Bob Weiss

Founding Partner (Retired)

Profile

Bob Weiss is considered one of the pioneers of law firm marketing, litigation publicity and public relations. Over the past 30+ years, he has written firm and practice group marketing plans, coached lawyers, developed retreats, conducted client interviews and surveys for local, regional and national firms. He is an oft-quoted expert and has lectured regularly nationwide.

The award-winning marketing and business development programs Bob and his team have created have helped firms dramatically increase in size and profitability, deal with succession, enter new markets and, most importantly, allowed many lawyers to reposition themselves into new areas of practice, in the process rejuvenating their careers and passion for the law.

His clients include firms involved in mass torts, catastrophic accident cases, corporate and transactional law and defense/commercial litigation. He also represents niche firms practicing domestic, election, criminal, immigration, insurance recovery and bad faith law.

Bob’s Career

Bob’s commentaries have appeared in the ABA Journal, New Jersey Law Journal, Law Practice Magazine, Marketing For Lawyers and Lawyers Weekly among other publications.

Major continuing professional education presentation topics he has made include addressing litigation publicity management, ethics and extending the attorney-client privilege. He also:

  • Speaks with public relations personnel at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association
  • Presents research on how to attract higher value personal injury cases at the Annual Convention of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Lectures regularly on business development at meetings of domestic and international law firm networks
  • And has addressed numerous chapters of the Association of Legal Administrators and Legal Marketing Association

His firm, Alyn-Weiss & Associates, publishes an often-cited national marketing effectiveness survey.  It measures expenditures and identifies the most effective tactics employed by corporate/transactional and defense groups.

Monthly Marketing Brief, written by Bob, was a monthly column published for many years in Law Practice Today, the ezine of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA. His book, Legal Marketing in Brief, is available in hard copy and as an e-book at the Kindle Store. For many years he co-authored a chapter on ethics in legal services marketing for Lawyers Professional Liability in Colorado.

Bob has been professionally involved in many major news stories and resulting litigation. This includes representing interests in the Petters and Madoff Ponzi schemes, JonBenet Ramsey murder, the Columbine High School massacre and University of Colorado athlete recruiting sex scandal. He began his career as a correspondent with United Press International and TIME magazine, was a staff reporter for The New York Times Newspaper Group’s Lakeland, Florida Ledger and Scripps Howard’s Rocky Mountain News, then Colorado’s largest daily newspaper, covering statewide elections and two presidential campaigns, the courts, police and city hall.

Bob Weiss