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Tomasz Stasiuk

Love the concept. As a solo attorney, I have also slowly come around to realized that developing the professional image that convinces clients to give you their hard earned money can cross over into the too slick look that turns off clients.

I guess if you are working with faceless corporation, looking like a big slick corporate attorney with departments for various legal matters may be a selling point (I'm guessing here).

But when you are working one-on-one with people helping them with their problems (or working one-on-one with a specific person in a corporation even), looking like a firm that wont remember your client's name is a turn off.

I try to be warm, inviting and a bit folksy (if you want, take a look at my website and let me know if I am succeeding or not).

However, I think one problem with putting comments on your business card is the small print legalese that you may also have to add: "prior results are not a guarantee of future performance," which takes you from folksy right back to slick.

However, you got me thinking. Maybe something along the lines of the following:

- WARNING: Hiring an attorney may result in fewer sleepless nights.

- PLEASE DON'T FEED THE ATTORNEY - he already eats other lawyers for lunch

- CAUTION: The peace of mind from hiring an attorney may be habit forming.

- CAUTION: representing yourself may be hazardous to your wealth

(ok, that last one is probably too much)

One request: if anyone chooses to use one of these, please link to my site (I can use the google-juice). Thanks!

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