Personalized drawing caters to attorneys

December 3, 2010
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I get a lot of random e-mails related to legal products, seminars, books, etc. But this one caught my eye because of its subject – lawyer cartoons. At first I thought maybe it was going to be lawyer jokes, but it’s actually a series of drawings with cheesy phrases that you can personalize.

Now you can get your attorney father an illustration of two kids fighting in a sandbox that says “Don’t threaten me… My father is a lawyer at (your law firm name here).” Want to tell a partner at your firm that he or she is a legal eagle? You’re in luck! There’s a cartoon portraying (an out-of-date) U.S. Supreme Court with what appears to be Justice Anthony Kennedy (or Dick Cheney, close call based on the drawing) crying out for a real legal eagle, and to get (your name here) on the phone.

Other cartoons include referring to your law firm as the 9th Wonder of the World, recognizing someone as superb at closing arguments, or that someone’s going to be eaten alive by a giant tiger because the opposing party retained (your firm). As a side note, I couldn’t help but plug in Keller & Keller’s name when reading this because the cartoon is almost exactly like the commercials I see during TV judge shows in which the guy that used to be on Empty Nest and hawked Isuzu cars now wants to settle a lawsuit after finding out that Keller & Keller is involved.

Another random note: This actor, David Leisure, has appeared in at least 10 other commercials for law firms/attorneys across the country, according to IMDB.com.   

While you can customize to add your name or your law firm name, the images don’t change, so if you don’t look like the person in the cartoon, you’re out of luck. So if you’re not a white, male attorney, you’re out of luck for the “World’s Best Lawyer” cartoon. I would like to take this moment to point out that there are quite a few female attorneys, as well as accountants, doctors, and dentists. Why this company limits its “world’s best” professions including females in the drawing to just podiatrists, teachers, and nurses is beyond me. But that’s a rant best saved for another blog post.

At first, I couldn’t believe that lawyers would be interested in this type of hokey cartoon, but then I realized the majority of cartoons offered by this company are geared toward attorneys. This could mean one of two things: 1) the artist just really likes drawing cartoons about attorneys, or 2) attorneys (or attorneys’ loved ones) eat this stuff up and buy it. I’m going to go with theory number two.

Here’s the website if you’re interested, www.yournameherecartoons.com. This stuff isn’t cheap, with a 16x20 framed drawing costing $350. Take a look at the cartoons and let me know what you think. Would you give this to someone or enjoy it as a present?

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