Jan 16, 2012

Tacky Lawyer Video Du Jour: Bully Lawyer

5 Comments · Posted by Robert Ambrogi in General

I don’t understand why lawyers think denigrating themselves and the profession is an effective marketing tool. Like the Nilan Johnson video I wrote about before, here is an attempt at humor that fails miserably. Lawyer as shakedown bully? Is that really the image this guy wants to present? I guess so, given this video and his URL of bullylawyer.com.

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  • Jason P. Lisi, Esq. · January 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Wow. Portraying yourself as someone nobody likes. This is most likely a ‘look at me’ strategy — one that’s designed to get his name in the mindspace of his target audience rather than conveying a serious message. Hopefully it’s a short run that will be followed with some more appealing ads.

    In our society where any attention is good attention (see: Kardashian, Kim, et. al.), there are folks out there who don’t care how they appear, as long as they are on people’s minds.

    We should monitor whether this works for this lawyer. It might.

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  • Lawyers Behaving Badly (1/17/12 Edition) – New York Personal Injury Law Blog · January 17, 2012 at 10:24 am

    [...] Note to Zarzynski: A shake down is “extortion of money, as by blackmail.” I think I’ve got a fair sense of humor, but your attempt at comedy fails spectacularly. Jurors will not be amused. Nor for that matter, will the vast majority of ethical and hard working professionals you manage to tarnish. (Hat tip, Bob Ambrogi) [...]

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  • Anita · January 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Whatever message you’re selling, whichever kind of customer you’ll get.

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  • robert · January 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    This lawyer ad makes us all look bad. It is untrue and is harming the legal profession.

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