'Entrepreneur training for lawyers' 'Law Practice Coach'

Gary Mitchell

Lawyer Coach

Gary has tailored his coaching practice exclusively to lawyers since 2005. He has accumulated tremendous industry knowledge and insights. Gary has authored three books. The first two on business development were published by Thomson in 2012 and 2014. His latest, ‘Growing a Law Practice During Covid-19’, was published by Lexis Nexis in 2021. Recently Gary launched a new App to help lawyers grow their practices, The Law Practice Builder App™.

He has been named by two independent organizations among the top 10 business coaches for lawyers and law firms. While one of the first lawyer coaches, Gary continues to look for ways to innovate and bring more value to his clients. He now hosts The LawBiz Podcast, presented by Answering Legal, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. 


Gary’s Process

First, Gary will help you clarify your vision. Second, he will guide you through proven strategies and actions to realize your goals. Third, he’ll support you to think big, act, and achieve professional success. Because of his trademarked methodology, TST, his clients have reported accelerated growth, increased profitability, peace of mind, and freedom. Gary will help you achieve these outcomes with less effort, in less time, and with greater results. 

He breaks down barriers for clients with his down-to-earth and practical approach to business challenges. He helps you to develop your business skills. For this reason, he has become a go-to coach for lawyers from small firm owners, to international law firm partners. These professionals seek leading-edge guidance on business development, human resources, leadership, marketing, practice management, strategic planning, and succession planning.

Having coached lawyers from coast to coast spanning numerous practice areas and at all stages in their careers, Gary continues to expand and hone his knowledge of the legal industry with every new client engagement. 

Gary’s Programs Include: Managing Partner Growth| Leadership | Transition | Business Development | Practice Management  | Career


Gary’s Published Works

Gary has three published books with Carswell and LexisNexis and well over 200 published articles. Notably, these articles include the ones in Lexpert, The Lawyers Weekly, The Lawyers Daily, CBA’s Practice Link, ABA’s Mind Your Business, and Texas Lawyer. 

His three published books include; Raindance- The Business Development Guidebook for Lawyers, 2012, Raindance II: A Blueprint for Growing Your Practice, 2014, and his latest, published in June 2021, Growing a Law Practice During Covid-19, is available from LexisNexis.

He began contributing to The Lawyers Weekly in 2006 and continued to write his monthly column  ‘The Coach’ for The Lawyers Daily. 


Client Testimonials

Read what his clients are saying about him here.

Speaking Engagements

Gary is frequently called upon to speak at legal conferences, law schools and legal marketing events, present workshops, group coaching, and facilitate firm retreats. Read his long list of speaking engagements here.

Giving Back

Gary believes in supporting organizations whose mission is to mentor current and upcoming professionals.

  • Legal Marketing Association – Vancouver Chapter: Founding member, a former board member with roles that included Treasurer, Chair of the Marketing Committee, Co-Chair of the Programming Committee, and event sponsor.
  • Emerson College, Boston MA: Speaker at the first-ever (North American) accredited course on professional services marketing.
  • The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law: Frequent speaker to law students about the business of law and career opportunities.

Gary speaks with Faye Shen, Marketing Manager, at LexisNexis about why he became a business and lawyer coach: