Law Firm Advertising
Arnold & Clifford LLP, is a Columbus, Ohio, law firm that also serves the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton areas. We focus on trial practice for both individuals and corporate clients, in both state and federal courts, and we also consult on law firm advertising.
The rules of professional conduct for attorneys include ethics rules governing the conduct by lawyers in lawyer advertising. These rules clarify what attorneys can say in ads. These rules pertain to Internet advertising, as well as traditional print media. Our legal team helps lawyers navigate the lawyer advertising issues.
A Lawyer’s Law Firm For The Ethics Of Advertising
Arnold & Clifford LLP, is often in the position of explaining rules of conduct regarding lawyer advertising to our fellow attorneys. We give preventative advisory opinions to attorneys, addressing their concerns about what they can say in legal advertisements. In addition, when lawyers are named in grievances from the bar association or the disciplinary council, we help them respond. If the grievances are not dismissed, we guide the attorneys in question through any disciplinary processes.
There are few formal disciplinary actions for prosecuting law firm advertising, but quite a few grievances come about. Lawyers’ competitors, as well as members of the public, bring grievances over matters such as direct advertising (letters, phone calls or text messages). Grievances may allege that direct mail letters were lacking the appropriate disclaimers, for example. Our attorneys give the advice our clients need to avoid unnecessary grievances. We also help them respond to grievances, including grievances that trigger disciplinary actions.