Legal-Ease: Misperceptions of attorney attitudes

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Lawyers are often given a bad reputation from portrayals on television or in movies. Lawyer jokes frequently fly in social situations, and this week Lee would like to help dispel the bad rap that attorneys often get.

Law is structured to be a very personal practice, which is why many law firms are named after attorneys who started the practice. Clients should know which attorneys are working for them, and law firms in Ohio are required to use at least one of the attorneys’ names in the name of the law firm.

Attorneys can have bad professional reputations, often based upon unfortunate portrayals on television or in movies. In fact, any extended visit to a festival or tavern this summer will likely position you to hear at least one potentially funny lawyer joke.

One of the biggest misperceptions of attorneys is a perception of conceit or arrogance. A frequent question is why attorneys always name their law firms after themselves. Why not just call your law firm the “Northwest Ohio Law Office” or “Lima Legal Services?”

Read Lee’s full article on attorney attitudes in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Misperceptions of attorney attitudes

Source:,Legal-Ease: Misperceptions of attorney attitudes by Lee R. Schroeder, June 27, 2014

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