Enjuris™ Editors

Meet the writers, editors and contributors behind Enjuris

Accidents, injuries and the subject of personal injury law hits home for us. Everyone on our team has had their lives touched by an accident in some way, at some point, whether it was a friend, a family member, or themselves.

We know what it's like to have a thousand questions all at once, while hoping and praying someone you love will pull through the next few weeks and months. We want to make Enjuris a truly useful resource for people who are facing the tough questions that come up after an accident.

We look to approach all our content with empathy and an eye for accuracy, thoroughness and usefulness to our audiences. Get in touch if you'd like to write for us, share your story or provide some feedback – we'd love to hear from you!

Enjuris provides real answers from real people about personal injury and accidents.

Ian Pisarcik

Expert Attorney Writer

Ian Pisarcik is a Legal Writer for Enjuris, where he focuses on providing individuals with meaningful legal content that is both accurate and accessible.

Ian’s interest in legal writing began in law school where he served as managing editor of the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. Upon graduating from law school, he wrote legal content for Lawyers.com and then served as an attorney editor for the Oregon State Bar. As an attorney editor, he wrote and edited legal content for BarBooks, an extensive online and print library of legal resources for lawyers. Additionally, he contributed to the Oregon State Bar Blog and served as head of the Civil Jury Instructions Committee.

Prior to joining Enjuris, Ian practiced as a litigation attorney at Paine Hamblen LLP where he successfully represented individuals in a host of civil matters from personal injury claims to trust disputes. He also found time to contribute to the Paine Hamblen Blog.

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Washington State Bar
Oregon State Bar
Idaho State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D.
Marist College, B.A.

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Melissa Gold

Expert Attorney Writer

Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature & Rhetoric from Binghamton University, followed by a Juris Doctor (J.D) degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.

Early in her career, Melissa was a Casenote Editor for LexisNexis Legal Publishing. Melissa also spent nearly a decade as the Research Director for The Business Review, an American City Business Journals publication. She also spent several years as content manager for a digital marketing agency and has written content for various industries including legal, health care, and the energy sector.

Melissa has embraced a variety of professions through the course of her career: law, research, journalism, digital marketing, and writing. There's one common thread, which is using the written word to share ideas and concepts. After many years working in "corporate America," she wanted to do something that really helps people in some way. Enjuris is the perfect use of her legal background and writing talent to share information that people use when they need it most.

Lance Buchanan

Storyteller, listener, intrepid adventurer, and avid defender of the planet, social justice and human rights

As the Executive Editor of the Enjuris team, Lance works tirelessly behind-the-scenes making sure all the information on the site is relevant, accurate, comprehensive, engaging and helpful to site visitors, as well as coordinating Enjuris' contributors, editors, guest authors and staff. He has years of experience as a content marketer and strongly believes in the power of words—and the responsibility that entails.

From medical negligence to getting hit by a car while biking, Lance has experienced first-hand the personal challenges people often face when they or a loved one are harmed or killed in an accident. He is committed to continue making Enjuris a trusted, empathetic and comprehensive online resource where people who've been injured and their families can go when seeking answers after tragedy strikes. Outside of the office, Lance enjoys backpacking, camping, climbing, skiing, biking and any other outdoor activity that lets him spend more time in the mountains near Denver, Colorado.

Nancy Rapp

Attorney, digital marketing professional, professor, advocate for children and animals

Whether she is explaining the legal system to her students or helping law firms describe a victim's legal rights on their websites, Nancy's career is centered around making the law more accessible and understandable to the general public. Her digital marketing strategy is to develop meaningful and relatable content, first, and apply tactics like SEO techniques, second.

Originally from Long Island, she and her husband have settled in the D.C. metro area. A trained dance and fitness instructor, Nancy's classes are on a brief hiatus as she gets her workouts running after her happy little girl and spunky Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She attended Wake Forest University for both undergraduate college and law school.

Enjuris editor Lisa Banks

Lisa Banks

Coordinator of things, believer in the power of the individual, nurturer, advocate for kindness and truth

As a long-time member of the Enjuris team, Lisa enjoys helping create meaningful content, develop user-friendly functionality, and design impactful graphics. She has nearly two decades of experience in marketing, copywriting and consulting on market development, taking her from Eastern Canada to Japan, and now Florida. Lisa holds an MBA with concentrations in international business and marketing from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada.

During her downtime, Lisa can be found playing tennis with her husband and two sons, trying out new recipes, and planning their next trip. Nearly losing her sister to a motorcycle accident helps her keep a steady focus on those who come to Enjuris for help. Visit Lisa's author page

Enjuris editor & content marketer Kim Hayes

Kim Hayes

Fearless content marketer, writer, and advocate for Native American, civil, women's and voting rights, as well as health care, community development, early childhood and higher education issues

Kim Hayes has brought to life many special stories on Enjuris, from high-profile news to interviews with people who have come through a traumatizing accident (including her friend Stacie's story). She has extensive experience in the legal field, writing about civil rights and women's issues from a policy and litigation perspective for numerous nonprofits. She has developed innovative communications campaigns and editorial content for nonprofits, news outlets and the business sector. She also has a background in journalism, with her work focusing on Native American, healthcare and anti-poverty topics.

Kim always brings the "human factor" to her writing, believing it is the most important part of telling any story. During her nearly 19-year career, Kim has also served as a media liaison and fundraising consultant. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Kim attended Goucher College, earning a BA in Communications. She now lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband Jason, where they love to attend concerts, sporting events and occasionally kick up their heels for some salsa dancing. Visit Kim's author page

Attorney editor at Enjuris Jennifer Kain Kilgore

Jennifer Kain Kilgore

Chronic pain warrior, lawyer, advocate for people with disabilities, lover of animals, political activist

Jennifer Kain Kilgore has a knack for spotting a story as she compiles useful resources, interviews attorneys for feature pieces, and writes informative, thought-provoking articles, legal guides, and blog posts related to personal injury. She also excels at checking content for legal clarity. She is very passionate about helping people navigate the post-accident world and making it easier to understand because she has had her life completely upended by two car accidents, resulting in spinal fusions.

When she has the time, she also enjoys working on her own projects, which include writing novels, literary nonfiction, and short stories. She is a graduate of Ohio University (B.S., Journalism, 2009, cum laude) and the New England School of Law (J.D., 2012). Visit Jen's author page

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