Jared Adams - Attorney at Law

Aggressive Criminal Defense and Dedicated Debt Relief

The Adams Law Firm LLC is a full service law firm with two primary areas of practice: criminal defense and consumer bankruptcy. Whether you have been charged with an offense or are seeking relief from your financial troubles, The Adams Law Firm LLC can provide you with personalized and competent representation to help resolve your situation.
At The Adams Law Firm LLC, attorney Jared Adams leverages a wide breadth of legal knowledge and extensive public speaking and negotiation experience to provide dedicated legal support to clients throughout Colorado. Whether you need assistance with overwhelming debt or have been charged with a crime, attorney Jared Adams' knowledge, passion, and personalized approach will help you find the resolutions you desire.
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your bankruptcy or criminal defense needs, contact The Adams Law Firm LLC online or call 720-381-3168 or toll free 888-858-2134 today.
Knowledgeable Representation Tailored to Your Specific Needs

Denver attorney Jared Adams understands that no two legal situations are exactly the same — your criminal charges or financial situation are unique to you. With that in mind, he will work diligently to carefully examine your situation before offering the advice you need to make educated decisions about how to deal with your specific issues.
Moreover, Jared Adams firmly believes that knowledge is power and always strives to provide you with as much information on your options as possible. After all, you will ultimately determine the course of his representation by the decisions you make.
Contact Attorney Jared Adams for the Personal Attention You Deserve

With so much riding on a successful resolution to your legal situation, you need to know that your lawyer will do whatever it takes to help you achieve the best possible result.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific legal needs, contact attorney Jared Adams. Call 720-381-3168 or toll free 888-858-2134 to speak with an attorney today.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.


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You Can’t Rely on the Yellow Pages Alone: Success Strategies for a New Era of Law Firm Marketing

Years ago there were two ways attorneys and clients found each other — referrals, and the Yellow Pages book that was by everyone’s phone. Times have changed, and while word-of-mouth is still one of the best practice-development tools out there, usage of the print Yellow Pages is declining in many parts of the country. Today, we’re in a new era of law firm marketing and there are many additional marketing channels that law firms can consider to reach new clients.

Why is ad spending on the print Yellow Pages down and expected to decrease another 39 percent over the next five years, according to Borrell Associates(1)? This is partly because for you as an attorney, it’s not an ideal way to promote your law firm anymore. New varieties of Yellow Pages books appear in the mailbox every month it seems due to large books splitting into smaller books or new entrants to your particular market. This makes it increasingly difficult for law firms to determine in which book(s) to advertise. Plus, the format of the books makes it tough to separate your firm from your competition, as the advertisements tend to look similar and offer limited space in which to share your firm’s unique attributes.

More importantly, like other printed information the Yellow Pages have been eclipsed by the Internet, which offers the legal industry much more in terms of information quantity, quality, and creative flexibility. In a 2008 survey about local search user behavior, search engines (e.g., Google) have pulled ahead of print yellow pages as the leading source for local business information.(2)

Consider that today 80% of us have home computers(3), and 55% have high-speed Internet access4. If you need a lawyer, going online allows you to make smart, well-informed decisions. If you are a lawyer, the power of the Internet to reach prospects and provide them with compelling information about your firm can’t be beat. But as Web-savvy attorneys know, it’s not enough to simply launch a Web site. In this new era of law firm marketing, it’s important to think critically about all the ways you connect with consumers — Yellow Pages, the Web, and others — and how you can communicate better, distinguish yourself from competitors, and bottom line, attract and gain new clients. Here are nine law firm marketing keys to success for your firm to consider:

#1: Stay in the book, but be strategic. Keeping your contact information in the print Yellow Pages can still be worthwhile for prospects who are hunting for your phone number, or who just aren’t comfortable using the Internet. This is particularly true for non-metropolitan or rural areas. But is a color ad in every print directory really differentiating your firm — or are you better served with a simple, black-and-white listing in a few select books, and channeling the savings to other diverse marketing tactics? Cast a wide net to catch more fish!

#2: Consider bundling, but as a limited solution. To capitalize on the Internet’s popularity, most Yellow Pages providers now offer print and online directory advertising bundled together. That can be an effective way to expand your reach, but note that an online directory listing is only one piece of an effective Web presence, not a complete strategy. Legal marketing is unique, and your marketing plan should encompass not only directories but also a Web site complete with search-engine optimization and tailored content and design that has the unique needs of legal prospects in mind.

1 Borrell Associates, “Say Goodbye to Yellow Pages, July 2008
2 http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Tmp-Directional-Marketing-908381.html 
3 http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0908456.html 
4 Pew Internet & American Life Project, July 2008

#3: Invest time in your site. You have a law practice to run, but even a few hours a month can go a long way in keeping the content on your Web site fresh, relevant and visible. Adding a newsletter, commentary or blog posting on a current legal topics or cases, or even an automated news feed (which many online providers can arrange for you) — all are effective, non-time-intensive ways to avoid becoming just another Web site that collects virtual dust. Why is that important? Updated site content appeals to both of your key Web site audiences: potential clients and leading search engines, such as Google. Search engines factor in the freshness and relevancy of your information to determine search rankings, so frequent updates are important.

#4: Own your niche. Online, being all things to all people is a great way to reach no one. Instead, differentiate your firm by zeroing in on what makes you unique — your approach to cases, background in law enforcement, Spanish-language expertise — and communicate it in the same keywords, phrases, and visuals online that you would use to connect with prospects when they’re in your law office. One good option: maintain a practice page on your site devoted exclusively to one of the firm’s key areas of expertise. Focused Web sites are more likely to succeed, and the same applies for the other channels you use to promote your firm.

#5: Make a strong first impression. Consider a potential client who gets three referrals and goes online to check them out. Realistically, you’ve got 5–10 seconds to hold that prospect on your site and potentially convert into a client. A Web site filled with informative content is great, but to keep prospects from clicking away to the competition, you must ensure your site is also well-designed for search engines, and most importantly, is easy to navigate for people with all levels of Web experience and legal knowledge.

#6: Reach prospects in new, high-impact ways. Online video and blogs are examples of fast-emerging law firm marketing tools that consumers love. They’re interactive and personal and they dispel the intimidation factor people feel when considering to hire an attorney. Nearly 60% of consumers, for example, say online video makes them more likely to contact a particular firm(5). To take full advantage of a technology like video, however, it’s key to work with a company that knows the legal industry and how to effectively disseminate your message to search engines and popular third-party Web sites.

#7: Use pay-per-click selectively. With pay-per-click, you select a search term relevant to your practice, then pay for a link ad to appear when prospects type in that term. If they click your link, you get charged a set fee. These links are grouped together on results pages, separate from the free (organic) results.

Pay-per-click can be useful as part of a well-rounded online strategy, particularly if your practice is highly specialized. But only 1 in 7 Web users click paid links,(6) so it’s clear there’s not yet a high level of acceptance. Keeping your site updated, providing strong content and design, and adding compelling information tools like online video and blogs should be your firm’s main focus.

#8: Choose the right online provider. You want an online presence that works, but you don’t want to spend all day working on it. If you’re considering partnering with an online provider, the key questions to ask are: 1) does the company provide local representation, so you can get someone to stop by to help you if you need it?; and 2) do they focus exclusively on the marketing for law firms, so you don’t have to settle for a generic, one-size-fits-all solution?

