Cheesy law firm website templates are multi-colored, busy, poorly laid-out, and tend to go for light-on-dark themes where the seriousness of the business is emphasized by leather and wood textures, spot lighting, and so forth.

A review of the websites of the largest law firms in the US shows two things: a lot of them don't have their Internet stuff together. Those that do go for very clean designs, solid color schemes, and traditional dark-on-white themes where readability is at a premium.