John Alber (Emeritus)

411 Walnut St. #10210
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Business Phone: 314.705.2772

John Alber is retired and currently living aboard the the 50 foot trawler Barefoot Lady in southern and southeastern U.S. waters. He chronicles his adventures in the blog A Life Afloat. He also serves in a volunteer capacity as Futurist for the International Legal Technology Association.

For the 16 years, he served as Bryan Cave’s Strategic Innovation Partner and there created and oversaw three technology-enabled innovation groups: the Client Technology Group, the Practice Economics Group and the Accelerated Review Team.


John Alber has an unusual background for a large law firm partner: he spent 10 years as a technology entrepreneur and executive.  John has put that experience to excellent use in applying technology to law practice, in order to provide better client service.  As the Strategic Technology Partner at Bryan Cave, he was among the first – almost two decades ago, in the late 1990s – to deliver interactive advisory and training systems to clients. Continuing that work, John built teams at the firm that today focus on client technology innovation and legal workflow applications. Along the way, he also was among the first to apply concepts of business intelligence analytics to law firm financial data, in order to better understand matter and client profitability. John shares his insights freely, especially as a key organizer for multiple annual conferences of the International Legal Technology Association.