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Disparagement of Competition, Lawyer’s Version.

No. 1,605 While traveling, I saw a personal injury lawyer’s ad on TV in another state.  I was actually shocked.  It stated that many attorneys accept personal injury cases who are unqualified. Some have never been in court, it stated.  However, if you call the phone number provided, this firm will apparently tell you about […]

Lawyer Marketing Idea: It’s a Keeper!

No. 1,551 Lawyers usually aren’t very creative about marketing their law practices.  But there are plenty exceptions. My friend Sam Zets sends me a wallet size tri-fold card every year around now, the beginning of football season.  On one side, he places his vital info., surrounded by the Steeler schedule and other National  TV pro […]

Apple is Thinking Different Again. But Why Would I Want to Buy at a Glance?

No. 1,546 Applepay is very cool.  Several years in, cashiers and people behind me in line are still acting astounded when I pay for groceries with my watch.  But do I really, really want to get groceries with the new facial recognition capabilities in the newest iPhone? Unlocking the phone with facial recognition wouldn’t be […]

Branding: Is This a Good Lawyer Ad?

No. 1,518 So, this lawyer had a mustache before there were hipsters, did he? By putting this statement and picture on a billboard, Mr. Farah has made his mustache his law firm’s brand. What is a brand? “A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s good or […]

Question: How much does this job pay?

No. 1,438

You Will Probably Want to be Far Away When Alexa Plays Doggie Lullabys

No. 1,405

Happy Father’s Day! Now Drop Dead!

No. 1,329 The most thoughtful gift since Andy Capp bought his wife a mop for her birthday in the funny papers.

What is the Value of a Friend?

No. 1,328 According to FIOS, its One Hundred Dollars! But, of course, you presumably get to keep the friend, even after you facilitated the purchase of a package of time-wasting, mind numbing TV that he didn’t need. Selfish? Perhaps. But its not like you sold your friend into bondage for a Benjamin. “Thanks for breakfast,” […]

How Do You Feel About Getting a Loan from Mr. Cooper?

No. 1,320 No kidding!  Nationstar Mortgage is going to change its name to Mr. Cooper in August to help improve its image. No, not Mr. Cooper Mortgage Company, apparently.  Just Mr. Cooper. Too bad they didn’t have a contest. I don’t have any positive feelings about the name Mr. Cooper.  How about Mother Teresa? CLT

What the Hell Is This? A Devil? Satyr?

No. 1,282 This illustrated ad appeared in the Althouse blog today. The Satyrs, by the way, were half-goat, half human creatures in ancient Greek mythology.  They are depicted on the Parthenon attending a wedding where everyone drank too much and fighting broke out. However, I think they didn’t have wings.

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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