Inside Super Lawyers Blog

From the Vault -- "You Gotta Work Too"

In the 2008 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine, we got to know W. James Singleton of the Singleton Law Firm in Shreveport. Before Singleton became a high-powered personal injury attorney; before he played a role in the landmark 1990s class action case against Big Tobacco; before he spent eight years in the Louisiana State Legislature, he was a teenager trying to find his purpose in life.

2 Reasons to Blog about Your Legal Awards

As you grow your practice, or look to maintain an already effective one, it is important to celebrate successes. It places your firm in a positive light and makes others want to join in.

From the Vault -- Murderous Spouses, Media Frenzies and a Client Named Snake

The 2008 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine featured a deep dive into the world of criminal law, as we took a close look at Leslie Ballin's intense, high-stakes, high-profile and sometimes even hilarious defense practice at Ballin, Ballin & Fishman in Memphis. When we spoke with him, Ballin had already handled more than 150 murder cases, involving everything from abused spouses to tough guys named Snake. An excerpt:

A Little Investment Goes A Long Way

When it comes to an attorney or law firm marketing their services to an ideal client base there are a multitude of ways to get in front of potential prospects. For a family law attorney it might be radio spots on a local station during rush hour. If you're an attorney that focuses on DUI representation maybe its television ads around Christmas and New Year's when arrests tend to trend upward. The point is the type of practice area and overall marketplace often dictates what type of marketing opportunities attorneys pursue.

From the Vault -- Defending Timothy McVeigh

The inaugural edition of Oklahoma Super Lawyers magazine in 2006 featured an auspicious attorney: Stephen Jones of Jones, Otjen & Davis in Enik, Okla.-the man who defended Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Jones gave us an in-depth look at the closely watched case-and into the thought process of a terrorist. An excerpt:

A Nod To Community Service On "Love Your Lawyer Day"

On last year's "Love Your Lawyer Day," we asked attorneys why they chose to become lawyers. After all, the legal realm can be a challenging field, and it certainly isn't for everyone. In the responses we received, we saw two significant trends emerge.

Getting The Most Out Of That Social Post

So, you've been selected to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list. Congratulations, at the end of the day only five percent of attorneys are selected to the Super Lawyers list with another two and a hald percent selected to the Rising Stars list in each state. Last week we talked about sharing your accomplishments on social media. Now, let's take it a step further and make sure your posts are getting in front of the largest audience possible. After the high fives and handshakes, here are four applicable steps to help spread the word.

Getting Social With Your Selection

Legal consumers, especially millennials, are searching for you on social media. According to a recent FindLaw study, 37 percent of millennials, and 20 percent of general legal consumers are incorporating social media into their search for a lawyer. If you aren't there, these clients will go to a firm that is.