• We are creating DASH, the world's first interoperable, AI-powered platform for aligning people, projects, and processes for optimum results.

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    To learn more about DASH, including demo and beta testing opportunities, please complete the form, below.


    LPM Training and Certification

    Managed Services


    LPM Alignment, a division of Legal Alignment, is the sole U.S. provider for the only internationally-recognized LPM training with certification issued by the International Institute for Legal Project Management (IILPM). LPM Alignment offers four levels of training, two of which can qualify legal professionals for certification as a Legal Project Associate (LPA) or Legal Project Practitioner (LPP).


    Please visit LPM Alignment to learn more about workshop schedules, custom LPM training options, and LPA and LPP certification.


    Larry Bridgesmith and Cat Moon both are certified Legal Project Practitioners and serve on the Advisory Council to the IILPM.



    Legal Alignment also serves as a managed service provider (MSP), providing legal project management implementation services to in-house legal departments, law firms, and individual attorneys. We also and handle core IT and deployment functions for clients utilizing DASH, our LPM platform and interoperability dashboard.


    Our LPM implementation team provides guidance, assistance, and project management services to law firms and legal departments deploying LPM, lean and agile practices in their workplaces. Our MSP technical team collaborates with internal IT to seamlessly integrate DASH into existing infrastructures to create a single dashboard for managing all technology supporting legal work.


    Our MSP change management and deployment teams work across organizations to ensure the flawless adoption of LPM (whether or not supported by DASH) at every level. We complement existing internal staff to achieve the most efficient and effective implementation of LPM (and integration of DASH), from creation of project and process templates to full customization of interoperable DASHboards. For more information about Legal Alignment's managed services, please contact CEO Larry Bridgesmith at larry@legalalignment.com.

  • Our Leadership Team

    Larry Bridgesmith, JD LPP

    Co-Founder and CEO

    The mastermind behind DASH, Larry has over 30 years in the practice of employment and labor law. This experience grew into legal services consultation and training in effective and efficient project and change management within law firms and legal departments. A noted speaker at legal industry events, Larry also serves as an Adjunct Professor and Coordinator of the Program on Law & Innovation at the Vanderbilt Law School, and leads the Music City Legal Hackers, a Vanderbilt Law School initiative.

    Larry believes in giving lawyers their lives back. By bringing Lean, Agile and Legal Project Management to the practice of law, the lawyer/client relationship can return to a trusted and collaborative relationship. By practicing law "better, faster and cheaper" clients can grow comfortable with legal matter price certainty and lawyers can enjoy greater profitability through efficiency, rather than waste. Access to Justice is more than "free legal advice". DASH brings all these ideals together to provide value to lawyers and clients alike.

    Cat Moon, MA JD LPP

    Co-Founder, COO and CDO

    Cat is a fifth generation lawyer and just as law is in her DNA, so is the client-first mindset that made her a practitioner of human-centered design thinking (HCDT) in law. Cat understands and teaches what more lawyers need to learn: we must put clients and their needs first in all that we do in the process of delivering legal services. As the ABA's 2016 Report on the Future of Legal Services warns the profession: "Those who seek legal services expect us to deliver legal services differently." Only through a truly client-centered approach that leverages technology and innovation will lawyers thrive in the 21st century.


    Cat teaches human centered design at Vanderbilt Law School, her alma mater, and provides design facilitation and coaching to legal professionals globally.


    As Chief Operating Officer, Cat manages the minutiae at Legal Alignment. As Chief Design Officer, Cat brings more than 18 years' experience as a transactional lawyer, strategic advisor to startups, and HCDT practitioner to the UX design evolution of DASH. She believes that all lawyers deserve to have tools and technologies that are at once beautiful and functional, and that elevate the practice of law by leveraging the most cutting-edge technologies. THAT is why she's helping to build DASH.

    Tony Threatt, Ph.D.

    VP of Product

    Tony has over 17 years of design experience in architecture and product design. Tony holds a Ph.D. in human-centered product design and has led a variety of healthcare mobile teams to develop a patient portal, a schedule and messaging app, and a task management and employee engagement app. Tony is passionate about human-centered design and believes in the power of small, dedicated teams to deliver innovative solutions. Tony also co-facilitates Caffy Hour, a design thinking meet-up in Nashville, each month.


    As the VP of Product, Tony will work with the technical team to translate user and business needs into design requirements helping to make DASH as lawyer-centered as possible.

    Adel ElMessiry, Ph.D.

    Chief Technology Advisor

    Adel has over 20 years of experience managing complex technical projects and teams, having successfully co-founded and exited two healthcare startups. Not only does Adel speak six languages, he also possesses an atypical and impressive capacity to communicate highly technical concepts to the non-technical mind.


    Adel brings his significant technical and management skills and startup experience to Legal Alignment's development team, and his vision is the driving force behind the technical brilliance of the DASH platform.


    Adel holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.

    Clay Hobbs, CPA

    Business Advisor

    Clay has over 25 years of executive, financial, and business leadership experience. He has held CFO roles in several large multinational firms and startups. He has led organizations in real estate, building products, healthcare technology, and tire industries. While employed at General Electric, Clay graduated from GE’s John F Welch Leadership Development Program.


    As a Legal Alignment Business Advisor, Clay provides strategic counsel in finance, investment, and operations strategies resulting from his remarkably successful executive career.

  • The Aligned Attorney

    Ruminations and prognostications on the delivery of legal services in the 21st century.

    From the Venture Nashville blog, a business news service published by Milt Capps, highlighting new technology enterprises and investment opportunities in the Nashville area. February 5, 2018 by Milt Capps, Venture Nashville NASHVILLE Lawtech specialist Larry Bridgesmith JD doesn't just...
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    If internet-based technologies confounded lawyers 20 years ago (and continue to confound many of those who regulate our practice), blockchain promises to be a real mind-blower, my friends. The evolution of distributed ledger platforms such as blockchain will offer lawyers one of two choices: (1...
    legal tech,disruption,Innovation
    I recently learned a new word. A word I had been searching for a long time. A word and an image that captures a concept that legal technology must adopt for the sake of its future, its customers, their clients, access to justice and the economy. Words like integration, customization,...
    My worlds often collide. As a lawyer, a mediator, a trainer, a law professor, a consultant, entrepreneur, a legal tech enthusiast and a student of human decision making, there are many points of potential collision. Recently an unanticipated collision of worlds (aren't they all unanticipated?),...
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    Did you feel the earth shift overnight? The first "smart" contract transaction is monitoring the sale and shipment of 88 bales of cotton from Texas to China through financial partners in Australia and the US. Payment will be made automatically when all conditions of sale have been satisfied...
    Among the many privileges I enjoy is the opportunity to address the topic of conflict management and managing the change of maladjusted behavior that leads to conflict. I am no therapist and do not profess to be. However, in my work as a mediator, facilitator of difficult conversations and...
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    Dear fellow lawyers, there is yet another tech term we should become familiar with: blockchain. I know, it's becoming overwhelming, all the technical terms legal professionals must add to our lexicon. But if you want to survive (and dare I say thrive?) as a 21st century lawyer, you need to know...
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    As abstract thinkers, we lawyers are always connecting the dots. In the star field above can you see Leo the Lion? Does this help? How about this? Sometimes even the best abstract thinkers who specialize in connecting the dots can use a little help seeing the image others are describing....
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    Cat Moon, COO + CDO



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