Spammers are idiots.

I’m a securities and commercial litigator. I have a serious practice. I try not to take myself too seriously, but I know I have a job to do.

When I set up my new practice, I needed a website. I went to my old friends at Justia and set up a website with a form to contact me. It took about a week for the spammers to find me.

But it doesn’t make sense. I’m getting “inquiries” relating to selling me Viagra of dubious origin and gambling sites of dubious distinction. Do they really think this is effective advertising?

I handle securities cases and commercial disputes. My life is spent primarily in arbitration and, to a lesser extent, in court. Of what possible use would “Viagra” (if it really is Viagra) have to my litigation and arbitration practice? If I took it would it make me a better lawyer? I doubt it. Distracted, maybe.

Spammers – keep your spam to yourself. Lawyers with inquiry boxes are not interested in your wares.

That’s the view of one lawyer from Jupiter, Florida. I’m Marc Dobin.

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