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A Twittering lawyer offers $25,000 to charity if he gets 25,000 new followers

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Twitter was originally created as a way to keep in touch with friends by answering the question, “What are you doing?” Posts have to be 140 characters or less.  According to a January ABA Journal article, many blogging lawyers are now posting on Twitter as well.

Now comes an ABA Journal article reporting that Seattle personal injury lawyer Bill Marler will donate $25,000 to charity if he obtains 25,000 additional Twitter followers by the end of the month.  Apparently, Marler was insprired by Ashton Kutcher’s agreement to donate 10,000 malaia nets if he won a race with CNN to sign up one million Twitter followers.  Marler, who represents victims of food-borne illnesses, said his followers include “foodie-type people,” government health workers, journalists and other lawyers. He says doesn’t view the service as a way of generating clients, but he does see it as a way of communicating with government and media representatives interested in food-safety issues.

Marler says he’s a little surprised that the post hasn’t generated more followers.  Somehow, I’m not surprised that people aren’t falling all over themselves to sign up to follow the tweets of a health food lawyer.

About Michael J. Evans

Michael J. Evans is a personal injury lawyer who represents people with claims involving defective medicine or medical devices, other defective products that cause serious injury or death, and environmental cases. Evans also handles whistleblower lawsuits in which employees, or former employees, expose fraud or other illegal conduct by the corporation for which they work(ed), Evans organizes litigation groups of plaintiffs law firms to work with him on these cases nationwide. Evans uses social media, blogs, online video, mobile apps and traditional media to connect with clients, and help other prominent law firms connect with clients.. Evans is also an advocate for the rights of consumers. His primary areas of legal practice are mass torts, and advising law firms on the ethical rules and law governing legal marketing via the Internet and social media.

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