Over the years, your body of work as a whole has
contributed to a better understanding of the complex
nature of Michigan's sometimes confusing
jurisprudence.
 
~ Michigan Court of Appeals judge, referencing Traci's work
at Michigan Lawyers Weekly * ​​
 
* published with permission; anonymity required under judicial ethics rules
360 Legal Solutions is owned and operated by Michigan attorney Traci R. Gentilozzi. Traci is an award-winning legal writer who is currently editor of the Ingham County Bar Association "BRIEFS" publication. Her background includes serving as Publisher & Editor and News Editor at Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and working as Communications Counsel for a Lansing law firm.
 
   

 
 
Services & Rates 

 
 
Services
 
▪   Blog & newsletter content for solo and small-firm lawyers.
▪   Content for print and online publications.
▪   Website content.
▪   Proofreading and editing legal documents, newsletters and publications. 
▪   Preparing press releases and submitting news to the media outlets.
▪   Social media campaigns.
▪   Case summaries.
 
 
Rates
 
Writing Services
 
Website content/articles for web pages, etc. 
You give me the topic and the basic information (or where to find it), and I will write the content for your web page(s). I will work with you throughout the process to make certain the proper key words are used for search engine optimization (SEO). Once you approve the content, I will email it to you for posting on your website.     

  • Rate:  $225 per item
 

Professional articles for print or online publications/case summaries 
Articles for legal newspapers and other types of professional publications, whether print or online, are usually in-depth and may require research. You give me the topic, we will discuss it and decide how to proceed. I will research and write the article for you, lending it your perspective and working with you throughout the process. Your final sign-off is required before the article is submitted to the publication. You will also need to provide a bio profile and photo of yourself for submission.  

For case summaries, you provide me the name of the case, docket number, court, etc., and I will read, analyze and summarize the opinion. I will then email the final summary to you for posting on your website, for including in a newsletter, etc. 

  • Rate:  $95 per hour (good-faith cost estimate is provided at the outset)
 

Blog posts & newsletter content  
Blog posts and newsletter articles are straight-to-the-point “blasts” of information that use key words to enhance search engine optimization (SEO), so potential clients will find you on the Internet. A blog item or newsletter article is an excellent tool to quickly and easily publicize information that relates to your law practice.

I can write blogs and newsletter articles in several ways:
1) develop the content from scratch, such as a summary of a court opinion or legislation.
2) summarize information from an existing article that has caught your attention (the link to the original article must be provided in the content). 

Either way, I will write a concise & accurate blog post or newsletter article for you. Once you approve the content, I will email the article to you for posting.      

  • Rate: $195 per item

Contract for a certain number of blog posts per month at the rate of $185 per blog item. 
 

Social Media Campaigns

Social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+) is a large part of a law firm's legal marketing strategy, and should not be overlooked. Each time you post a blog item or upload website content, a link to that content should be pushed out on your firm's social media pages. This way, more people will click on your blog post and web content, thereby driving potential clients to your website. 

The same is true for articles you write and get published, and press releases about your accomplishments. These items should also be published on your social media pages.

  • Rate: $25 per campaign (collectively, and not for each account - i.e., if your firm has a Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter account, you will be charged $25 for posting to all the accounts)


Proofreading & Editing Services 

Let's say you have compiled a newsletter, drafted a brief or written an article ... and now you need it reviewed by an editor. I can review your document for accuracy (including case citations where applicable), organization, transition, clarity, punctuation, grammar, spelling and Michigan Court Rule compliance (briefs only). I will suggest changes and make corrections, where necessary. 

  • Rate: $95 per hour (no maximum page limit)  

State Bar sections, special purpose bar associations and local bar associations:  
Let 360 Legal Solutions proofread/edit your publication or newsletter and get 15% off the hourly rate.
 
 
Press Releases & Promotion
 
Perhaps you want an article you've written submitted to the media outlets for consideration, or you just achieved an important verdict or settlement and want it publicized. Or maybe you've received an honor or award that you want to share with the public. I can write a press release and submit it to the proper media organizations, so you get the recognition that you deserve.

For articles, I will submit the article on your behalf, along with a press release providing an overview of the article and why it is of interest to readers. For verdicts/settlements and other news & information, I will follow the same process, with a synopsis of the relevant news.  

  • Rate:  $185 per press release (includes press release, submission to media outlets and one follow-up to the media outlet)
 
 
  
 
 
 
Professional History
 


February 1, 2018 - present:                           Owner & Operator, 360 Legal Solutions, PLLC, Lansing, MI           

February 1, 2018 - present:                           Editor, Ingham County Bar Association "BRIEFS"

February 1, 2018 - present:                           Consultant, Rain BDM, Bloomfield Hills, MI

April 2016 - January 31, 2018:                       Communications Counsel, Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Lansing, MI

August 2015 - April 2016:                             Owner & Operator, 360 Legal Solutions, PLLC, Lansing, MI
 

September 2015 - April 2016:                      Consultant, Rain BDM, Bloomfield Hills, MI 
 

April 2013 - September 2015:                       News Editor, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, West Bloomfield, MI
 

April 2007 - February 2013:                          Analyst, Michigan Supreme Court, State Court Administrative Office, Lansing, MI
                           
                                                                             ~ 
Served as coeditor of The Pundit, Friend of the Court Bureau newsletter
 

January - February 2007:                              Opinion Editor, State Bar of Michigan e-Journal (temporary contract position), Lansing, MI
     
March 2005 - April 2007:                             Traci R. Gentilozzi, PLC, Grand Ledge, MI (general practice law firm)
 
May 1992 - December 2004:                        Lawyers Weekly Publications, Lansing & Novi, MI
 
                                                                              ~ 
2001-2004: Opinion Editor/News Editor, Ohio Lawyers Weekly (now defunct)
                                                                                         ~ 1998-2001: Publisher and Editor, Michigan Lawyers Weekly
                                                                                         ~ 1992-1998: Editor, News Editor, News Reporter, Michigan Lawyers Weekly

  
 

Education
 
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Lansing, MI
Juris Doctor, May 1992
Associate editor, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
 
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Bachelor of Science, Journalism, cum laude, May 1989 (English minor)

Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Honor Society 
  
  

Professional Associations
 
Member, State Bar of Michigan (P47407)

Member, State Bar of Michigan Law Practice Management & Legal Administrators Section
Member, Ingham County Bar Association
Member, Michigan Association for Justice
 
 

Honors & Recognitions 
 
2013:  “Excellence in Journalism," first-place award, Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter (Michigan Lawyers Weekly)
 

2012:  Selected by the state court administrator to coordinate and manage the editorial content for the November 2012 “Court Administration” edition of the Michigan Bar Journal
 

2001:  During Traci’s tenure as publisher and editor of Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the publication and a news reporter received the State Bar of Michigan’s "Wade H. McCree Award for the Advancement of Justice"
 
 

 
  

 

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