Several years ago, we were contacted by consumers who had gone to a lawyer in Pennsylvania for an estate planning matter. We did not have her in our network and the consumer wanted to know why. We looked into the case and found we could not find her in the State Bar registry. How could that be? She was listed as a lawyer on the "authoritative legal lawyer listing site," but she wasn't a lawyer? We sounded alarms. During the course of our investigation, a judge had the same suspicion. This case made headlines. https://tinyurl.com/262s6n5t
In another instance, we kept getting complaints about Shant Ohanian in California. It seemed he was taking money from immigration clients, and failing to file anything on their behalf. We sounded alarms. https://tinyurl.com/4y3h2vcu
Our consumer advocacy organization, Lawyers In My City, has spoken with the offices of several Bar Associations, including Texas, California, Georgia, Florida, New York, Chicago, Pennsylvania, and the list goes on. Over and over we hear, off the record, their disenchantment with certain "legal authoritative go-to" sites that will publish anything submitted to them. Check out our next example...
Lawyers In My City
Consumer Advocacy Group
In our next situation, it was our organization who called the State Bar of Georgia to let them know Tex McIver had already been sentenced to prison, yet he was still showing to be good standing on an authoritative site claiming to be closely connected to the State Bar associations nationwide. The State Bar of Georgia took action, and it was not until then that the "athoritative legal site" pulled their information down. https://tinyurl.com/h8pkrveh We could go on and on... including the alarms we sounded when we received complaints from consumers about sex in exchange for representation (https://tinyurl.com/4tcvtnje).
Suffice it to say, LawyersInMyCity.com's Consumer Advocacy Group is desperately needed to give consumers a safe place for their legal representation selection needs. We are looking out for consumers... and attorneys as well. We have been working very hard, very diligently, and with purpose to bring consumers reliable and transparent information on lawyers during personal and business legal crises, when legal represenation selection is paramount. When we opened our doors in 2008, Lord & Scott was almost immediately mistaken by consumers as a lawyer referral network. Fast forward from answering phone calls directly, to emailing lawyer lists, to publishing static lists, to developing a separate website and entity, to publishing mobile apps... we are now partnering with consumer advocacy group Lawyers In My City, and have created a greater and very elite, curated network of the finest lawyers across the country.
Consumer Advocacy Statement
The market is saturated with lists and directories regurgitating the same, outdated information, and published by folks without one day of experience in the legal field. Our consumer advocacy group, Lawyers In My City, consists of former legal professionals spearheading this organization, from content curation to working with our technology talent to create innovative mobile device deliverable information. We know how law firms operate, we have been to trial (criminal/commercial litigation), immigration proceedings, and have mediated, negotiated, and passionately worked for our clients to bring favorable results. Now we work for consumers to protect them for misinformation and provide a clean, straight-forward network of lawyers that is actually monitored.
Consumer Advocacy Statement Protecting Lawyers
As former legal professionals, we also protect the lawyers in our network. We achieve this by allowing attorneys to moderate reviews, and prevent attorney/client privilege violations and malpractice suits on the basis of attorney-client privilege arising from review disputes. While attorneys cannot change a review, they can choose whether or not to have it published on their profile. Additionally, we monitor and moderate reviewers and flag any questionable review activity, including blocking problematic reviewer IP addresses. Your reputation is important to us. We also achieve lawyer protection via our state of the art attorney dashboard that allows publishing any changes to your practice in real time.
In English and Spanish
We bring lawyers of all practice areas to the forefront and market their services directly to consumers ready to hire. We help families who are too embarrassed to ask their friends and colleagues for lawyer referrals for sensitive matters involving criminal charges. We help professionals who are community leaders in their fields and are navigating embarrassing business legal situations, or who want to bring actions against other businesses. We help Spanish-speaking consumers who are ready to hire legal representation, but may have language barriers. We help everyone we can, and we will continue our mission.
Confirm to Your clients you have been
vetted, verified, and approved
We will provide you our seal you can display on your website and marketing materials, ensuring clients and potential clients you have been vetted, verified, and approved by the only consumer group dedicated to legal representation selection.
It says we have verified your standing with your respective bar. It says we have checked your disciplinary action history. And more than that, it says we will not allow you to remain with us if any of our criteria is not met.
Your Consumer Advocacy Group's seal of approval for your website and marketing materials will be sent to members directly for immediate use.
Marketing Spotlight: Radio
Syndicated Radio Show
While you may already market on other sites, it is important to keep in mind the 60.48 million Spanish-speaking consumers ready to spend their legal representation dollars. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the US, with a record 60.48 million Spanish speakers, according to the US Census Bureau. According to our records, just over one-third of lawyer requests come from Spanish-speaking consumers.
How can we help you? Just one of the ways we are marketing our curated lawyer network is via nationally syndicated El Show de Piolín to reach even more Latinos in cities across America. Stay tuned.
Guide to attorneys
If you have already received an invitation from us, you are on our radar and likely already on our site/mobile apps which are being revamped and scheduled for publishing January 2022.
We offer members another benefit: option to be included in our print publications going to new residents via major city Chambers of Commerce. Currently we are working on the DFW, Miami-Dade/Broward Counties, and the Greater Los Angeles magazines. We ask each featured attorney to answer one of several presented questions so that clients and potential clients can know them better.
We have surveyed over 10,000 consumers nationwide and have developed our two-page lawyer feature spreads to answer their questions, instead of creating an impersonal profile of an attorney. It will be clear we have only included lawyers of the highest caliber, and who are in good standing.
The magazines will be available in English and Spanish.
If you have not received an invitation and would like to be considered for our magazine feature, please email Blas Scott Directly at Blas@LordScottLegal.com, or our newly created Google forum at LawyersInMyCity@gmail.com.
Guide to Criminal Defense
and other practice Areas
As a consumer advocacy group, and having shared our lawyer referral network with consumers for over ten years, we have kept a tally of the same questions repeatedly being asked.
In short, we have created our Guide to Criminal Defense magazine to feature attorneys who have been vetted, verified, and approved. Distribution of these guides is free to consumers. And it is included in your membership should you be selected. Our print schedule allows for two publications in each geographic area and practice area twice per year. Availability of feature space is on a first come, first served basis.
request an invitation If you have not already received one
London - Trafalgar Square By Appointment Only
1 Trafalgar Square, London, England
Paris - Rue du Louvre
40 Rue du Louvre, Paris, France
New York - Wall Street
14 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Dallas - The Crescent
100 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201
San Antonio - Eilan Tower, Stone Oak
17806 IH 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257
18756 Stone Oak Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78258
New Orleans - Energy Centre
1100 Poydras, New Orleans, LA