#9: Expand your network. Write articles for your bar association journal. Create a newsletter, or buy one from a company that will create one for you. Get involved in online communities like LinkedIn or FaceBook. Disseminate your message and firm value in many and varied ways rather than relying exclusively on the Yellow Pages or even a Web site to get your message out to potential clients.

5 FindLaw Consumer Online Study, 2007 6 Jupiter Research; Esquiro “Inside the Mind of the Searcher”
Sometimes, it’s a numbers game, so evaluate how often you’re promoting your firm through creative ways your competitors may not be. There are many options to choose from. Attorneys that use them strategically, and don’t allow their marketing effort to stagnate, have a terrific opportunity to generate leads and earn more well-qualified new clients, ultimately delivering the firm a steady stream of revenue.


J. Patrick Rieder - Criminal Defense Attorney - Colorado Springs, CO

Congratulations to J. Patrick Rieder on the release of his new website in Coloroad Springs, COlorado.  Whether you are looking to take action in a military matter or looking for a legal advocate in a criminal law case, it is important to contact an experienced attorney to provide guidance and look out for your best interests. Call the Law Office of J. Patrick Rieder, LLC at 719-387-7534 or contact them online to schedule a free initial consultation.
Worldwide Representation for Military Law

At their Colorado Springs law office, they have the experience to assist clients with a variety of military law needs. Attorney J. Patrick Rieder brings a unique perspective to the practice having served in the military for 22 years, ten of those years as a JAG officer. Additionally, he served in the military police for 12 years and as a law professor at the Air Force Academy for four years.

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David Koppa - Attorney at Law - Colorado Springs

Congratrulations to David Koppa of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Attorney Koppa is a Family Law attorney with the experience and knowledge to help you in your time of need.

Michael Meurer - Greenwood Village, CO Bankruptcy & Estate Planning Attorney

Congrats to Michael Meurer of Greenwood Village, Colorado in the Denver Metro area. His Bankruptcy website was just released today and we look forward tot he results his site will be able to provide him.
Michael also practices Estate Planning and looks forward to speaking with you about your life planning needs.


John Turner - Bankrutpcy Attorney - Colorado Springs

Congrats to The Law Office of John Turner on the addition of optimized video to his website. The videos look great and should help in converting more potential clients into actual clients.


Congratulations to Paul Prendergast on his new refresh & Upgrade

If you are struggling with a family law issue, you face many personal and financial challenges today. But hidden in these struggles is the opportunity to pave the way for a better tomorrow. Prendergast & Associates, P.C., can help Colorado families seek a brighter future by offering excellent legal representation for divorce, domestic violence and other critical legal issues.

Contact us today at 866-213-2643 to speak with an experienced family law attorney. They have law offices conveniently located in Littleton and Parker, Colorado.

Their Experience ...
Attorney Paul A. Prendergast has been practicing law for over 26 years and has a long track record of success winning positive results for his clients. In 1984, just a year after starting his private practice, attorney Prendergast argued his first case before the Colorado Supreme Court. In addition to his legal credentials, Mr. Prendergast holds a degree in finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, which helps him serve his clients' interests in complex property division cases.

Furthermore, Mr. Prendergast is well-versed in sensitive legal issues involving domestic violence and sexual abuse that often tear families apart. He and his talented team of lawyers will be here to help you realize your legal protections and find the therapeutic and mental health resources you need.
Paul also practices Criminal Law and you can learn more about that practice at http://www.criminaljusticeco.com/

Keys to Effective ROI Measurement

Value for the money. You expect it when you lease an office, invest in software or hire staff. The money you spend marketing your law firm should be no exception. Is your firm getting good value for its marketing dollar? If not, where are the opportunities for improvement?

Measuring return on investment, or ROI, from your marketing budget can help you gain better answers to those questions.

ROI measurement is an opportunity to review your marketing practices and make smart, informed decisions about the future — which tactics to emphasize, what’s working and what’s not, and whether your message is connecting with prospects or need to be fine-tuned. And you don’t need a marketing degree to do it.

These steps will help you generate ROI information and use it to evaluate and improve your marketing strategy.

1. Measure all marketing programs What strategies — print, broadcast, online and in-person — do you use to connect with prospects and clients? In order to gauge which strategies to leverage and which are falling short, you should define and track each of them.

Start with brochures, Yellow Pages ads, radio spots, web campaigns and other direct marketing expenditures. But don’t forget other programs that may indirectly generate new business and strengthen existing client relationships: sponsorships, client entertainment and professional memberships, for example.

Once you have a handle on all the promotional efforts that generate leads for your firm, you have a good foundation for measuring ROI.

2. Track leads and conversions Firms that market themselves efficiently use documented, common-sense controls to track spending. Hard data goes much further than anecdotes and guesswork in ensuring your money’s well spent.

So once you’ve defined the scope of your marketing effort, put tracking procedures into place for each program — sustainable procedures you can incorporate, long-term, into your practice management. For example, you can:

  • Assign your receptionist to record telephone inquiries.
  • Create a new-client information sheet to track word-of-mouth referrals.
  • Collect business cards from meetings and speaking engagements, then record them and follow up.
  • Place a client intake form on your web site and make it accessible from every page.

Try to capture the same information from prospects no matter how they reach your firm. Your receptionist, for example, should ask prospects the same questions that appear on your online intake form. By being consistent, you can better compare the quality of leads coming from online, print and other marketing efforts.

Documenting inquiries shows you which client-development programs are successful and makes follow-up easier. It also helps identify any disconnect between leads generated and leads converted into actual client cases.

If “hits” to your web site aren’t translating into new business, for example, look critically at your site. Is your intake form clear and simple? Overall, is your site easy to navigate? Timely follow-up is another key factor. Are you responding promptly to inquiries with both a phone call and an e-mail, if possible?

3. Leverage the web A law firm’s web site can be its most powerful ROI measurement tool. That’s why a growing number of firms prefer to route all client leads through their site.

To make the most of your web site, feature your URL on business cards, ads and in other promotional efforts. Consider purchasing exposure on legal directories and search engines. And ensure that once prospects arrive at your site they can easily find key information, then connect with you to follow up.

One advantage of a web-centric approach is that you can use software programs to analyze site traffic. These programs often are included when you sign up with a web site provider. They can help you determine:

  • The most popular areas of your site.
  • Where visitors arrive from — and what sites they visit when they leave.
  • Keywords and key phrases that drive prospects to your site via search engines.

That’s invaluable information for sharpening your marketing strategy. You might choose to purchase ads on your prospects’ favorite sites, for example. Or edit your promotional materials (print, online and broadcast) to stress high-impact, business-generating keywords.

Whatever decisions you make, with ROI measurement tools you can base them on objective, long-term data. The kind of information that chance conversations with clients, or the occasional one-off report, can’t provide.

4. Measure impact. To accurately measure ROI, take both the tangible and intangible benefits of your marketing efforts into account.

