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How To Leave an Anonymous Online Review for Your Attorney — And Why You Should

One thing that most people don’t realize about both DUI attorneys and traffic ticket attorneys is that their legal practices strongly rely on reviews that past clients leave online. These reviews could be on Google+, Facebook, Yelp, Avvo, or other sites as well.

It’s understandable, however, that some individuals involved in a sensitive legal case don’t necessarily want their names tied to their reviews. There’s certainly enough personal information floating around the Internet without having to worry about a potential employer, business partner, or mother-in-law discovering that you were involved in a drunk driving incident. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 112,000 drivers receive speeding tickets and 4,000 drivers are arrested for DUI charges every single day. Still, there are just some things that are best kept quiet, and the experienced DUI attorneys at The Law Offices of Barbara A. Bowden understand that.

Fortunately, it’s really not that difficult to leave an anonymous review online of your DUI attorney or traffic ticket lawyer — and here’s why you should:

  • If you had a particularly great experience at a restaurant, or perhaps a particularly bad experience at a clothing store, you might consider leaving a review online to help inform people about what they can expect from that business. Thinking about a law firm as another business is an easier way of understanding why reviews from past customers are so important for bringing in new business and helping others who face a similar situation that you did.
  • Because many legal cases deal with sensitive information, it’s important for individuals to have enough information about potential lawyers before choosing one that seems right for their case. It’s imperative for clients to feel comfortable around their attorneys and to know what to expect from each law office.
  • Think about how your own experience started when you realized you needed to look for an attorney. Maybe you felt comfortable enough asking your coworkers or neighbors for recommendations, but maybe you didn’t want to broadcast this information and you simply searched for nearby law firms online. Without reviews from past clients, those law firms might not have even appeared in the search engine results; without honest reviews from past clients, you would have had to make a decision without a third party’s advice.

So now the question remains, how can you leave an online review anonymously for your attorney or legal team?

Many lawyers will simply ask clients for reviews after a case has ended, and many lawyers will make it easy for their clients to provide honest and confidential reviews of their experiences. Typically our clients leave reviews under their existing Google account, with their full name displayed. For those people that want to avoid sharing their full name, there is an option. Google doesn’t make it easy to leave anonymous reviews — which ensures that people do not leave fake reviews – one option to leave an anonymous review is to set up a new Google+ account page (using your initials, instead of your full name) and then use that to leave a review.

Just by leaving a simple review online — and with no identifying information needed — you’re helping your attorney more than you probably realize. Whether you were involved in a serious drunk driving incident or you were just determined to fight a speeding ticket, your experiences and opinions matter.

At The Law Offices of Barbara A. Bowden, we welcome feedback from our clients because it allows us to be as transparent as possible for potential customers. If you are a current client of ours and you wish to share your experiences with other interested parties, contact our office today. If you are a potential client and you’d like to see past client reviews of our practice, please check view our Google+ reviews. At The Law Offices of Barbara A. Bowden, our Tacoma DUI and traffic ticket attorneys work for you.