Catchy legal advertising

March 23, 2011
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When it comes to catchy law firms with catchy slogans, this one may have a winning hand.

I recently was in Savannah, Ga., and came upon this law firm in the city.Casino Law Group I assumed the firm deals with gambling-related issues, perhaps because of all of the casino references. A quick Internet search revealed the firm actually is a personal injury firm, and two of the people at the firm have the last name of Casino. To capitalize even more on the casino idea, its website is luckylegal.com. Way to play up the gambling theme.

The sign got me thinking about law firm advertising. I noticed on our drive to Georgia and back numerous billboards advertising for attorneys or legal services. I think my favorite one was near the Indiana/Kentucky border. It had a fake car that looked like it had crashed through the billboard. It even had headlights that worked. That made it stick out in my mind more than just your typical lawyer’s face on a billboard (although the car billboard may have also had the lawyer’s face on it. It was too dark to snap a picture).

Then there’s the commercial by a Kentucky law firm that claims to be the first one in 3-D. Catchy idea, and an even better one if you own a pair of 3-D glasses.

What’s the most interesting law firm ad you’ve ever seen?

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  • Law Firm Slogan
    Harrison & Moberly's slogan is:

    "Taking Care of Business"
  • Best (worst?). Ad. Ever.
    There was a billboard in Chicago that caused a lot of controversy a few years ago. One side of the billboard featured the chest area of an attractive man wearing only silk boxer shorts. The other side of the billboard showed the chest area of an attractive woman wearing only a lacey bra.

    In between it said "Life is too short. Get a divorce." And had the firm name underneath the picture.

    I think it was a day, maybe two before the city made them take it down. However, they got a lot of media attention over it for the next several weeks, so clearly it did what the firm wanted it to do...Gave them great publicity.

    I thought it was sleazy but very effective.

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  1. I grew up on a farm and live in the county and it's interesting that the big industrial farmers like Jeff Shoaf don't live next to their industrial operations...

  2. So that none are misinformed by my posting wihtout a non de plume here, please allow me to state that I am NOT an Indiana licensed attorney, although I am an Indiana resident approved to practice law and represent clients in Indiana's fed court of Nth Dist and before the 7th circuit. I remain licensed in KS, since 1996, no discipline. This must be clarified since the IN court records will reveal that I did sit for and pass the Indiana bar last February. Yet be not confused by the fact that I was so allowed to be tested .... I am not, to be clear in the service of my duty to be absolutely candid about this, I AM NOT a member of the Indiana bar, and might never be so licensed given my unrepented from errors of thought documented in this opinion, at fn2, which likely supports Mr Smith's initial post in this thread: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1592921.html

  3. When I served the State of Kansas as Deputy AG over Consumer Protection & Antitrust for four years, supervising 20 special agents and assistant attorneys general (back before the IBLE denied me the right to practice law in Indiana for not having the right stuff and pretty much crushed my legal career) we had a saying around the office: Resist the lure of the ring!!! It was a take off on Tolkiem, the idea that absolute power (I signed investigative subpoenas as a judge would in many other contexts, no need to show probable cause)could corrupt absolutely. We feared that we would overreach constitutional limits if not reminded, over and over, to be mindful to not do so. Our approach in so challenging one another was Madisonian, as the following quotes from the Father of our Constitution reveal: The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. All men having power ought to be mistrusted. -- James Madison, Federalist Papers and other sources: http://www.constitution.org/jm/jm_quotes.htm RESIST THE LURE OF THE RING ALL YE WITH POLITICAL OR JUDICIAL POWER!

  4. My dear Mr Smith, I respect your opinions and much enjoy your posts here. We do differ on our view of the benefits and viability of the American Experiment in Ordered Liberty. While I do agree that it could be better, and that your points in criticism are well taken, Utopia does indeed mean nowhere. I think Madison, Jefferson, Adams and company got it about as good as it gets in a fallen post-Enlightenment social order. That said, a constitution only protects the citizens if it is followed. We currently have a bevy of public officials and judicial agents who believe that their subjectivism, their personal ideology, their elitist fears and concerns and cause celebs trump the constitutions of our forefathers. This is most troubling. More to follow in the next post on that subject.

  5. Yep I am not Bryan Brown. Bryan you appear to be a bigger believer in the Constitution than I am. Were I still a big believer then I might be using my real name like you. Personally, I am no longer a fan of secularism. I favor the confessional state. In religious mattes, it seems to me that social diversity is chaos and conflict, while uniformity is order and peace.... secularism has been imposed by America on other nations now by force and that has not exactly worked out very well.... I think the American historical experiment with disestablishmentarianism is withering on the vine before our eyes..... Since I do not know if that is OK for an officially licensed lawyer to say, I keep the nom de plume.

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