Fielding general questions on D.C. criminal defense

Francie Hester artwork demonstrating criminal defense in DC

I do not charge for free consultations. Nor, as a matter of practice, will I take over representation from another lawyer.

My claim to fame

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This website is my claim to fame at D.C. Superior Court. It is not my commanding courtroom presence or my oral advocacy skills. It is not even my good looks. It is this website.

On choosing a house. Or a lawyer.

Choosing a DC Criminal Defense Lawyer - Graffiti on DC Wall

Some clients will hire the first lawyer they reach by phone. Others will take more time. They interview multiple lawyers in person. They ask questions.

Stop plagiarizing my website

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Last year I found out that Nabeel Kibria of Ervin Kibria Law had lifted whole blocks of language from my website for use on his.

Presenting your best self when soliciting business

D.C. criminal defense attorney

When marketing your writing services through mass emails, it is a good idea to make sure there are no typos, misspellings or grammatical errors in your message.

Beautifying this website

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As part of my effort to improve the look of this website, I am replacing stock legal photos with two types of images: D.C. landmarks and graffiti.

“Bite Me, Asshole”: Reflections on SEO and Blogging

Search engine optimization (SEO) can be a powerful tool when it comes to marketing your firm’s legal services. It can also be helpful when it comes to settling grudges. When I was setting up my law firm in… Read More

Second-Guessing Your Lawyer

The caller tells me he wants my professional opinion.  What he really wants is some free legal advice so that he can second-guess the lawyer he has already hired. But the caller has three problems.  His first problem… Read More

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