Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ms. Calabaza Discovers Curtis Wolfe's Attorney Referral Site




Ms. Calabaza discovered an interesting article about attorney selection and advertising. Attorney Curtis Wolfe wants to improve the way lawyers advertise on the Web. Wolfe claims that even though he practices law, he found it difficult to refer a friend to a divorce attorney. He theorizes that it is difficult for ordinary people to find lawyers. Wolfe claims that sites like Lawyers.com can be difficult to use. Limited research on the subject reveals that lawyers sometimes use search-engine optimization and marketing to improve their rank on Google.com. Wolfe apparently thinks there is a better way for the public to find a lawyer. As a result, he has apparently created a site:"WhoCanISue.com." The site is free for users but apparently not for lawyers whose names appear. Legal Pub suspects that the lawyer who pays the most to be shown for a particular specialty probably gets his name on the top of that list. (Curtis Wolfe is welcome to comment and explain how the system works.)



Experts like Ari L. Kaplan believe that if Wolfe can prove the value in his site, lawyers will gladly pay to be listed. LINK In general, Legal Pub, is not a big fan of lawyer advertising. In the ideal world, lawyers recommendations would be on the basis of client reviews or some sort of objective ranking system. But advertising is here to stay. For those using the link, good luck and let us know how well the referral worked out for you.


(Legal Pub neither endorses nor criticizes the service provided by Curtis Wolfe and welcomes comments from Judges, Attorneys and the public on this site.)

14 comments:

Michael Tangeman said...

Thanks for your post!

On behalf of WhoCanISue.com, I thought it might be helpful to your readers and toward generating further discussion on your site to provide links to a backgrounder on the company and how the service works, as well as the bio of founder & CEO Curtis Wolfe.

WhoCanISue.com Backgrounder:
http://tinyurl.com/5r7ym8

Curtis Wolfe bio:
http://tinyurl.com/63xx9k

Full press release at PRNewswire:
http://tinyurl.com/6rkvb7.

(TinyURLs provided only so as not to clog your comments with long URLs.)

Anonymous said...

I waited a day to think of something to say, and

...

still nothing.


Shania

Anonymous said...

Perhaps evidentiary issues are a reason lawyers get a bad reputation. In E. St. Louis there is talk of mysterious lawyer deaths. For the second time in less than a year, an attorney who worked at the same firm as a lawyer killed in an unsolved murder has died.

Vincent H. Venker II, 51, died Sunday at his St. Louis home. Venker was a member of the law firm where Ernest Brasier worked. Brasier and was found shot to death Dec. 19, 2006, at his desk. No arrested were made.

Brasier, 57, and Venker worked together at Boggs, Boggs & Bates in Clayton. The firm is now named Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs.

The St. Louis medical examiner's office said the cause and manner of Venker's death have not yet been determined. There was no evidence of external injuries.

Another attorney who worked with Brasier at the law firm, Daniel Bennett, was found on 9-20-07. Bennett, 48, apparentlty died of natural causes associated with hypertensive heart disease.

Anonymous said...

I bet he makes a fortune with his site!

Anonymous said...

I bet he makes a fortune with his site!

Anonymous said...

Lawyers will pay through the teeth for referrals.

dollar bill said...

It is all about money, folks...

Dollar Bill

Anonymous said...

I think this is a good service! Obviously it is a way to make money. But it provides a valuable research tool for those seeking legal help.

Anonymous said...

This could be real helpful. So can AVVO for finding attorneys!

Anonymous said...

I use AVVO to read about lawyers.

Anonymous said...

AVVO, Lawyers.com and WhoCanISue.com are all decent sources.

Anonymous said...

AVVO is a great system. I look for lawyers rated 10.0 whenever I can find one.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. AVVO is a great way to learn about what others think about a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Rating lawyers makes sense. Course some times clients are too critical and unfair.