If you’re on our webpage then you’re in the market for a lawyer but it’s very likely that you have already been inundated by letters, you’ve looked at web pages and you’ve talked to friends. But the question is still there: How do I decide which lawyer to hire?
Here are some do’s and don’ts:
1. Don’t make your decision based on phony accolades. Badges on a website from companies who charge large amounts to lawyers for advertising cannot be trusted. Although the person they show may be a great lawyer, he or she may also have signed a contract to pay for that accolade.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask about experience of the attorney. Questions like: “How long have you been doing this?” or “How often do you have trials on this type of matter?”
3. Call the office and speak with the staff. Often speaking with the attorney’s staff opens a window to the type of office you are dealing with. If you’re going to be paying for services you want to deal with people who sound bright and capable. Additionally, if the staff member know the subject matter well, it’s likely that the attorney is also knowledgeable.
4. Check out online reviews. If they sound genuine, and they sound positive you’re headed in the right direction.