If you are looking for a pop-star tween heartthrob with sweeping hair, sparkly teeth, and a baby face who sings songs in which most of the words are “baby,” then Justin Bieber is your guy.
And if you are looking for a lawyer specializing in personal injury cases to represent you in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, then Justin Bieber is your guy.
He’s just not that Justin Bieber.
This Bieber, a graduate of Widener Law School, started practicing in Center City in 2006 and, like any young lawyer, he set about building a business and making a name for himself. And then last summer, the name he was making for himself no longer seemed to be his.
“I started getting 50 to 60 friend requests a week on Facebook, and all of these messages that said, ‘I love you’ or ‘I love it when you sing’ or ‘You’re not Justin Bieber,’ ” he says.
But he is Justin Bieber – and he has been since his parents signed the birth certificate in a Tacoma, Wash., hospital in May 1978. It’s just that this Bieber played soccer at Drexel University, works for Clearfield, Kofsky & Penneys in Philadelphia, has 171 friends on Facebook, and drives a 2002 Subaru. The other Justin Bieber gave up soccer at age 13, moved to Atlanta to sign a record deal, has more than 4.5 million fans on Facebook, and drives a Range Rover he got as a 16th birthday present from the singer Usher. Oh yeah, and he’s got his own “swagger coach” and a bodyguard named Kenny.
The name hijacking started when Bieber the lawyer was planning his marketing campaign. He had set up his own website last July, www.justin-bieber-law.com, and was preparing to embark on the advertising phase.
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