You can crunch the numbers by calculating the dollars earned by an ad or other promotion versus its cost (factoring administrative time and other “hidden” expenses into your total investment):

Amount of $$ Earned - Investment x 100 = ROI (i.e., 400% or 4:1)

Of course, ROI is not an exact science. Some strategies — volunteer efforts, sponsorships, community outreach — may score low in stark financial terms but still deliver for your firm by generating new leads, or rewarding clients for past business. They build name awareness, strengthen relationships and create goodwill, all of which are important factors in ROI-based decision-making.

5. Evaluate options. With ROI data in hand you can make informed comparisons between your client-development activities. One program may drive a high quantity of leads to your firm while another delivers great quality (a higher rate of conversion or larger, high-value cases). Your journal ads may primarily reach the corporate market while individuals find you online.

That information, plus other factors like how easy the program is to administer, will help you set priorities when you write your next marketing plan.

Be sure, however, that you’re making consistent, “apples-to-apples” comparisons. Choose the same 3-month or 6-month time frame, for example, when you run ROI numbers on print vs. web vs. broadcast and beyond.

6. Modify your marketing The final step is implementing change. Use ROI-generated information to adjust your marketing strategy: to invest more where you’re seeing results and trim back or rethink what isn’t working.

Of course your practice goals change and so will the needs of clients. A marketing program or keyword that draws attention today may go cold six months down the road. ROI measurement — track, evaluate, then modify — is an ongoing process.

That takes commitment, but the payoff is there for your firm. In a more efficient lead-development budget, a better understanding of your client base and a bigger return on your marketing dollar.


Andres Guevara - Upgrade to Custom Design

Congratulations to Andres Guevara on the upgrade of his website to a Custom Design.
When Andres started his practice out of his house in Highlands Ranch, he had the knowledge and experience to help those in need and with the right presence online we were able to provide him the clientele.
He has not looked back and has seen his practice grow month after month and year after year. He is now getting referrals from those clients that found him on the Internet and know his level of expertise and his ability to get his clients the possible outcome. If you are looking for a great criminal law attorney or family law attorney don't hesitate to call The Law Office of Andres R. Guevara.
You can also learn more about Andres at his website at www.guevaracoloradolaw.com/


Web Marketing Association Awards Announced

FindLaw's President announced today that FindLaw has been recognized with five WebAwards by the Web Marketing Association for developing legal Web sites. FindLaw has been recognized with 17 WebAwards in the past and now has a total of 22 WebAwards.

The WebAwards is the premier annual Web site award competition that names the best Web sites across 96 industries, setting the standard and encouraging quality in Web site development. Web sites are judged upon seven criteria: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use. This year, the WebAwards honored the achievements of the following FindLaw teams:

Best Legal Web Site Award
Law Office of Lisa L. Maki - www.lisamaki.net/
FindLaw Team:
Designer: Clayton Chelmo
Project Manager: Sarah Mickelson
Content Writer: Michael Owen Hill
Attorney Editor: Jeffrey Bodensteiner
Developer: Rani Thao
SEM Consultant: David Fliger

Outstanding Web Site Award

Law Offices of W. Jeff Paradowski - http://www.paradowskilaw.com/
FindLaw Team: Designer: Matt Jewett
Project Manager: Kris Bohrer Content Writer: Michael Klick
Attorney Editor: Jeffrey Bodensteiner
Developer: Phil Knowles SEM Consultant: Lisa Stienkeoway

Legal Standard of Excellence Award

C.E. Borman & Associates - www.ceborman.com/
FindLaw Team:
Designer: Joe Lover
Project Manager: Cheryl Haggerty
Content Writer: Michael Owen Hill
Attorney Editor: Jeffrey Bodensteiner
Developer: Joshua Stephens
Developer: Matt Biersdorf
SEM Consultant: Mark Ness

Swanson Law Firm - www.juliaswansonlaw.com/
FindLaw Team:
Designer: Jordan Linde
Project Manager: Ashley Kockelman
Content Writer: Jason Sarff
Attorney Editor: Greg Bennett
Developer: Matt Meyer
SEM Consultant: Tony Henderson

FindLawDesign.com - www.findlawdesign.com/
FindLaw Team:
Designer: Nathan Weber
Project Manager: Collin Hummel
Content: Collin Hummel

The recognition by the Web Marketing Association differentiates FindLaw as the leader in legal Web site development and reinforces our expertise in legal Internet marketing. Each of the awards signifies our continued commitment to creativity and quality, and showcases the exceptional talent we have at FindLaw.

Converting More "Clicks" Into Qualified Clients

When your office hours end, your law firm’s Web site stays open for business. Faced with a pressing legal problem, most people today turn to the Internet as a 24-hour-a-day tool for researching issues and looking for representation.

Online inquiries can come in anytime, from anywhere, but can be lost just as quickly. Giving prospects the information they’re looking for, and providing it fast, is critical to your success in closing online leads.

To convert more of your Web "clicks" into qualified clients for your firm, start by addressing the key issues.

Understand online prospects
Fast, perfect and free legal services. Realistically, that’s what most online legal consumers want. By understanding those expectations and managing them effectively, you’ve got a better chance to establish a relationship with prospects then move them forward toward signing an engagement letter.

Particularly in areas like criminal law, family law, personal injury and consumer bankruptcy, prospects often are highly motivated but may have limited experience working with attorneys. Fees are always an issue and so is time: Often the prospect has waited to locate an attorney until the need is acute.

Above all, online prospects may have many questions they need answered: about the law, their case, how to hire an attorney. Once they complete your online intake form or request information from a legal site, you have a window of opportunity (albeit often brief) to address those concerns and demonstrate the level of service and expertise you can provide.

Respond First
Online prospects typically are looking for immediate help with a legal issue. In many cases the attorney who responds first, wins.

And in a world of 2 a.m. Web searches and instantly available information, your response time ideally should be measured in terms of hours, not days.

Follow up quickly on incoming e-mails, inquiries left on your voice-mail and phone calls taken by staff. A return phone call typically is the most effective response. If there’s no answer, leave a message indicating your availability, and a direct phone number or e-mail address where you can be reached 24 hours a day. Mail a brochure or other information about your firm to the prospect the same day that you receive an inquiry.

Whatever lead-tracking system you use (a prospect sheet, management software, a simple manila folder), make updating it and following up a part of your daily work routine.

Finally, check the contact information that you provide on your Web site. Is it complete, up-to-date and easy for site visitors to find? From every page on your Web site?

Make it easy for a prospect confronted with a time-sensitive, stressful or unfamiliar legal need. Providing clear contact information — then following up promptly with a personal response —gives you a big advantage in converting that prospect into a client.

Provide a quality response
Invest at least a few non-billable hours per week in following up personally over the phone with prospects who’ve contacted your firm. They’ll value the attention from an attorney. For you, it’s an opportunity to gauge the client and your interest in the case.

A good rule of thumb, when you’re on the phone with a prospect, is to go slightly beyond the standard FAQ information that you likely provide on your law firm’s Web site. You want to establish your expertise, demonstrate interest and overcome any hesitancies the prospect has about hiring a lawyer — without forming an attorney-client relationship or falling prey to unscrupulous Web surfers "phishing" for free legal advice.

The goal: to set up a free office consultation where you can persuade the prospect in person and better evaluate their needs. By then, having already responded swiftly to the initial request for help, and demonstrated your sensitivity to the prospect’s concerns about cost, you’ll be in a strong position to formalize the relationship.

