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The 6th annual Judge Kaye Tertzag Purple Sport Coat Award Dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Park Place Caterers in Dearborn. http://parkplacecaterers.com/ , from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Park Place is located at the corner of Park and Outer Drive, just south of Michigan Avenue. Tickets are $40.00 and include dinner and an open bar. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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And, here are a few screen grabs of some of Mr. Shatner's other clients. I am sure he is very well acquainted with the quality work the firms do. By the way, note that Captain Kirk is wearing the same shirt, tie and suit in all 3 of the photos below. He apparently is wearing a different tie, at least, in the Goodman Acker ad, which certainly enhances its credibility. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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I did a Bing video search for: "Bob Hope on Democrats", and found that the Ghostbreakers clip had been uploaded well over 125 times by various folks. When I did a similar search: "Bob Hope on Republicans", I found the Cat and the Canary clip had only been uploaded 3 times. However, that search brought up the Ghostbreakers clip over 40 times. Not sure what we learn from this. Maybe you don't have to go back so far to find funny material about Republicans. Maybe there are just that many people doing comedy about Democrats. Who knows, or cares, for that matter. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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Awesome. The digital equivalent of sticking your business card on the bulletin board at the take-out counter of your local Chinese restaurant. I am assuming that the massage chairs and the gumball machine get more action. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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A final thought. Mr. Kresch and his firm enter buildings illegally to use those builidings for adverstising without compensation to the builidings' owners. 1800lawfirm does have a lot in common with scrappers. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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"A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties." Heavy drinker though Pierce might have been, I don't think he was referring to cocktail parties. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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St. Stanislaus High School, staffed by the Felician Sisters, opened in 1928. By the late 1940s, it was the largest Polish parish high school in Michigan. The construction of I-94 after the war, split the parish and the construction took away some of the St. Stanislaus neighborhood. Enrollment declined. The grade school closed in 1968. The high school survived the mass closings of 1969-71, but only for a little while. St. Stan's high school closed in 1974. The parish closed in 1989. The church building was subsequently sold to another Christian congregation, which lost the building thereafter. The building was recently sold for $45,000. Very sad. Continue reading
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(I wrote this a few years ago and it was published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly. I know the election isn't until tomorrow. However, as this post has some general observations about political ads, I have some specific things I'd like to say about specific ads from this Michigan election cycle. I'll wait until after the election to post those observations). Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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and two lines reminded me a lot of our average Michigan political ad (and I mean those from all sides, without exception): "If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,". Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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So, how do we show this kind of team spirit in a billboard? What kind of a slogan would elegantly convey our firm's mission? I was puzzled. Then, on a drive along I-96 this morning, I looked heavenward, and, inspiration struck. So, look for it soon on a freeway near you. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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For defective lighting claims: "Our world, rotating once each day on its axis, is prone to darkness". For negligent display of merchandise claims, such as the recent Menard's case, where falling merchandise caused the death of a customer: "The planet Earth, being third from the sun in our planetary system, is prone to the effects of the Theory of Gravity." And who knows, maybe in the not too distant future, with regard to any negligence claim: "Man, being but an imperfect child of God, and heir to the legacy of the sin of Adam and Eve, is prone to fault." Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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More likely the sponsoring "law firm" may have felt pressure from several sources suggesting that the filing of a grievance with the Stat Bar was appropriate. I don't know if a grievance was filed--personally I doubt it. Firstly, if it had been, the claim that this billboard was alone in holding the profession up to ridicule could have been successfully refuted with numerous examples of legal advertising drivel infesting the highways and airwaves. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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Saw this billboard on the way hom from work last week. The caption sort of wrote itself. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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For those who might want to know more about St. Francis D'Assisi Parish, site of the October 12 Detroit Mass Mob, the 1989 100th Anniversary Jubilee book is now on-line, Continue reading
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AigI have been piling on a little bit on Detroit area attorney advertising--with good cause. However, in the interest of equal time and fair play (you'll see a lot of that during the election campaign), I will resurrect a thread of posts I haven't added to in some time. That is, the Great Insurance Company Ad. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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If a time and space traveller had materialized in the City-County building today, he/she might well have assumed Wayne County was in the middle of corn or wheat growing country in Iowa or Kansas, perhaps. Why, you ask? Well it seems that at least one party in every hearing had a variation of the word "Farm" in its name. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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I was finally able to locate and photograph this piece of crap from the image consultants at LegalGenius. Picture of a woman of mature years holding cash in one hand and giving the "thumbs up" with the other. In addition to the trade name of the group, there is a quote: I'M RICH, B*T$H!. Looks like an ad for one of our official state sanctioned vices, the Lottery or the Casinos--though none of the ads for these government money makers are this tasteless. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
Possible MMA event?
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Indeed. I am trying to track down another LG billboard that makes this ad seem like the Apple 1984 campaign in comparison. It may have been pulled already.
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10645022_851351618217244_8145511486561651862_nThe picture, above, is my poor attempt to recreate a billboard I saw on the Southfield Expressway near 7 Mile in Detroit recently. I haven't been able to find a good copy on the web, though attorney Heather Atnip did take a picture of the actual billboard, shown in this post. The actual billboard reads "Lawyers with Huge Balls". The picture above might be titled: "There is no I (or better still IQ) in Genius". The man pictured is the firm's founder. The picture used in this post was taken from the firm's website, where this gentleman had photoshopped the scales (of Justice presumably) where his balls are now. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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The picture shows my position in the political and legal world to a nicety: an old gasbag, on top of an old gas bag, pedaling alone against the prevailing winds. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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So, Richard Bernstein's campaign, even if unsuccessful, has already accomplished something I thought impossible. It has seen plaintiff personal injury lawyers giving money to a member of Sam Bernstein's family so he can advertise. If he can to that, anything is possible. Maybe even "Fairness For All". Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at attorneybutler.net
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Back in the 1920's, Detroit Holy Redeemer High School would publish a special year end edition of the school newspaper, the Monarch. Today, we have uploaded the 1924 edition, which can be found here. A link will also be available in the left column of the website. Continue reading