Meet Marcus

Marcus Harjani

Legal Officer

Marcus is a lawyer, software developer, and innovator. His ability to identify outside-of-the-box opportunities and practical solutions that empower his clients is born from his broad legal knowledge, technological prowess, and a deep-seated passion for holistic problem-solving.

A driven business and intellectual property lawyer.

Marcus’ practice covers a broad variety of business and intellectual property matters, including, a technology practice where he drafts and negotiates technology agreements (such as SaaS, software and data licenses, end-user license agreements, cloud computing agreements, and vendor agreements) as well as advising on and drafting policies for compliance with various privacy laws (such as CCPA and GDPR). Marcus also has a trademark practice where he conducts research and advises clients about trademark and brand protection, prepares federal trademark registration applications, and manages trademark portfolios. Marcus also works with clients on business formation and growth matters, ranging from forming companies to debt and equity investments in private companies. 

A developer on a mission.

In addition to being a lawyer, Marcus has been an evangelist of legal industry technology for over a decade. When he isn’t thinking or talking about it, he is creating tech-based products that provide individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses with greater access to legal services. A strong believer in the democratizing power of technology, Marcus regularly writes and speaks about the future of the legal industry and the role that technology in general (and AI in particular) will play in shaping that future. 

Marcus is also a proficient software developer and product manager. Marcus collaborates seamlessly with teams, efficiently guiding them through the progressive stages of product development, from ideation to high-growth. Marcus is dedicated to putting these skills and knowledge to good use for his industry, clients, and community.

A thinker, a maker, an entrepreneur, and a leader.

On any given day, roughly 80% of individuals in need of legal services don’t have access to a lawyer. By automating legal tasks, aggregating and analyzing data, and predicting the need for legal services, Marcus hopes to make a dent in this very important problem.

Marcus began his legal career using IBM Watson and Microsoft Cognitive Services to create self-help solutions for individuals without access to legal services. In true entrepreneurial spirit, Marcus then went on to start his own firm. His technology-enabled legal practice focused on providing growth-stage businesses with automated legal processes and unbundled services. Never one to rest on his laurels, since then Marcus has worked on a number of products, including early-stage development of an AI-powered ecosystem designed for nonprofit providers of legal services. As a thought-leader and entrepreneur at the intersection of law and technology, Marcus actively nurtures empathy for his clients, colleagues, and greater community, and their need for sustainable legal solutions.

Marcus has been featured in numerous publications covering his work, including Forbes, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Business News Daily,, Tech Republic, Rocket Matter, Upwork’s Blog, Fit Small Business, CEO Blog Nation, The Bigger Law Firm Blog, and others.

Marcus Harjani
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What brings him joy.

Marcus is consistently energized by his bright and highly ambitious clients who are striving to change the business landscape for the better. Marcus counts himself lucky to be working with these extraordinary businesses and individuals at the nexus of brilliant ideas, new technology, and a whole world of exciting possibilities.

In his free time, he balances out all of that left-brain work by playing and recording music, growing food, cooking up a storm, and exploring the outdoors.

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More About Marcus


  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • J.D., University of San Francisco
  • LL.M., Duke Law School

Professional Experience

  • Attorney and Product Developer, Houston.AI (2017-2018)
  • Founding Attorney, Harjani Law Firm (2014-2015)
  • Founder & Developer, CA Free Legal Help (2015 – 2017)
  • Legal & Business Affairs Extern, First Flight Venture Center (2014-2015)
  • Founder & Developer, Legal Direct Virtual Design (2013 – 2014)
  • Housing Litigation Intern, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (2013)
  • Intellectual Property Legal Intern, Morris Music Law (2012 – 2013)
  • Housing & Human Rights Legal Intern, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, (2011)


  • Board Member, Business Impact NW (2019 - Present)
  • Participant, Global Legal Hackathon
  • Participant, Los Angeles Debug Politics Hackathon
  • Habitat for Humanity International (2008 – 2010)
  • International Rescue Committee (2009 – 2010)
  • The Berkeley Project (2008 – 2010)