Screen the prospect
Is the prospect a good fit for representation by your firm? Your initial e-mail and telephone interactions are a good chance to not only sell yourself to the prospect, but also to collect the key information you need about their temperament and their goals and expectations, plus of course the specifics of the case.

Take a close look, for example, at the initial e-mail or intake form response you received. Does the prospect have experience with the legal system? Do their answers provide any clues about their ability to pay? Look for other information — such as complaints about previous attorneys, the prospect’s education level, whether they’re "hands-off" or a micro-manager — that’s useful in performing your due diligence before you commit to the case.

To handle this screening process more efficiently, you can also consider attorney-client matching services. They’re online sites that allow consumers to read descriptions of attorneys in their area based on their topic of interest. Some matching services will pre-qualify leads by collecting key data from the prospect. The attorney then can self-select potential cases that are of interest.

Moving forward
Nearly 73% of American adults (and 91% college-educated Americans) are now are online, according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project. Research shows that the vast majority use the Internet to do research and make purchasing decisions. As each generation becomes more technically savvy, Web-based leads will become an increasingly key part of your new-business development strategy.

By understanding the needs of online prospects and providing a fast, high-quality response to leads you receive, you’ll have a great opportunity to convert more clicks into clients of your firm.


Glenn Hagen - Business Law Attorney - Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Congratulations to Attorney Glenn Hagen on the publication of his new website at http://www.lawyer4business.com/. Glenn has been a FindLaw client for many years and has tremendous success with his online presence.

Daniel, Thom & Katzman - Colorado Springs Attorneys

Steve Kaztman of Daniel, Thom & Katzman explains what your rights are if pulled over for suspicion of drinking and driving.


Jonathan Willett - Denver, Colorado

When your future is jeopardized by criminal charges, divorce or a personal injury, it is important to turn to an experienced lawyer for help navigating the legal system.
Jonathan Willett, Attorney at Law, has more than 20 years of experience protecting his Colorado clients' rights in negotiation and in the courtroom. Having tried more than 60 cases and represented clients in more than 125 appeals, he will help you achieve your legal goals. Call 303-952-0705 or contact Mr. Willett online to schedule a free initial consultation.
Criminal Defense
Most of Mr. Willett's practice is devoted to protecting clients against criminal charges. Criminal convictions come with many consequences. High fines, jail time, restitution, loss of driver's license and civil rights, loss of employment, family problems and other repercussions often come with convictions, so it is important to present a strong defense in court.

The Law Office of Rick Nicoletti - Denver Colorado

Effective legal representation comes from taking the correct approach to working with opposing counsel and judges. Above all, it means taking the correct approach on behalf of clients, through responsive, timely and zealous advocacy.
Attorney Rick Nicoletti has been divorced; he knows how overwhelming the legal system can be. When Rick works with clients, he offers them the personalized attention and tailored solutions that he would want from an attorney. Loyalty, honesty, hard work and consistency have characterized Rick's life, and they have been the hallmark of his legal practice.

Rick isn't just a one dimensional lawyer who went straight out of college to law school. Rick can relate to all types of people and clients. Rick has been a Model A Ford restoration specialist, a radio disc jockey (KTLK Denver), a TV assignment editor/reporter (KUSA Channel 9 News), a commercial hot air balloon pilot and a trapeze artist.


Tom Miller - Denver, Colorado Criminal Law Attorney

Congratulations to Tom Miller, Criminal Law attorney in Denver, Colorado on the release of his new website.
If you want a straightforward lawyer who will return your calls, answer your questions and fight for the best possible result under the circumstances, you want a trial lawyer like "Doc" Miller. His combination of experience as an attorney, an investigator, journalist, and as a court certified document examiner gives him the ability to review evidence and help you present the best defense possible. He has worked on high profile cases as a handwriting expert, including the Jon Benet Ramsey case, and has the experience to handle criminal defense matters and an expertise as a handwriting expert that other attorneys do not have.


Ethics Violations to Avoid on Law Firm Web Sites

From case studies to core practice-area content to e-mail newsletters, law firms have a variety of Internet-based content tools they can use to inform potential clients of who they are and what they do. Other online marketing tactics, however, fall outside of state ethics rules, as well as the ethical guidelines the American Bar Association (ABA) promotes the states to adopt.

As an attorney working to develop client relationships online, it’s your responsibility to educate yourself about these rules and apply them. One good resource is the ABA Web site, which provides links to the rules governing lawyer advertising, solicitation and marketing in all 50 states: www.abanet.org/ad rules

While the ABA’s prohibition against posting "false and misleading" information on a legal Web site is interpreted differently in various states, there are some established guidelines your law firm can refer to make sure that you are operating ethically on your site. Some of the key areas that your firm should address include:

Illegal communications. If the Internet is anything it’s information-rich — and the unauthorized "borrowing" of content is a recurring problem. Utilizing plagiarized materials, stolen testimonials or copyrighted images from other Web sites is not only unethical, but illegal.

Omissions. Statements such as "No Recovery — No Fee" can be misleading if the client is exempt from legal fees only and is still liable for courts costs or administrative fees. Many states require disclaimers when contingent fee arrangements are publicized. Another common omission on legal Web sites is the posting of positive awards and settlements without a prominently displayed disclaimer on all relevant pages of the site stating that results may vary or that the facts and circumstances of each case dictate the results.

Unjustified expectations. The creation of unjustified expectations is an important consideration that is relevant in all states. Some of the key areas of concern are:
  • Many of the same rules that apply to law firm names also apply to Web site domain names. A firm may not, for example, adopt a domain name that creates undue expectations of success (www.winyourlegalcase.com) or that implies a connection with a government agency or charitable legal services organization.
  • Some states restrict the use of awards, honors or commendations, as they can create unjustified expectations of success. New Jersey is presently discussing the use of the "Super Lawyers" designation due, in part, to a concern that the designation may create an unjustified expectation that the "Super Lawyer" is better than other lawyers.
    The inclusion of "verdicts and settlements" pages or other descriptions of success can be a powerful marketing tool, but may create unjustified expectations without the inclusion of appropriate disclaimers or factual descriptions. Most states regulate the use of this type of information.
  • Testimonials, endorsements or representative-client lists are also prohibited or banned in certain states because they can create expectations of success merely by reference to who has retained the firm in the past.

Statements about a lawyer’s services. Statements that compare one lawyer’s services with another’s run afoul of the ethics rules in many states, if they cannot be factually substantiated or objectively verified. In some states, self-laudatory are also against the rules. Any comparisons to the services of other lawyers — even implied comparisons, such as a law firm that bills itself as "the most experienced in the state" or "the most qualified" — should be avoided or clearly documented, if possible, on your site.

Claims of specialization. While the rules differ state-by-state, a Web site that positions a firm as "experts" or "specialists" may violate ethics guidelines. In most states it is allowable, however, to state that you "limit your practice to" or "concentrate in" your area of expertise.

Failure to include necessary disclaimers. Many states require special disclaimers that govern contingency fees or legal services in general. It is important that the attorney understand all disclaimers required, as well as any size, position, type and color requirements that may exist in certain states. In some states, failure to include necessary disclaimers results in a per se violation of the rules.

