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Meet Kevin Fayle, Sr. Editor Consumer Core Content

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By Laura Strachan, Esq. on September 27, 2011 9:57 AM

Here at FindLaw.com we work hard to make the law understandable, digestible and easy to find. Consumers come to us looking to learn about everyday legal issues. Attorneys rely on us for cases, statutes and legal insight.

But who are the people behind FindLaw.com? What makes them tick?

FindLaw.com is the result of a talented team in Northern California's Silicon Valley. Our office in Sunnyvale sits about half way between Apple (in Cupertino) and Google (in Mountain View), and minutes away from big names like Facebook and eBay. We're happy to be in such great company, and to be part of the Silicon Valley atmosphere. And, like our neighbors, we're very proud of the amazing people we get to work with every day.

We are excited to introduce you to our Sunnyvale-based FindLaw.com team in this new blog series.

To kick things off, meet Kevin Fayle. A graduate of University of California-Hastings College of Law, Kevin was an editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. Kevin is Senior Editor on FindLaw's Consumer Core Content team, responsible for creating and managing consumer-facing legal content for FindLaw's News and Learn About the Law sections.

How does a typical day in the life of Kevin Fayle play out?

I get into the office early to start updating the content on FindLaw.com. Throughout the day I will write articles, edit work coming in from other writers and work with teams across FindLaw offices. I'm always working to create new sets of content that will be interesting and useful for FindLaw's users. When the work day winds down, I'll head home to (hopefully) get some exercise or do something outside.

Do you have any funny or interesting FindLaw stories to share with us?

All I can say is: don't challenge anyone in the Sunnyvale office to a game of ping pong. It will only end badly for you, as I know from many personal experiences.

How often do you find yourself using your legal knowledge in your daily life?

The law touches every aspect of life, so I'm always thinking about the legal implications of any given situation that I encounter. Sometimes I even follow the advice that I give myself!

What is an interesting legal event that has happened to you?

I've been selected to serve on several juries. It's been interesting each time to see the process from the other side and to get a better understanding of what makes juries tick.

If you weren't working at FindLaw, what non-legal job might you be doing?

I've been fascinated by the developments in social entrepreneurship lately. California recently became the latest state to pass laws that would establish a new corporate structure for socially-responsible businesses.

The concept of a business model that can operate a profitable enterprise while also supporting a social mission is very attractive to me. If I weren't working at FindLaw I would love to work in this developing field.

What are your interests outside of FindLaw?

I love to ski, and I rent a cabin with friends in the North Lake Tahoe area every winter. I've also become fascinated with road cycling recently. I've gone on long rides around the Bay Area, and I just got back from a biking tour of Tuscany! I'm a huge music fan as well, and I love listening to new music, playing music and seeing live shows.

I volunteer whenever I can, especially doing food preparation for the hungry. There's something very satisfying about cooking wholesome, nutritious meals for hundreds of people who might not have had anything to eat otherwise.

What is your favorite part about working for FindLaw?

The espresso machine. Just kidding, it's the people. After all, without the people, there'd be no one to drink espresso with. I work with talented, intelligent people every day to create a website that informs, entertains and helps people with legal needs. That is very fulfilling to me.

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