On Legal Marketing and Blogging: A Newbie Offers His Perspective

When I moved down from Philadephia to D.C. and opened my own criminal defense law practice, I decided to find out what some of the criminal defense lawyers I respected in Philadelphia did with respect to marketing.  So… Read More

On Ghostblogging, West Berlin, and the Internet

As a college student in the 1970s, I visited East Berlin with some friends.  One night, after returning back into West Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie, we were at a pizza parlor when we witnessed a fist-fight outside a… Read More

The Controversial World of Avvo

Avvo is such a controversial network, it is hard to believe that just a couple of months ago, I hardly knew what it was. For those of you who are not familiar with it, Avvo is a social… Read More

The Challenges Of Being A Solo Practitioner

I was sorry to learn this morning that one of my favorite legal bloggers – Michael McLees of Fast Texas Divorce – has decided to discontinue his blog. Writes McLees on a recent entry:  “I’m just not sure… Read More

A Neophyte Deals with Search Engine Optimization

Ever since I set up this website a couple of months ago, I have had many offers – for a fee, of course – to improve the site’s ranking on Google.  I have always been a neophyte when… Read More

Use of Billboards to Advertise a Law Practice

In the movie “I Love You, Man,” Paul Rudd plays a bland, well-meaning real estate broker named Peter Klaven who, among other things, can’t seem to get his business off the ground.  A friend tricks him into putting… Read More

Koehler Law Featured on MyShingle.Com

Koehler Law is currently being featured on MyShingle.Com, which is a leading blog for solo legal practitioners and small law firms.  Run by the grande dame – or dean — of solo practitioners, Carolyn Elefant, MyShingle.Com has up to… Read More

The Koehler Law Logo

There are many things you need to do when setting up your own law firm, from securing business licenses, malpractice insurance and bank accounts to buying furniture, legal research materials, and computer software and equipment.  Of all the… Read More

Choosing the Koehler Law Motto

During my first year in law school, I heard a Latin phrase that immediately resonated with me:  Fiat Justitia Caellum, which is roughly translated into English as “Let Justice Rule, Though the Heavens May Fall.”  On starting my… Read More

Tracking the Koehler Law Blog: We’re #2117!

I read a New Yorker article a couple of years ago in which the author was tracking sales of his new book on Amazon.com.  While I can’t recall the author’s name or the title of the book, I… Read More