Mark I. Unger is a divorce lawyer, mediator and consultant in San Antonio, Texas. He has been practicing family law almost exclusively since 1996. He has been highly involved with technology and the integration of technology and law since approximately 1998.   After having practiced in a firm for ten years, he has practiced family law almost exclusively since 2007, and recently launched Muse Legal Technology Consulting to help solos and small firms increase efficiency in their practices.  Among others, he has been recognized as one  of San Antonio’s Best Lawyers (peer review) regularly since 2007 and as member of the Fastcase 50 class of 2016.

Education:

St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, JD 1995

University of Texas, Austin, Texas, BA 1991

Austin Dispute Resolution Center, Austin, Texas, General and Family Law, 2009

Honors/Recognition:

  • FastCase 50” Award Winner 2016 “Honoring the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers (Family Law) Peer Nominated, SA Scene Magazine Annual Poll  *2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (Family)(SA Scene Magazine)
  • State Bar of Texas, Computer & Tech Section Chair ‘Distinguished Service Award  (2018)
  • State Bar of Texas, Computer & Tech Section Chair ‘Distinguished Service Award  (2016)
  • Texas Bar Award, Publication Award/ Series of Articles  (2013/14) SA Lawyer Magazine. Substantive Law — Technology & Law: MoneyBall Law for the iPad Litigator
  • State Bar of Texas Presidents/Directors Certificate of Merit, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 24, 2011
  • State Bar of Texas, Computer & Technology Section Award of Merit, June 23, 2011
  • State Bar of Texas Directors’ Pro Bono Resolution award, State Bar of Texas; January, 2010
  • Texas eFiling Pioneer Award, TexasOnline-BearingPoint; September, 2005;
  • First-filed Electronic Filing in Bexar County State District Courts; San   Antonio Express News, June 11, 2003;
  • President’s Award, San Antonio Bar Association; 2002
  • First-filed CD-ROM appellate brief in State of Texas; See Texas Lawyer, March 30, 1998

Professional Associations

  • Family Law Section, (San Antonio Bar Assn.) Board of Directors, 2008-present; President, 2012-13
  • Community Justice Program (CJP) Mentor, 2004-2015
  • Member, Lawyer2Lawyer/Mentor committee, 2000-2001

Recent Presentations/Publications

Your Life Vest In The Cloud, State Bar of Texas Computer & Tech Section’s “Access to Justice CLE,  Technology and Justice for All: Disaster Proofing Your Office,” Presentation (December 7, 2018; Austin, Texas)

#TechSoup2NutzBizLit: Tips and Tricks Using Technology in Business Disputes and Trials, State Bar of Texas, 10th Annual Business Disputes Course, Paper/Presentation (September 27, 2018; Austin, Texas)

Artificial Intelligence and Family Law/ 44th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Paper/Presentation; (August 15, 2018; San Antonio, Texas)

Adaptable Lawyer Track/ State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Planning Committee/Emcee, Presenter; (June 21-22, 2018; Houston, Texas); “Al Legal” Has Landed: A Short and Useful Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and 60 Apps in 60 Minutes

County and District Clerks Association of Texas’ 123rd Annual County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas Conference: eFiling: Bridging the Divide Between Filer and Clerk (panel)(June 12, 2018; San Antonio, Texas)

Sex, Lies & Videotape, presentation w/ Hon. Laura Salinas and Hon. Rosie Alvarado, San Antonio Bar Association “Bench Motions” Seminar (April 4, 2018; San Antonio, Texas)

General Technology Survival Kit, Presentation w/ Hon. Emily Miskel  Extreme Family Law Makeover XVI (February 23, 2018; San Antonio, Texas)

What I Wish I’d known Before Starting My Practice, presentation, ACLEA’s 54th Mid-Year Meeting, (February 11, 2018; San Antonio, Texas)

Modernize Your Practice Without Breaking The Bank, presentation; Lawyer Forward 2018 (January 26, 2018; Austin, Texas)

The Princess Bride: Mobile Lawyering and Using Low Cost Tech for Client Communication, Presentation; State Bar of Texas/Computer & Technology Section, With Technology and Justice For All (Access To Justice CLE)(December 1, 2017; Austin, Texas)

Adaptable Lawyer Track/ State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Planning Committee/Emcee, 2017; Dallas, Texas

Peeping Toms in the New Millennium: Digital Dos and Don’ts, Paper and Presentation; State Bar of Texas, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law  (October 14, 2016; Louisville, Kentucky)

Cloud Computing and the Virtual Law Practice, Paper and Presentation State Bar of Texas, Paralegal Division, 2016 Adv. Paralegal Seminar (September 28, 2016; San Antonio, Tx.)

Technology In The Courtroom, Presentation; State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Seminar (August 1-4, 2016; San Antonio, Texas)

Artificial Intelligence :/ Real Law  Ignite Presentation; Adaptable Lawyer Track; State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2016 (June 16-17, 2016; Ft. Worth, Texas)

Cloud Based Practice Management Systems Presentation/Paper; State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (June 16-17, 2016; Ft. Worth, Texas)

Maintaining Client Confidentiality in the Digital Era; State Bar of Texas, Advanced Civil Appellate, Austin, Texas (September 11, 2015)

Trial Demos–Utilizing Tools for Smart Presentations; State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Seminar, August 5, 2015

iPhone and iPad Basics for Lawyers; San Antonio Bar Association, Technology Section CLE (July 31, 2015)

Courtroom Technology: How to Use Your Tablet to Win! (Webinar/Panel Presentation), State Bar of Texas, June 24, 2015

MoneyBall Law: How to Play Big Law Ball on a Small Law Budget; Adaptable Lawyer Track (Presentation), State Bar of Texas (Annual Meeting), June 18, 2015

60 Sites in 60 MinutesAmerican Bar Association TechShow 2015, Chicago, Illinois (April 18, 2015)

Turbulence-Free Collaboration – Sharing Documents in the Cloud without E-mail; American Bar Association Techshow 2015, Chicago, Illinois (April 16, 2015)

How To Train Your Dragon Lawyer With Technology; South Texas Organization of Paralegals (March 5, 2015)

The Massive Legal Tech & Practice Management Brain Dump (& SABA Technology Section Launch), San Antonio Bar Association (January 30, 2015)

Family Law Technology 360: Everything You Need To Know For Your 21st Century  (Link), Course Director, State Bar of Texas (December 4-5, 2014; Austin, Texas)