Sacks Tierney P.A.

Member of Meritas: 173 full-service law firms serving more than 200 markets worldwide

Scottsdale-Phoenix | 480.425.2600

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Executive Director

Gary E. Pace, CLM

Gary Pace has more than 40 years of experience in law firm management.

Areas of expertise include practice management, planning, human resources, marketing, operations, financial management/reporting and responsibility for the day-to-day operation of all administrative functions.

Professional Certifications

Certified Legal Manager, Association of Legal Administrators

Professional Activities

Association of Legal Administrators (ALA): Certified Legal Manager Committee, 2012-present; Law Firm Financial Management Conference Planning Committee, 2007; Assistant Regional Vice President, 1982

Valley of the Sun Chapter ALA, 2001-Present; Board of Directors, 2003-2006; Program Committee Chairman, 2003-2006; Chapter Survey Committee, 2004-2006

OKC Chapter ALA, 1977-2001: President, 1981-1982 and 1996-1997


“Re-Engineering Your Firm's Revenue Stream,” Association of Legal Administrators Region 4 Education Conference & Exposition, 2009

“Financial Management Using the Law Firm Business Model,” Las Vegas Chapter, Association of Legal Administrators, 2009

“Innovative Financial Practices,” (co-presenter), Region 6 Educational Conference & Exposition, 2007

Law Firm Financial Management Conference, Discussion Facilitator, CLM Roundtable, 2007

Law Office Management Panel: "Sharing Strategies for the Solo or Small Firm," 1997

“Cost Cutting Ideas and Profitability Analysis,” Commercial Law Affiliates Annual Meeting, 1996

“Practical Skills for Attorneys,” University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1993

“Law Office Management,” Oklahoma City University Legal Assistant Program, 1990

“Computer Processors in the Modern Day Law Practice,” Oklahoma Bar Association, 1983)


Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM, Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)

Oklahoma Insurance License, 1998: Life, Health, Property and Casualty

B.A., Accounting, University of Oklahoma, 1977

Community activities

Arthritis Foundation – Greater Southwest Chapter 15th Annual Champagne Golf Classic Planning Committee, 2007

Quail Springs United Methodist Church: Finance Committee, 1992-1995; Chairman, 1995-1997; Treasurer,  1997-2000