Allison Margolin, 28, a Los Angeles lawyer for 3 1/2 years, has gained notoriety for unorthodox ads that proclaim her “L.A.’s dopest attorney,” reports the Los Angeles Times. Her self-promotions have raised eyebrows in a profession in which many lawyers still frown upon advertising as ambulance chasing. “Need warrant recalled?” her radio, movie and newspaper ads ask. “Want to smoke pot on probation? All criminal defense, from drugs to murder. Harvard Law, affordable.”
The Times profiles a young hip L.A. lawyer. Margolin has won acquittals in two of her four trials, and the other two produced compromises she counted as victories. For a client caught with more than 100 plants, she usually charges a $10,000 fee. She also has done cases for free, but confesses to aspiring to wear “only Chanel” suits.