Consumer Bankruptcy Law Website Educates Potential Clients


We often debate with our attorney clients about how much potential "self help" information to include on their law firm websites in the form of detailed explanations of legal matters. Many law firms are skeptical of seeming to offer free legal advice outside the context of a potential client's individual situation.

Yet, particularly in consumer-oriented fields of law, educating your potential client is paramount for many reasons, including:

  1. Helping the reader understand whether your area of law applies to their situation
  2. Creating trust: folks are more likely to pick up the phone if they understand what you do for them and why it's worth their dollars and time
  3. Driving website traffic/SEO: search engines generally don't direct traffic to websites with minimal information
  4. Public service: believe it or not, more solo and small-firm attorneys than not still value simply educating the public about their legal rights and options, whether it results in a paying client or not

Columbus bankruptcy attorney Michael Ryan Jones innately understood each of these goals — and championed the public service aspect of a law firm website — as we recently collaborated on his new site. Michael knows bankruptcy inside and out, having practiced consumer bankruptcy law for years, worked for a bankruptcy trustee, and clerked for a bankruptcy judge. From Day One he expressed his goal to use his firm's new website to educate consumers facing financial hardship.

The Website

"Helping individuals and families regain control of their financial futures."

The new Jones Law Firm website offers in depth information about Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Dedicated resources and FAQ sections answer common questions and help readers understand their options and the bankruptcy process. Perhaps most important, the site is transparent about how the firm assists clients and what fees may be involved in seeking legal representation in a bankruptcy matter.

Congrats, Michael!

The full website may be viewed here:

Or see the design in our law firm website design portfolio.

Based in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, The Jones Law Firm represents clients in the Columbus area and throughout Central Ohio.

The Jones Law Firm, LLC
7370 E. Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 407-3440

TMF has designed many websites for bankruptcy attorneys. We're at the ready to help you walk the important line between educating potential clients and offering legal advice that would be inappropriate before a specific client retains you. And that federal bankruptcy disclaimer that bankruptcy attorneys are required to have on their websites? We have you covered there too.

Categories: Website Launches