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Our Rating: 4/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

Community Rating: 4/5 (based on 1 rating)

The community rating is based on the average of the community reviews below.

Composite Rating: 4/5

The composite rating is a weighted average of our rating and the community ratings below.

Justia is both a lawyer directory and portal and also creates law firm websites and attorney SEO services.

Justia’s lawyer directory offers both free and premium listings. Justia uses bar association information to create profiles for all lawyers in the United States. Those lawyers that pay a fee to claim their profile will also appear on the Legal Information Institute (LII) website.

Who Justia is For

Because the initial profile is created by Justia from bar association memberships, among other places, almost all attorneys will be automatically listed in its lawyer directory. Because the profile is free to claim, there is no reason not to use them on some level. The cross-listing with LII is likely valuable for lawyers that are interested in being known for increasing consumer access to the law.

Website
justia.com
Services Offered
  • Law Firm Websites
  • Other Marketing Services
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Starting Price
Custom
Free Consultation
A free consultation or website audit can help you figure out if a particular marketing agency is a good fit with your law firm.
Focused on Law
Some marketing agencies focus on representing law firms, while others apply their skills to multiple industries.
Exclusivity
Marketing can be winner-take-most, especially when it comes to search. That can present a conflict if a marketing agency represents direct competitors. Many marketing agencies won’t represent direct competitors for this reason, although exclusivity may cost more.
Law Firm Websites
A well-designed law firm website with a solid SEO strategy is the foundation of any law-firm marketing plan. Besides just creating the website, companies may offer to draft copy, produce videos, and maintain and support the website.
Will You Own Your Website?
If your web design company owns the assets it creates for your website, it can be difficult to transfer your website to another hosting provider or marketing agency.
Copywriting
Drafting effective website copy, including pages and blog posts, is a specialized skill, and it can help your firm launch a new law website much more quickly than if you intend to draft the copy yourself.
Video Production
Professional video production can enhance your website and drive visitors to contact your firm.
Portfolio
Before you hire, you should look at other websites the company has designed. A public portfolio makes this easy.
Website Maintenance
Websites require technical upkeep, which isn’t always included in your fee.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
SEO involves more than just optimizing keywords for search engines, but the end goal is for potential clients to find your website. Note: effective SEO is not cheap, and cheap SEO is rarely effective.
On-Page SEO
On-page SEO involves optimizing the content and metadata of your law firm website pages. This is essential but fairly basic.
Linkbuilding
Building off-site links back to your website effectively probably requires a strategy and a fair amount of work. Linkbuilding tactics can include writing guest posts, outreach, and more.
Local SEO
Search engines use what they know about your location when they deliver search results, and not just in map apps. Local SEO aims to boost your results when location is relevant.
Other Marketing Services
Pay-Per Click (PPC) Advertising
PPC advertising puts your search results on top of targeted search queries.
Google Certified Partner
An optional certification that means Google has certified the vendor as an expert in Google Ads. It does not mean the vendor has any kind of special relationship with Google.
Brand Design
If you need a logo or other marketing assets, you might want a branding package for your law firm.
Social Media Marketing
Your marketing agency can help you design and maintain a social media presence.
Email Marketing
Email marketing can be highly effective, and a marketing agency can help your firm develop and execute an email strategy.
Offline Marketing
Offline marketing may include things like letterhead, newspaper ad design, etc.

Highlights

“Karma.” Justia’s partner, the Legal Information Institute, is designed to promote open access to law. Because of that, it places a premium on promoting lawyers that support that open access. Lawyers can receive “karma credit” for providing free legal information via blogs and LII forums.

Premium placement opportunities. For an additional fee, lawyers can receive premium placement in Justia’s lawyer directory. Premium placements appear above the free listings in Justia. Premium members also can see their web traffic stats to see the number of profile impressions and pageviews. You also get an upgraded profile with an easy-to-use contact form, and competitor ads won’t appear on your profile.

Consumer resources. Justia and LII both rank high in Google searches for case names and similar legal research inquiries. They also maintain a searchable database of law blogs. For law students and prospective law students, there are course outlines and information about law schools. Justia also provides a number of databases that are valuable for both lawyers and laypeople, including product recalls, patents, and GAO reports.

Justia Pricing

A profile listing on Justia is free and is automatically created. Claiming the profile allows you to list your practice areas, fees, educational background, jurisdictions in which you are admitted, and awards received. You can also highlight publications, your website, social media presence, and office location. If you pay an additional fee, your profile will also appear on the LII website. Premium placement opportunities are also an additional fee, and you will need to contact them for an estimate.

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  1. Chris Dreyer Chris D. says:

    Justia is a good value for some attorneys

    For lawyers just getting their feet wet in the world of online marketing and promotion, Justia serves as a great low-cost solution. Attorneys who don’t have a good web presence or website can benefit by getting a turn-key solution to help build up their online authority.

    That being said, there are some sacrifices law firms must make when they go with Justia. For example you lose a little control over complete customization of a website and it can be challenging to stand out among your competitors who may also be using Justia.

    We were able to gather a decent number of reviews from Justia users that we published on our site here https://rankings.io/justia-reviews/. They provide some helpful insight for attorneys new to the platform and overall the sentiment toward Justia is positive.