Sunday, August 19, 2012

How Do Lawyers Advertise?

If you Google "stupid lawyer," you get a number of websites that have mostly jokes on them, some cartoons. This blog on this same hosting site was started and apparently abandoned, much as this one was by me several years ago. I am not sure if the blogger couldn't find enough material to write about or just gave up. There is plenty of fodder out there, every day.

One of the hardest things for lawyers to do is advertise their services without looking callous, cheesy, or stereotypically like an ambulance chaser. This website has some of the funniest billboards advertising law firms that I have seen. See if you can spot the ...

. . . Howie Mandell clone;
. . . Lady of the night ($1000 up front gets you full service);
. . . Honest advertising -- (my only credentials are I am on a billboard);
. . . "Former Judge" -- must not have gotten re-elected - wonder why?;
. . . the blackbelt lawyer;
. . . the nasty mullet behind shades.

I guess they gotta get noticed in order to bring in the riff raff.

I'll leave you with this funny lawyer joke, which I found on this website (a really good one - I encourage you to visit it and find some laughs).
A Charlotte, North Carolina lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against fire, among other things. Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy, the lawyer filed claim against the insurance company.

In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost in a series of small fires. The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion. The lawyer sued ... and WON! (Stay with me here.) In delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer "held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be unacceptable fire" and was obligated to pay the claim. Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the rare cigars lost in the "fires."

After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON! With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.
Aaah, sweet revenge!

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