John Grant

John E. Grant is passionate about helping lawyers and legal teams harness 21st-century tools to build profitable, efficient practices. He believes a relentless focus on delivering customer value and a commitment to measurable outcomes are the keys to lasting success.

John coaches Start Here HQ clients on business process and technology optimization. Known as the Agile Attorney, John teaches legal teams of all sizes to harness Lean process improvement and Agile project management to measurably and sustainably improve their operations. He is a Fellow of the International Institute of Legal Project Management and a certified Legal Project Practitioner.

Before starting his legal career, John spent nearly a decade with a software company that used outside-the-box thinking and superior technology to disrupt and consolidate an industry. He has not only seen, but helped drive innovation through business model optimization and cross-functional communication. He is passionate about understanding customer value at every opportunity, whether it be as a lawyer, a consultant, or a coach.

John recently co-chaired the Futures Task Force of the Oregon State Bar and, beginning in 2018, will be a member of the Bar's Board of Governors. He earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School where he was Editor-in-chief of the Law Review.


Kind words from John’s clients

After implementing the Agile practices John taught me, I feel so much more in control of my work! Plus, after one month my amount of billable hours increased 70% over the past six-month average—Incredible!
— Jess Birken, Birken Law
I very much appreciate the skill John brought to the presentation and the information he was able to impart on my staff. We have hit the ground running since our workshop and are already instituting some of the tools that John recommended.
— Patrick Palace, Palace Law Firm
John’s inspired me to change the way I do things. I have had a Kanban board for about a year. It has helped me visualize the workflow and identify things that I need to improve. Simply put, it has helped me see and manage both the forest and the trees.
— Mike Polk, Belser & Belser