There is a new King of Blawgs, and it's Patrick Lamb of Chicago, author of the In Search of Perfect Client Service - Why Lawyers Seem to Stumble" blog. The blog has been named the No. 1 All-Time Most Popular Blawg as measured by clickthroughs by www.blawg.org.
Ever since I could remember, the top blawg was always "May It Please the Court" by J. Craig Williams of Newport Beach, CA. His blog about legal news and observations was quoted in the New York Times, where he said his blog brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars in new business and covered a wide variety of topics. But Williams has been deposed.
But the scepter and throne have now been passed to Patrick, who for more than 20 years has been representing business interests in toxic tort claims, as well as representing buyers and sellers in post merger and acquisition disputes. I've followed Patrick for some time now. Professional Marketing magazine published an article about his firm entitled "Chicago’s Butler Rubin Makes Client Service Its Distinguishing Mark" last March. The 30-lawyer Chicago litigation boutique Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd met decided to distinguish itself from its competition by promoting its excellent client service.
Lamb started his blog last April and has plowed into topics such as alternative fee arrangements, the Merck/Vioxx trial, email marketing, the cost to a client of changing law firms, and client interviews. Posting about a dozen times a month, he offers a practical and occasionally contrarian viewpoints to what you would hear from white-shoe law firms.
The blog has a Google ranking of 4 (out of 10). He lists recent comments for all to see, has a link to the daily Dilbert cartoon, lists 15 favorite blogs, and categorizes his comments into alternative fees, audits, budgeting, commentary, general law firm management, leadership, stories and trends and innovations.
Long live the King!