Hey everybody, Andy Stickel here. Just wanted to give you a quick piece of advice when you’re dealing with client reviews. I had a client today that I was talking to and they were really struggling getting reviews. This is a common thing with a lot of different law firms, a lot of times especially, family law, criminal defense, sometimes, it’s very difficult to get people that want to actually leave you reviews.
So, one tip that we give our clients all the time is that the reviews that you get do not necessarily have to be client reviews. What I mean by that is you can have a friend, a family member, a next-door neighbor, anybody that can vouch for your character and can basically say, you know, if so-and-so, you know, what you can do is you can have them go in your Google listing, you could say if I were ever arrested for DUI, John Smith is the guy I would want to hire. He’s knowledgeable, he knows the law, he cares about his clients, you know, you can also say if it fits in that.
You can even get another attorney to do it. You can say and what I always tell my clients is trade reviews with other attorneys. So you could say, you know, they could say my name is Mike Smith, and as an attorney or as a family law attorney I know that Bill Johnson is extremely knowledgeable in the law, I know that he handles himself very well in the courtroom, I know that he cares about his clients and if I was ever arrested, he’s the first guy I would call.
So, you don’t necessarily have to have actual client reviews, and I wouldn’t have people going and lie for you, but you also don’t have to necessarily have clients. You can have people that vouch for your character, that, you know, talk about how knowledgeable you are, how much you care about the law, how much you care about your clients, how good of a job you do, and how long you’ve been an attorney, all that good stuff, you know.
Say, I’ve known John Smith for 15 years, he is, you know, dedicated to his work, he’s dedicated to his clients, and he will not let you down. Anything like that is a great source of review. It all counts, and when you’re not able to get clients to leave you reviews, it doesn’t mean that you can’t, not have reviews, you have to have reviews somewhere.
So hopefully, that tip will let you get some more reviews, maybe make it a little easier for to get some reviews. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below, and I will talk to you soon. Thanks guys.