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PracticePanther Rating:


  • Customer Experience & Support - 9/10
  • Pricing & Value - 8.75/10
  • Security - 10/10
  • Innovation & Future-Proofing - 9.5/10
Comments Rating 4.33 (3 reviews)

Rating Breakdown

Our Rating: 4.7/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

Community Rating: 4.3/5 (based on 3 ratings)

The community rating is based on the average of the community reviews below.

Composite Rating: 4.4/5

The composite rating is a weighted average of our rating and the community ratings below.

PracticePanther is a law practice management software that features a clean, easy-to-use dashboard and integrates with a number of different apps to help you sync your calendar, email, and finances, and offers robust document storage.

PracticePanther Highlights

Training. PracticePanther’s Business Plan comes with unlimited training sessions that can be scheduled from within the software. You can sign up for a variety of training sessions whether you’re a beginner or on your way to being a power users. There are sessions covering the basics, how to automate your practice, how to take advantage of its numerous features, and integration trainings for specific programs like QuickBooks or website integration so you can sync information from intake forms with ease. If you want to figure something out for yourself, PracticePanther has a library of videos and articles with step-by-step tutorials of every single feature. Or if you have an in the moment question, you can open up a chat with its support team directly from the software at any time.

At-a-Glance Dashboard. Track your time, stay on top of your to-dos, and manage your calendar all from the user-friendly dashboard. There, you’ll see all the revenue generated in a defined period, track unpaid invoice amounts, and monitor billable hours you have yet to invoice. You’ll also be able to access extensive reports ranging from A/R aging reports, originating attorney reports, to reports on contracts, matters, expenses, time entries, and flat fees.

Data migration. PracticePanther has a team of dedicated data migration experts to make sure that your existing data is seamlessly integrated into PracticePanther. When you sign up, your dedicated account manager will schedule a call for you with its migration team. From there, they will provide a timeline and details on what they can import for you. You can feel confident that you won’t be losing data or need to reorganize anything when you switch to PracticePanther.

Document management. PracticePanther syncs files across all your devices, helping you track changes, recover deleted files, and view version histories so you can amend errors made along the way with ease. Documents are stored in the cloud so you can edit them anywhere, even offline. You can lock, or even password protect, individual files to make sure others use them exactly how you intended. And if you accidentally delete a file, time entry, contact, or matter, PracticePanther will store the file up to 30 days in the recycle bin. Simply “restore” accidentally deleted files. No worries.

Frequent updates. PracticePanther updates at least once a month, based on suggestions provided by its users. Its support team processes and reviews every suggestion and the development team regularly analyzes the most requested new features to make sure you’re using the software in the way you want and need it most.


PracticePanther offers three different pricing tiers:

  • Pricing for their Solo package is $39/month if billed annually, or $49/month if billed monthly.
  • Pricing for their Essential package is $59/month if billed annually, or $69/month if billed monthly.
  • Pricing for their Business package is $79/month if billed annually, or $89/month if billed monthly.

The fees include training, setup, and future upgrade costs. PracticePanther also offers a 7-day free trial so you can test drive the software to facilitate your practice management software decision making.

PracticePanther Features

Starting Cost
  • Android
  • Web
  • iOS
  • Cloud
Core Features
For law practice management software, the following are essential features, and you should therefore expect to see a check in every box in this section.
Case/Matter Management
Matter management is the defining feature of law practice management software, of course. However, some software is targeted at specific practice areas and may implement case management in different ways in order to manage information specific to those practice areas.
Client/Contact Management
Managing clients and other contacts is a core feature of law practice management software.
Task Management
Basic task management includes creating tasks with due dates that can be associated with cases/matters and assigned to different lawyers. Some products stick to pretty basic task management, while others offer enough features to make any Getting Things Done devotee happy.
As with email, this feature means a full calendar client, not just an integration with Outlook or Google Calendar.
Timekeeping is a core feature of practice management software, essential for lawyers who bill by the hour but useful even for those who don't.
Additional Features
Conflict Checking
An actual conflict checker is more than just a search box. This applies to software that actually has a conflict checking feature. Implementation varies, but at a minimum you should be able to search the entire database for matching names. It should check for conflicts accurately and intuitively, allow for a lateral hire to input their conflict database into the system, work quickly when new clients call, and comply with the rules of professional conduct for checking conflicts.
Email Client
Does it include a full email client? (Alternative solutions that don't amount to an email client, like plugins for Outlook or Gmail, do not earn a check for this feature. See software integrations, below.))
Document Management
Basic document management allows you to add documents and associate them with your cases/matters.
Document Assembly
Loading your firm’s document templates into your law practice management software can save time and ensure consistency. This check means basic document assembly suitable for form letters, invoices, etc. For advanced document assembly, you’ll probably need additional software.
Secure Client Portal
Basic Bookkeeping
This means basic checkbook register–style bookkeeping, which is more limited than full accounting. You should be able to keep track of your operating accounts and reconcile your balances, but you may still need full accounting software.
Trust Accounting
This means you can track your client trust accounts, including expenses and payments. It is normal to see trust accounting without basic bookkeeping or full accounting, in which case you will need something else for accounting.
Full Accounting
Some software includes full double-entry accounting features, making additional accounting software unnecessary.
Billing & Invoicing
Does the software allow you to send bills or invoices?
Online Payments
Payment processing is increasingly offered either as an included or add-on feature, especially with cloud-based law practice management software.
Software Integrations
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • LawPay
  • MailChimp
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Zapier
Open API
Practice Panther Law Practice Management Software

