Wordpress website suitable for a law firm?
April 10, 2010 10:32 AM Subscribe
A professionally-designed website suitable for a small law firm created in Wordpress: Is this feasible?
posted by anonymous to computers & internet (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
How realistic is my presumption that a beautifully designed website suitable for my law practice could be created (by a pro, not by me) in Wordpress? To what general extent could a web designer customize a Wordpress site to most resemble a website rather than a blog? I've seen a few "clean and professional" Wordpress templates, but all looked kind of low budget and generic, and I'm not looking for D.I.Y. (I don't have a huge budget for this project, but cost is not my main motivation for using Wordpress and I happily expect to pay a professional designer a fair price to create or customize something that works and looks great). The #1 benefit I see to using Wordpress for my firm's new website is ease of updating. But what are the drawbacks and limitations, from either a technical or professional standpoint? Do many web designers even work in Wordpress? If so, can anyone recommend a great web designer skilled in Wordpress? Bonus points for someone in or near Chicago, Illinois.
A few more facts: I'm not interested in eCommerce and Search Engine Optimization is also not a big concern (my practice field is somewhat esoteric, my clients are businesses and other lawyers--decidedly NOT individuals likely to use Google to find a lawyer.) The primary audience for my site would be my existing clients and opposing counsel coming to check me out.
Throwaway email is youtellraphael at gmail. I appreciate any experienced opinions from web designers or attorneys who use Wordpress websites, links to example sites, or designer referrals (esp. in or near Chicago). Anonymous to avoid linking my MeFi posting history with my professional identity. Thank you.