R. Amani Smathers
Sr. Legal Solutions Architect
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, De Novo

Since joining the legal profession, Amani’s focus has been on using technology and process improvement to streamline and scale legal service delivery.  As a Senior Legal Solutions Architect on Davis Wright Tremaine’s De Novo team (previously at Seyfarth Shaw/SeyfarthLean Consulting), Amani works directly with clients and law firm teams to design solutions to legal business challenges.  Amani’s favorite projects are those where she sees her team’s work make a real, positive impact on a client’s workloads and outcomes.


Amani’s appreciation for law, technology, data, design, and process improvement makes her an adept problem solver who collaborates well with multidisciplinary teams. She understands that not every challenge faced by legal teams is a “legal” problem, and enjoys helping clients tackle their legal operations challenges.  A believer in continuous improvement, Amani loves working with colleagues and clients who push beyond the status quo.

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