Meet The Law Firm Coaches

Meet The Team That Makes It Happen

Law Firm Coach is made up of a core group of people who have been there, done that and understand law firms inside and out. Their knowledge and reputation in the field of law firms and creating course direction is well known.

Law Firm Coach Cheryl Leone Law Firm Coach Dave Favor Law Firm Coach Carl Solomon
Cheryl Leone
Mentor, Author,
Speaker, People Developer
Dave W. Favor
Mentor, Author,
Speaker, Strategic Thinker
Carl Solomon
Law Firm Owner
Trusted Adviser,
Mentor, National

Catalyst Group, Inc. was formed in 1999 bringing together the combined talents of Cheryl Leone and Dave Favor. Fine tuning the art of the business of law is a passion with them. Carl Solomon is a practicing attorney in Columbia, SC and started his practice with Catalyst “driving the train” (in Carl’s words!). It became obvious to Cheryl and Dave that Carl’s talents were not only in the field of law but in the business of law and he joined the Law Firm Coach team. He is an integral part of Catalyst to this day. The three of them use their talents and experiences to make their clients’ dreams come true.

Meet Cheryl Leone

Cheryl Leone has been in and around law firms her entire life, with more than 50 years working in and with law firms. Her practical knowledge of the internal workings of a firm and its people allows the team to identify and break through bottlenecks within the firm. Cheryl has built firms from the ground up that have withstood the test of time. She believes strongly in high performance law firm team members who are taught to take responsibility for their actions and deliver quality work product. Cheryl is the visionary for the team. Highly energetic, Cheryl seems to instinctively know how to create profitable law firms. While others retire, Cheryl continues to work her magic with lawyers and law firms. One client has given Cheryl a title we love: the “Law Firm Whisperer.”

Meet Dave W. Favor

Dave Favor spent 30 years at IBM before retiring as a consultant. Dave brings his C-level management experience and understanding of the “art of the business of law” to the table for clients. Dave’s background as a project manager and auditor gives him insight into what makes a law firm profitable. He develops practical processes that build stronger law firms. Dave sees law firms as a business practice with specific deliverables that achieve a strong return on investment for the clients.

Dave believes you must have a long term vision and a strategic plan to support that vision. Those who have met Dave will tell you that when Dave speaks, you need to listen! His advice and impact on our clients has changed non-producing firms into profitable, high performing law firms.

Meet Carl Solomon

Carl L. Solomon is the practicing law firm owner of Solomon Law Group LLC in Columbia, South Carolina. He handles complex litigation cases. Carl started as a client and has become critical core member of the team. He is a strong proponent of the concept of values-based law firm management and internal best business practices.

Carl is the past president of the South Carolina Bar (2010-2011). He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forums, the National Trial Lawyers, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers,” SuperLawyers and Litigation Counsel of America. He is the 2005 recipient of the silver Compleat Lawyer award by the University of South Carolina. Carl is a nationally known speaker and conducts law firm training seminars across the United States, including presenting each year at Harvard. Carl understands how to brand yourself as a lawyer and what it takes to stay the road to success.

Cheryl, Dave and Carl bring a depth of legal experience that provides a competitive edge to their clients. They share a strong sense of core values that define their lives both at work and at home.

Start your journey with Catalyst and our law firm coaches at an informal off-site in Raleigh, North Carolina in an relaxed atmosphere that promotes thought and excitement as the journey is planned. Contact for more information.