Washington’s Top Rated Local® Attorneys and Law Firms Award Winner: Symmes Law Group

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Symmes Law Group is a 2018 award winner for law firms and attorneys in Washington!

Whether you’re facing a foreclosure, collections or bankruptcy, Symmes Law Group in Seattle has the experience to help.

Symmes Law Group has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.92 stars, a wonderful Rating Score™ of 97.21 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 attorneys and law firms in all of Washington!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received:

“Richard is an excellent communicator! He was always quick to respond to my questions, even on his off-hours. His website alone is a treasure trove of well-thought-out information. His instruction throughout the process is very easy to follow, and he is always there if needed. I highly recommend Richard!” – Mike H

Not Your Average Law Firm

According to Richard Symmes, the owner of Symmes Law Group, the biggest difference between Symmes Law Group and other law firms in Seattle is the personal service they provide. Richard makes it a point to always be available to his clients via phone or email.

Another thing that sets Symmes Law Group apart is their many years of experience. Symmes Law Group has a track record of success, and Richard has been providing quality work since 2010.

We asked Richard why he does what he does and how he works to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“I’m here to help people during their time of need. I want to provide them with all of their options moving forward. I want to give back and help clients get a fresh start.”

Building Success By Doing Good Work

Richard credits Symmes Law Group’s strong online reputation to the good work they provide for their clients. That good work often leads to referrals and reviews.

However, Richard isn’t shy about reaching out to his clients and letting them know where they can leave a review.

“If you don’t let them know where and how to leave the review, you probably aren’t going to get it.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Richard has increased Symmes Law Group’s online visibility with frequent blogging — with new blogs being posted a couple of times per month — and by putting information out there for people to see.

We asked Richard what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“Blog, put information out there, educate people and do good work.”


Congratulations to the team at Symmes Law Group for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Richard, for taking the time to speak with us.

If you’re in need of a bankruptcy lawyer in Seattle, we highly recommend working with Symmes Law Group. Visit their website today!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Attorneys and Law Firms Award Winner: Kramer Law Group

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, due to their incredible 95.32 Rating Score™, Kramer Law Group is a 2018 award winner for attorneys and law firms in Utah.

If you’ve been in an accident and you’re looking for the right personal injury attorney in Utah, one law firm stands above the rest — Kramer Law Group.

With a dedication to getting the best possible results for its clients, Kramer Law Group has earned hundreds of positive online reviews with an average rating of 4.93 stars and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being among the top 10 law firms in all of Utah.

Here is just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received from their happy clients:

“I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone that is seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest. Everyone was really helpful and professional. My fiancé and I are so grateful for all the help. Everything was resolved much faster than we expected.” – Catchy B

Not Your Average Law Firm

There are many things that set Kramer Law Group apart from other law firms in Utah. For one, every attorney on staff at Kramer Law Group is a litigation attorney.

The attorneys at most law firms simply negotiate settlements, but the attorneys at Kramer Law Group are dedicated to getting the best possible results for their clients. And sometimes, that requires taking more time on the case and going to court. A typical personal injury settlement is around $5,000, but Kramer Law Group is dedicated to getting the maximum amount for its clients.

We asked the marketing director of Kramer Law Group, Ramces Fernandez, why they do what they do. Here’s what he had to say:

“There is a car crash every eight minutes in Utah, meaning that there are a lot of people who are looking for help and protection. When clients are car crash victims, they have a lot to worry about. We pride ourselves in making the process easy and making sure that the insurance companies aren’t taking advantage of claimants.”

Building Success Through A Strong Online Reputation and Online Advertising

Ramces credits Kramer Law Group’s enviable online reputation to the firm’s commitment to asking its clients for reviews after they’ve received their settlement check.

Kramer Law Group has also seen a lot of growth through the online advertising the team does, which makes it possible for its clients to find the law firm when they need them.

When asked what his advice is for other business owners looking to build their business and grow their online reputation, Ramces has these words of wisdom to share:

“If you have great employees, your work will reflect that. In the event that your clients aren’t happy, make sure to listen and be malleable. In the end, word of mouth goes a long way to helping show that your business is reputable.”


Congratulations to the team at Kramer Law Group for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Ramces, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for a personal injury attorney in Utah, we highly recommend Kramer Law Group. Visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Attorneys & Law Firms Award Winner: Steve Ray Law, PLLC

Top Rated Local® is proud to announce that Steve Ray Law, PLLC is an award-winning law firm in Colorado for 2018.

When people in Fort Collins and the Northern Colorado area get in an accident and are injured at no fault of their own, Steve Ray Law, PLLC is the law firm to turn to. Practicing in the area for more than 40 years, Steve Ray is a personal injury lawyer who has dedicated his career and his life to serving others.

