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MSNBC calling, and a new website design

MSNBC is planning to run a story next week on me, as part of a story about how lawyers are coping with a bad economy.

And I’ve been able to grow: I added my wife in January, who has been able to expand the firm’s business. We hired a new lawyer, a former prosecutor, who started in early May and is adding to our ability to expand into neighboring counties, as well as traffic law and bankruptcy law.

I’ve also started a redesign of my website. I’d appreciate your feedback. I recognize your time is valuable. In exchange for your feedback, I will randomly select someone to receive a $100 gift certificate to

It’s entirely anonymous – you’ll have to trust me that someone got the gift certificate – and confidential. No one but me will know you sent me feedback. And no one will know if you win the gift certificate.

My new front page is at Please only review that page. Don’t worry about clicking through to the rest of the site which has not yet been redesigned.

Because the prettiest designs don’t always work on every browser, or are confusing, I’d like your frank feedback:

  1. Does the page display properly
  2. What is your impression based on the page?
  3. Are you able to see the various slides, functions, etc?
  4. Do you understand what kind of law we practice and what kind of things we do?
  5. Would you pick up the phone and call?

Feel free to email me your feedback to Anyone who emails me by Wednesday, June 15, is eligible for the $100 gift certificate.

Thanks for your help!


3 Comments so far

  1. jeffrey gordon June 13th, 2011 12:00 am

    feels way to harsh, when it loads, very busy, how do folks find your site? individual landing pages focused on their searches/needs would seem much more effective than everything but the kitchen sink on a home page, give them one feeling about doing business with you–tightly focused–we will handle your legal issues with guaranteed satisfaction or we will pay you!

  2. Charles Merrill June 13th, 2011 8:01 am

    I liked the over all lay out and understood what was being sold. I would however get rid of the pictures under the drug tab. I think it sends the wrong message.

  3. Sean Pearson June 13th, 2011 1:36 pm

    Hi Damon,
    I everything loaded fine, but I would try to cut down on all of the wording on your landing page. You have to remember most people only want to read a phrase to find what they are looking for, then they will click on that phrase to read all about it. I would recommend looking at a pre-made website. There are plenty of companies that have very simple websites that are easy to adjust.