Attorney Nerino J. Petro, Jr. is the President of the Erickson Group of Companies in Rockford, Ilinois where he oversees all operations and mananagement of commercial properties and development thorughout the Midwest. Prior to joing The Erickson Group, Nerino was the Chief Information Officer for Holmstrom & Kennedy, P.C. in Rockford, Illinois. He served as the Practice Management Advisor for the Law Office Management Assistance program of the State Bar of Wisconsin from 2006-2014. Licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin he has been a practicing attorney and legal technologist in Loves Park, Illinois. He formed CenCom, a division of Centro, Inc. in 1994 to provide legal technology consulting to lawyers in Northern Illinois. He recognized that small law firms could leverage modern legal technology to maximize their capabilities. A 1988 graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law, Mr. Petro adopted PC technology early in his practice to help meet his clients needs. Since 1988, Mr. Petro has worked with technology service providers in the imaging, hardware and software computer fields. Mr. Petro remains a Certified Independent Consultant for TimeMattersÂ® case management software and Billing MattersÂ® time and billing software, as well as a consultant for TABSÂ® time and billing software, and Practice MasterÂ® case management software. Mr. Petro is past chair of the Winnebago County Bar Association (WCBA) Business Committee, having responsibility for legal technology issues and training and is the incoming chair of the WCBA Practice Mangement Committee. Mr. Petro is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Committee on Legal Technology and a regular contributor to its newsletter. Mr. Petro speaks thorughout the US and abroad and writes extensively for a number of print and electronic publications. and is a past member ofthe ABA TECHSHOW.
You can contact Nerino at: nerinopetro at cencomtech.com.