Direct mail for a criminal defense attorney | Marketing content writer |

Direct mail for a criminal defense attorney

Using direct mail to address the fear in people hit with criminal charges

This direct mail letter for a criminal defense attorney was designed to be mailed to folks as soon as cases against them were filed.

The idea here was to play off the single, greatest emotion that the reader would be feeling: FEAR. Fear of the unknown. Fear of jail. Fear of what a conviction might mean in the future.

The letter sets up the attorney as a friend, an advocate, a non-judgemental purveyor of information who only wants to help.

View the attorney's direct mail letter

Click the image below to read the letter.

Direct mail results

Oh, by the way, here's something that most copywriters and direct mail letter writers won't tell you: I later learned that this letter did not pull much of a response. Why? Both my client and I believe it was because we failed to consider that the target reader in this attorney's neck of the woods might only have attained a high school diploma. This letter, on the other hand, was written to a more sophisticated reader, and likely would have worked well in a different market.

Bring in more business with a direct mail letter

You know what lights me up? When people like you -- small business owners and marketing pros -- draw on my gifts of empathy, attention to detail, and communication to develop fabulous websites and content -- websites and content that lead more people to YES. I'd love to do the same for you. Click the button below to tell me about your project and request a quote.  


Use my Google form to send me details about your project,
and I'll get back to you with questions or a quote.


About the Author

Renae Gregoire works with passionate people who need help capturing their brilliance and conveying it clearly, concisely, and effectively. She pulls out the bits of knowledge and wisdom that live inside you, organizes those bits into coherent, reader-focused messages, and then builds on those messages to create anything from a piece to a suite of marketing content designed to lead people to say YES to your offers.

WordPress Image Lightbox Plugin