Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My husband is famous!

So about 3 weeks ago Verizon sold over 12,000 unpublished Hagerstown numbers to a phone book company which promptly published them. Since this happened in Hagerstown Adam was immediately aware and has been a part of the proceedings ever since. He has been tracking Verizon's movements (they were brought before the Public Service Commission and told to come up with something better than a $25 credit and the offer to change their number). He also set up his law firms site with a contact form for those affected. He was interviewed at the PSC which aired on the local stations in Hagerstown and he has also been interviewed by a couple different newspapers (including the Herald-Mail which most people in Hagerstown read!)

I don't mean to sound excited about Verizon selling these numbers because it isn't at all exciting. For some of the people affected, it is downright scary. I think of the police officers that have put people away, lawyers and judges that have prosecuted and sentenced criminals, women that have been hiding to avoid an abusive spouse. The list could go on forever. I am sad for everyone that feels exposed because of this. What I am happy about is the fact that my husband is part of the solution. He is directly connected to these people and really wants to see justice done for them. Also, this is why he became a lawyer in the first place... to fight for the 'little man'... those that might not have a voice otherwise.

If you are interested here are some of the articles and write ups about the situation.

Consumerist
Your4State
Adam's Blog
Herald Mail

Anyway, I just thought I would brag on my husband for a few!

3 comments:

Vicki said...

You go, Adam!! Jess always knew you'd be famous :-)

kathi said...

How cool! I'm so proud of you Adam!

Johnnie Avocado said...

cool and honorable. Adam took on the Phone Company! Be on the look out for Vinnie and Guido!!!