Home Daily News Law firm and former partner battle over $11M… Law Firms By Debra Cassens Weiss September 26, 2019, 9:42 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A Pennsylvania law firm and one of its former partners are battling in court over the right to an $11 million referral fee. On one side is former Elliott Greenleaf partner Richard DeMarco, who said he obtained the client who was badly burned in an explosion caused by a leaking propane tank on a food truck, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. On the other side is the Elliott Greenleaf firm, which said it entered into the agreement referring the case to a different law firm that obtained an estimated $70 million settlement for the client. The agreement called for referral counsel to charge a 40% contingency fee and to pay 40% of its fee as a referral fee. DeMarco was of counsel at the firm when he signed the client, Zoila Santos-Gabriel, in 2014. The 17-year-old girl washed dishes and cooked on the food truck. He was promoted … [Read more...] about Law firm and former partner battle over $11M referral fee
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If you’re dissatisfied with either the number or quality (or both!) of the leads you’re generating from your law firm website, here are 7 tips to set things right: #1: Have a mix of organic and paid search strategies.These days, getting on the first page of Google takes a mix of SEO strategies so if you’re not an SEO guru, you need to hire this kind of expertise. SEO is too complex now to let novices handle it. Since research shows just about everyone (94%) who performs a Google search never goes beyond the first page of results, then making sure your firm is on that first page is a critical mission.But wait, there’s more!If you can’t get there organically (and not many can over time), then it’s time to invest in some paid search marketing. Depending on what keywords you are targeting, this can either be very expensive or actually quite affordable. Still, it is not something for the novice to tackle.#2: Strengthen your content.When it comes to … [Read more...] about Law Firm Website Leads: How to Go from a Trickle to a Torrent
By now, you surely know that prospects are checking you out online and one of the first places they will go to is your law firm website. Be sure to check your site for these features – having them incorporated into your site can double your Internet and website leads:#1: Onsite optimization. If you don’t know SEO, then this is definitely something you need to farm out. Your title tags should reflect what each page’s content is about and each one should be unique to the content on that page. Pay attention to your URL structure and be sure the terms in the URL represent the focus of each page on your website.#2: Strong content. When it comes to content, more is better because more content leads to more traffic. So what is good quality content? It all depends on your user. What is your prospective client going online to find? Probably not a laundry list of your accomplishments (although, you do want that too). They are looking for usable information that is … [Read more...] about 7 Essential Elements of a Great Law Firm Website
How effective your law firm website is in generating leads and nurturing those leads to become clients depends on how successful you are at identifying and speaking to your prospects’ “point of pain” — i.e., the problem they need your help in solving.You don’t have much time to engage them — a few seconds is all it takes for someone to visit your site, find nothing immediately relevant and move on. So you need to grab them from that first moment they land on your home page.Here are four things those prospects want to know — and what you need to ensure they see — when they visit your website home page:#1: You practice the kind of law I need. Whatever type of law you practice should be spelled out clearly and be one of the first things a visitor to your website sees.#2: You understand my problem. Get all the lawyer words off your site and speak to your prospect in their language so that they understand that you understand. … [Read more...] about Does Your Law Firm Website Answer These 4 Critical Questions?
A $32 million alleged bad-check scam reportedly victimized 80 attorneys in four states.And the defendants in a federal wire-fraud case in the Middle District of Pennsylvania are accused of trying to bilk another 300 law firms out of $100 million more.But a relieved Pennsylvania personal injury attorney says he dodged a bullet in the case because he delayed depositing into his law firm trust account a $400,000 check supposedly sent by an insurance company, reports the Legal Intelligencer in an article reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.).The situation at first seemed legitimate, says Gene Goldenziel of Needle Goldenziel Pascale & Consagra in Scranton:A Pennsylvania resident with an Asian accent called to seek his help after losing her leg in an accident at a Pennsylvania-based trucking company. Its disability insurer was willing to write a check for the $400,000 policy limit, but insisted that the check had to be sent to her bank or her attorney, he recounts.She gave Goldenziel … [Read more...] about Relieved Pa. Attorney Says He Dodged a Bullet in Alleged $32M Bad-Check Scam Targeting 80 Law Firms