Program and the Litigation Support Project Management Certificate Program of the Organization of Legal Professionals (“OLP”), and is currently preparing to obtain his Project Management Professional (“PMP®”) Certification with PMI. Mr. Lassiter speaks nationwide on the topic of Legal Project Management to lawyers, law firms, corporate legal departments and ESI-EED vendors.
When not doing non-lawyer, LPM work for Lex Projex™, Mr. Lassiter only practices law in Arizona through his law firm in the areas of business, real estate, construction and technology dispute resolution and transactions. He has an AV Preeminent®* rating with the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings system, is a sustaining member in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, was voted among the Best of Arizona Attorneys in the Area of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ranking Arizona (2012), and was included in Arizona’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2014 in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business and Commercial law in Legal Leaders.
NOTE: Mr. Lassiter’s Legal Project Management consulting services with Lex Projex™ are not legal services and the protections of the client-lawyer relationship do not exist with respect to them.
* AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.