Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Veteran Internet marketing attorney Michael J. Evans says that many lawyers still aren’t getting new clients from the Internet. And Evans believes that should change.
In an article posted on his Attorney Marketing blog yesterday, Evans discussed the findings of a survey released by LexisNexis on September 18, 2012. “The survey shows that 57% of people searching for an attorney in the past year used the Internet to help locate a lawyer. And the study showed that people looking for lawyers gave just as much weight to information on the Internet as they gave to the advice of family and friends,” Evans said.
Evans announced that he’s offering ten law firms a free consultation to discuss their Internet marketing strategy. Details of the free offer, available for only a limited time, are posted at Attorney Marketing Online.
“This study confirms what I knew from personal experience,” Evans said. “Personal injury attorneys who advertise only on television are missing a huge potential market for their services. I've used online marketing for cases involving defective drugs and medical devices, as well as other mass torts."
"Currently I have teamed up with other lawyers to offer legal services to people who developed bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos. We've got an Actos Lawsuit website offering free legal reviews of Actos claims. These types of websites are just one of many effective online legal marketing tools available to law firms," said Evans.
For the past twelve years, Evans has organized national networks, or “alliances,” of law firms to represent victims of mass torts. “Thousands of mass tort clients have retained our law firms based on Internet marketing,” Evans said, “so I knew it worked for mass torts. What the new survey proves is that it will also work for other types of law practice.”
Evans said he is currently looking into organizing two new legal alliances, one for bankruptcy attorneys and another for disability attorneys. “In the early years of my law practice, I represented clients who had been wrongly denied disability benefits. I also represented thousands of poor people in class actions filed against loan sharks who charged illegal rates of interest and then tried to foreclose on houses owned by honest, hard-working people.”
"I have a tremendous appreciation and respect for our bankruptcy and disability attorneys. The lawyers who represent disabled and bankrupt people are standing up for the most vulnerable members of our society. These are the attorneys who went into the practice of law to help real people in serious need. I hope to extend all of the Internet marketing and networking services to the bankruptcy and disability lawyers,” Evans said.
Evans is currently inviting interested bankruptcy and disability attorneys to connect with him via Linkedin, his Attorney Marketing blog, or his personal blog on law, legal marketing, and law firm technology.
About Michael J. Evans
Michael J. Evans is an attorney who uses cutting-edge technology and law firm Internet marketing practices to help clients and lawyers connect nationwide.
Evans helped pioneer law firm Internet marketing in late1999 when he began organizing alliances of law firms to offer legal services to clients nationwide. Evans and other allied law firms represent people nationwide in mass tort cases such defective drug and medical device lawsuit, and similar litigation.
For more information about legal marketing and social media for law firms, see Evans’ blog, Michael J. Evans: Law + Marketing + Technology.
Evans is the owner of The Law Offices of Michael J. Evans, LLC in Birmingham, AL 35255.
Actos® is one of the trade names under which the drug pioglitazone is marketed. ACTOS is a trademark of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and used under license by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
LexisNexis® is a registered trademark of of Reed Elsevier, Inc. The full September 18, 2012 survey released by LexisNexis can be found at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120918006183/en/LexisNexis-Releases-Findings-Consumer-Focused-“Attorney-Selection-Research
Attorney advertising disclaimer: The attorney responsible for the content of this advertisement is Michael J. Evans. No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.