Kevin S. Gillespie is the co-founder and CEO of Text A Lawyer, Inc. Text A Lawyer is a platform to connect people with legal questions to waiting lawyers for low fixed fees. Paying lawyers to field captive client leads disrupts the entire legal advertising industry.
Kevin holds a JD from Vermont Law School and a BA in Business Administration & Entrepreneurship from Western State Colorado University. Prior to (and during) law school, Kevin worked for Savoy Investment Management, Inc. as executive vice-president. His decision to attend law school was based on his experience running Cold Pizza, Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit feeding the hungry on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin. Kevin found this experience much more rewarding than investment management and decided a law degree would help him make his career about helping others (in need).
After a short stint at the Colorado State Public Defender office in Grand Junction, Kevin decided to fall back on a legal tech business idea he had in a class taught by Jeannette Eicks, an advisor to Text A Lawyer. Pairing his entrepreneurship skills with his law education has proved to be the right fit. Kevin is happiest helping the Text A Lawyer team achieve their goals.