Home

Chainsaw Catastrophe or Divorce Lawyer? German Law Firm Creates Ripples with Gory Advertisement
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

German law firm Hannig, Ahrendt und Partner, Kettens has been making ripples across the world with its new macabre advertisement stressing the need of a divorce lawyer. The ad shows a German beauty leaving her home with blood dripping, then she wipes her forehead smearing more gore, and casually tosses away the bloody chainsaw held in her left hand.

With a background of ominous music, things come to a standstill with the message: “that would not have happened if you had a divorce lawyer!” When asked about the advertisement and its ramifications by the WSJ, a partner of the law firm said, “I know it is a provocation for our association, but at the moment they have not reacted.”

Though the ad has drawn criticisms as well as appreciation from different corners of the world, ‘consternation’ is the right word to express the feelings of those used to seeing the profession of law in a more traditional light. Wall Street Journal featured the ad as its “legal ad of the week” and we too would have done so if we had such a category.

  
What
Where


In the alternative, the least we can do is to cover this upfront challenge to stereotypical projection of the legal community, and leave reactions to our readers. According to a partner of the firm, Mr. Hannig, and as expressed to WSJ, “There is no political statement … I wanted to show that lawyers can be funny … I wanted to say, hey, we are cool too. We are not those men always sitting in the library reading books.”

According to the law firm, the commercial had been shot two years back and had been posted on the website of the firm for some time. However, recently the firm decided to buy space for the spot at the film series. You can see the ad for yourself here

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Senior Counsel

USA-TX-Dallas

Senior Counsel    About Us The Buried Alive Project is a non-profit criminal just...

Apply now

Associate Aviation Attorney

USA-TN-Nashville

Qualifications Private Pilot Certification (Required) Full Job Descr...

Apply now

Legal Assistant

USA-NV-Reno

Description      An AV-rated Civil Litigation Firm, specializing in real property,...

Apply now

Associate Attorney- Litigation

USA-MT-Missoula

About the Job: Established AV-rated Missoula law firm is seeking an articulate and ambitious asso...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Junior to Mid-level Cybersecurity, Privacy and Technology Associate Attorney

USA-NY-Garden City

Garden City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a junior to mid-level cybersec...

Apply Now

Patent Prosecution Attorney

USA-WI-Milwaukee

Milwaukee office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks patent prosecution attorney with...

Apply Now

Junior/Mid-level Trust and Estate Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks junior/mid-level trust and estat...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top