Steven Schmitz FindLaw
Talk to a local expert
Oakland Law Firm Marketing Expert
My name is Steven Schmitz and I’m your FindLaw attorney marketing specialist for Oakland, Walnut Creek, and the surrounding California communities. I have over 7 years of sales and marketing experience, and I also worked previously as a legal specialist for a major multi-national corporation. As your FindLaw specialist in the Oakland area, I provide industry-leading integrated web marketing solutions designed to help your firm soar above the competition in today's highly competitive digital marketplace. My clients appreciate working with me because of my responsiveness and attention to their needs, and my willingness to go above and beyond to ensure that they are receiving maximum value from the solutions we provide. During the initial consultation, I take the time to listen and learn all about their practice (e.g., strengths, needs, business growth goals, etc.) so I can put together the right solution to fully address their needs and provide optimal return on their marketing dollars. If you are looking for a long-term partner who truly cares about growing your practice, I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust. Contact me to schedule a free consultation.Schedule a consultation
Local strategists. Personalized service
FindLaw has local strategists in the East Bay area that know the ins and outs of the markets in Alameda County and Contra Costa County. Our strategists deliver personalized services to our clients with in-person meetings on a regular basis, and they continually monitor the latest developments in the local online marketplace; making adjustments when necessary to keep your marketing campaign on track toward meeting, and exceeding, your expectations. FindLaw works exclusively with attorneys and our proven track record is why legal professionals across the country have partnered with us to produce better results from their online marketing efforts.
Lawyer Marketing Insights
Follow along to learn about some of the most valuable insights measured in Facebook and how you can use these to build a healthy and strong social media presence for your firm.
If you’re like most people, writing a bio can be an intimidating exercise that commonly results in frequent taps of the backspace key. Follow these tips (and download the free template) to get a great bio on your firm's website.
The one place many people turn when searching for an attorney is the same they use for directions—Google Maps. So how do you make sure your Google Maps presence is optimized to reach the most legal consumers? Here are a few tips.
We customize our services and solutions to engage more clients from the fastest-moving pool of legal consumers in history.
AttractMobile-friendly Websites Legal Directories Search Engine Optimization Pay-Per-Click Integrated Marketing Solutions
EngageSocial Media Content Marketing Reputation Management Search Engine Optimization Integrated Marketing Solutions
The One Bill We Don't Mind Paying!Michael J. Bononi FindLaw Customer Since 2004 http://www.bononilawgroup.com/
LEGAL MARKETING SCORECARD
How Strong Is Your Law Firm's Marketing?
Analyzing Your Site…
Steven, in his own words.
Competition drives me, but I would honestly say my desire to help out local businesses is why I am in the position I am in. I want to be viewed as a “trusted advisor” for clients to use to help them succeed and reach their goals.
My perspective on law firm marketing is that it is a needed asset to any firm to attract customers today, and a necessary investment in their business. Law firms should choose FindLaw because we are the market leader in legal web development. We are the largest legal specific directory and website provider for firms, with over 10 million views a month on findlaw.com. We bring over two decades of experience working exclusively with law firms, and we have tested, tweaked, and refined the process of bringing more and better leads to firms. The vast majority of the thousands of attorneys and law practices who have used our products and services have stayed with us, and this is the best testament to the results that we provide.
Integrated Internet Marketing for Attorneys in Oakland and East Bay
The local markets in Oakland, Walnut Creek, Alameda County and Contra Costa County California are highly competitive. Law firms here are competing with firms from San Francisco who spend a lot of money on legal advertising. This makes it very difficult to distinguish yourself within your local market and practice areas. Firms and clients in the Bay Area also tend to set the trend from a technology standpoint. To compete successfully in this area, you need a creative and adaptable approach, and a thorough understanding of the local area so you can identify hidden opportunities that can be used to your advantage.
FindLaw’s local experts work closely with area law firms to put them in a position to compete in their local markets. Our comprehensive suite of top integrated web marketing tools includes our award-winning legal web designs, responsive mobile website options, attorney pay per click (PPC) advertising, lawyer SEO, legal blogging, social media promotion, and many more. After a thorough analysis of your unique needs, we customize a plan that utilizes the right tools to help your firm grow and flourish online.
Helpful Links and Resources