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Can a Lawyer hire an actor to provide a testimonial?

July 24, 2018 6:32 PM | Mo N. ElDeiry, Esquire (Administrator)

Lawyer Advertising:


Can a lawyer hire an actor to provide a testimonial?


No. 


Florida Bar Board of Governors ruled that this would be considered false and misleading advertising.


The lawyer cannot write the testimonial by a client, or pay the client to provide the testimonial.


Further, they cannot hire, retain or pay anyone to read or provide the testimonial on behalf of the actual client either.


So for now, all those funny “Bill-Boards” we see are actual clients who said the actual things.


“Sort of……”


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