Things You Might Want to Know

Built-in CRM. PracticePanther’s CRM functionalities allow you to build custom intake forms to integrate with your website, manage contacts, matters, documents, and workflows, and create lists and tags to help you give great client service.

Security and a Secure Client Portal. PracticePanther boasts 256-bit encryption and enterprise-level security by Microsoft. It also features HIPAA-compliant file management capabilities through its integration. This means PracticePanther’s client portal, where you and your clients can check case status, pay bills, upload and view documents, and send and view messages, is secure.

Document templates. You can use templates or create template forms for custom document creation. The templates will automatically fill out information in a matter by automatically transferring data to fields in those templates. You can also create unique workflows to help manage cases, documents, and facilitate data entry for your particular needs.

Integrations. You can sync and integrate PracticePanther with a number of different apps, including Mailchimp, CourtRules, Office 365, among many others, but with its open API and functionalities with Zapier, you can integrate with any program you want. Of particular note are its integrations with LawPay, Google, Outlook, and QuickBooks. Its LawPay integration allows you to set up detailed and customized payment plans for contacts and matters. The Gmail and Outlook integrations automatically find existing contacts and matters so you can associate the email with the right file, or create a new file (task, or time entry) right from your email. The QuickBooks integration lets you sync trust and operating payments, expenses, checks, invoices, and contracts from PracticePanther to QuickBooks and generate reconciliation reports.

Who PracticePanther is For

PracticePanther is a good fit for small to mid-sized firms that like a clean and easy-to-use dashboard that includes at-a-glance finances and calendars to manage their practice. It’s also a good option if you need more robust document storage for your practice. Overall, PracticePanther offers a lot of useful and powerful features on an intuitive interface at a competitive price, well-suited for attorneys looking to build a mobile and automated law practice.

If you’re starting or growing a small or solo law firm and choosing a new law practice management software (or switching from an old one), you absolutely must join Lawyerist Insider. And if you’re interested in getting a powerful snapshot of your firm’s strengths and weaknesses right now, take the Small Firm Scorecard right away!

3 PracticePanther Community Reviews

  1. Avatar Ryen S. says:

    Robust, Mostly Reliable, Kinda Mediocre

    My firm has been using PracticePanther now for almost 6 months, after porting over from SmokeBall. I can say unequivocally that it’s night-and-day better than what we were using before. The fact that it’s essentially a web app, makes it accessible from any device – especially helpful for a small firm with a BYOD policy.

    Hours tracking is simple, straightforward, and easy to review. Similarly, once you understand the database structure – i.e. that everything builds off of the initial contact, it’s pretty easy to build business practices off of. However, while PracticePanther works, it isn’t seamless – and the lack of insight customer service reps have into their own software could be a deal breaker for a firm without internal IT know-how.


    1. While PracticePanther sells itself as fully integrated with Google Drive, it’s not. Multiple users will pretty much break Drive integration for even a small firm – just plan to use DropBox.

    2. Every contact must have a unique ID number for integration with any cloud platform, yet the option for creating that unique identifier is optional, only to be explained as required after hours on the phone with support.

    3. Occasionally software rollbacks have been set for mid-morning on a weekday, essentially breaking your paperless office at an essential time – but this hasn’t happened in a while, so I don’t want to be unfair.

    If you want practice management software that can do it all, PracticePanther is a good bet. However, it isn’t intuitive, seamless, or straightforward. However, it is reasonably priced with responsive customer service reps, willing to work through problems.

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  2. Avatar David W. says:

    Most user friendly law firm management software out there

    Practice Panther is it. Even for a newbie attorney entering the automated law firm practice management world, Practice Panther is by far the easiest to use software with the greatest number of top used applications in the legal field. Their demo and training tutorials have been so far a very easy to follow experience, where I’ve been able to interact from the comfort of my office via a p2p sharing portal my screen with one of the PP specialists. Every single question I asked, he had an answer. What I liked the most, aside from liking a lot of the features, is the ability to stylistically design my own invoices to my clients. It makes me feel like my brand is not only competitive but actually professional. I’m highly satisfied so far and don’t have a single complaint, only good positive feedback. Like!

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  3. Avatar Harj says:

    Practice Panther is the best CRM, CMS combination out there

    Practice Panther is the best practice management tool out there for lawyers. The team take on board suggestions and work consistently to improve user experience. Clean interface with great intuitive functionality.

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