Columbia workers’ compensation attorney Jason Lockhart has been included in the 2019 Fastcase 50, an award that honors a diverse group of lawyers, legal technologists, policymakers, judges, law librarians, bar association executives and other legal innovators.
“Every part of the legal market is changing right now – from law school through every part of the practice,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “That change can be daunting or discouraging to many people. And that’s one reason that our team enjoys celebrating the accomplishments of the Fastcase 50. These are people who inspire us by their intelligence, creativity and leadership. We hope they will inspire others as well, especially during a time of great change for the profession.”
Lockhart has taken the lead at MGC on projects that are innovating the business of law in an effort to serve clients more effectively and efficiently. He spearheaded The Insurance Defense Incubator, a “Shark Tank” style pitch that challenged MGC’s lawyers to develop ideas that would improve processes, increase efficiencies and lead to enhanced client service. Lockhart is using AI and data analysis tools to benefit clients by evaluating cases more accurately, reducing the time a file remains open and working toward more favorable settlement and trial outcomes.
“We are proud and excited about the work Jason and others at MGC are doing to use AI and technology to benefit clients,” said Jay Courie, MGC’s managing member. “We know that, as with all businesses, we must use technology to add value and deliver better processes for our clients. Hopefully these initiatives and investments lead to better service and results.”
For more information about Fastcase 50 and the full list of award recipients, please visit their website.