Cat Moon

A human centered designer and lawyer, Cat coaches and consults with Start Here HQ clients in workflow design, communication strategy, change management, and work/life alignment. Practicing law since 1998, she co-founded the first all-woman, paperless, tech-driven firm in Tennessee in 2006. Since then, Cat has combined project management, kanban, technology, and design thinking to help lawyers leverage their superpowers and create practices that align purpose, profitability, and passion.

Cat teaches (legal) design thinking and Agile project management at Vanderbilt Law School, her alma mater, and co-organizes the Music City Legal Hackers group. She regularly contributes to the ABA’s Legal Technology Today blog, writing there and elsewhere about legal technology, blockchain, kanban and Agile project management, design thinking, and work/life alignment.

As a certified Legal Project Practitioner, Cat holds the only internationally-recognized designation as an experienced practitioner and consultant in legal project management and through LPM Alignment offers the only globally-recognized training for LPM certification in North America.

Based out of Nashville, Cat travels the world helping lawyers hone their unique superpowers through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and consulting.

Reach her at cat@startherehq.com, and find her on Twitter, @inspiredcat.

 

kind words from cat’s clients

Cat is my miracle! She not only “gets” me, but she seems to understand even what I’m not saying. She takes my vision and my sometimes crazy and disorganized thoughts and helps me create a plan like it was magic. I cannot put into words how much working with Cat has helped me clarify my goals and generate boundless enthusiasm for seeing them turn into reality.
— Nanette Gould, Nashville Employment Law Center
I didn’t even know all the forks in the road facing me. These were actually opportunities to do things in a better way – not painful changes. There’s always some trepidation about any change. But I went from not even knowing what I was facing to knowing what I was facing but knowing that everything was achievable, doable. In the assessment, I learned that I’m worse off than I thought. But when presented all the options, it suddenly became manageable. My work with Cat has gotten to the point that I’ve been so tickled about it that I didn’t want my competition to know how good she is and I don’t want to share her. Change was forced on me, but when I embraced it, it was the difference of not continuing to do things in a way that was dated, inefficient and impractical. Executing the plan took us to the next step, where I wanted to embrace bringing Cat on for another project — the website.
— Richard House, Richard House Law
As a transactional real estate attorney my practice is based almost completely on service and long standing relationships. When it comes to growing my practice, I have a very narrow target market on which to focus my marketing efforts. Because of that, I never put much emphasis on internet marketing or, for that matter, any type of broad based marketing concept. To have a resource like Cat Moon, a practicing attorney, who understands the nuances involved in marketing my practice, is invaluable. I have consulted with Cat one on one and attended one of her workshops on internet marketing. In just a few short hours, I gained a whole new understanding on how to reach and attract desired clients to my practice via the internet and use of social media. If you are interested in learning how to grow your practice using the internet and social media, you need to contact Cat.
— Scott Hubbard, McCann & Hubbard
Working with Cat was a wonderful experience. As a fellow lawyer, she understands how lawyers work, what we want and what we are willing to do for ourselves (i.e., that we don’t want to learn the technology, we just want to get it to work for us!). She listened and observed and then provided practical resources that addressed our specific issues. As a fellow entrepreneur, she understands the challenges facing small-business owners and caters her solutions to those concerns. She provides superior service with a great attention to detail.
— Tonya Matthews, Fisher Matthews PLLC