Driven by a passion for innovation, Widr Pay was created by John Banner, an entrepreneur and Major (RC) of the French Republican Guard, to give access to technologies usually reserved for large corporations and not easily obtained at a smaller or independent level.

It began as a way to help lawyers get paid faster but has evolved into something more than that. Led by a group of international visionaries, Widr is always on the lookout for the digital tools that will help lawyers succeed in an everchanging world. In 2020, Covid-19 sent crippling blows to the legal industry; waiting weeks to get paid is no longer an option: lawyers need to get paid quickly, and Widr Pay has become the industry leader in automated mobile payments.

Key facts and milestones
4 hrs
Average time lawyers save per week in accounting and payment followup
39 hrs
The average time it takes a lawyer to get paid
ABA compliant
Years in business
Lawyers and clients are more reluctant to use paper billing. Widr Pay has become an industry leader in mobile solutions for lawyers worldwide.
Company is created in Paris, France
Widr's first solution, Widr Pay, exclusively launches to lawyers
2019 (Spring)
Widr Chairman, John Banner, named to Forbes "30 Under 30"
2019 (Fall)
Widr joins the French LegalTech task force
2019 (Winter)
Widr opens office in San Francisco and launches in North America
Widr Pay is exclusively recommended by the French Bar
A global collaboration of creators and legal specialists
Widr Pay is a diverse team of 15+ international innovators. They are doers, dreamers, designers, and developers. United, they are creating products that disrupt the industry and change the world.
Board of directors
Major John Banner
Major John Banner
Executive Chairman
Helmi Benali
Helmi Benali
Chief Technology Officer
Alex Nikiforov
Alex Nikiforov
Chief Design Officer
Igor Shtelmakh PhD
Igor Shtelmakh PhD
Chief Data Officer
Eugène Mazurkevych
Eugène Mazurkevych
Chief Operating Officer
Ségolène Taglang
Ségolène Taglang
Jurist & Public Relations
Legal board
David Smadja
David Smadja
Founder of DJS AVOCATS law firm
Olfa B’chir
Olfa B’chir
Lawyer at the Paris Bar based in Los Angeles
Arnaud Touati
Arnaud Touati
Startup attorney
International recognition
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