I am often asked if I am the “right attorney” for a case. There
are so many attorneys available and most people don’t know who to
call unless they have called based upon a referral. It is always hard
to know if you are calling the best attorney to hire from a web page,
when so many attorneys are advertising.
Finding the “right attorney” can be a daunting task. I always
tell people to not hire the cheapest attorney or the most expensive attorney.
Rather hire the attorney that you feel the most comfortable speaking with.
The attorneys that can speak in a knowledgeable manner about the facts
presented and have a “plan” of action for your case are often
the best to hire. In addition, ask questions about the Judges the attorney
regularly appears in front of and what the primary areas of practice the
attorney partakes in.
Knowledge is power and the more knowledge you have about the attorney you
are hiring the better. Ask questions directly to the attorney you are
interested in hiring. Don’t look at reviews on the Internet. Hiring
an attorney is a very personal experience and different people interact
in different ways. Furthermore, many times Court cases do not go the way
people intend and both parties can walk away unhappy. As attorneys are
restrained under attorney client confidentiality they cannot respond to
negative reviews on the Internet and in many circumstances due to the
competitive nature of attorneys some of the reviews may even be false
or individuals that were never actually clients.
Ask around about the attorney you are interested in hiring. However, hiring
the attorney with a plan of action that you feel comfortable with is always
the best choice.