Chief Executive Officer and Chief Visionary
Phillip Galyen, an AV-rated attorney with more than 35 years of experience, has been an online legal services pioneer since the 1990s. Phil is a founding partner in Bailey & Galyen, a leading consumer law firm in Texas, with 19 offices across the state.
Jeffrey A. Rattikin
President and Co-Visionary
Jeffrey A. Rattikin, AV-rated and board-certified in residential real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has been at the forefront of the application of online technology to legal information since the early days of the Internet, as a thought leader and early advocate of unbundled legal services and online law practice tools. The founder of TexasLegaldocs.com, Jeff has practiced law in the state of Texas for a quarter of a century.
Chief Operating Officer
With more than 25 years of experience in online consulting, Akhil has long been a trend leader in online marketing, website development and web analytics for lawyers, law firms and their clients.
CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Rick Cruz serves as the Chief Financial Officer for LawConnect, Inc. dba GetLegal, overseeing the financial strategy and operations of the company. He brings over 30 years of experience in the legal industry. He currently serves as Executive Director for Bailey & Galyen, one of the largest consumer law firms in the state of Texas. He previously served as Executive Director for Cantey Hanger, one of the oldest and largest full-service law firms in the state of Texas. Mr. Cruz is actively involved in the Association of Legal Administrators, having served as past President of the Fort Worth Chapter, and as Chair-Elect of the Diversity Committee and member of the Fee Arbitration Committee for the Tarrant County Bar Association. He received his accounting degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and obtained his CPA in 1990.
Editor in Chief
John Gutierrez is an attorney admitted to practice in California, Texas and Mississippi. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. He graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in American civilization and holds a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
Chief Revenue Officer
Jacob Varghese brings 15+ years of experience in the online legal space. Prior to joining GetLegal, he spent time at LegalShield, where he helped to re-launch and rebuild the entity formation product and focused business development and strategic partnerships. He had a variety of different roles with in the company including managing their Business Services Division which is their biggest source of revenue and profitability which grew double digits. Additionally, he also built out and scaled their sales and business development functions. Prior to LegalZoom, he practiced law in Iowa. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their three kids when he is not watching any of the professional sports teams from Minnesota.
National Sales & Marketing Manager
Bryan brings over 32 years of experience in assembling sales teams while driving business development for multiple Fortune 100 companies in the Real Estate Space. Working in the financial services side of the industry, he focused primarily on production as well as recruiting and growing regional markets. He brings a creative thinking and outside the box mentality to the GetLegal Sales team. Prior to joining GetLegal, he had extensive experience forging strategic partnerships, founding and managing multiple small businesses with his wife which continue to design and sell in the e-comm space. In college, Bryan was part of CWS winning baseball team while getting his degree in Communications from Arizona State University. In his spare time, Bryan is devoted to his wife and four children and enjoys spending time with them.
Director of Business Development
Director of Web Technology
Director of Photography
Cecilia Guerrero Saldivar
Editing Manager, FuenteLegal
Senior Digital Marketing Manager