John Tredennick

John Tredennick

John Tredennick is the founder and chief executive officer of Catalyst. A nationally known trial lawyer and longtime litigation partner at Holland & Hart, John founded Catalyst in 2000 and is responsible for its overall direction, voice and vision. Well before founding Catalyst, John was a pioneer in the field of legal technology. He was editor-in-chief of the best-selling, multi-author, two-book series, Winning With Computers: Trial Practice in the Twenty-First Century (ABA Press 1990, 1991). At the same time, he wrote, How to Prepare for Take and Use a Deposition at Trial(James Publishing 1990), which he and his co-author continued to supplement for several years. He also wrote, Lawyer’s Guide to Spreadsheets (Glasser Publishing 2000), and, Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 (ABA Press 2009). John has been widely honored for his achievements. In 2013, he was named by The American Lawyer as one of the top six “E-Discovery Trailblazers” in their special issue on the “Top Fifty Big Law Innovators” in the past fifty years. In 2012, he was named to the FastCase 50, which recognizes the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the law. London’s CityTech magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Global Technology Leaders.” In 2009, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology in the Rocky Mountain Region. Also in 2009, he was named the Top Technology Entrepreneur by the Colorado Software and Internet Association. John is the former chair of the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section. For many years, he was editor-in-chief of the ABA’s Law Practice Management magazine. Over two decades, John has written scores of articles on legal technology and spoken on legal technology to audiences on four of the five continents.

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Guest Appearances
March 5, 2018
Denver’s Global Legal Hackathon Judges Panel

The judges panel of the Denver Global Legal Hackathon, John Tredennick, Scott Sanderson, Laurie Kuhn, Randy Robinson, and Chad Perlov, talk about their favorite proposed legal solutions.

September 13, 2017
John Tredennick of Catalyst took the lead in the ‘80s to bring tech to his law firm

John Tredennick, the first to add "chief information officer" to his title, talks about how he earned respect and used it to make a difference.

December 30, 2015
Technology Assisted Review for Smart People

Technology Assisted Review (TAR), also known as Computer Assisted Review, Predictive Coding, Computer Assisted Coding, and Predictive Ranking, has been around for 50 years, but is now becoming incredibly useful in the legal field. This technology can speed up cases of all kinds and greatly reduce discovery costs for their clients. But how do lawyers...

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