Our 5 Favorite Lawyer Videos on YouTube

With the launch of YouTube in 2005, lawyers were not far behind in posting cheesy law firm videos. And they continue to post them at an alarming rate, churning out the good, the bad, and the embarrassingly ugly. We recently gave our intern a laptop and a dial-up modem and asked her to search through years of YouTube videos to find the best. The result? Our top five lawyer YouTube videos. While far from perfect, they are definitely full of VHS awesomeness. Enjoy.

“Machete:” Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman

YouTube has launched (or buried) the basement studio careers of wannabe comedians spoofing personal injury attorneys. There’s literally hundreds of fake shyster attorney videos. Thing is, the best one is a real commercial for a real firm, New York based Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman. And not only one, but a whole series of videos dealing with devastating personal injuries. We picked “Machete,” one of our favorites.

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Gregory Luce is the editor of Bitter Lawyer. He creates stuff and writes various columns, including Legal Crap My Kids Ask Me, Ask a Futurist, and Postcards from Lawyers.

8 Comments

  1. Will Hornsby

    September 7, 2011 at 10:24 am

    These are good ones. You might add to the list Jim Hammer, the Texas Screwdriver.

    • Gregory D. Luce

      September 7, 2011 at 10:37 am

      Thanks. We looked at his, and even looked at a few of spoofs of his. Good stuff.

  2. Ellen

    September 7, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I do NOT like it when we women are OBJECTIVISED! We should be used for our BRAINS not our boddies. To many men just think of us for sex and that is NOT good.

    I say no more of this for women! We must be thougt of for our minds!

    • Alan T.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      WTF? Objectified? The only thing objectified here are lawyers. Oh, and squirrels. Or are you talking about the ladies in the 007 video?

      • Quadoz

        September 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

        Alan you’re wasting your time. This site is all trolls Ellen and GD being the worst of the bunch. This site has always had a few trolls. Now, it has taken over and become old-hat.

        BRING BACK LIVING THE DREAM!!

        Quadoz,
        City Cop by Midnight, Rookie Lawyer by Day

  3. Mike

    September 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Good videos but they’re all a pale imitation of the original crazy man, Jim “the HAMMER” Shapiro.

  4. jim chalmers

    November 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Chicago band JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound did a hilarious take on these commercials for their music video “Everything Will Be Fine

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