Spamming. Spamming is another key ethics concern online. If your firm uses mass e-mail communication, do not include overt marketing messages in the subject line, and give recipients a prominently displayed "opt-out" option to ensure the e-mail is not misconstrued as spam. Some states also require that advertising for legal services be included in the subject line itself.

The ethics guidelines covering spam and some other aspects of Internet-based legal marketing, such as online recordkeeping requirements, are still being fine-tuned. To stay on top of developments in blogging, pay-per-clicks and other emerging areas, the best strategy is to bookmark the ABA Web page that tracks changes in state advertising laws (www.abanet.org/cpr/professionalism/lawyerAd.html) and refer to it frequently for updates.


Law firms can pay a high price for unethical online marketing in disciplinary measures, fee forfeiture and reduced visibility. If your Operating your Web site within the rules can help you avoid ethics repercussions and make the most of this dynamic marketing tool for your law firm.


How to Benefit from Google’s Enhancements

Behind the scenes, Internet search engines continually refine how they rank information and provide search results. Recently, however, they’ve rolled out changes that are more dramatic. Search-engines users are noticing the difference and so are law firms that market themselves online.

Google and other popular search engines like Yahoo! and Ask are attempting to give their users both more information and more personalized information — by incorporating maps, video and other useful tools into their search results and by tailoring those results based on data they collect about the user.

The three key factors driving these changes are:
  1. Universal search
  2. Geo-targeting
  3. Personalization

Universal search, which Google introduced in May, is a broader, more comprehensive way to search the Web. A universal search serves up standard Web results alongside video clips, blog entries, images, news results and other categories of information — all pulled from Google’s so-called "vertical search" tools which index information by type (images, maps, blogs) or content (finance, shopping, academia). Those specialized search tools have been available at google.com for years, but now they’re being brought to the forefront.

So a search for "Chicago car accident," for example, might generate local TV video, newspaper coverage of recent events and (if you do personal-injury work in the Windy City) a listing for your law firm, integrated into one result. For Google and other search engines implementing universal search, the goal is to break down the walls that separate different types of Web content and give users a better search experience.

Geo-targeting refers to the increasingly sophisticated way that search engines are tailoring results based on a user’s location, which Google says it can determine nearly 90% of the time. As a result of geo-targeting, two people searching for "Boston defense lawyer" — one from a coffee shop in Massachusetts, the other from a home office in Denver — likely will get very different results.

User-based information (the physical location of the computer, MapQuest defaults) is part of this trend, but geo-targeting is a two-way street. For both legal prospects and law firm Web sites, geographic details now matter more. Referencing local towns and neighborhoods on your site, displaying the firm address prominently, your presence on local directories ... all are becoming more critical as search engines strive to provide relevant, location-specific results.

Personalization means that along with geographic information, search engines are collecting more data about the search behavior and online browsing patterns of users, then using it to shape results. Type in a Google search and your Web history, Gmail account, iGoogle settings and other unique-to-you information all may impact the results delivered to your screen.

Universal search, geo-targeting and personalization are good news for law firms that market themselves effectively online. With access to better, more relevant results, prospects are likely to spend more time online. On the attorney side, law firm Web sites that are grounded in their target market and provide a diverse mix of relevant content — and that are monitored and updated frequently — may see better qualified prospects and convert them at a higher rate.

How can your law firm take advantage of these Google updates? Consider these specific steps:

1) Get your firm on Google Maps. When users search for services online, they’re more likely to include a geographic qualifier than when searching for products. The integration of Google Maps into general search results is an opportunity to make yourself more accessible to those prospects. There’s no charge for adding your firm, though a Gmail account is required — go to google.com, select Maps, then select "Add or edit your business."

2) Think content, not just copy. As search parameters expand, new ways of communicating with your prospects beyond standard Web site text are more likely to find an audience. Video is an example of this. YouTube streams more than 200 million videos daily, and Web video is emerging as an important new tool for online legal marketing.

3) Go local. In today’s search environment, with results tailored to each individual, being #1 is relative. Achieving a top rank is less important than being seen by your target audience. Zero in on your prospects by utilizing keywords, key phrases and geographic terms relevant to your local market — avoiding legal jargon in favor of commonly-used terms. By incorporating targeted, unique content into your site, you’ll define your market and capture more local traffic.

4) Stay relevant. On the Internet a generic, one-size-fits-all approach is less effective than content that sets you apart and speaks to your prospects; Spanish-language information, for example, if you’re in a city with a high concentration of Spanish speakers. Or consider establishing a topical practice center on your site that focuses exclusively on an industry or area of the law that’s big in your market.

5) Incorporate current events. Search engines increasingly are blending news, blog entries, video clips and other timely, event-focused information into results, and that’s an opportunity for your firm. Keep your eye on news that’s relevant to your practice and integrate it into your site. Reference current events and local stories in case results, on your blog and in online articles. The key: make updates frequently.

6) Use local directories and search engines. Get your Web address out through a variety of online resources including local search engines, superpages.com, legal directories and your bar association and chamber of commerce Web sites. That’s important not only for the leads they generate directly, but also because search engines like Google pull from smaller directories and search tools to validate information, compile rankings and provide better local results.

7) Monitor, then modify. Increasingly, there’s no one "right" set of keywords or content strategy for legal Web sites. Results are fluid. They vary by user and location and are influenced by trends. That makes understanding user behavior through the use of analytics more important than ever. Available from Web site developers, analytic programs help you determine how users find your site and how they behave once they arrive. Which keywords drew prospects last month? What are the most (and least) effective pages on your site? Use analytics to ask these questions; use the answers to make upgrades to your site.

Overall, search is becoming more refined and precise, and opening up to encompass new categories of information.

That’s good news for a law firm that knows its target market and is proactive about staying relevant to its prospects, monitoring site performance and delivering a diverse mix of quality content.


How To Improve Your Search Engine Rankings

No marketing channel can touch the power of the Internet. And no channel is as crowded with competitors or as potentially intimidating to clients. That’s why addressing the issue of visibility — how your web site is linked to other sites, how prospects find you, and how you can improve those connections — should be an important piece of your online strategy.

One smart move to consider is making changes to your site, and to your overall online presence, that boost your rankings with powerful search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. That’s called search engine optimization, and it’s not about tricks or shady tactics.

The goal is to make your site more visible and relevant to both search engines and the people who use them to find legal representation. By taking a few basic steps to raise your site’s visibility, you’ve got a great opportunity to generate more leads and up the return on your web investment.

The challenge, of course, is standing out from the crowd. Research shows that most people look at just the first page or two of a search result. So how do search engines compile those lists? Why does Firm A rank highly in a given result, while Firm B struggles in at #273?

It starts with "spiders," software programs that the search engines send out to visit web sites, collect information, then use that information to build a searchable index. When a person types in a query, the search engine sorts through its index for the most relevant, authoritative information related to that request. Search engines frequently adjust the formulas they use to rank sites. They do that to make their rankings more precise and to prevent spam. But you can leave the technical fine-tuning to folks who don’t have a law firm to run. Focus instead on strategies that are proven winners in improving search engine results.

