15+ Years of Content Marketing

Originally launched as a legal information portal in the early 2000s as part of The Injury Board’s primary online presence, the publication was rebranded as The Legal Examiner in 2012 to expand its scope beyond legal issues dealing with personal injury. In 2020, The Legal Examiner was spun out of The Injury Board’s corporate structure to become its own independent company led by Nick Carroll.

In a time when independent journalism is facing increasing financial pressure just to stay afloat, The Legal Examiner employs a unique business model. While our newsroom is staffed with professional editors, staff writers, and correspondents, we rely on our law firm affiliates to supplement our national coverage with local legal news relevant to the communities in which they work and live. In addition to providing editorial value, affiliates also support our efforts financially. And in exchange, we assist our affiliates in creating and executing sophisticated content marketing plans.

Should your firm be interested in contributing to our efforts, while having a positive impact on your bottom line, we are always here to help.

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Our Team

Our people span the entirety of the content marketing spectrum.

Nick Carroll
Nick CarrollPresident & Lead Content Marketing Strategist
Nick began his online marketing career in 1996 and, by 2001, had co-founded The Injury Board, a membership association consisting of law firms around the country who are staunch proponents of the civil justice system and consumer rights.

As President of The Legal Examiner, Nick focuses on the publication’s long-term vision and its role as the preeminent platform for law firm content marketing. Nick also serves as our Lead Content Marketing Strategist, developing and overseeing the processes used by the Content Marketing Strategists, Content Marketing Coordinators, and Copywriters that make up the backbone of the company.

Wayne Schlaht
Wayne SchlahtLead Developer
Wayne started developing software as a hobby at age twelve and has been coding marketing websites for over twenty years, including more than a decade spent with The Injury Board helping law firms attract potential clients. With a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science, he is skilled at using technology to find the optimal solution for common business needs.

Residing in Ontario, Canada, Wayne likes to spend his free time playing video and board games with his wife, cooking international dishes, and traveling abroad — particularly to the world’s best wine regions.

Angus Hinson
Angus HinsonContent Marketing Strategist
Angus has worked with many Legal Examiner affiliates for nearly two decades and was an integral part of the network’s launch, the onboarding/training of many affiliates and development of the organization’s early content marketing programs.

Angus currently serves as a Content Marketing Strategist helping affiliates implement winning Legal Examiner processes, expand their digital footprints and become trusted voices in their communities.

Courtney Carroll
Courtney CarrollContent Marketing Coordinator
Courtney graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Before joining the Legal Examiner team, Courtney worked as a reporter and managing editor at a community newspaper and as a Marketing Director for an orthotics and prosthetics company, both in Tampa, Florida.

Courtney’s primary role is to facilitate communication between affiliate law firms, their Content Marketing Strategist, and the Legal Examiner team of copywriters to produce and publish timely, topical, and relevant posts, designed to maximize the benefits of each affiliate’s content marketing initiatives.

Ayana Lage
Ayana LageCopywriter
Ayana Lage comes to The Legal Examiner with extensive experience writing for several pioneering content marketing agencies. She is a former journalist and spends her free time watching crime procedurals on Netflix.
Piper Jones Castillo
Piper Jones CastilloCopywriter
Before joining the Legal Examiner, Piper worked as a journalist at the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Tampa Bay Times. While at the Tampa Bay Times, she was based in the Clearwater bureau, and from 2007-2020, she wrote the Nightstand column for the Sunday book section.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Piper is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. She and her husband, Luis, have two children, Louie and Sofia, and the best dog in the world named, Kolohe. Piper enjoys gardening, focusing on Florida native plants, reading and writing fiction, and spending time next to the water with her family.

Kevin Shanahan
Kevin ShanahanSocial Media and Support Specialist
A former Project Manager at The Injury Board, Kevin is the Lead Support Specialist at The Legal Examiner. Communication with a smile and an in-depth understanding of our publishing platform and the ins-and-outs of content marketing, Kevin is always available to assist our clients with whatever they need. When away from his desk (and sometimes actually at his desk), he can be found supporting Liverpool FC.

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