I've included a couple of pics of things I've designed but I'm really not happy with anything I can do (hence using 99designs). I also threw up some others that I found online and liked. Lastly, I included a web template that will be drastically tweaked for my final web page.
COLORS: I like the burnt orange, gray, white color combo but think it's way too overdone. Was thinking maybe lime green, gray, white (black) or since my last name is Royle maybe a royal blue, baby blue, white.
Ultimately, I need something simple, modern and professional. Not interested in the typical stuffy legal look. Trying to avoid the more common legal logo images (gavels, columns, scales). Planning on the logo appearing on a white background most of the time (website, business cards, fliers). Looking for a clean design that can easily scale down to a mobile website. NO: cartoons; animals; stock photos; clipart; cheesy fonts.
Best of luck and I'm excited to continue a design relationship with the winner!