These strategies include:
  • Ensuring your web site’s content is fresh and easily browsable.
  • Choosing words and phrases that target your prospects.
  • Increasing the number of inbound links from other sites that drive leads to yours.
  • Content A rule of thumb: What attracts and holds the attention of site visitors will also improve search engine rankings. Regularly updated content, for example. A search engine’s spider looks for fresh information to index.
  • Straightforward, easy to browse design also makes a difference. The same slow-loading, overdone graphics and multimedia bells-and-whistles that drive web users up the wall also drastically decrease the likelihood of your web site being found in a search result.
  • One of the most important factors in search-engine-optimizing your web site is to intelligently use keywords that promote your marketing objectives, fit your geographic location and practice areas, and match the words that prospects use when they conduct a search.
  • To use keywords effectively on your site, remember to:
  • Put yourself in your prospect’s shoes. Prospects won’t necessarily use legal terms of art when conducting a search. Incorporate layman’s terms for your key practice areas.
  • Include "lawyer" and "attorney" and "law firm."
  • Cover your geographic area in all its permutations: city, state, even neighborhood if you’re in a big city.

Keep it readable. Keyword stuffing — repeating key words and phrases over and over — makes for a poor user experience and could get your site flagged by search engines. Your goal should be keyword-rich language that’s also natural and easy to read.

Own a niche. While the typical search generates thousands (or even millions) of results, most users click the first few links. So it’s key to target your specific market niche and location. You’re better off, in other words, scoring high in a unique search than chasing the most competitive, generic keywords like "divorce lawyer" or "criminal-defense attorney."

Keywords should also be incorporated into the behind-the-scenes programming of your site. Properly written title tags, meta descriptions and alt tags are a few of the key elements that can help keep you at the top of search engine rankings. Content really is king. So if you work with a web-site provider, make sure they know the legal industry and how to write for it, and understand how search engines evaluate and rank law firm web sites like yours.

Inbound Links Another factor influencing search-engine rankings are inbound links to your web address from other online sites. With inbound links, quality is much more important than quantity. Relevant links from other law firms, legal sites and bar associations should influence your results in search engines. Think of it like a frequently cited legal case. A case is more important if lots of other rulings reference it, particularly if they’re high-profile cases that are directly on topic. In the same way, when authoritative web sites link to your site it raises your credibility. That said, links should only be purchased for the traffic they will generate and not for any potential search engine result lift they might provide.

Ongoing Process Search engine optimization is a straightforward, common-sense process, but it’s important to keep at it — to regularly measure your site traffic and conversion rate, audit the content on your site and adjust it as your marketing goals, and the legal issues facing your clients, change. Then republish your site as necessary.

If you outsource your online marketing, look for a provider who can assist you throughout that process — from traffic analysis to writing and design services to the nuts-and-bolts of site management. That will help ensure that the time, money and creative energy you’ve invested in your web site pay off. Search engine optimization is a terrific opportunity to make smart use of the Internet to generate more leads, and ultimately more cases, for your firm.


Google Basics

According to Google, there are three key process in delivering search results to an end user. They are:
  1. Crawling: Does Google know about your site. Can Google find your site?
  2. Indexing: Can Google index your site?
  3. Relevancy: Does your site have content that useful and relevant to the useer's search?

---In Google's Words---

Crawling: Crawling is the process by which Googlebot discovers new and updated pages to be added to the Google index.
Google uses a huge set of computers to fetch (or "crawl") billions of pages on the web. The program that does the fetching is called Googlebot (also known as a robot, bot, or spider). Googlebot uses an algorithmic process: computer programs determine which sites to crawl, how often, and how many pages to fetch from each site.
Google's crawl process begins with a list of web page URLs, generated from previous crawl processes, and augmented with Sitemap data provided by webmasters. As Googlebot visits each of these websites it detects links on each page and adds them to its list of pages to crawl. New sites, changes to existing sites, and dead links are noted and used to update the Google index.
Google doesn't accept payment to crawl a site more frequently, and we keep the search side of our business separate from our revenue-generating AdWords service.

Indexing: Googlebot processes each of the pages it crawls in order to compile a massive index of all the words it sees and their location on each page. In addition, we process information included in key content tags and attributes, such as Title tags and ALT attributes. Googlebot can process many, but not all, content types. For example, we cannot process the content of some rich media files or dynamic pages.

Relevancy: When a user enters a query, our machines search the index for matching pages and return the results we believe are the most relevant to the user. Relevancy is determined by over 200 factors, one of which is the PageRank for a given page. PageRank is the measure of the importance of a page based on the incoming links from other pages. In simple terms, each link to a page on your site from another site adds to your site's PageRank. Not all links are equal: Google works hard to improve the user experience by identifying spam links and other practices that negatively impact search results. The best types of links are those that are given based on the quality of your content.
In order for your site to rank well in search results pages, it's important to make sure that Google can crawl and index your site correctly. Our Webmaster Guidelines outline some best practices that can help you avoid common pitfalls and improve your site's ranking.
Google's Related Searches, Spelling Suggestions, and Google Suggest features are designed to help users save time by displaying related terms, common misspellings, and popular queries. Like our google.com search results, the keywords used by these features are automatically generated by our web crawlers and search algorithms. We display these suggestions only when we think they might save the user time. If a site ranks well for a keyword, it's because we've algorithmically determined that its content is more relevant to the user's query.

I hope this is some useful information as to what it takes to get found online. Please don't hesitate to call me with any questions at 303-947-1737 or check out my legal marketing site at www.legalmarketingguy.com.


Antonio Lucero - Representing Denver's Hispanic Community for over 24 Years

All too often people do not understand the U.S. court system and all the possible consequences they face. Fearing immigration consequences, they do not call a lawyer to learn about their rights. Serving residents of the Hispanic and Spanish-speaking community in Denver, Colorado, for twenty-seven years, the lawyers of Lucero & Associates, P.C. strive to advise their clients on all their legal options.
Free Initial Consultation • Advising the Hispanic Community
To find out more about your case, call us at (303) 455-7699. Sit down with us during a free initial consultation about your family law, criminal law, personal injury, and workers' compensation case. While it is important to understand the consequences of your legal actions, you need an experienced attorney who can advise you about your options.
Affordable and Accessible Legal Representation
Depending on your case, we can work with you to find an affordable solution to your legal troubles. We work on a contingency fee basis when handling a personal injury case. We will not collect anything from you until you receive compensation for your injuries. As a small firm, we offer prompt attention and personalized counsel for each of our clients. You will not have to worry about your case being handled by a less experienced associate.
Schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney of Lucero & Associates, P.C. by calling (303) 455-7699. Fill out the attached form with any questions you have for us about your case. We represent people through the Denver metro area including the cities of Lakewood, Aurora, Northglenn, and Westminster.

Se habla español

EL sistema legal es complicada y dificil para comprender, especialmente si uno no habla bien el idioma. Los abogados de Lucero y Associados, P.C. tiene años de experiencia ayudando la gente Mexicano e hispano en las cortes de Colorado. Podemos explicar bien sus derechos legales, las consequencias de de los procedemientos legal, y los opciones que tiene usted. Podemos atender a usted rapidamente y resolver su caso lo mas pronto possible.
Llama a la oficina de Lucero y Associados, P.C. para una consulta gratis o llenar el fomulario aqui y mandar por e-mail y podemos responder entre 24 horas.
Lucero & Associates, P.C.3030 West 38th AvenueDenver, CO 80211Phone: (303) 455-7699Fax: (303) 458-8249


Conversions: From a Phone Call to a Client

So a potential client has found your website and thought enough of what they read to call you. Your job now is to convert that caller into a client (if they fit your criteria). When the potential client calls you they will be judging you on how you present yourself on the phone, how well you answer their questions and if they feel comfortable with you enough to pay you to represent them in a legal capacity.

