Subject Matter Experts | eDevLearn

eDevLearn’s subject matter experts are experienced professionals who offer strategic consulting for business and education. They built their subject matter expertise through personal experience in their industry. Now, through eDevLearn consulting services, they offer that expertise to businesses and organizations. Meet our subject matter experts.


Janet Cornell

Janet has over 40 years of experience in courts and court system leadership. She is a consultant, presenter, and author with local, state, federal and international experience in engaging, educating and consulting with judges, court staff and justice system professionals. Consulting and presentations have occurred in 25 states, and 6 countries.

Hope Kentnor

Hope Kentnor MSLA, PhD

Hope Kentnor, the founder of eDevLearn (formerly eDevLaw), is a visionary in online learning. She has designed and developed online courses, developed curricula, served as a faculty member, and trained faculty and administrators in online learning. She holds a Doctorate in Online Curriculum and Instruction and a Master’s degree in Law Practice Management-Administration.


Peter Kiefer

Peter C. Kiefer is a career court veteran with over 40 years experience working with trial courts in Oregon, Arizona, and California. He has been an administrator in general jurisdiction and limited jurisdiction trial courts; he has also worked for state court administrative offices in both Oregon and California.


Phillip Knox

Phil is the principal consultant of KSA Consulting Solutions, LLC and Executive Director of MK Litigation Solutions, Inc. Both firms provide services for courts, government and private business. Previously, Phil gained invaluable experience working in a number of courts and law firms across the country.


Norman Meyer

Norman Meyer is a court administration expert after a 38 year career as a trial court administrator in the state and federal U.S. courts. Mr. Meyer has written and spoken widely on judicial administration in the United States and abroad, and is currently writing a court management blog as a member of the Court Leader Group.

Zenell B. Brown

Zenell B. Brown, Esq. has worn many hats during her legal career. She began as a paralegal and currently serves as the Court Administrator. She melds her court leadership, crucial conversation, dispute resolution skills, and diversity skills and leads the administrative operations of the Third Circuit Court in Michigan, one of the busiest trial Courts in the nation.

Zelda M. DeBoyes

Dr. Zelda M. DeBoyes, a recent retiree, was formerly the Court Administrator for the Aurora Municipal Court in Aurora, Colorado. She managed all non-judicial court functions for this limited jurisdictional court from 1992 through September 2021. As a council appointee, Dr. DeBoyes reported directly to the Mayor and City Council of the City of Aurora.

José Guillén

Mr. José Octavio Guillén started his justice system career in 1975 as an entry clerk for the Los Angeles Superior Court. He later became a Deputy Sheriff for Los Angeles County and then returned to the court as a courtroom clerk and thereafter, promoting to leadership positions up to District Chief.

Linda Romero Soles

Linda Romero Soles is the former Court Executive Officer for the Superior Court of California, County of Merced, and former Executive Court Advisor. She was the first Hispanic female to hold this position. Prior to becoming CEO in 2011, Linda was an Assistant CEO with the Stanislaus County Superior Court in Modesto, California. Ms. Romero Soles also worked for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, in Los Angeles as the Director of Administrative Services for eleven years. She has a total of 39 years of court experience.

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