About Us

We created Lightning Law to increase access to evidence, to make the search for justice faster and more efficient, and to lighten the burden on our courts.

Our Story

Lightning Law began as a simple attempt to save trees by using
scanned exhibits instead of paper ones and has evolved into
something even greater. Remote proceedings have become an
integration of electronic documents and video, allowing for easy
and efficient online workflow.

Travel less, obtain quality transcripts, and get paid faster.


Litigators want to save money for their clients, spend more time with their
families and less time on the road or in the air. Working remotely
and easily with Lightning Law meets the needs for both lawyers and
their clients.

Our Goal

Our goal is to master remote legal proceedings. The administration of justice is a search for the truth. We find that the typical jury only hears part of the truth. A jury will hear only the testimony that the attorneys can deliver during trial. Witnesses who are far away or too busy do not testify. Streaming testimony into courtrooms can change all of that, while bringing down the cost of litigation and increasing access to justice.

Along the way, we see ways to make a difference for all litigants.

Remote legal proceedings can deliver essential translators, make scheduling mediations and depositions easier, and can allow in-court appearances for litigants. Remote proceedings effectively open the courthouse doors to those who might otherwise never “step foot” in it. More justice brings more light.

Our Team

Alisa Brodkowitz

CEO

Alisa is the past president of King County Washington Women Lawyers and of the Aviation Section of the American Association of Justice. Frustrated with the limited tools available to practice law remotely remote depositions or present witnesses remotely at trial Alisa founded Lightning Law to provide a solution to these problems. Along the way, she found that by innovating in the area of remote legal services she could help increase access to justice and empower pro bono attorneys and their clients. Lightning Law blends her goals of remote litigation, equitable treatment of court reporters and other legal service providers and low-cost entry into a system that benefits all parties.

Scott Graff

CTO

Scott Graff has spent over 24 years as an engineer at Microsoft. For over fifteen years his specific area involved the .gov sector, building high security solutions. He has deep experience with Azure integrations. A senior engineer, he is CTO and Chief Architect at Lightning Law. Scott believes in engineering for social impact as a way to  change the world. He and Alisa have been friends for over 25 years and dreaming of Lightning Law for the past ten.

Dineen Squillante

Stenographic Advisor

Dineen is a certified stenographer covering Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. She has owned and operated her own stenography business, Double D Reporting, since 1994. As an active member of the National Court Reporters Association, Dineen has unique insight into the pulse of the court reporting industry and the opportunities available to stenographers taking testimony remotely. With Lightning Law, Dineen is a Stenographic/Business Relations Director.

Gary McDonough

Head of Sales

Gary has been leading sales and marketing activities for 26 years across multiple industries including Legal, Financial, and Government sectors.  Leveraging his expertise in digital transformation, he has driven transformation of existing traditional and non-digital business processes and services, to meet with the evolving market and customer expectations. He has led both small and large teams of sales and marketing professionals and has extensive experience in designing sales strategies and educational programs leading companies to increased levels of success.

Jdg. Laura Inveen (ret.)

Advisory Board Member

Judge Inveen joined the Lightning Law Advisory Board in 2020, following her retirement and tenure of 27 years as King County Superior Court Judge. As a powerful voice in both King County and Washington state judicial affairs, Judge Inveen brings valuable expertise to Lightning Law’s courtroom operations.