I am a firm believer that one always needs to find the right attorney to
work with regarding a particular case. The attorney/client relationship
is a very personal relationship due to the information about the client’s
life that will be disclosed to the attorney. This is a relationship of
trust. An attorney can only help an individual if they are told the truth
about a situation. The more prepared an attorney is when going to court
the better the client will be represented.
Some individuals “shop around” for attorneys looking for the
lowest price. That is the last thing that an individual should be concerned
about. While hiring an attorney is an expensive endeavor one always needs
to ensure that they are hiring the right attorney for them. I receive
calls all the time from individuals who are unhappy with the attorney
that they have hired and want to find a new attorney. Sometimes this can
be avoided by hiring the right attorney from the beginning.
Getting a referral to an attorney is always a wonderful place to start.
The next step whether that attorney is referred to you or not is to do
your own research. Talk to that attorney, do research on other attorney’s
in the field of law you are looking for and talk to those attorneys. Make
sure the attorney you hire knows the goals that you are looking to accomplish
and has at least the beginning of a plan or strategy for your case.
In addition, always look for an attorney that regularly practices in the
area of law that you need an attorney for. For instance hire a matrimonial
attorney that regularly practices matrimonial law and not just child custody
law. Hire an attorney who practices felony criminal law rather than one
who simply handles misdemeanor cases.
As I stated before the attorney/client relationship is a personal relationship
that can only work when the attorney and the client are able to work together.
Ask questions and make sure you get an answers from the attorney you are