Kevin Chern

After 25 years of building businesses while navigating some of the most complex paths to success, Kevin Chern founded Sanguine Strategic Advisors to lend his insight and experience to other serial entrepreneurs, small business owners and folks in need of a roll-up-your-sleeves innovator, deal maker and doer. Among his many pursuits:

Kevin is the founder and former Managing Partner of UpRight Law, the largest consumer bankruptcy law firm in the U.S., based in Chicago, built from the ground up starting in 2014. He founded and led UpRight in its mission to improve people’s lives by providing the highest quality services, most effective legal strategies and world class customer service. He leveraged systems, technology, operations and the intense subject matter expertise of local bankruptcy practitioners to build America’s premier virtual consumer law firm, allowing consumers to interact with their lawyer online. The firm successfully represented over 30,000 clients during his tenure as Managing Partner.

Previously, Kevin was a co-founder and President of Total Attorneys, the pioneer of lead generation in the legal industry. In his capacity as President, he was a marketing, technology, business development and law firm management consultant to 1100+ law firms nationwide and successfully fought regulatory battles across the country to legitimize lead generation in the legal industry.

Kevin has architected five comprehensive law office CRMs and dozens of legal websites, is an expert in law practice development, having created practices in bankruptcy, consumer protection litigation, bankruptcy litigation, class action litigation, lemon law, personal injury, workers compensation and DUI.

He is a leader in the digital marketing space and is a consummate deal maker. He was named an inaugural member of the Fastcase 50, as one of the country’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders in the legal space. Kevin is also an inductee in The Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and his companies have twice been on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in America.

Kevin has built numerous other businesses over the last 25 years and is passionate about entrepreneurship and mentoring other lawyers and business professionals. Check out his LinkedIn Profile for more.

Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura and their dog, Murphy. He likes taking long walks along the Chicago lakefront, cooking, and is a die hard Cubs fan!