Boyd Patterson: Boyd has been involved in emerging courtroom technologies, has consistently used technology applications in jury trials, was a member of the team that brought new technologies to the criminal courtrooms in his county and has prompted the development of computer programs to help identify gang members and to increase the efficiency of case-disposition. He has been involved in the study and practice of psychology and law for the last 24 years. Between 1987-1997 he earned his B.S. in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, his Masters of Psychology from the University of West Georgia, was a telephone crisis-counselor in Chattanooga and a youth mental health counselor near Atlanta. Since 1997, he has earned his law degree from Duquesne University, practiced insurance defense litigation and was a trial court prosecutor at the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for nine years. Boyd has tried more than 50 jury trials and currently serves as the Gang Task Force Coordinator for his jurisdiction. Boyd has written the courtroom manual Trial Resource: 404(b) evidence by topic for his office. He serves on the board of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County and helps coach his son’s soccer team. Boyd enjoys speaking to students about finding careers that fit their interests and to organizations that support victims of crime.
Nancy Patterson: Nancy is the CEO at Litigator Technology and the editor of the LITIG8R TECH blog. She enjoys meeting and learning about emerging and established leaders in the legal, technology and legal tech worlds and is a tad obsessed with finding better ways to become more efficient at work while becoming more proficient with technology. Nancy believes the rapid adoption of iPhones and iPads has created many opportunities for better solutions to legal work flow. Nancy spends a great deal of her time between product development and client support and growing the overall business. In addition to her legal tech work, Nancy owns a nonprofit consulting business. Like Boyd, she received her bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She currently serves as a board member at WTCI-PBS, and is a volunteer for the Chattanooga History Center and her children’s school.