YouLaw: The Dolan Law Firm, Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in San Francisco, California


YouLaw: The Dolan Law Firm, Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in San Francisco, California
By Gerry Oginski | Thursday, September 25, 2008

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TechnoScore: 4.0
1 = Lowest Possible Score; 5 = Highest Possible Score
The Opening Reversal Gets This Video Off to a Good Start

This video by The Dolan Law Firm immediately commands your attention because the client makes no bones that she does not like lawyers. This unexpected statement makes for an unusually refreshing client testimonial. Her attitude changes once she starts describing how Chris Dolan, her San Francisco-based accident lawyer, was able to help her in a car v. motorcycle case. She looks at the camera straight-on, and even goes so far to say that she never imagined that she would ever become friends with a lawyer.

So far so good. As a potential client searching for an attorney online, I would then expect to see her attorney on camera, either in a split screen or immediately following her comments to discuss the challenges and outcome of her case. Such an appearances would bolster his credibility.

But Chris Dolan does not appear in the video — a head scratcher.

In that same department, why does a law firm that spends so much time and effort to produce a quality testimonial allow the videographer to advertise itself extensively before the video starts and after the video finishes? Giving free advertising to the videographer distracts the viewer from your message. Tell the videographer to take a hike. If the videographer offers you a discount, list its Web address in the sidebar text, not in the video.

To read the rest of my review, click on the title of this post. Enjoy those videos!

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I think we shot at least 50 videos in one day, which to me was amazing. That was probably the thing I was most nervous about when you said we were going to shoot 50 videos, I thought we would be here until midnight and it’s well short of midnight when we finished. So I’m really pleased with the amount of work that we got done in one day.
I would say call Gerry. He’ll spend the time with you on the phone to talk to you about what he does. It’s not a hard sell.

Stephen Hamilton
Law Office of Stephen Hamilton