Law Firm Ads Court Pedophiles, Rapists, and Child Beaters with Ugly Tactics

I’ve blogged about firms finding growth by starting innovative gaming practices or going deep into biotech. But not all legal innovation is for the good.

The defense firm of Lindeman, Alvarado, & Frye has gone and started a kiddie-porn practice.  And what better choice of imagery for attracting child porn defendants than….yes, wait for it…… a guilty looking woman-child showing some skin.
(Please share  your comments on this below.)

lindeman alvarado frye kiddie porn defense

Here’s their copy, which again, I submit to the tender mercies of your comments:

An accusation of child sexual assault, abuse or molestation can be life-altering. Without the help of an experienced defense lawyer, you may face lengthy imprisonment and mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender.

There are also the personal costs. Your reputation and standing in the community may never be the same. Your family relationships may be damaged permanently. With this much at stake, can you afford to hire an attorney who is anything less than extremely well-versed in both the legal and personal aspects of these cases?

Would anyone care to speculate on which “personal aspects of these cases” counsel may have been referring to?

In the court of bad advertising, can you plead insanity?
But wait, here are two more…..Lindeman, Alvarado, & Frye proceeds to go totally off the ranch with these other case types.

Plaintiff Intimidation Our Specialty?

lindeman alvarado frye kiddie violence defense

Hey, Sara-Lou, Daddy’s seeking a defense lawyer, how about these guys?

Would anyone like to send this firm a message?
Its simple to do. See my earlier post on Google sidewiki, and go type what you think of this firm’s advertising on their home page.

Their third web ad goes even further in stupid and tasteless bad advertising…

Who’s the Boss?

lindeman alvarado frye rape defense

Not that I’d wish to send them free advice, but wouldn’t it make more sense to use a photo of an innocent accused rapist than an apparently beaten woman?

After all, these guys — and yes, they are three male lawyers — are supposed to be creating the narrative that “this didn’t happen this way.” Instead, their ad looks like something the DA would enter as evidence.

If you’re as riled up by this, as I am, please join me in dishing out out some much-deserved ridicule.  Legal advertising is a mess; you can help make these guys the case that wakes up the bar associations, which regulate firm advertising on a mostly reactive basis.

Share comments, point this out to friends through social media, or (probably the most satisfying idea) make a Google Sidewiki comment right on the Lindeman, Alvarado, & Frye homepage.

29 Responses to "Law Firm Ads Court Pedophiles, Rapists, and Child Beaters with Ugly Tactics"

  • Todd Aferica

    November 29, 2009

    When they advertise for murder cases do they use pictures of shot-up bodies. You’re right, this isn’t just tasteless, its ham-handed.

  • James

    November 29, 2009

    Hideously poor taste.

    If they’re half as smart as they surely think they are, they’ll pull the campaign pronto and donate the intended ad spend to shelters for battered women, programs for abused children, etc.

    Thanks for shining a spotlight on this, Dave.

  • vawnews

    November 29, 2009

    This is so freaking disgusting. They are attracting the correct people: they defend pedophiles and batterers because, they have rights, too.

  • cancermoonwolf

    November 29, 2009

    I not only left sidewiki’s on two different pages I also twittered one of my sidewiki’s in hopes that others will come along and leave messages on the sidewiki as well!

    Thanks for this post and the suggestion to leave the sidewiki!!

  • Annabelle

    November 29, 2009

    Looks like they pulled those pictures from their own personal “get me all hot” file.
    As you point out, they do understand the “personal aspects” of a child sex abuse allegation.
    “But your honour, she said she was 16!!”
    I feel sick that pedophiles and batterers have these creeps willing to fight for them.

  • Steve

    November 29, 2009

    Very disgusting but predictable in the society that we exist in. Lawyers as this are incapable of any morals or ethics, hence the CRIMINALS they defend.

  • Justice

    November 29, 2009

    And you can bet that all these law firms use the same tactic of vilifying the victim, falsely claiming that the victim is making “false allegations” The torture that they put the victims thru. And when the victim is a child, and the accused is the father, you can better believe that they will accuse the victim and the mother of “parental alienation”. The fact that these ads are so blatant should tell everyone that they don’t care how guilty the perp is, these slimeball lawyers will claim the perp is a falsely accused victim and hire an unethical psychologist to make this proclamation with great confidence.

  • Cold North Wind

    November 29, 2009

    One major difference I note -is: now these – -types – advertise openly- before it was by word of mouth. They have a ready clientele-
    To the human who outed these criminals- bravo !

  • Sherwin

    November 29, 2009

    Too bad I’m outlining my face off for finals; one I am done. I will write this firm and I will write their State bar!

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  • Dave Wieneke

    November 29, 2009

    Wow, I’m glad to have some company responding on this. Thanks for the reposts, retweets, or just going visit the water cooler. Its working!

    CancerMoonWolf, thanks for tagging them in Sidewiki — this kind of direct response is chilling and will be noticed.

    And as Sherwin noted – the purely reactive State Bars across the US need to be more the reactive receivers of complaints. Legal advertising is a mess — and its because those who comply with ethics rules are disadvantaged by a lack of enforcement upon those who don’t.

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    March 11, 2010

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  • Laura Annerley

    May 10, 2010

    I really don’t understand why they would do that.

    It just makes them look bad and unprofessional.

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  • Podiatrist (Brisbane)

    February 2, 2011

    That is the worst campaign I have seen. It implies a shared pathology on the part of the lawyers and is silly to show the beaten, raped and abused victims rather than the innocent family man wrongly captured. On the upside, not being fond of pedophiles and rapists, I hope they all end up there with patently stupid and misguided team to share war stories and see me into jail.

  • Debbie Ashmore

    March 2, 2011

    Not only sick but stupid, too. Lucky for us….

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    April 6, 2011

    The image of the ‘temptress’ child is disgraceful.

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