“In the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work… ”

– Jim Collins

Good to Great:

                                                                       Why Some Companies Make The Leap… And others Don’t


caricature of Doug Monopolists' Lead StrategistHi, I’m Doug.

For the last several years, I’ve been known among the community of SEO professionals as the ‘go-to guy’ for ranking law firms at the top of Google’s Maps-3-Pack. Now I have a more direct (and rewarding) role in helping attorneys build high-growth firms as the Lead Strategist here at Monopolists,

I’m also a husband, and a Dad.

I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and now live with my family just south of Denver, Colorado. My wife Lisa and I have been together for over 20 years, and we have three young children – Liam, Peyton, and Madison.


Hi, I’m James.

As the Creative Director here at Monopolists, I oversee the design and development of caricature of James Monopolists Creative Directorevery website we build for our clients,’ as well as our own site.

I started my career as a web developer at BellSouth, and I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to expand my skillsets by leading some great teams on a number of high-profile, and challenging projects over the years.

I love that we get to see the results of the work we do for our clients here at Monopolists. It’s very rewarding to see our clients become increasingly successful, and know that our team contributed to that success.

Outside of work, I enjoy producing music and video projects, working out, and playing guitar.


Hi, I’m Manny.

caricature of Manny Monopolists WordPress DeveloperI’m the WordPress Development and UI Specialist here at Monopolists. After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 2011, I’ve worked in some exciting, and creative environments as a User Interface (UI) Developer at GiftCards.com, and a Web Developer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

I’ve also been a featured developer on the Envato marketplace, and developed WordPress themes on several of the biggest WordPress platforms.

Improving our clients’ websites is a fun challenge for me. I love putting the pieces of the puzzle together, and watching the metrics we know lead to more conversions tick up.

When I’m not in front of a computer, I enjoy working on classic cars, and competing in national events.


After several years as the go-to ‘emergency consultant’ other SEO agencies called when they had a tough client they couldn’t rank in Google’s Maps 3-Pack, we founded Monopolists in 2019 to do one thing:

Provide the missing element that entrepreneurial lawyers need to build successful firms, and achieve their goals.

  • MORE phone calls to your office.
  • MORE people visiting your website.
  • MORE new cases for your firm.
  • MORE ROI from your marketing budget


“In the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.

Perhaps, then, you might gain that rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that makes a contribution.

Indeed, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent, and that it mattered.”

– Jim Collins

Good to Great:

                                                      Why Some Companies Make The Leap… And others Don’t