One of the things we like to do here is keep an eye on up and coming attorneys and see exactly what they are doing to promote their young practice.
Mr. Sigmon has been making a ton of videos lately. Recently he started a lawyer video blog where he goes to interesting locations in his city and just addresses common legal questions that his clients have.
Many lawyers have had great success with video marketing because it is the most effective medium for establishing a relationship with your audience. My prediction is that if Mr. Sigmon keeps this up he will soon become known as the best personal injury lawyer in Houston.
Even though he was initially known as the go to car accident lawyer in Houston, I think these videos will really help him branch out and possibly become “THE” lawyer in Houston.
The great thing about making videos for your law firm is that the extra publicity get’s you noticed by major players in your industry, like the American Bar Association, who asked him to write about Houston plaintiff’s lawyer issues, and WhyBecomeALawyer.com, who had him comment on alternative legal careers from a personal injury attorney perspective.
All in all, it looks like Mr. Sigmon hired the right publicist and we are going to keep an eye on this Houston lawyer.
When a police officer pulls you over for speeding, he usually asks you to take a field sobriety test. You have a legal right to refuse to take a field sobriety test, because you are not legally obligated to help the government prove that you have committed a crime. However, most police officers will simply call a judge to sign a warrant to force you to submit to a breathalyzer test or to give a blood sample.
We attempted to contact Houston DWI Attorney Matt DeLuca regarding this development, but he was unavailable for comment. For those of you who don’t already know, Mr. DeLuca is our favorite DWI Attorney in Houston, and we are obliged to get commentary from him when stories like this break.
It seems to us that if these judges always default to approving these DWI blood sample warrants, then what is the point of requiring a warrant in the first place. Does that make any sense at all?
So here’s the scenario…
It’s 2:37 a.m. and you get pulled over because a police officer suspects that you are drunk. You refuse to take a breathalyzer test (which is almost always a good idea), and the police officer calls a Texas Judge to get a warrant. At 2:39 a.m. the Judge’s cell phone rings. She wakes up out of a dead sleep, logs onto her iPad and approves the warrant.
That just doesn’t pass the sniff test if you ask me. Seems like a complete breakdown of Due Process of Law. We keep watching Mr. DeLuca on Twitter to see if he has anything to say about this. So far it’s only in Galveston County, but you can almost be certain that it will roll out to the rest of Texas very soon.