Articles Tagged with QuickLegal

Cyrus Zal In recent weeks, I’ve written posts about two new legal startups, LawTova and Text to Ticket, and described ties they appeared to have to another legal startup, QuickLegal, that shut down amid fraud allegations concerning its founder Derek Bluford. (All of my posts pertaining to Bluford and QuickLegal can be found through the […]

Earlier this month, I told you about a new legal startup that has many ties to another legal startup that shut down amid fraud allegations. Now, some of the same people have launched another startup and it is already drawing interest from Silicon Valley investors. To recap: In a series of posts here during 2016, I […]

Earlier this week, I wrote about a legal startup that appeared to shut down after I questioned its management. As of this morning, its two sites are back online, after being offline for at least a week. You can check them out at and Of course, this development doesn’t change the questions I […]

[Update 3/15/17: As of this morning, LawTova’s two sites are back online, after being offline for at least a week. This development doesn’t invalidate the questions I raise below about LawTova’s connections to QuickLegal, another startup that shut down amid fraud allegations concerning its owner. If anything, this makes those questions all the more important.] A […]

Another lawsuit has been filed against QuickLegal, this one by a California attorney who says that the company failed to pay stock and wages due him for his work as QuickLegal’s general counsel in 2014. Justin C. Lowenthal, a lawyer in Davis, Calif., filed suit this week in U.S. District Court in San Francisco asking […]

Bluford is seated in the front row, second from left. The case of legal startup QuickLegal and its CEO Derek Bluford keeps getting curiouser. As I first reported in a post here two weeks ago, the CEO of this California-based startup – who was slated to be featured during a lightning round on legal innovation […]

Yesterday I published a post about Derek Bluford, CEO and founder of QuickLegal, and his recent agreement to have a judgment of $559,330 entered against him to settle a lawsuit charging him with impersonating a lawyer, forging legal documents and fraudulently swindling two clients. Bluford had not returned my call to him before I published […]

The plaintiffs hired California Legal Pros after seeing this webpage. Bluford is second from left in the front row. [Update 5/26/16, 6:25 p.m.: I just received this update from ALM: “ALM recently learned of the developments regarding QuickLegal and can confirm that QuickLegal won’t be participating in Legaltech West Coast. ALM works with CodeX, our […]