Our Company

Smokeball

Smokeball was founded by technology leaders with more than 20 years of experience in delivering impactful legal technology products.

Our leadership continually strives to develop a company, culture, and team that share a profound love for the law and are compelled to help small law firms find success.

Smokeball HQ resides in the 200 West Adams Building in downtown Chicago, adjacent to the Sears Tower (that’s right, we still call it by its hometown name).

We also have a sister office in the CBD of Sydney, Australia. We’re a growing company of more than 70 strong, with clients across the United States. Having said that, we don’t let the excitement of Smokeball’s success get to us; we still have a long way to go and we are committed to striving for excellence.

What’s in a name?

If it’s familiar but you can’t quite place it, the name is derived from the famous case of Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Company [1893] 1 QB 256.

The defendants, who were proprietors of a medical preparation called “The Carbolic Smokeball,” issued an advertisement in which they offered to pay £100 to any person who succumbed to influenza after having used one of their smokeballs in a specified manner and for a specified period. They added that they had deposited a sum of £1,000 with their bankers “to show their sincerity.” The plaintiff, on the faith of the advertisement, bought and used the ball as prescribed, but caught influenza. She successfully sued for the £100.

Our Core Values

Caring is not optional.

Caring is not optional.

Innovate for the customer, not the press release.

Innovate for the customer, not the press release.

Keep listening, keep learning.

Keep listening, keep learning.

Check your ego at the door.

Check your ego at the door.

Build open and honest relationships with communication.

Be frank.

You miss 100% of the shots you do not take.

You miss 100% of the shots you do not take.

Smokeball Team

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