Lawyer Anthony Zappin fired from Mintz Levin Law Firm After NY Appellate Court Upheld Sanctions for Misconduct in his Divorce Action

Anthony Zappin is a lawyer who worked for a big firm Mintz Levin in New York. When he was embroiled in a divorce action, Mr Levin is accused of misusing and abusing his superior position as a Columbia University of Law graduate to bully and intimidate others, and to lie about one of the judges … Continue reading “Lawyer Anthony Zappin fired from Mintz Levin Law Firm After NY Appellate Court Upheld Sanctions for Misconduct in his Divorce Action”

A Sick Man: Ohio Divorce Lawyer Michael Fine Gets 12 Years in Prison for Hypnotising Clients in his Sheffield Office

Michael Fine had a penchant for giving his female clients hypnotised pleasure in his law office and one of the clients who suspected she had been hypnotised when she awoke to find her clothing dishevelled, alerted police and a video sting was arranged and they caught him flagrante delicto. According to the New York Post, … Continue reading “A Sick Man: Ohio Divorce Lawyer Michael Fine Gets 12 Years in Prison for Hypnotising Clients in his Sheffield Office”

5 Things Never to Tolerate From Your Divorce Lawyer

Most divorce lawyers are awesome but some can be real AHs. The thing with divorce lawyers who are A. H. is that I think they forget they are in the sales business and that their customers have choices. This business is not a monopoly by any means. Here a 5 things I think you should … Continue reading “5 Things Never to Tolerate From Your Divorce Lawyer”

Hollywood Divorce Lawyer Laura Wasser Has Her Hands Full With Jolie, Pitt, Depp & Heard

Laura Wasser is the most important divorce lawyer in Los Angeles and she is probably the most financial successful as well. All the celebrities out there go to her when they want to get divorced. Is it because she is that good? Or is it just perception? Right now, she is handling divorce cases for … Continue reading “Hollywood Divorce Lawyer Laura Wasser Has Her Hands Full With Jolie, Pitt, Depp & Heard”

Sanctions From a Divorce judge in a Divorce Case are Pretty Common

Divorce Sanctions It doesn’t happen everyday but it does happen that divorce judges sanction divorcing parties or their attorney’s in a divorce action. It usually is in response to some type of outrageous and/or repeatedly offensive behavior. The judge usually gives warnings before sanctions are imposed so there is some type of repetitious behavior that … Continue reading “Sanctions From a Divorce judge in a Divorce Case are Pretty Common”

Best Selling Book Recommended For Lawyers in Private Practice

GET AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION IN A CROWDED FIELD Read this essential book for lawyers written by a lawyer, that every young lawyer and lawyers in private practice should read: The Divorce Lawyer’s Toolkit: Your Secret Weapon For Getting Ahead of the Competition was written by a lawyer for lawyers – especially those who are … Continue reading “Best Selling Book Recommended For Lawyers in Private Practice”

Dear Family Law Attorney: Do you “Share” Fees with Avvo.com?

Apparently Avvo.com is potentially “sharing” legal fees with attorneys, including Family law attorneys who advertise on its website according to a recent advisory opinion. And this violate attorney ethics rules. Lawyers apparently pay a “marketing fee” to Avvo.com in exchange for, I guess, clients and exposure.  According to the American Bar Association: which reported on … Continue reading “Dear Family Law Attorney: Do you “Share” Fees with Avvo.com?”

Great Idea for Divorce Attorneys: Why Don’t You Offer DIY Divorce Workshops at $50 bucks a pop?

I just saw this ad online for a DIY divorce workshop in Salt Lake City Utah and I wondered why more divorce lawyers don’t do that. It seems a simple and easy way to provide a little public service and make a few extra dollars each month. If 10 people show up and you charge … Continue reading “Great Idea for Divorce Attorneys: Why Don’t You Offer DIY Divorce Workshops at $50 bucks a pop?”

Hey Divorce Attorney: Do you have a “winning” law practice?

Thousands of lawyers are in private practice and many of them struggle to succeed at it. It is really hard to make it these days. This is especially true of Divorce and Family law attorneys and this is probably because there is so much competition. Most people who put up their shingle don’t practice Energy … Continue reading “Hey Divorce Attorney: Do you have a “winning” law practice?”

Dear Attorney: Your “image” is costing you clients! Get a haircut!

So one of my observations about lawyers is that some lawyers are clueless about the value (the sheer dollar value!) of their glasses and haircuts. That is a nice way of saying that a lot of lawyers carry themselves in a very “crappy” way – no offense – and they don’t understand why they don’t have … Continue reading “Dear Attorney: Your “image” is costing you clients! Get a haircut!”

Does Your Law Firm Website Look Racist? You Could be Losing Clients

One of the mistakes I think a lot of lawyers make when they create their website is that they have a blind spot to the fact that potential clients are ethnically diverse. They fail to appreciate that when potential clients come to a website where they see ALL the lawyers are one race, or ALL the employees of … Continue reading “Does Your Law Firm Website Look Racist? You Could be Losing Clients”

New Book on Kindle: The Divorce Lawyer’s Toolkit $2.99

There is a new book for Divorce lawyers and practitioners in town. The Divorce Lawyer’s Toolkit: Your Secret Weapon For Getting Ahead of the Competition is now available on Kindle for $2.99 Get your copy TODAY. Here is a short summary by the author: The Divorce Lawyer’s Toolkit is geared towards Divorce and Matrimonial Lawyers in … Continue reading “New Book on Kindle: The Divorce Lawyer’s Toolkit $2.99”

Should you rebrand your law firm website by getting a dot law domain? Or is it a rip off?

I was just reading this piece by Mile Mark Media LLC about the new .law domains which are predicted to “set off a domain gold rush.” Are you an attorney who has a .law domain? Did you rebrand your dot come site to a dot law site? And did you find it to increase your … Continue reading “Should you rebrand your law firm website by getting a dot law domain? Or is it a rip off?”

The Divorce Lawyer Toolkit Part 1: Your Website “Contact Us” Should be backed up by an email address

SPONSOR THIS PAGE Are you a divorce lawyer? Do you have a website for your firm? If so, do you have your email on the site or only a generic “contact us” box? I am here to tell you that if you do not have an email address as well as a contact us box … Continue reading “The Divorce Lawyer Toolkit Part 1: Your Website “Contact Us” Should be backed up by an email address”

Should you refuse or withdraw from a case if opposing counsel is an unbearable ogre?

SPONSOR THIS PAGE If you are a divorce lawyer and you have a good client walk through the door (and you really need the money) should you refuse the case if you know ahead of time that opposing counsel is going to demolish you if the case goes to trial? Should you level with the … Continue reading “Should you refuse or withdraw from a case if opposing counsel is an unbearable ogre?”

Should Online Divorce Websites be outlawed?

SPONSOR THIS PAGE* A lot of people are turning online to find a solution to their divorce action. For a reasonably low fixed rate fee, they often can end their marriage at a fraction of the cost of going to a barred attorney with a traditional shingle hung up. Is this a good thing or … Continue reading “Should Online Divorce Websites be outlawed?”