Our Story

SilverFile is the result of one attorney's years-long quest for a paperless office environment. After surveying the landscape of expensive software "solutions" and insecure Web-based document management systems, Matthew Herron decided to take matters into his own hands. He assembled a group of the legal and software industry's most experienced and innovative minds and went to work creating a device that eliminates the physical legal file. The result? Happy attorneys, happy support staff, and happy clients. Not bad for a little silver box.

Our Team

The Board

Matthew Herron has over 30 years of experience in complex business litigation, often taking on large firms in his capacity as principal at Herron + Steele. A magna cum laude graduate of USD School of Law, Matt spent 30 years looking for files, dragging paperwork to depositions, and struggling to find the appropriate information when speaking to clients. After a frustrating search for a solution, Matt knew he had to create his own. He transformed his office -- and the work habits of his staff, clients, and co-counsel -- and successfully transitioned to an entirely paperless model. His SilverFile concept was implemented by Hank Morton and Ryan Roemer, forever ending Herron + Steele's reliance on confusing paper files. Now Matt's once-cluttered desk is a Zen sanctuary...and Matt prepares motions, oppositions, letters, trial materials, and more using his simple SilverFile system.

Hank Morton has been active in the information technology world for over a decade as an entrepreneur, software developer, systems administrator, marketer, and manager. Hank has launched two successful startup ventures in addition to SilverFile: Bajabound.com, the world's leading online retailer of Mexican auto and travel insurance, and Bettersignup.com, an online registration provider for cycling and other athletic events. As primary software developer and administrator for both e-commerce sites, Hank has managed to translate his cross-platform technological skills into profitability and success in the startup sphere. Before delving into the world of IT, Hank served in a commercial development capacity at a biotech firm. He holds a BS in biology from Stanford University.

Ryan Roemer is a software engineer and former attorney, whose expertise spans the fields of both technology and law. Before returning to software development, Ryan was a registered patent attorney at a large international law firm, where he litigated intellectual property cases and prosecuted patent applications in the area of computer science. He also advised software clients regarding various intellectual property issues, including patent portfolio assertion, open source licensing, and CAN-SPAM compliance. Ryan is presently a software development engineer working on a large cloud computing storage service. He has significant front and back-end application development experience, and has worked with a variety of languages, frameworks, services, and databases. In addition to his work in industry, Ryan's academic and research background includes distributed systems, application security, virtualization, and operating systems. Ryan has degrees from Stanford University, UCLA, and UCSD.

Bob Kulakowski has 26 years of leading edge computer, communications, and security product design experience, 7 issued patents and 16 pending patents, extensive intellectual property related experience, and has founded or co-founded venture backed companies that have raised over $50 million in venture capital. Products developed by Bob have been sold or licensed to industry giants like IBM, AT&T, NCR, Western Digital, and others. As co-founder of Verimatrix, he brought the company from a small start-up to the global leader in IPTV pay security, raising venture capital, recruiting a world-class management team, leading an impressive team software development effort, and serving as both CTO and VP of Engineering. Verimatrix now has over 120 significant partners in the pay television industry. As of 2009, it has been deployed at over 220 television operator customer sites in 36 different countries.

Kirk Riley is a certified taxation specialist and attorney at law. After obtaining his J.D. at the California Western School of Law, he earned a Master's in tax at Boston University. He served for six years with big-four auditing and accounting firm Deloitte & Touche in San Francisco, San Diego, and Washington D.C. His current firm specializes in taxation, tax compliance, estate planning, and probate law.

Todd Anson has enjoyed a career of preeminence in commercial real estate law and development, specializing in large-scale campuses for the likes of Cisco Systems and Biogen IDEC Pharmaceuticals. His most recent coup is the DiamondView Tower, the nation's first office high-rise built at a Major League ballpark. As a lawyer, he helped revolutionize the way high-tech companies manage real estate assets, pioneering a shift to company-developed and -owned facilities that utilize structured finance techniques like off-balance-sheet financing. Todd is an active venture capital investor and is part-owner and founding investor of the 8 team Golden League, a minor league baseball league in California, Arizona, and Nevada. In 2009, Todd and his partner received the coveted Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award for San Diego real estate. Todd serves on the boards of several companies and is a member of the Athletic Director's Cabinet at the University of Michigan.

Su L. Barry was born in Nairobi, Kenya and lived in Tokyo, Japan before moving to Texas in 1986. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of San Diego School of Law, Su is currently an associate at Hosey & Bahrambeygui. Su's legal practice focuses on business litigation, personal injury and insurance bad faith law. Among her most memorable cases are those on behalf of the Cedar Fire victims, where she assisted over 150 Cedar Fire victims with various insurance issues incident to property damage caused by the 2003 Cedar Fire. In 2007, she was named one of San Diego's top young attorneys by The Daily Transcript.