Monthly Archives: June 2009

Attorney Blooper #7

Here’s another blooper in a series of attorney Bloopers. Gerry just can’t get the words out correctly.

To contact Gerry, call him directly at 516-487-8207, or by email at He welcomes your call.

What Types Of Cases Do I Handle?

In case you didn't know, this brief video explains exactly what types of cases I handle. Come watch. For more information, I strongly encourage you to explore my educational website , to learn about accident cases, wrongful death cases and medical malpractice cases here in New York. Continue reading

YouLaw: Do You Want Fries With Your Lawsuit?

Ron Kramer of The Kramer Law Group in Utah creates an “out-of-the-box” way to teach us about the time limit to bring a lawsuit for personal injury in Utah.

The setting is the front seat of an attorney’s car. The camera is somehow placed on the dashboard. Kramer appears to be parked somewhere and has a few minutes to spare; hence the quick and dirty video about the time limit to bring a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit in Utah. However, 37 seconds into the video we are rudely interrupted by a tinny sounding voice saying “Thank you for choosing (something I can’t hear) can I help you?” The attorney says to the camera “Umm one second,” then proceeds to turn and lean out his open window and give this woman his order: “Can I get a large 32 oz Dr. Pepper please?”


As Technolawyer editor Neil Squillante says, no self-respecting lawyer drinks diet Dr. Pepper!

To read the full review, click here.

What's My Case Worth? New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains

Ever wonder what your lawsuit was worth? Ever read the paper and ask yourself whether your case was worth more (or less) than someone who was compensated for their injuries? Watch the video to see why an attorney cannot give a simple, off-the-cuff answer about how much your case is worth. Continue reading

Medical Malpractice: What Was Done Wrong That Caused You Permanent Harm?

You think you might have a medical malpractice case. Yet you don't know what an attorney needs to determine if you have a valid case. Watch the video to find out what two questions an experienced New York attorney will ask. Continue reading

Should Lawyers Stop Marketing and Practice Law?

I am amazed at the volume of traffic on Twitter about people who market to attorneys, and attorneys who actively market using the same old screaming method and jargon found in 30 second TV commercials that lawyers have always used.

Here are some examples as of 6/24/09
“Lawyer marketing with Twitter”
“Lawyer marketing with Facebook and MySpace”
“Injured? Call me”
“The Little Black Book” of lawyer marketing”
“A Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Marketing Habit in 21 Days”
“Should Your Firm be Tweeting? Social Media Marketing 101 4 Attorney Marketing Online”
“New York personal injury lawyer marketing (press release)”

I don’t get it. If all these lawyers are busy marketing to potential clients, who is left to practice law and work on cases that are already active?

I also don’t understand why these lawyers who are actively promoting themselves continue to shout the same annoying message that have turned off the public for years. Stop yelling about your services. Instead, tell your viewers how you have helped others. Then, when you’ve done that, put it in a video.

Attention all Lawyers-How To Distinguish Yourself

Every lawyer has a website now (or at least they should).
Every lawyer has a blog now (or at least they should).
Every lawyer is getting into Twitter (or at least they should).
Every lawyer is on Facebook (or at least they should).
Every lawyer is on MySpace (or at least they should).
Every lawyer is on LinkedIn.
Every lawyer is on Avvo.
Every lawyer has a Google Alert for their name.

Here’s my question…
If every lawyer is doing the same thing, how do you distinguish yourself from your competitors? More importantly, how does a viewer looking for an attorney online choose one lawyer over another if everyone is basically the same?
The best way distinguish yourself is with video.
Video allows a viewer to get to know you, see you and begin to trust you before ever walking through your door.

If you are an attorney who works in the NY Metropolitan area and wants to distinguish yourself from the crowd, give me a call. I can get you onto video. Call me at 516-487-8207 or by email:

See you on video!

Emergency Room Malpractice in New York-Fall From Bed

Listen in as Gerry Oginski, an experienced New York medical malpractice, wrongful death and negligence trial attorney practicing law in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk counties and Long Island explains how he helped a woman who fell from her bed in an emergency room here in New York. Watch the video to find out what the hospital staff failed to do. Learn what injuries she suffered as a result of her fall. Continue reading

Lawyer Commercials in New York- What You Need To Know

"HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED? IF SO CALL THE LAW FIRM OF BLAH, BLAH, BLAH..." If you're inclined to call a lawyer who advertises this way, you need to watch this video and ask yourself what information this lawyer is providing to you. Ask yourself how this lawyer is different from all the other lawyers out there who advertise the same way. Become an informed consumer. When you ask the right questions, you are better able to decide for yourself whether this lawyer is the right one for you. Continue reading

YouLaw: Angry Lawyer Beams Up to Courtroom to Discuss Father's Rights

In today’s review I critique a video of an attorney who invades your personal space. He gets a little too close for comfort.

The opening scene reminds me of the original Star Trek TV show when Captain Kirk is beamed aboard the Enterprise. Attorney Schlissel magically appears out of thin air. As he explains how father’s rights are so important, he begins to get in your face, and not in a nice way. He turns aggressive. He begins to point his finger. He raises his voice as if his righteous indignation is reason enough to justify calling him.

Click here to read the rest of the review.


Gerry Oginski is the master of online video. If you have not seen his videos, you should. He’s done more videos than any lawyer out there. The big edge that Gerry has over his competition is that his videos allow consumers to get to ‘know’ him before they even pick up the phone. His use of video on his website and his video blog is amazing.

Ben Glass
Founder of Great Legal Marketing and a practicing personal injury trial attorney in Fairfax, VA