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Director of Marketing Roy Sexton quoted in Gina Rubel's article “Differentiating the Midsize Law Firm to Compete With Big Law”

February 24, 2018

Kerr Russell Director of Marketing Roy Sexton​ is quoted in article “Differentiating the Midsize Law Firm to Compete With Big Law” by Gina Furia Rubel​ of Furia Rubel Communications​. Others referenced in the article include Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP's Lydia Bednerik, Fishman Marketing's Ross Fishman, Jayne Navarre Associates' Jayne Navarre, Connolly Gallagher LLP's Jennifer Smuts, and Laner Muchin, Ltd.'s Joe Yastrow. Read the full article.

Roy Sexton, marketing director for Kerr Russell, and former director of marketing for Trott & Trott, P.C. in Michigan—which niches in real estate law, specifically foreclosure—said, ‘The way we differentiated ourselves [at Trott] from other larger and multistate competitors was by leveraging our case management system to provide proprietary report cards generated monthly for our clients.’ He said, ‘They detailed all of a client’s matters, the status of each matter, and projected outcomes. The report cards also identified barriers to success, including any missing information, title issues, etc.’ Sexton explained that the niche industry report cards gave Trott Law several advantages, including the ability to supplement legal counsel with business data that directly impacted the clients’ bottom line. The report cards also enabled the attorneys to schedule regular calls, visits and educational opportunities to review the material, identify gaps in performance, and help their clients understand the legislative landscape in Michigan.” More here.

Roy Sexton is responsible for leading Kerr Russell's marketing, business development, communications, and strategic planning efforts.  

He has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, business development, and strategic planning, having worked at Deloitte Consulting, Oakwood Healthcare (now Beaumont), Trott Law (formerly Trott & Trott), and St. Joseph Mercy Health System. He has been heavily involved regionally and nationally in the Legal Marketing Association as a board member, content expert, and presenter. He is treasurer-elect currently for the Legal Marketing Association’s Midwest Regional Board of Directors.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, and holds two masters degrees: an MA in theatre from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Leadership Detroit and Leadership A2Y, was a governor-appointed member of the Michigan Council of Labor and Economic Growth, and was appointed to the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association Board of Governors in 2012.

He served as an at-large member of LMA's Midwest Regional Board, served on the advisory committee for Strategies Magazine, and was a member of the Social Media SIG steering group. He has been involved on the following nonprofit boards and committees: First Step, Michigan Quality Council, National MS Society, ASPCA, Wabash College Southeast Michigan Alumni Association, Penny Seats Theatre Company and the Spotlight Players. He currently sits on the boards of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor and He is a published author with two books Reel Roy Reviews, Volumes 1 & 2.

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