Ethan Wall founded Social Media Law and Order to pursue his passion for educating, consulting, and training users on all areas of social media and the law after practicing social media, Internet, and intellectual property law at a prestigious law firm for seven years. Ethan quickly became widely recognized as an authority on the effect of social media on the law. He authored three books including Fire over Facebook: A Primer on Protected Social Media Activity in the Workplace and Best Practice Guide for Managing Employee Social Media Use, and the Social Media Guide for Lawyers, a legal guide on how lawyers and law firms can ethically and effectively use social media in their practice. Ethan also developed the Social Media Law and Order blog to chronicle the effect of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media on the law. High profile news organizations, including CNN, NPR, and Thomson Reuters have turned to Ethan for commentaries on social media legal issues.
Ethan has an exceptional reputation for delivering engaging presentations in the area of social media and the law. Over the last few years, Ethan delivered more than 50 seminars and workshops at national and international legal, business, and industry symposiums and has published dozens of scholarly articles on social media legal issues. He also teaches a law school course he developed titled Social Media and the Law. He has lectured at the University of Miami School of Law, Nova Southeastern University, and Florida International University School of Law.
Ethan is also highly regarded in the legal and business fields. Chambers and Partners, which recognizes the World’s Leading Lawyers, recognized Ethan for two consecutive years. Florida Trend Magazine named Ethan one of their Legal Elite in 2014 and named him a “Top Up and Comer” the prior four years. Florida Super Lawyers Magazine has also named Ethan a “Rising Star” since 2010. In 2013, Ethan was named the IT Law Rising Star of Year in Florida by Corporate INTL Magazine in London, which recognizes global leading advisers and financiers in many countries, and also by Global Law Experts, which recognizes leading attorneys throughout the world.
In 2014, The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors awarded Ethan the Lynn Futch Most Productive Young Lawyer Award, one of the most prestigious awards given by the Young Lawyers Division. The Lynn Futch award is bestowed upon the young lawyer who has worked most diligently in Bar activities, law-related public activities, and who has an excellent reputation for legal abilities and integrity. Ethan is a member of the United States Supreme Court and The Florida Bar. He is the immediate past-president of the Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Section, current Vice President of Nova Southeastern University’s Law Alumni Association, and a 2014 Finalist for Alumni of the Year from his alma mater.
Ethan also pursues his dream to leave the world better than how he found it through a charitable initiative called Let’s Plant a Seed. He delivers motivational speeches, workshops and programs designed to help people identify their dreams, inspire them to pursue their passions, and encourage them to give back to the world in a lasting way through community service. Ethan regularly volunteers and schedules community service events in South Florida and in locations where he speaks, consults and trains.