Avvo’s Legal Q&A Community Reaches One Hundred Thousand Participating Lawyers

Milestone coincides with third-annual Avvocating conference for lawyers in Seattle with Zillow founder Rich Barton giving opening keynote

Seattle, Wash — Avvo, Inc., the web’s largest expert-only health and legal Q&A forum and directory (http://www.avvo.com/), today announced it has reached a significant milestone of 100,000 lawyers from around the country who have joined the Avvo.com Q&A community since the site launched in June 2007. The announcement was made at the kick-off of its third-annual legal marketing conference, Avvocating 2012: Legal Marketing in the Era of Social Media, being held in Seattle May 3-4, 2012, featuring Zillow co-founder Rich Barton as the opening keynote.

Avvo’s legal Q&A forum is the largest on the web and allows lawyers to set themselves apart from their colleagues, enabling them to more easily attract new business. Lawyers that answer questions from consumers in Avvo’s Q&A forum receive three times more contacts from prospective clients than attorneys who do not answer questions.

One of the first ten lawyers in the country to claim their profile is Shawn Alexander, whose law firm is based in Washington’s San Juan Islands. Alexander claimed his Avvo profile on June 5, 2007 and has been active on the site ever since, answering nearly 4,000 legal questions on Avvo.

“I first heard about Avvo.com in the media at the time it was being introduced and thought because of my remote location in the San Juan Islands that it would be worth a try,” said Shawn Alexander. “My experience has been truly amazing; a significant number of new clients have since contacted my office seeking help.  I also use the site frequently to find referrals for my clients in different geographic and practice areas.”

“I am truly gratified that so many in the legal community have embraced Avvo, and in particular the Avvo Q&A forum, as an effective way to reach new clients and grow their practice,” said Mark Britton, founder and CEO at Avvo, Inc. “We have found that when we help consumers make better decisions regarding their legal situations, we also help great lawyers get more business.”

About Avvocating

At Avvocating 2012: Legal Marketing in the Era of Social Media, lawyers and legal marketers from around the country will gather to learn from technology leaders, web-savvy practicing attorneys and digital media experts about how to use the web more strategically for business development and online reputation management.
About Avvo, Inc.

Avvo is the web’s largest expert-only legal and health Q&A forum and professional directory, providing trusted answers to consumer health and legal questions every 9.7 seconds. In Avvo’s free Q&A forum consumers can get free legal advice or free medical advice from more than 125,000 participating lawyers, doctors and dentists. Avvo’s professional directory provides comprehensive profiles, patient and client reviews, peer endorsements and the unbiased, industry-recognized Avvo Rating for more than 90% of doctors, dentists and lawyers in the U.S. Launched in 2007, Avvo is privately held, with funding from Benchmark Capital, Ignition Partners and DAG Ventures. For more information, visit www.avvo.com.