12.05.2011

And Just When I Thought It Couldn't Get Any Worse



We have television commercials by "The Hammer" and "The Strong Arm", tacky billboards that make me cringe, and shameless letters soliciting work sent to those who have been arrested.  What could be next? How about  lawyers setting up shop in a booth in a mall. Yeah, it's Florida, but the day can't be that far away.

(Right now I feel like one of those beaten down guys on the John Hancock commercials reading text messages from his spouse about when he'll be able to retire. To quote that great legal philosopher George Jetson, "Jane! Jane! Stop this crazy thing!")


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does it matter whether if they locate in a tucked away office building or a busy mall. Would it make there business less sleazy if it were conducted in a more traditional setting?

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Thanks a lot, SCOTUS, for that Bates v. State Bar of Arizona decision.

Anonymous said...

Bubear, check into "office space" at Wal-mart. I'm sure Brock would appreciate the increase in revenue....lol

Anonymous said...

Too bad K-mart is out of business....

"Attention K-Mart shoppers. Today's blue light special is 30 minutes of FREE legal advice. Check out the office in the cubicles at the end of aisle 9. And remember, you get what you pay for."

Anonymous said...

Those commercials rip the hide off my back. The worst ones are "do you have a loved one who worked in a place that may have given you a disease?".
That Texas Hammer guy makes my skin crawl.

Anonymous said...

Marilyn Belew's billboard is the only thing pretty in the Aurora/Rhome/Boyd corridor!

Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken, I saw one of these in the bar of The Club the other day.

Anonymous said...

Hey, At least he doesn't have to run in marathons to stay in shape to chase ambulances.

Anonymous said...

After we moved over 800 miles away(still in Texas) we expected to not see the two sleazes in your post. We still HEAR their crap Now there is another here---Wayne Wright who waves his hat around---albeit not as sickening as the two BUT still disgusting.
When did it become legal or moral for attorneys to advertize???

Anonymous said...

I'm 100% positive there is one of these behind the counter at One Stop. A guy has been using it for the past couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

Marilyn is the only pretty thing in all of Wise Co. ♫

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KatyDid said...

@9:56: States now regulate the WAY attorneys can advertise, but they can advertise. You see them on the back of the Yellow Pages, billboards, late night TV.
So that's the "legal" prong.

As for the "moral" one... What, in your estimation, would make attorney advertising "immoral"?

Anonymous said...

Yay, lawyers to go...love it!

Jack Daniels said...

9:56 used moral and lawyer is same sentence. HAHAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Check it out in New Mexico or Nevada. Every other ad on TV is for a bankruptcy, injury or divorce lawyer. Must be a lot of legal stuff going on out there.

Anonymous said...

If lawyers could advertise like fast food chains....

1. 5 Guys Law Office

2. What-a-Lawyer

3. Five lawyers....five lawyers foot.....(better not do that one)

4. Takes two lawyers, to handle a whopper.

5. Lawyer Bueno

6. Any lawyer, any way, any case just $10.

7. Pay for one lawyer, get a second one free!

8. Sweetie Lawyers

9. McLawyers

10. Steak-n-lawyer

Anonymous said...

I forgot....

11. Lawyers 5 for $5

Anonymous said...

I CANT BELIEVE ITS A LAW FIRM - as seen on the Simpsons

Anonymous said...

12. Lawyer Cabana

Mark C said...

Marilyn's board isn't the only one in the south county Steven Williams has one on 287 south of Rhome