As you review websites of
criminal defense attorneys, it seems that almost everyone lists some award, credential, plaque, or
certificate that says that they are the best lawyer in Phoenix. What most
people don’t realize is that most of these “awards”
are bought and go to the highest bidder.
Many lawyers throw ridiculous money at advertising, hoping that clients
will ignore their lack of experience in handling serious felony cases,
and instead be distracted by terms like “#1″ or “super”
– all to convince people that they are the best lawyer in Phoenix.
What consumers don’t realize is the vast majority of these awards
require some type of fee or payment from the attorney.
What really qualifies a criminal defense attorney as the “best lawyer
in Phoenix” is their
experience and their
recent results. Another question to ask is whether the community at large or the
media recognizes the attorney as an expert to provide legal analysis and commentary
on high-profile criminal cases. Or better yet, what their former clients
say about them – do they think they’re the best lawyer in Phoenix?
Would you watch the Academy Awards if you heard “And the Oscar goes
to the person who paid for it”? Of course, you wouldn’t. At
the very least, you would think that it cheapened the award and made it
a big joke. Is it any different if 1,876 lawyers advertise that they are
among the Top 100 criminal defense attorneys in the United States?
If you or someone close to you is facing serious criminal charges, you
absolutely want to have the best lawyer in Phoenix on your side. But remember
the best lawyer in Phoenix is not determined by an award or title that
is bought and sold to the highest bidder. In fact, it’s a red flag
that should make you, as a consumer, very leery. There’s no substitute
for experience. To the self-proclaimed best lawyer in Phoenix: I challenge
you to put
that on your website.
Contact Jason D. Lamm today and schedule a case evaluation with a skilled and reliable lawyer!