I'm Going To Make A Bet With You, Bradley Johnson, Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer, And Spammer

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31 Responses

  1. Ken says:

    Outsource your marketing, outsource your reputation and ethics.

  2. Mark Bennett says:

    Bradley Johnson is a very common name. It'll be quite a feat to get Mike's post on page one.

  3. Ken says:

    I nearly choked when I read the mouse-over text on the picture, by the way.

  4. Patrick says:

    Popehat's already on page two of a google search for "Bradley Johnson Seattle Lawyer" (without quotes). I'll bet with a little help Mike's post can hit page one. Crime and Federalism is bigger than Popehat on its own.

  5. Ezra says:

    You know, I could probably swing it so we can offer MCLE credit for our "education" on marketing…

  6. PLW says:

    Why do you keep showing that picture?! I'm still having nightmares from last time.

  7. Patrick says:

    He can hardly eat you through the monitor PLW. For that, he'd need a personal consultation.

  8. E.Z. says:

    It's the fifth Google hit if you search 'Bradley Johnson Seattle'. Here's to shooting for number one!

  9. Mark Bennett says:

    Defending People is #6 for 'Bradley Johnson.'

  10. Jen says:

    He looks like a rodent to me, with those teeth. A well polished rat.

  11. Eric T. says:

    Oh, I suspect it will go higher.

  12. Mark Bennett says:

    His bio says he's a TLC grad. Hmm.

  13. Robert says:

    I would've never guessed he spent time in a prominent hip-hop group from the late 90s, but I've been wrong about other things.

  14. Little A says:

    He has some lovely videos on Youtube. They don't appear to have any comments. Yet.

  15. Bennett Michaels says:

    Patrick you are a real a-hole. Why not grow up a little and just not approve the comment like the rest of the world?

  16. Patrick says:

    Because I'm tired of people thinking they can shit all over my blog to promote their business Bennett, and I'm especially tired of lawyers doing it. I have to read all of the spam (hundreds a day) because sometimes legitimate comments get caught in the filters.

    It isn't Bradley Johnson's site. It isn't your site. It's mine. And anyone who spams it risks being named if I can identify him.

  17. Mike says:

    That attitude is the problem, Bennett Michaels. People know they can leave spam with impunity. It's an odds game. What are the odds that you'll get caught spamming? Usually low. What are the odds that get called out for spamming when caught? Very low. Thus, spamming is worth the risk. Some of us would like to change that analysis.

    I'm reminded of the advice my tax law professor gave. "When clients ask about being audited, I tell that that their odds of being audited are low. If they are audited, there's a 100% chance that they will going to feel the hammer of the IRS. So don't cheat on your taxes."

    The odds of being caught spamming might be low. If you're a lawyer spamming my site, though, there is a 100% chance that I will identify you and do everything I can to ensure that the world knows you're a spammer.

  18. Mark Bennett says:

    I figured you must already have known each other, since he called you an a-hole.

  19. Patrick says:

    Oh if a friend had callled me an a-hole I wouldn't have bothered to respond Mark. I don't dispute the charge.

  20. Patrick says:

    It was utterly gratuitous and unnecessary for you to point out that spammer Jason Diamond went to the same law school as Scott Rothstein. My hat is off to you.

    And what the hell? FIVE DOLLARS for a traffic ticket? I'm willing to work pro bono on the right case, and I give free advice to longterm clients whose business I appreciate.

    But I wouldn't spit on someone for five dollars if he was on fire.

  21. Mark Bennett says:

    A friend wouldn't have left out the two S's to which you're justly entitled.

  22. Mark Bennett says:

    Michaels is in the internet marketing racket too:

    http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/author.cgi?C=125024&l=10&s=51

    I don't know if it's technically spam, but it's cluttering up the internet with a bunch of murdered words.

  23. Eric T. says:

    Two more law blogs added to the growing list that have agreed to out the spammers (Including South Florida Lawyers above)…list at bottom of post…

    http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/2009/11/new-spam-comment-policy-for-law-firms.html

  24. Mark Draughn says:

    My blog caught actual human-typed spam from a blog that was trying to drum up interest in a book by a law prof. I started to write a snarky post, but it turned out, as I suspected (because it's the kind of thing profs do), that the prof was making one of his grad students do it. Having been a grad student once, I took pity on him and didn't post it.

  25. just another lawyer says:

    Not leaving real name or email because I don't have the flame-retardant suit handy, but just one question that you can post or ignore.

    I get the fact that the spam pisses you off. However, it looks like Mr. Johnson hasn't posted any more spam on YOUR site. Don't you think it would be a better use of your time if you let others police their own sites while you move on to more substantive things?

  26. Patrick says:

    No, because I wasn't told Johnson wouldn't spam my site. I was told it was a mistake, that the mistake had been addressed, and that there would be no more spamming.

    Period.

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