I normally check the TruthinLawyerAdvertisingBlog.com on a regular basis to see if my latest blog article on the subject of lawyer advertising has made it online.
Google gets me to the list and I was pleasantly surprised that my wanderings and offensive comments were still at the top of the list although we have not paid to be there.
I decided to scroll down and found some interesting facts about the topic of lawyers advertising.
I was surprised to find that a few lawyers have addressed the subject but in a slightly different manner than I have done.
Attorney Ben Glass of Fairfax, Virginia has produced a very powerful set of publications that address many of the things that he feels are inaccurate and provides incorrect information to persons seeking a personal injury lawyer. He has granted me permission to use that material in the Silly Blog and I will selectively do so. Ben does have a “of counsel relationship” in four other Virginia locations. He can be found at www.BenGlasslaw.com and his Truth in Lawyer Advertising book is worth reading and hopefully give some credence to this Silly Blog in Chattanooga.
One area where we have a slight difference of opinion is Avvo.com. The last edition of Ben’s book is from 2012 and it does not address any of the problems that Avvo has had in New York and other jurisdiction about their referral methods.
In the Criminal Law field attorney Christopher Morales of San Francisco, California has a YouTube presentation which describes how he feels clients should select an attorney but once again he is not up to date on Avvo and also overemphasizes the importance of Board Certification. I respectfully submit that being Board Certified is not that important because most of the leading criminal lawyers in the United State are not certified. In last year’s list, only one (1) lawyer in approximately 1,500 lawyers in Chattanooga is Board Certified in criminal law.
The Class Action Tracker archive (www.truthinadvertising.org/category/class-action-tracker/) lists information on false or deceptive advertising class-action lawsuits filed around the country.
Although we are at the top of the listing for “truth in lawyer advertising” someone must not like this Silly Blog and have made the statement that “truth in lawyer advertising has the lowest Google pages rank and bad results in terms of Yandex topical relational index…” We found that truthinlawyeradvertising.com is poorly “socialized in respect to any social networks…is quite a safe domain with our visitor reviews.”
I do not know what that means, but over 10,000 readers seem to enjoy the blog and we will continue to discuss valid and ethical attorney ads versus “deceptive ones.”
I am told that Yandex is the Russian equivalent of Google in that country so maybe Putin is reading the article in addition to President Trump’s Tweets.
I encourage you to buy local products and hire local, reputable attorneys!
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