4 TIPS FOR HIRING AN ATTORNEY
While there are many to attorneys to choose from, you will want to make a good decision. Here are some tips for hiring an attorney.
Do they specialize in the area of law you need them for?
A law degree means that an attorney can practice any type of law they want. This means that an attorney who handles Social Security disability could also handle divorces. While technically there’s nothing wrong with this, it is best if you find a lawyer who specializes in exactly what you need them for. Find an attorney who states they specialize in the area of law you need them for.
Do they have a lot of experience?
While most seasoned attorneys may cost a little more, experience in law counts. The longer they have been an attorney the better. If you are working with a law firm and your attorney doesn’t have a lot of experience you can ask if they will be assisted by a more seasoned attorney.
Are they in good standing with the BBB and the Bar Association?
Before you decide to work with any attorney you may want to check with your Better Business Bureau. See if that attorney or law firm has any complaints filed against them. You should also check to make sure they are in good standing with the American Bar Association.
Did your potential attorney make a good impression during the free consultation?
Most attorneys offer a free initial consultation. When you go in for the consultation be sure that you have as many relevant documents that you think you will need. The more prepared you are, the more you’ll get out of the consultation. During the consultation get a feel for your potential attorney. It’s important that you get along and like your attorney, especially if your legal problem is one that could be dragged out for a while. Don’t feel forced to hire the first attorney you meet with. If the chemistry isn’t there, you can schedule with another attorney.
Experience and Knowledge
As an experienced personal injury law firm, we have represented clients who have been the victims of several types of negligence actions:
Slip and Fall
Wrongful Death Actions