David NillDavid S. Nill \\ Founder and CEO

Three decades later, David still fervently believes, “Good is never good enough.” Guided by his company’s mission “to propel the legal industry forward through web-based technology,” David is determined to transform the legal landscape. Whether he’s collecting feedback from customers, tweaking Rapid Legal’s portal to streamline the ordering process or driving legislative change for the benefit of courts, law firms, and litigants; one thing’s for sure, you’ll always find David thinking of ways to harness the power of technology to simplify the lives of legal professionals.

Street Cred:

  • 30 year veteran of legal support services industry
  • Past President, Legislative Chairman and Technology Chairman of CALSPro
  • Past Officer of the Board of Directors for NAPPS

Bill DavidheiserBill Davidheiser \\ Sr. Vice President of Engineering and CTO

His business card might state C-level, but Bill equally prefers to be toiling away writing code. As one of the principal architects of Rapid Legal’s web applications (and everything else technology-related), Bill finds the greatest satisfaction in improving their speed, stability and functionality to meet evolving legal needs and technological developments. One can often find Bill whiteboarding ideas with his team of engineers, programming thousands of lines of code, or training on the elliptical with his phone in hand so as not to miss a minute of productivity.

Street Cred:

  • 25 year veteran in the tech space with lots of experience creating and running large-scale Internet solutions
  • Co-founder and a principle architect of Jobaline Inc., a start-up using web and mobile technology
  • Previously held executive engineering management positions for both public and private organizations
  • B.S. in Computer Science and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona

jeff-ellis-headshotJeff Ellis \\ Sr. Vice President of Business Development

As a veteran business development executive, Jeff is well-known for combining his zest for people and problem solving to execute strategies that accelerate revenue growth and capture new markets. He spends most of his time formulating ways Rapid Legal’s technology solutions can deliver value to the legal industry by enabling courts, law firms and service providers to move legal documents with speed and accuracy. In his spare time, you’ll find him reading the latest tech news or a good book, exploring ideas to seize new market opportunities, strumming his guitar, or catching a Buckeyes game.

Street Cred:

  • 30+ year veteran in the technology world in strategic and operational roles for private and public companies
  • Directed various legal services technology initiatives including eFiling and complex litigation document production & review
  • B.A. and J.D. from The Ohio State University

Larry SwainLarry Swain \\ Vice President of Products and Services

As someone who loves wearing many hats, Larry enjoys the challenge of overseeing product management and service fulfillment at Rapid Legal. While he’s equally comfortable charting a new product direction, working with customers or writing detailed requirements, he’s most interested in helping others be successful. “I believe that when you trust and empower people they will amaze you.” Indeed, creative solutions that help people use technology to improve a business are the things Larry loves working on.

Street Cred:

  • 25 year operations and management veteran with 15+ years deploying technology
  • Previously held executive management positions in customer success & professional services for tech firms
  • Served 7 years in the US Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer
  • BME from Georgia Tech, MS Civil Engineering from George Washington University

Todd Vincent \\ Vice President of Court Integration

Prolific speaker, writer and inventor, Todd is best known as one of the driving forces behind the adoption of Legal XML as an international standard for electronic filing (eFiling). Having been bit by the eFiling bug while in law school, Todd was able to use his legal education and technical prowess to not only help put Legal XML on the map, but also successfully implement eFiling and other XML based legal systems in Georgia and California. As one of Rapid Legal’s resident eFiling experts, Todd oversees court integrations for the company. And while he enjoys programming and everything XML language-related, in his spare time, you might catch him coaching a soccer game, making plans to travel through the glorious waterways of Venice, Italy; or practicing his German. Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Street Cred:

  • Over 15 years of developing and managing eFiling projects and systems throughout the U.S.
  • Co-Founder of the Legal XML international standards effort
  • B.A. in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and J.D. from Georgia State University