With an unwavering dedication to his clients, Steve Ray Law, PLLC has earned an award-winning Rating Score™ of 97.24, as well as an average rating of 4.92 across multiple, verified review sites. Here’s just one of the many positive reviews this one-of-a-kind law firm has received:

“Steve was great to work with. His experience and knowledge in the industry are terrific, and he was able to guide us through some complex situations. I would highly recommend anyone needing a personal injury attorney to contact Steve Ray Law and sit down with Steve for a consultation.” – David H

How has Steve Ray Law, PLLC managed to earn so many reviews and such an enviable online reputation? We sat down with Steve Ray himself to find out. Here’s what he had to say.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

I am a lawyer who is very conscious of my clients. As someone who comes from a normal, working-class background, it’s easy for me to understand where my clients are coming from and empathize with their positions. I understand the stresses and hesitations they are going through, and that understanding and empathy shines through in my work. This unique approach resonates with my clients, leading them to share their stores online.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

I always try to offer honest advice to my clients in an approachable manner. I am also a fanatic for detail, which is a must in my line of work. I truly enjoy what I do, and if you ever find yourself looking for an attorney to represent you, it’s in your best interest to find one who shares that passion and attention to detail.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

My father always wanted to be a lawyer, but I was the only one who got a degree. I got trial experience in the Marine Corps. My experience in the Marine Corps instilled in me at an early age a sense of responsibility to act for the betterment of all, not just myself, and the importance of detail and doing things right. When I left, I became a trial attorney representing personal injury cases. Nobody specialized in personal injury in Fort Collins, and I made a name for myself doing just that. I’ve always enjoyed the challenges and working with people, and I found that I could make an honest living doing it.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Always be fair — really, really fair — to your clients. Make it a point to be aware of their needs and expectations, and do your best to serve them well. You’re there to offer a service, and you should never forget that.


Thank you, Steve, for taking the time and sharing your wisdom with us. And congratulations to you and the whole team at Steve Ray Law, PLLC for the award-winning impact you’ve made on your community and your clients!

Would you like to learn more about Steve Ray Law, PLLC? If so, visit their website today.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Law Firm Award Winner: Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C.

Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C. represents clients facing criminal and DUI offenses in Castle Rock and the surrounding areas.

At Top Rated Local®, we’re proud to announce that Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C. is Colorado’s award-winning law firm.

Whether clients are facing a DUI, probation violation, theft or another criminal offense, Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C. is the law firm to turn to. In addition to criminal offenses and DUIs, Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C. also offers its services for cases involving family law and estate planning.

Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C. understands the urgency in every legal matter, and they have made themselves available 24/7 to their clients. They offer experience in all matters, and they provide personalized legal representation for every case.

Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C. has an astounding reputation, and much of that reputation has been built through their many positive reviews. Here’s just one example:

“I can’t tell you how much my family and I appreciate Kevin. I was a walk-in appointment in desperate need of advice. Kevin was extremely professional and provided that much-needed guidance. My hope is not to need an attorney in future. If I do, I will be reaching out to Ellmann & Ellmann.” – Kurt P

So, what’s the secret to success for Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C.? We sat down with President Kevin Ellmann to find out.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

We always provide the highest quality of service for our clients, hands down. We understand that, when our clients come to us, it’s a very stressful time and they are dealing with complicated issues. They need us, and we are dedicated to helping them.

Because we rely on our reputation to generate the vast majority of our leads, we make it a point to always provide the absolute best service for our clients.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

I worked as a Senior Deputy District Attorney for eight years, and in that time, I gained a lot of invaluable experience. When it comes to the specific cases we take on, I’ve seen everything.

We understand the urgency our clients are facing, and we answer the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Best of all, it’s usually me or one of our two other attorneys

answering the phone. Unlike other law firms, we don’t go through a call answering service. Instead, you’ll always get someone who is extremely knowledgeable, no matter who answers the phone.

I am AVVO 10.0 rated; I was just named to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America; I was the 2014 recipient of the Douglas/Elbert Bar Association Professionalism Award; and I was the President of the Douglas County Chapter of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar from 2007 through August 2018.

Above all else, we focus on honesty and integrity. We’ll never blow smoke. Before making any promises or setting unfair expectations, we take the time to find the correct information and answers.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

I want to protect people’s rights and fight to make sure that the proper processes are always followed. My team is always honest, and we’ll always do our due diligence about a case before we make any bold statements about the potential outcome.

In short, we truly care about each and every one of our clients, and we want to help them through what may be one of the toughest times of their life.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

Our growth is mostly because of our organic rankings and word of mouth from our clients. Although we’ve worked with a few different marketing firms in the past, we haven’t seen the kind of results we anticipated. When you check out our website, you’ll find all kinds of unique and informative content. We believe this is important because, in our experience, the best clients are the ones that do their research and take the time to find the right attorney. Trust is the key to driving the best clients!

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Care about your clients, and always do what’s professional and right for your clients! “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care!”

From all of us at Top Rated Local, we’d like to say congratulations to Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C. for being the 2018 Top Rated Local award winner for law firms in Colorado.