By Kevin O'Keefe

Law firm using twitter to find plainitiffs for class action law suit?

Now I am seeing it all.

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a pretty good plaintiffs’ firm here in Seattle, apparently has its PR person, Laura Young of Firmani + Associates Inc., out twittering to find putative class members for a possible class action law suit versus Verizon Wireless. Twitter law suits

Laura, if the goal was to suck me into spreading the word by following me on Twitter, it worked. Looks like you’re following only 2 people other than me and just posted once.

Sample of Twitter responses:

  • ‘[I]t is tweets like @YoungLJ that cause people to think of ambulance chasers and hurts the good reputable lawyers.’
  • ‘Almost as good as “Man Injured in Car Crash” posts on blogs…’
  • ‘You knew that was going to happen sooner or later. As a plaintiff’s atty, crap like this just pisses me off. Have some pride.’
Kevin O'Keefe
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