Three Texas attorneys were included on the annual Fastcase 50 list, which honors top innovators in the legal field.
Kenton Brice, director of technology innovation at the University of Oklahoma College of Law; John Browning, a shareholder in Passman & Jones in Dallas and an adjunct professor of law at SMU Dedman School of Law; and Darryl Towell, CEO of Docket Navigator, received the honor alongside attorneys, professors, and entrepreneurs from across the nation.
Brice, the first digital resources law librarian for the College of Law at the University of Oklahoma, was applauded for his tech-focused classes and articles and for advocating for the use of artificial intelligence, or AI, and virtual reality to enhance law practice.
Fastcase recognized Browning for the four books he has published on social media and the law and named him a leading resource on the issue. He is chair-elect of the State Bar of Texas Computer & Technology Section.
Towell was honored for the Docket Report, a litigation data and analytics summary that provides daily updates of the latest key holdings. He developed his software— which reads every patent infringement docket sheet in district courts and the International Trade Commission—because it provides what he had wished for while he was practicing.
“Every part of the legal market is changing right now—from law school through every part of the practice,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters on the Fastcase website. “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.”