State Bar President Discusses Lawyer's Super Bowl Ad; Lawyer Responds

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I and other Georgia lawyers have received calls and emails about the local advertisement that a Savannah-area lawyer ran during the Super Bowl.

What's being said

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    It is not clear to me what message Mr. Casino is trying to deliver with his ad. Is it a tribute to his murdered brother? Is it a condemnation of the police chief for implying the brother did something to contribute to his own murder and/or being embroiled in a sex scandal? Is it that Mr. Casino will stand for the "little guy?" Perhaps in the end the best way to understand the ad is to remember the adage: Any publicity is good publicity. Whatever message was intended, by implying his former representation of criminal defendants was shameful and having the child ask "Daddy, what do you do when you go to work," Mr. Casino did a disservice to the legal profession. That only contributes to an already too wide spread misunderstanding of our criminal justice system and the role of counsel in it. Todd Carroll

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    I disagree. Casino alleges that the commercial was not used to drum up business and that it did not have his phone number in the most important part of his message. However, it did have his phone number in multiple segments at the beginning of the video and he stated that he handles car wrecks and other injury cases.

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    I side with Casino on this one! I think Mr. Ruffin is unequivocally wrong.Auden L. Grumet, Esq.

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