Law Firm 500 is organization that celebrates the fastest growing law firms in the United States. The year 2017 marks the second annual Law Firm 500 Conference and Gala, where Law Firm 500 celebrated the fastest growing law firms in the country. The law firms were evaluated and ranked in order based on gross revenues covering the span of three years. Moreover, the selection committee looked at each candidate’s tax returns from a set year and compared with the returns from three years later. The candidates were evaluated on: finances, the number of offices, the number of employees, and full financial growth, showing the success of their business over time. Law Firm 500 acknowledges that to achieve these impressive numbers, a firm must be innovative in their business and marketing models, incorporating technological advances and strategic vision. The attorneys and firms on this list, which can be viewed here, have shown unwavering commitment and tenacity in the legal profession. The 2017 Law Firm 500 Awards was presented at the Second Annual Conference Awards & Gala from October 19, 2017 – October 21, 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria in Boca Raton, Florida, featuring Keynote Speaker Daymond John. Meltzer & Bell is proud to receive such an amazing honor and will continue to strive for growth and advancement in the services that we provide and in contributing to effectiveness in the legal community.
Often times, we as lawyers are looking for the next best way to advertise. How do we market ourselves? What is our brand? How should we create our logo? Lets tweak it and make it better. Where should we open an office? Is there good signage? Should we be a storefront firm or an office in a big building? Should we send out direct mailers? Or no? Should we advertise on the radio or tv? Or both? Should we search for legal publications to place ads in it? If so, what size and how often should we run the ads? Should we get on radio shows and/or advertise on the internet? How do we generate and collect a bank of clients who will drive our business and make us a successful firm? The answer is client contact! Client communication! Client satisfication. Too often we lose sight of the importance of truly listening to our clients and truly talking to them outside of just being a person in a legal jam. At Meltzer & Bell, P.A. we feel that treating our clients like people, and not defendants, is the best advertising tool that we could use. Our clients don’t feel like a file, but like a person and a party that is cared for and appreciated. It is so important to communicate with your clients, even if that communication is minimal and a simple update on a matter. Don’t just note your system regarding work you have done. Send a quick e-mail. Make sure you have all your client’s emails. Search through your open cases on a weekly basis and reach out to clients who you think may want to hear from you. Let them know that you are still thinking of them and that you care about their case. What you will get back in return is such positive satisfaction. Your clients will tell their friends and family that their lawyer actually cares about them and will recommend you to them for future services. Forget about them, and they will forget about you! Best of all, there is no cost on communication with your client. Nobody is going to bill you. So remember, reach out and communicate. What you will get in return will surprise you!