Why Most Attorney Awards are Bogus
Attorney Tyson Mutrux describes in this video why most attorney awards are bogus
Hi! Tyson Mutrux here with the Mutrux Law Firm. Today I want to talk about how most awards, like this one right here, that attorneys receive are bogus. This one here is from The National League of Renowned Attorneys. I received this in the mail just a couple of days ago, and usually how you know that they’re bogus is if they tell you, “You’ve been nominated for some award.” And then on the last page, they ask you, to receive the award you pay some money. And this one, $350 to get your award.
I can’t tell you how many of these we get on a weekly basis saying, “Hey! You’ve won this award. All you have to do to get it is pay this money.” That’s a big scam for attorneys, they’d have to pay. It’s also a scam for the public, to think, “Oh, this person won this award,” and really, they just paid for it. The type of awards that usually are really good, I would recommend National Trial Lawyers, the other one is Super Lawyers, things like that, that are actually peer-reviewed. They have to be nominated before they get that award.
A very reliable source is usually client reviews; however, take a look at the dates on those client reviews. If you see that they’ve been closely lumped together, that usually is an indicator that the firm has either (1) paid for their reviews, which is unethical, or (2) they may have set up this system of collecting those reviews from people, which I would say is also unethical. You want organic reviews where people just felt so good about that firm or that attorney, that they’ve gone online and given them a review. So, be very, very leery of awards like this one. Now, I’m sure I may get some hate mail from The National League of Renowned Attorneys. I don’t plan on paying for that award. I don’t care. To me, it’s just a big scam.
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