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An attorney’s private life involves the daily stuff that everyone deals with.  This includes buying and selling houses and cars; running other businesses; getting into disputes; car accidents; and having loved ones in the hospital.  Attorneys sometimes try to help their cause by at times by reminding the other party that they are an attorney. READ MORE >>

Google and other internet search engines made their fortunes selling keywords searches.  Everyone bids for keywords to get their website shown first on the page.  Now if the keyword your competitor is paying for is “estate work” for instance, not too much controversy. READ MORE >>


Helping family members and friends with legal issues while not going through an attorney’s normal intake procedures is one of the quickest ways to get oneself in trouble.  A Colorado Attorney agreed to aid in negotiating a judgement obtained against his in-laws. READ MORE >>

Defendant New Jersey Attorney Cige in the case of Balducci v Cige had plaintiff Balducci sign a fee agreement that allowed Attorney Cige to collect the greater of his hourly rate plus expenses or a portion of the settlement in the underlying discrimination case. READ MORE >>

What is an attorney to do?  Depending on the state you live in, paid marketing services from vendors such as Avvo can be in the legal cross hairs of your state ethics committees.  Pasts blogs, ‘Ethics Opinion on Fee-Sharing is bad news for Avvo Legal Services' and ‘Attorney ... READ MORE >>

Attorneys love to publicize success stories on their websites and social media.  Posting about recent victories is valuable marketing tool to generate new clients.  Attorney success stories can often disclose details regarding clients, which could raise client confidentiality concerns. READ MORE >>

On September 7, 2018, Eric Conn (also known as Mr. Social Security) received an additional 15 years for his fleeing to Honduras after pleading guilty to defrauding the government out of over $500 Million of social security benefits.  He now is sentenced to 27 years in prison and should serve a minimum of 22 years. READ MORE >>

According to the Orange County Register, California Defense Attorney James Crawford got into a brawl with District Attorney Investigator Dillon Alley on the 10th Floor of the Santa Ana Courthouse.  There were conflicting stories about who started the brawl.  Different witnesses stated that each party had thrown the first punch. READ MORE >>

Attorney in Washington state had a continued history of double dealing with her firm. After being fired for the practice she mislead her new employer and continued the same arrangement with individual clients outside of her firm.  For that and many other sins she was disbarred. READ MORE >>

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