Personal Injury Law, Diversification and High Stakes Poker

Over the last six months of speaking and meeting with lawyers and law firms that have successful Personal Injury practices, I have seen an interesting trend. Which is that many of them are diversifying into other areas of law, including Commercial Litigation, Consumer Fraud, and Real Estate Law among others. Mind you, I am talking about highly successful attorneys and …

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Because you only get 1 chance to make a great first impression

In the last couple of weeks, I was at two separate attorney networking events. At each of these events, I met a few attorneys who were articulate, experienced in their practice areas, and interesting. I met several more attorneys who also may have been articulate, experienced and interesting; however, I’ll never know because we didn’t get past the introductions. In …

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Divorce attorney billboards and the $54MM lawsuit for lost pants

You know, I wasn’t going to comment on the “Life is Short, Get an Attorney” billboard in Chicago, but this week, I saw yet another news story about this billboard, and decided to share my thoughts. First of all, I don’t think that the ad is overly offensive or will have long term impact on consumers’ perceptions of legal profession. …

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State BAR marketing and advertising rules

In writing my first blog for the newly redone BARDMarketing website, I wanted to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart. After thinking long and hard, I decided to talk a bit on how State BAR marketing and advertising rules affect good advertising and marketing. A lot has been said regarding the strictness of the marketing …

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