A big thanks goes out to all the guys at LexBlog: Kevin, Jesse, Stacey, Rob and all the others that helped me launch this blog, and keep it running for this first year.

Technically, I think it launched in late September 2006, but I’m going to artificially call October 1, 2007 the one year anniversary of the Austin Criminal Defense Blog.

Some milestones so far:

Over 150,000 hits – and based on the constant increase in readers each week and month, I can expect many more over the next 12 months.

#1 Google rankings for phrases such as “Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer,” “Austin Marijuana Lawyer,” “Austin Criminal Defense Attorney,” and too many others to list here.

An almost overwhelming response in emails and comments. I’ve definitely received hundreds of emails from around the country from folks who have read the blog, and have asked questions. I don’t keep track, but I’d be surprised if it were less than 1000. Originally I thought I’d have all the time in the world to answer each one, or to post a response, but lately, that’s been getting quite difficult. I will continue to do my best in that regard.

The launching of my second blog: Austin DWI Lawyer. And in fact, I have a third LexBlog in the works, that will be a collaborative effort. More on that later.

Meanwhile, I think I’ll run to the HEB on Congress and Oltorf and get my blog a birthday (cup)cake.

  • You’re than man Jamie. Picking up on what another lawyer labeled you as, you’re the ‘professor of criminal defense law blogging.’

    We’re honored to play a small role in your success.

  • Happy blawgiversary, Jamie. You are a great blogger.

  • Rob La Gatta

    Congratulations on a year of blogging success Jamie. Keep up the great work.

  • Jamie, you are as interesting to read as you are to talk to. Here’s to many more years.