Lets look at these different areas:
  1. Phone Presentation: When you answer the phone, do you sound like you just woke up or is your voice full of confidence? Do you answer in a professional manner, for example, Hello this is Joe Lawyer, how may I help you today? Or do you simply say hello like you are expecting a call from a friend?
  2. Do you answer their questions: Are you giving direct answers to their questions or does it sound like you are trying to sell them on why they should hire you? People looking for an attorney typically have a life altering event occurring and they need to speak with a true professional that they feel can help guide them through their turbulent times.
  3. Do you make them feel comfortable: You may be the first attorney they have called or the third. Your only job now is to make sure that (again, if they fit the criteria) WANT to hire you as their lawyer. You need to educate them, not sell them on how your experience can take them through the process.

These are just a few areas that everyone that deals with the public needs to understand when it comes to actually signing clients. Without those interpersonal skills you will struggle and not achieve the level of success you might be looking for.

The attorneys that I see as the most successful usually have the best interpersonal skills. There are a number of courses that individuals can take that will help. Dale Carnegie is one that comes to mind and is one that should be strongly considered.

If you are interested in a free evaluation of your phone skills please don't hesitate to call me at 303-947-1737 and we can sit down and figure out how to best market your services once the potential client actually calls you.

Congratulations to McKinney & Associates - New Custom Website Release

Nathan D. McKinney, the founder of the firm, grew up in a farming community in eastern Colorado. He understands the everyday struggles working people face and the devastating effects that financial hardship can bring. In starting his practice, Nathan was determined to create a law firm that could help honest people deal successfully with seemingly unmanageable issues such as debt, family law disputes and serious accidents.

They help hard-working people in the Colorado Springs area obtain debt relief through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings. They stop foreclosure and help their clients keep their homes. They stop repossession and help people keep their vehicles through redemptions and reaffirmations.

In the area of family law, They guide clients through the divorce process and resolve related problems such as child custody, visitation and child support.

The lawyers obtain compensation, medical care and justice for victims of car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice and other acts of negligence.

At McKinney & Associates, P.C., they work hard to achieve results in every case they handle, because they know the difference it can make in their clients' lives.

Free Consultation With an Attorney
For a free initial consultation with McKinney & Associates, P.C., call 866-968-2013 toll free or send us an e-mail.

They are a debt relief agency. They help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.


Janice Greening Workers Compensation Attorney - Denver, Colorado

Janice M. Greening, LLC, Denver Attorney and Former Nurse

Attorney Janice Greening is a former nurse who understands injury and disability as a caregiver and as a legal advisor. Her compassionate manner, combined with her proven track record as a personal injury and workers' compensation attorney, make her an ideal source of counsel and advocacy for injured workers and other accident victims. Contact their law offices to schedule a free initial consultation.

At the law firm of Janice M. Greening, LLC, they bring the experience gained from more than 2,000 injury and disability cases to bear in cases such as:

Workers’ Compensation: If you were injured at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Their Denver workers’ compensation lawyer has handled workplace injury claims for a wide range of workers including construction and manufacturing workers suffering from burn injuries, asbestos injuries or lung injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances; office and professional workers suffering from repetitive motion injuries, and health care workers.

Personal Injury: The personal injury attorney at Janice M. Greening, LLC protects clients’ rights when they are faced with back and neck injury, bone fractures, burn injuries, brain injury, and other injuries suffered in car accidents, truck accidents, and slip and fall accidents.

Catastrophic Injuries: The more serious the injuries, the more you need to make sure your loved one has adequate medical care and financial resources for home care, prescriptions, and durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and other essential items. Their law firm represents accident victims and surviving family members in cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis and electrocution.

Their injury and disability claims law firm represents clients throughout the Denver area, including the cities of Denver, Englewood, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Littleton, Centennial, Elizabeth, and Aurora; counties of Denver County, Douglas County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County and Elbert County. They handle subrogation claims when there is more than one source of compensation, helping ensure that injured clients receive all benefits they are entitled to.

E-mail: Contact us through this Web site to discuss your workers' compensation or personal injury claim.

Graphic Crash, UK, Dangers of texting while driving PSA

I have decided to include this very graphic video of a group of teenagers that crashed while texting & driving. I think it is important to include because we have all seen kids AND adults paying more attention to their phone them to the road. If watching this video helps one person than this blog psoting will have helped.


Top 5 Negative Factors

Top 5 Negative Factors

I've decided to touch on some negative SEO techniques that can be done and why to reconsider using them. This is not my content. I often refer to SEOMoz to learn more about Search Engine techniques.
  1. Server is Often Inaccessible to Bot: If they can't crawl your new content then others are at an advantage by being crawled first. Plus if a server is down often search engines may not want to send visitors to that site as much.
  2. Content Very Similar or Duplicate of Existing Content in the Index: Can affect visibility and/or indirectly affect ranking by splitting inlink value, depending on the nature of the "duplicate".
  3. External Links to Low Quality/Spam Sites: Linking out to a low quality neighbourhood flags you as a resident of the same neighbourhood.
  4. Duplicate Title/Meta Tags on Many Pages: Having duplicate titles on many pages severely limits the ranking ability of your pages, especially those in the long tail that will not have many inbound links. Those pages compete on internal links and title tag relevance, so its important to have a unique title on each page.
  5. Overuse of Targeted Keywords (Stuffing/Spamming): Whatever method the SEs user to target stuffing, once a certain threshold is breached, the page in question gets flagged and some bad things could happen to your SE presence.


Inbound Links

There are 100's of components that make up a search engines algorithm which is what they use too determine a web site's rank based on a particular phrase.

I am going to discuss Inbound Links (links from one website to another) and why they are important.

Lets use our Way Back Machine and travel back to a time before Google. Larry Page, one of the founders of Google was looking for a way to organize the Internet. At that time, around 1995, the information was spread throughout the Internet but was very disorganized. Organizations like Yahoo or Excite! had rudimentary ranking criteria but nothing like we have post-Google. So Larry set to work and determined (very correctly) that links from other sites to a particular site was a vote of confidence or a validation of the content contained within that particular site., therefore he ranked those sites higher.

For example, if there are two sites about Abraham Lincoln, one has about 10 links from other sites and the other Lincoln site has 1,000 links, the site with 1,000 links will rank higher.

Linking back in the late 90's and the early of the 21st Century was much simpler. Any link would do. As time went on though, linking got much more sophisticated. It was just about any link anymore. Now what the search engines are looking for in regards to links are links that have high Page Rank value and relevancy. So, for law firms, the links that should be coming in to that site should be related to the Practice Area that the website focuses on.

