Our Story

Lawmato is an American company founded by accomplished legal veterans with an entrepreneurial spirit.


While working on a matter for a telemedicine client in 2020, one of our founding members, Tom Tong, who is a seasoned attorney with a top Texas law firm, thought the legal industry could use similar technology.  Why not create an on-demand legal app that helps people and businesses find and consult with lawyers virtually?


Just about the time when Tom brought his vision to reality and launched the first Lawmato app, he reconnected with a long-lost friend, Lori Ann Fox, a lawyer with the combined expertise in law and legal technology, and she joined Lawmato soon thereafter.


Our team is dedicated to helping people and businesses connect virtually with reliable, experienced lawyers to help with your legal issues when they arise.


Meet the Team

Tom Tong

Founder & CEO


Tom is a lawyer dedicated to serving his clients and has brought that passion for service to share with the world through Lawmato. He enjoys hiking, tennis and golf, especially with his family.

Lori Ann Fox

General Counsel & Director of Operations


Lori Ann brings her legal tech experience and passion for serving clients to Lawmato. She loves to give back to her community and serves on various legislative drafting committees. Lori Ann enjoys travel, family, learning to golf and baking.

Darren Tibshraeny

Director of Business Development


Darren brings his business and marketing experience in the hospitality and golf industries to Lawmato. He is a member of the South African PGA and enjoys teaching and competing.  Darren enjoys golf, food, reading, keeping fit, his beloved Springboks and spending time with his family.

Cole Trahan

Content Marketer


Cole Trahan is a content marketer for Lawmato. He specializes in copywriting, content writing, and social media marketing. He graduated from Columbus State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, his concentration being philosophy. In his spare time, Cole likes to read, listen to creepypastas, and go for long walks.

Alexis Orosco

Web Designer


Alexis is a graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she majored in Communication Technology. Her passions lie in the realm of technology, such as in web and UX design. She enjoys reading, crocheting and going to concerts.

2022 Interns

Clarabel Chen

Clarabel Chen is a sophomore at Yale University majoring in mathematics and history. She is interested in computational research, history of economics and law, and all kinds of art.

Cynthia Li

Cynthia Li is a rising senior studying art history and political science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her passion for law lies at the intersection between art and law. She is interested in protecting artists’ freedom of speech and laws governing the operation of nonprofits in particular. Besides interning at Lawmato, she also works at a local art council in Detroit. As an avid museum-goer, her favorite museum is the National Gallery of Art.

Kevin Liu

Kevin Liu is a sophomore at the UT Austin McCombs School of Business, where he plans to major in Finance. He has a particular interest in business law, and will pursue law school after graduation. Some of his business experience includes operations and facilities management. In his free time, Kevin is a competitive chess player and coach, and he also enjoy fishing on the weekends.

Kristin Wu

Kristin Wu is a rising junior at UChicago studying Media Arts and Design and Computer Science. Kristin is interested in exploring the intersection of tech and other industries (which led her to Lawmato)! Kristin’s favorite pastime is applying technical software/processes towards artistic endeavors. As of late, Kristin has been experimenting with photogrammetry and pointclouds, and 3D modeling and prototyping modular accessories.

Takai Gillam

After graduating from University of California, Santa Barbara, Takai started attending law school at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. During law school, he has enjoyed being back home and participating as a member of the Black Law Student Association. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis, basketball, and catching the newest films out.

Tom Tong

Tom is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin and a proud Longhorn studying economics and international relations. He loves playing tennis and the piano in his free time.

2023 Interns

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung, a Senior enrolled at Pennsylvania Western University, is currently pursuing a major in Digital Media Technology complemented by a minor in Marketing. His academic focus lies in delving into the digital aspects of social media, with aspirations to venture into the realm of digital marketing post-graduation. Beyond his studies, Tony finds enjoyment in playing basketball in his free time, and when winter comes along he loves going snowboarding.

Alex Zhang

Alex is a sophomore from the University of Michigan studying business, and has been transcribing Lawmato’s 2022 Legal Academy Videos for better accessibility and convenience. In his free time, he enjoys reading and writing the sequel to his Ember series.

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