About Law Scout

Law Scout is the easy way for small businesses to get great legal services.

We are an innovative technology company that is changing the legal industry. Through our online technology platform, small businesses can easily hire pre-vetted lawyers and obtain high-quality legal work for transparent prices. There are no billable hours and no surprise bills.

Using process automation and project management tools, Law Scout's technology cuts out the high cost of traditional legal practices. The result is a better legal experience for businesses. For more information on using Law Scout see: How It Works.

Our Founding Team

As lawyers and experienced entrepreneurs, our team knows the legal industry. Together we are building a better way for small businesses to work with lawyers.

Derek Hopfner

Derek Hopfner

Derek started Law Scout to make great legal services more accessible for small businesses. Prior to Law Scout, Derek worked for over 6 years as a lawyer focusing on corporate law and litigation at a mid-size law firm in Edmonton, Alberta. Derek has helped numerous small businesses get launched and has advised them through their initial challenges. He received his law degree from the University of Alberta and degrees in business and philosophy from the University of Calgary.

Shane Murphy

Shane Murphy

Before founding Law Scout, Shane worked as a litigation lawyer for small businesses and franchises. In the courts, Shane advocated for the rights of small business owners and came to understand the challenges of working with a lawyer while launching a business on a limited budget. He holds two law degrees from McGill University, and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

Travis Houlette

Travis Houlette

Travis is Law Scout’s lead developer and its technical founder. Travis is a successful entrepreneur who knows first-hand how small businesses struggle to obtain and afford quality legal services. From 2009 to 2013, Travis was the founder and CEO of GhostBird Software. GhostBird developed many popular photo-editing apps, including KitCam and PhotoForge before being acquired by Yahoo! in 2013. Currently, Travis heads mobile engineering at Flickr in San Francisco.

Why we built Law Scout

We believe that quality legal services should be easy to find. Small businesses and startups need reliable legal services, but most law firms are not priced in a way that is affordable or predictable.

Our founders think the legal industry can do better.

Law Scout is a simple idea that dramatically improves the way small businesses hire a lawyer: great lawyers at upfront prices.