And that is short explanation of how Inbound Links benefit websites. If you have questions please don't hesitate to call me at 303-947-1737


Insurance & the Importance of Proper Coverage by John Fuller

This is a blog posting by Attorney John R. Fuller of the Greater Denver Metro Area. Attorney Fuller is an experienced Personal Injury and Trial Attorney. I decided to post his blog on mine as well because I believe that the information he posted is too important to not be found online

Insurance is for YOU!!
Increasingly, Americans are purchasing sophisticated products via the Internet. This trend has resulted in many people purchasing products that they know little about and which ultimately fails to meet their needs. One such example is automobile insurance. The following is designed to help you understand what the various insurance products are and whether you need these products.

LIABILITY: Liability insurance covers losses sustained by the OTHER DRIVER when you cause an accident. Lots of people think when they have $25,000 to $250,000 of "coverage," that they have this much insurance for their family if an accident happens. This is not true. Liability insurance is required in all 50 states. The theory is that you must have coverage for an innocent victim that you negligently injure, but you are free to drive without coverage for yourself.

COMPREHENSIVE: Comprehensive, or "full coverage" is designed primarily to cover your vehicle and other property in the event that YOU or another authorized driver cause an accident. This coverage may also be used when someone else causes an accident and either doesn't have insurance or doesn't have enough insurance. But keep in mind: comprehensive insurance is for PROPERTY only, not injuries.

UM/UIM: Look to the left and right on your drive to work and ask yourself if the person you see looks like they have enough insurance. Call me crazy, but I don't trust the other guy to have enough insurance to cover myself and my family in an accident, and you shouldn't either. Studies have shown that as many as one in six drivers are uninsured. Even if you have great, high limits liability insurance, there may be no coverage for yourself and your family in the event of an accident. The solution is an insurance product called "UM/UIM" which stands for Uninsured or Under-insured Motorist Coverage. As the name implies, this coverage if for claims where the other driver either fails entirely to have insurance, or perhaps has only the state minimum for an accident that requires much more. If the other driver has insurance, that policy will pay first, but after that, you will be dealing directly with your company. Unlike the adversarial relationship you may encounter in dealing with the other driver's company, your insurance company has a duty of good faith when dealing with their own clients.

MEDPAY: Medpay is a small policy that is designed to cover the initial emergency medical expenses incurred in an accident for you or a covered passenger. It is not available for the other vehicle or passengers. While this of course means the other driver cannot make a claim against your Medpay policy, it also means that you must have this coverage on your own policy for yourself and your family. On January 1, 2009, Colorado now makes Medpay mandatory unless the consumer opts out. As mentioned above, when scrolling through the option screens online, be careful you don't opt out of this important coverage.

Insurance is for YOU!! Only you can protect your family when accidents happen, and accidents DO happen. Insurance is a complicated product. No two consumers are exactly the same. Before evaluating products like automobile insurance online, be sure you know exactly what each component covers. When in doubt, consult an old-fashioned agent. Many times, you will come out with a lower payment and better coverage. We also offer customers of our firm free insurance evaluations for life. Just call us and we can discuss your situation.


Tom Tomazin - Medical Malpractice & Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

Contact the Denver trial attorneys at the law firm of Thomas J. Tomazin, P.C., Attorneys at Law, to learn how experienced and skilled civil litigators can meet your personal injury needs. There is no charge for an initial consultation, and you pay no attorney's fees until your case settles favorably or results in a jury verdict. The firm also welcomes referrals from counsel in complex or cost-intensive motor vehicle accident or professional negligence claims.
AV-rated* personal injury lawyer Thomas J. Tomazin is a former Assistant Colorado Attorney General with more than 30 years of experience with the investigation and trial of personal injury claims. For more information about each of the firm's lawyers, click below.
The law firm handles all plaintiffs' litigation on a contingent fee basis. You owe no attorney's fees until you receive a settlement, arbitration award or jury verdict. For additional information about the client services you can expect to experience, contact a Colorado personal injury lawyer at Thomas J. Tomazin, P.C., Attorneys at Law, in Greenwood Village.


Jeffrey Sandman - Business Law Attorney - Denver Tech Center

Jeffrey Sandman has been practicing law in Colorado since 1971. Prior to opening his own practice in 1993, he served as an assistant general counsel in a large corporation, an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado, an associate attorney, and a partner at two Colorado law firms. He has over thirty years of legal experience in representing and advising individuals and business clients in his areas of practice.
In his thirty years as an attorney, he has developed skills as a business counselor and trial attorney. He is also an American Arbitration Association trained arbitrator and mediator, and is certified in commercial law and employment law. His arbitration and mediation experience allows him to present clients with legal alternatives outside of traditional litigation that may be better suited to their needs and goals.
His goal is to provide the best legal advice to his clients, and he refers his clients to accountants, financial planners, tax attorneys, and other professionals in the Denver area if he feels that an issue is outside of his area of expertise. Jeffrey's practice is service-oriented, and he looks to establish and maintain continuing relationships with clients by addressing their business and employment legal needs and by providing personal attention to each client and their case.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to speak with Attorney Sandman regarding your legal issue, please do not hesitate to call his Denver, Colorado office at 303-488-9668. If you prefer, you may fill out the form on the Contact Us page of his website, and a representative from his office will be in touch with you shortly. For the convenience of his clients, in addition to regular office hours, he is available for early morning, evening, and weekend appointments upon request.

Jeffrey Sandman - Business Law Attorney - Denver Tech Center


Wayne Stewart - Congratulations! New Site Release

Over 30 Years of Elder Law Experience

When you are working through an area of law that is constantly changing like estate planning, it is important to work with a lawyer who will remain up-to-date with the changes. At Wayne Stewart Elder Law, that is exactly what they do. Wayne Stewart has been chair of the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and he is the managing editor of the Colorado Elder Law Handbook.

With over 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Stewart has a thorough understanding of the law, and he is skilled at explaining the process to clients in terms they can understand. He will work with you to create an estate plan that protects your assets, family, and distribution circumstances. To learn more about Mr. Stewart's professional involvement and history, follow the links below:

From their office in Denver, Colorado, they represent clients in elder law, Medicaid planning, estate planning and estate administration matters. Contact us online or call 303-872-5229 to schedule your appointment.


Lee Rosenbaum - Colorado Springs Personal Injury Attorney

Mr. Rosenbaum was born in New York City, New York. Lee attended and graduated from Deerfield High School in Illinois, and furthered his education at Macallister College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon, the National Honor Society of Economics and Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Lee received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Tulane University. He is licensed in the state of Colorado and Federal District Court. He has handled cases all around the United States. Lee started his career as a prosecutor in New Orleans Parish, Louisiana under Harry Connick. He moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1983. Mr. Rosenbaum's first position in Colorado was as a Deputy District Attorney for the El Paso County District Attorney's Office. He prosecuted a multitude of criminal cases including numerous First Degree Murder cases for four years. When he left the office, he was an Assistant Chief Prosecutor in charge of all of the County Courts in El Paso County.
Mr. Rosenbaum opened his own practice in 1987. He initially practiced in the areas of criminal law, personal injury and civil litigation. He now limits his practice to personal injury and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Rosenbaum is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Board. He is a hearings officer for the Colorado Bar Association's Fee Dispute Committee. He volunteers on the District 12 School Board. Lee chaired the Gold Camp Elementary School BAAAC Committee and sat as a member on the Districts DAAAC Committee.
You can learn more about Lee at his website at www.springspersonalinjury.com.