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Take it from our team: Smokeball is one of Chicago’s best places to work. Snacks included!

Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces of 2018

Why We Do What We Do

Smokeball was founded by technology leaders with more than 20 years of experience in delivering impactful achieve success. Our mission isn’t simple, but it is straightforward: helping small law firms run a successful business so they can better serve our communities. We’re dedicated to creating the best legal practice management software; helping firms grow more organized, drive productivity and increase profitability.

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2021 Smokeball Team

Life at Smokeball

You aren’t recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s “Best Workplaces in 2018,” ranked among Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago for three years in a row (2019, 2020, 2021) or honored with a Stevie Award for outstanding customer service unless you love what you do.

So, why do Smokeballers love what we do? From sales to client success, every person understands their capacity to make an impact — for the company and our clients. Oh yeah — we also offer:

Competitive benefits
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Generous PTO and holiday time
401(k) plans
A fully stocked kitchen
Gym reimbursement

Every employee at Smokeball enjoys a full PTO day to volunteer at their chosen charity or event. Our volunteers, who we often refer to as “Smokeball Superstars,” are active in our communities and spend many hours of their personal and professional time serving through projects such as fundraising initiatives, community clean-up events and educational outreach programs.

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What’s In a Name?

The name Smokeball comes from the famous 1893 case, Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Company, which many attorneys study in their contracts class during their first year of law school. The Carbolic Smoke Ball Company ran an advertisement promising to pay an award to anyone who came down with the flu while using their flu-preventing smoke balls. A plaintiff in the case caught the flu despite using the smoke balls, after which the court found that the advertising gimmick was in fact a unilateral contract and granted the plaintiff the award. Our name constantly piques interest at conferences and events, and we always enjoy bringing the lawyers we talk to right back to Day 1 of law school! Unlike the original Smoke Ball, or clients will tell you we certainly deliver on our life-changing promises.

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Giving Back

As Smokeball has grown, so has our commitment to supporting both the local Chicago community and practice of law across the country. As an organization, we take great pride in giving back and building a brighter future for our neighbors by contributing time, talent, money and other resources to multitudes of community initiatives each year.

Every employee at Smokeball enjoys a full day out of the office to volunteer at a charity or event that is special to them. Our volunteers, which we often refer to as “Smokeball Superstars,” are active in the communities and spend many hours of their personal and professional time serving through projects such as fundraising initiatives, community clean-up events and educational outreach programs.

Smokeball Season of Giving 2021 Raises $45,000 for Charity Partners

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