A Great Professional Photo. A recent study found that a picture makes such a strong first impression that it will actually eclipse an in-person meeting, so it’s super important to put your best foot - and face! - forward in your online profiles. Amy Wilkins, Mark Whipple, and Sunjae Lee have all gone with different but equally excellent professional aesthetics for their photos. These three have a great eye for what makes them look competent, professional, and powerful.
A Robust Personal Description. Building your personal brand is not separate from building your firm’s brand - these go hand-in-hand! Attorneys can make savvy, SEO-building choices with the way they position their own descriptors. Check out Kevin Grierson, who is “admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and maintains a national practice focused on trademark prosecution, software licensing and patent and trademark portfolio management for businesses ranging from hi-tech startups to established Fortune 500 companies.” You can also refer to Chelsie Spencer, who “ practices in the areas of medical marijuana, cannabidiol, and industrial hemp and represents clients within those industries for business law and compliance issues” for inspiration. Want to take it a step further? Peter Agulnick actually included links in his biographical information - what a great way to drive people right to your site!
Sweating the Small Stuff. What’s the small stuff, you ask? It’s the little pieces of a profile that come together to make a big impact, such as:
Direct Contact Number
Awards & Recognitions
Caitlin Riccobono did an excellent job with this, starting with including her nickname in her name line - so smart! She also included education, direct contact information, and her practice areas. J. David Groce added his geographic location, his LinkedIn profile link, and publications.
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Shaun is the Director of Content at Lawline. She holds a JD with a certification in Intellectual Property/Entertainment & Sports Law from Seton Hall Law and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. In her free time, she coaches a high school dance team and choreographs the school’s musical. She is also a passionate advocate for animals and strives to cultivate Animal Law programs, among her other endeavors with the company.