“Heavy Hitter” lawyer ads

by Walter Olson on June 22, 2012

Above are versions for the lawyer who uses the ads in Louisville/Lexington, and YouTube makes it easy to check out the versions done for other lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Rochester/Syracuse, and Erie, Pa. Talking dogs and cheesy car replicas abound.

Also, from Martindale-Hubbell: a selection of 7 “awesomely bad” and “funniest” lawyer ad videos.


1 barnord 06.22.12 at 8:55 am

You left out Rob Levine, Rhode Island’s “heavy hitter”, a former Central Falls cop who is collecting disability, yet successfully functioning as a referral lawyer.

2 Walter Olson 06.22.12 at 8:57 am
3 NurseRobert 06.22.12 at 3:13 pm

and I though only Rochester had sleazy lawyer ads… Silly me…

4 wfjag 06.22.12 at 3:29 pm

Kentucky Bar Ass’n rules provide that an attorney must submit a proposed ad to a Committee for review before it is aired/published. The Committee has 30 days to review and object or approve the ad. If the Committee does not take action within the 30 days, the ad is deemed approved and can be aired/published.

While Issacs’ ads may be tacky, I didn’t see any unethical representations. He wants to get people money without their going to court (e.g., via settlement). He may (he didn’t say “woould”) get more than the insurer initially offered, but, after fees and costs, he makes no representation as to whether the client’s net recovery will be. I’ve seen no ethical standards that an attorney can’t be tacky, so if Issacs gets people to retain him because he talks to dogs, that speaks to them and not whether the ad violates professional standards.

5 Dave in Calif 06.28.12 at 7:48 pm

I’ma let you finish! But Jim Shapiro (an earlier “Hammer,” also of Rochester) had the best PI trawling ad portfolio of all time!

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