"Legal Grind® was originally founded by attorney Jeff Hughes in 1996 using a "Coffee and Counsel" model - combining a coffee house on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica with access to attorneys providing informal, face-to-face legal advice available at the tables for a nominal fee. This innovative business model enabled "the rest of us" who had never before had access to expert legal advice a chance to have our disputes and legal problems evaluated and presented in the same expert way that rich folk have had since time immemorial. Major news organizations across the country took notice, and Legal Grind was able to help thousands of people with personal injuries, bankruptcies, divorce and custody matters, contract disputes, DUIs, and many other basic legal services. According to Mary K. Ryan, Chair of the ABA's standing committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, "Legal Grind® demonstrates the type of commitment to innovation that the legal profession needs to pursue."
It's now 2018 and the world has changed. Starbucks has a shop on every corner, and everyone searches for advice on the internet. Legal Grind has changed, too, and now offers the same legal referral services important to most people through the world-wide web.
But we have the same personal concern for clients today as we did when we met them face-to-face in the coffee shop, and we still offer a basic evaluation of your legal needs over the phone at no charge.
Jeff continues to be the CEO of Legal Grind and is intimately involved with its day-to-day operation. He personally chooses the lawyers that clients are referred to for their legal needs. He selects attorneys who exhibit the highest level of professional competence, integrity, empathy, and sense of mission to make their talents available to those who otherwise would not have the benefit of legal counsel. These hand-picked attorneys truly live by LegalGrind®'s slogan, Justice Served Daily®.
Jeff lives in Santa Monica with his family. He has experienced first-hand several of the hardships that befall too many of us in life, and that school of hard knocks informs his vision for Legal Grind and his passion for extending the rights and protections of our legal system to all."