Lawyer advertising, including television, radio, billboards, etc., has become commonplace. Many people think that if a lawyer is successful enough to be able to afford advertising, it is a mark in their favor. Actually, you should steer clear of lawyers that advertise heavily. Advertising is expensive. To afford it, lawyers resort to an assembly line or “mill” type of practice. That is, the lawyer whose name is on the ad or billboard meets you for the first interview, but you are then handed off to a series of associates and paralegals. A different attorney may show up every time you appear in court. It is a formula for more money for the lawyer, but poor representation for the client. When you are charged with a crime, you need an attorney that handles your case from start to finish. While other lawyers have created such assembly line practices, I have a completely different approach.
I urge you to avoid “mills,” discount lawyers, and law firms that use an assembly line approach. Ask yourself this question: If you needed surgery to remove a brain tumor, and a discount merchandise store began offering brain surgery at a discounted rate, would you have your surgery done there? The same thought should guide you in hiring a criminal defense attorney. You need a lawyer with years of experience in criminal defense who will handle your case from start to finish.